MSNBC and CNN are barely hanging on in the wake of viewer backlash over the Mueller Report, which found no collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin. According to the latest numbers from Nielsen Media Research for the first week of April, CNN had its second-worst rated week of the year in total day ratings. On the other hand, MSNBC had its second-lowest rated week of the year in its key demographic, viewers 25-54 years old. CNN failed to even beat Home and Garden TV or Nickelodeon. Read more…
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
MSNBC and CNN’s ratings have not recovered from a massive drop after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation into Russia collusion.
CNN delivered its second-lowest rated week of the year in total day and primetime between April 1 to April 7, according to Nielsen Media Research, while MSNBC had its second-lowest rated week of the year in the key 25-54 age demographic.
1. FNC (2,339,000)
2. MSNBC (1,642,000)
3. HOME AND GARDEN TV (1,223,000)
4. USA NETWORK (1,153,000)
5. TBS NETWORK (1,033,000)
TOTAL DAY RATINGS:
1. FNC (1,345,000)
2. MSNBC (890,000)
3. HOME AND GARDEN TV (715,000)
4. NICKELODEON (702,000)
5. INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (698,000)
CNN finished 15th in primetime and 8th in total day, falling to Home and Garden TV (HGTV) and Nickelodeon.
Last week’s poor ratings for CNN and MSNBC indicate the networks will have a difficult time bouncing back after spending two years of heavy coverage on the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government.