CNN Embarrassing Ratings Collapse
The impact of being run over by the Trump train is being felt by CNN.
You can bet if Trump had a media network, it would be winning!
Actually, Trump has a media network called Twitter. And as much as the CEO of Twitter is upset with himself for “helping get Trump elected” as he put it, the fact is Trump helps his company.
Candidate Trump used Twitter effectively. President Trump wields Twitter like a Jedi master. And CNN finds itself at the end of Trump’s light saber.
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It’s been reported that last week CNN got bad ratings news. More Americans tuned in to watch re-runs of “Yogi Bear,” “Full House,” and “Friends” on Nick At Nite than to watch Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon’s shows on CNN.
According to cable ratings from the week of June 26-July 2, CNN’s viewership of its prime-time shows ranked significantly lower than both Fox News and MSNBC. Fox News climbed back on top and MSNBC was #2.
CNN ranked #13 on the list.
CNN has a host of problems, and their ratings are no surprise to anybody paying attention.
Nevertheless, the Trump Effect plays big in the equation.
As CNN continues to broadcast fake news, so goes its ratings. Each lie told by the network only plays into the president’s claim that CNN is very fake news.
CNN can ease the suffering by simply reporting facts. If the network returns to truth, their fortunes will change in short order. If not, they can expect the president to keep his foot on their throats. And he will have lots of help.
Last week, Trump retweeted out a GIF of himself pummeling a wrestler with CNN’s logo superimposed on Vince McMahon’s face. CNN over-reacted, and the media giant has been on a downhill trajectory on a rocket since.
It didn’t help that CNN threatened the tweet’s originator, and threatened to out the man. It has been reported that the original tweet was done by a 15-year-old boy.
CNN wishes to merge with AT&T, and every move puts that deal in jeopardy. At the very least, AT&T can lower whatever money they have offered. If things continue as they have, President Trump may save AT&T a small fortune.
I wonder if CNN’s President Jeff Zucker wants to retract his statement?
According to an interview with POLITICO, Zucker said of insults hurled at the CNN staff for their biased, anti-Trump news:
“They wear those insults as a badge of honor, because it means they are doing their jobs,” Zucker said, referring to the network’s reporters and employees. “I would say that morale is incredibly high … They are not being intimidated, they are not backing down, they know they have my full support and it is a very exciting time, frankly, to be a journalist at CNN.”
There is good news in this bad news.
Believe it or not, these ratings are a step up from the last time we reported on CNN back in March.
CNN didn’t make the Top Ten networks in prime-time viewers for the week of March 6, according to the latest report from Nielsen Media Research.
Further, I explained why Trump will win against the media in the end.
I have documented repeatedly that President Trump will defeat the media. News is manufacturing. When news exists in abundance, everybody feasts. When there is no news, manufacturing news becomes more difficult. Thus, the outlet who manufactures best, wins. In this case, the news manufacturing machine is Donald Trump. is the president, particularly this president.