Trump Fallout Leads CNN To Their Worst Ratings Yet

In May, CNN had an average of 494,000 total primetime viewers, a decline of 93,000 viewers or 16% compared to the previous month. 

It ranked 14th on basic cable for primetime viewership, dropping one spot from April. 

During the same period, the network had 416,000 total day viewers, maintaining its position as the 5th most-watched channel on basic cable.

Regarding the key demographic of adults aged 25-54, CNN had an average of 113,000 viewers during primetime, placing it 20th on the cable listing, down two spots from April. 

In total day viewership among the same demographic, CNN ranked 12th with 84,000 viewers, dropping two rating spots from April.

Compared to April 2023, CNN experienced a decrease in total prime viewership by 16% and a similar decline in the coveted 25-54 age group. 

The network also saw a decrease of 13% in total day viewers and a drop of 17% among adults aged 25-54.

Among CNN’s lineup, the highest-rated show was Anderson Cooper Tonight, hosted by Anderson Cooper, which ranked 27th in the cable news race with an average viewership of 646,000.

Throughout the day, CNN managed to attract only 416,000 viewers. It is anticipated that this number might even drop below 400,000 this month, which would be considered a significant decline.

What specifics led to this rating exodus CNN is experiencing, and how is Trump involved?

The explanation is relatively straightforward.

Over the past decade, CNN has been openly aligned with the Democratic Party, functioning as their propaganda machinery. 

Additionally, the network has defended the actions of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, which has had a detrimental impact on their ratings. 

As a result, CNN’s viewership has dwindled, leaving them with a small but devoted audience that could be characterized as staunch supporters of woke ideology.

CNN’s biased leaning towards the left would not stand a chance in a television industry that operated solely on merit and relied on advertising rates determined by viewership numbers. 

The continued survival of this outlet depends on the support of individuals who still subscribe to cable and satellite TV, despite its shortcomings.

It will be intriguing to see the ratings for the month of June. The current May ratings only capture a portion of the decline CNN experienced due to its coverage of the Trump administration.