While these are shocking numbers, there are a few contributing factors. The 90% drop comes from comparing CNN’s viewership on the week of January 3rd last year to that same week this year. CNN saw a massive spike in coverage at the beginning of last year due to the infamous January 6th Capitol riots. However, their popularity was short-lived.
Democrats in D.C. and leftist news anchors drew as much attention as possible to the anniversary of January 6th. But, the American people no longer trust the left or the mainstream media. On the anniversary of January 6th, the media ratings completely flipped in favor of conservatives. Fox News received the lion’s share of viewership among all news outlets for their coverage of the “insurrection” anniversary.
Nielsen’s recently released Q3 2021 media ratings show that conservative news is getting double, if not triple, that of CNN and MSNBC’s viewership. What’s even more clear from these rankings is that the mainstream media can no longer contend with independent outlets like Joe Rogan. The Joe Rogan Experience receives over ten times the audience per show than CNN’s primetime average.
For those of us who have watched the manipulative tactics of leftist media outlets, their demise is not surprising. It was only a matter of time before the American people caught on. Dr. Jordan Peterson, a famous Canadian intellectual, had this to say on Joe Rogan’s success in the Nielsen media ratings:
CNN’s ratings have been declining for quite a while, but they have recently taken a nosedive as the media outlet is being struck with scandal after scandal.
In December, Chris Cuomo, CNN’s most viewed anchor, was fired for helping his brother Governor Andrew Cuomo cover up sexual harassment allegations. News outlets have also reported that Chris Cuomo’s workplace sexual misconduct allegations were also a main part of why he was fired.
It’s not just Chris Cuomo whose personal life has shaken up the news network. CNN’s Don Lemon is currently facing his own journalistic and personal scandals. When the Jussie Smollet hoax began, Lemon had lengthy texts with the Empire actor to orchestrate favorable coverage around the issue.
Even worse, Lemon is currently dealing with sexual assault allegations from a Hampton’s bartender. The bartender, Dustin Hice, alleges that Lemon rubbed his own genitalia and then shoved his fingers into Hice’s face.
CNN, which still refers to itself as “The Most Trusted Name in News,” is now commonly seen as a disinformation peddler. With the stark decline of leftist news organizations, it can only be expected that the Democrat’s control of the media narrative will diminish greatly.