Fox News, MSNBC shut CNN shows out of top 20

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Michael F. Haverluck (

CNN logoCNN scored zero shows in the top 20, being shut out in this year’s first quarter by rival cable networks Fox News and MSNBC.

In fact, CNN’s viewership has been so poor, its most popular show not only missed the top 20, but registered at a dismal number 23.

“Actually, CNN could not hit the top 22, because the far-left network’s highest rated show, Cuomo Tonight, reached number 23 for the first three months of the year with a measly average of just 1.28 million viewers,” Breitbart News reported. “And this was before the release of the Mueller Report exposed CNN as a fake news network that conned its viewers for more than two years.”

‘Fake news’ not worthy of views?

The forecast for next quarter and beyond looks even worse for CNN after being exposed for leading its viewers astray.

“Since the release of the summary of the report, CNN’s ratings have taken an even bigger dive,” Breitbart’s John Nolte pointed out. “On Monday and Tuesday of [last] week, Cuomo was still CNN’s top-rated show, but he bottomed out with only 973K and 873K total viewers, respectively, [and] as bad as the first quarter of 2019 was for CNN – if these post – Mueller Report numbers hold, those three months are gunna look like the good ole days.”

Hitting its viewers with continuous waves of fake news, even CNN’s biggest names are now unable to pull in a million views.

“In worse news [for CNN], throughout that first quarter of 2019, only two – two! – CNN programs managed to average more than a million viewers: Cuomo and Anderson Cooper,” Nolte noted. “Everyone else crash-landed below the million mark, including Erin Burnett (992K), Don Lemon (982K), Jake Tapper (971K), Wolf Blitzer (944K), and CNN’s hideous morning show New Day (561K).”

The conservative Fox News beat out its ultra-left rival at every turn – mostly having its way with the anti-Trump MSNBC in the ratings war, as well, as seen in the top 5 shows – No. 1: Fox’s Sean Hannity (3.12 million); No. 2: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (3.06 million); No. 3: Fox’s Tucker Carlson (2.98 million); No. 4:  Fox’s The Five (2.58 million) and; No. 5: Fox’s Laura Ingraham (2.43 million).

“Things are so bad for CNN that Fox & Friends First, which airs at 4 a.m., earns more viewers than CNN’s hideous New Day – 562K viewers to 561K,” Nolte divulged from the ratings. “Fox News owned 12 of the top 20 shows last quarter – MSNBC held the rest – including the four of the top five.”

However, MSNBC and CNN are expected to fall even further behind Fox News next quarter in the wake of all their bogus Mueller Report coverage.

“Since the release of the Mueller Report two weeks ago, the cable news landscape has shifted dramatically,” Bolte continued. “It’s not just CNN taking a hit – President Trump’s exoneration in the Russia Collusion Hoax has also driven down MSNBC’s ratings – most especially Rachel Maddow, who spent years promising her audience Trump’s arrest would be televised live from the Oval Office after the next commercial break.”

With all the false expectations fed into by CNN and MSNBC regarding so-called consequences Trump would suffer for Russian collusion, their viewers who have stayed  are not expected to remain loyal to their leftist news sources much longer.

“Right now, there is no question that in the post-Mueller Report world, CNN and MSNBC viewers are not only demoralized by Trump’s exoneration – they undoubtedly feel more than a little cheated by two fake news outlets that promised them for two years that Trump was doomed,” Nolte asserted.

Waging war against the president also waged war against CNN’s ratings.

“Aside from CNN's non-stop coverage of Russia over the last two years and its overwhelmingly negative coverage of Trump, CNN also has a serious credibility problem, as surveys have found that they are viewed as the least trustworthy cable news network,” the Daily Wire explained.

However, it is believed that CNN’s ratings hit rock-bottom even before the Mueller Report, as six of CNN’s top shows showed double-digit drop-offs last week from their already abysmal first quarter numbers.

Whatever the reasons for the drop-offs, Fox News is experiencing the exact opposite effect.

“Currently, Fox News is enjoying a ratings surge – and depending on the hour – Fox is earning three and four times as many viewers as CNN,” Bolte stressed. “Credibility still matters. CNN spent two years lying to what little audience it had left, went all in on a hoax, and lost big – couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of gangsters.”

Out-foxing the competition

Overall numbers show Fox News with a more-than-comfortable lead over its left-leaning cable competitors.

“In the vital and extremely competitive primetime hours, Fox had 2.4 million sets of eyeballs watching and 421,000 in the news demo to MSNC’s 1.9 million and 333, 000 and CNN’s 1.05 million and 308,000 among the 25–54s,” Deadline revealed from the statistics.

Even though Fox is stomping the competition, it comes amidst a subtle primetime drop-off from its numbers last year, while the two leftist cable networks saw increases from their 2018 stats – but not nearly enough to catch up to Fox.

“In a lineup of Laura Ingraham, first-time March topper Tucker Carlson, and Hannity, that’s actually an indifferent 1 -percent dip from the same quarter last year in total viewers and a 15-percent decline in the demo,” Deadline clarified. “WarnerMedia-owned CNN and Comcast-owned MSNBC were up 7 percent and 3 percent, respectively, in their primetime overall numbers – down 10 percent and a hard 18 percent in the news demo.”

Fox is forging a solid legacy of being the go-to news network for cable viewers, hitting impressive consecutive streaks above the competition.

“[After its lead for] 69 quarters in a row [and winning the] most watched award, FNC is now the highest-rated cable newser among the 25–54s for the 44th consecutive quarter,” Deadline’s Dominic Patten pointed out. “Overall, Fox News averaged 1.4 million total viewers and 252,000 in the demo over total day.”

Fox Business Network also showed gains over CNBC.

“The Murdochs got some other quarterly good news today in the news department with Fox Business Network scoring its 10th consecutive most watched win over once unbeatable CNBC,” Patten added. “To get into the numbers, FBN had 189,000 viewers during the business day to CNBC’s 184,000 – a 3 percent advantage. Among the 25–54 demo of eager investors and others, CNBC was in first place with 34,000 to FBN’s 20,000 during the hours the U.S. markets are open.”



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