Ratings at CNN plummeted in the days after Joe Biden’s Inauguration on January 20th, with viewership in the prime-time hours declining by more than 40%.
“In the first week of the Biden administration, the AT&T-owned news channel saw the audiences that had been flooding into primetime recently drop precipitously on Jan. 25-29 compared with the highs of previous weeks. Meanwhile, rival Fox News Channel saw its own ratings only dip slightly after weeks of registering its own sharp declines,” reports entertainment website ‘Variety.’
“Another network that has been characterized as left-leaning, MSNBC, has also seen significant declines but nowhere near as steep as what has hit CNN: Variety Intelligence Platform’s analysis of the viewership data across two key metrics—the target news demographic for people ages 25-54, and the total audience watching—shows that CNN ended the final week of January with ratings dropping roughly 44% for total audience versus the prior week across all three hours of primetime,” adds the media outlet.
Ratings for MSNBC were also down double-digits in the early days of the Biden administration.
Read the full report at Variety.
BREAKDOWN: CNN’s Don Lemon Suffers ON-AIR MELTDOWN Over Trump Soldier Story
CNN’s Don Lemon weeps on live television after reading his personal letter to President Trump.
DON DIALS IT BACK: Lemon Says ‘Blow Up the System’ Comments Taken ‘Out of Context!’
CNN host Don Lemon softly dialed-back his comments from earlier this week when he called for the Democratic Party to “blow up the entire system” and abolish the Electoral College; claiming his remarks were simply taken “out of context.”
“I woke up and I saw all of these headlines, ‘Don Lemon is calling for the abolishing of the electoral college!’ But I was responding to you when you said we need people with integrity!” Lemon told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “I was responding to you when you said we want people with integrity in office and I said, ‘Well, then we’ve got to blow up the whole system, right?’ And I said here’s what Democrats can do and that’s the danger- they can’ stack the court. But all of a sudden, I am calling for the abolishing of the electoral college… and that I’m a Democrat because I said ‘we.’ I mean the American people!”
Responding to reports about him saying we should "blow up the entire system," CNN's Don Lemon now claims he was speaking rhetorically in an answer to Chris Cuomo. And claims he was taken out of context when quoted as promoting the abolishment of the Electoral College. pic.twitter.com/DsBINKcl6s
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“But listen, you forgot something very fundamental… A Black guy can’t say that he wants to blow anything up right now,” Cuomo joked. “People are waiting for you to come and destroy their houses with people like me, your kooky White friends. So you can’t say you want to blow stuff up because you’re playing into the narrative.”
“What is wrong with you?!” Lemon quipped.
Watch Lemon’s comments above.