CNN Ratings In Freefall

Ratings So Bad That 1 Fox Show Outdraws 7 CNN Shows Combined
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 30: Damage is seen to CNN Center following an overnight demonstration over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 30, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Demonstrations are being held across the U.S. after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • CNN’s ratings remain in a freewill, despite new management’s efforts to shake up the network’s lineup and programming.
  • How bad has it gotten? On a recent weeknight, CNN didn’t place any shows among the top 25 in the cable-news ratings.
  • It gets worse. Fox News’ “The Five,” a ratings juggernaut despite not even appearing in primetime, drew more viewers than seven CNN shows combined that evening.


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