CNN Viewership Plummets Almost 30 Percent, Placing Them Far Behind Fox News and MSNBC

Out of the big three cable news networks, CNN has lost a big chunk in viewership, with the latest almost reaching 30 percent, while Fox News continues to enjoy being the most watched channel.

According to Adweek, Fox News posted a six percent in total prime-time viewers, and three percent increase in total viewers when compared to the same week last year.

For CNN, when compared to the same week last year, they experienced an almost 30 percent drop. In 2017, they averaged 1.2 million viewers. This year, they only had around 844,000 viewers during primetime.

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AdWeek further reported Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” beat out MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show despite having faced a boycott from pro-gun control activist David Hogg:

Hannity was the No. 1 cable news program in both total viewers and A25-54 demo, marking 8 consecutive weeks as the most-watched cable news show, and four weeks as the No. 1 show in the 25-54 demo.

The Ingraham Angle defeated MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show last week, both in total viewers and among adults 25-54. It’s the first time Ingraham has posted an across-the-board win over Maddow.

Despite finishing No. 3 across basic cable, both in prime and in total day, MSNBC posted a very rare year-over-year loss in audience. The network was -9 percent in prime time and -9 percent in total day

“All three cable channels finished in the Top 10 in total day viewers, with Fox News No. 1, MSNBC No. 3 and CNN No. 7,” AdWeek added.

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