CNN has seen big losses in recent months following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, according to The Washington Examiner, a development that former President Trump saw coming from a mile away.
The network’s ratings have been in a freefall, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey which found that both CNN and MSNBC are far behind the cable news leader, Fox News.
According to the Examiner’s report, CNN attracts about 25 percent of likely voters, with MSNBC trailing with about 21 percent of voters saying they watch the network. Those statistics are blown away by the 41 percent of voters who say they’re likely to tune into Fox News.
It’s no great surprise that Fox News leads the pack in ratings. It’s somewhat more surprising when it’s seen in the terms of Fox bringing in almost twice as many viewers as their counterparts over at MSNBC.
“It may be that the biggest loser in last year’s election wasn’t a political candidate, but CNN, which has seen its ratings drop precipitously since former President Donald Trump left office in January,” the survey analysis stated.
“Those numbers are a sharp reversal from four years ago, when Trump’s presidency proved to be a ratings gold mine for CNN. In a June 2017 survey, 47% of regular cable news viewers said they generally watched CNN, compared to 33% for Fox News and 16% for MSNBC,” added Rasmussen.
CNN, MSNBC, and other left-leaning networks did little to hide their frustration with the previous administration, and the fever pitch of outrage seemed to only push their ratings upward.
CNN, in particular, was quick to put their eggs in the Biden administration basket, as was evidenced by an investigation by Project Veritas that exposed the network willingly participated in “propaganda.”
“Our Focus Was to Get Trump Out of Office,” said one director at CNN. “I Came to CNN Because I Wanted to Be a Part of That.”