CNN Head Admits Without Trump Their Ratings Would Plummet
The MSM is always bashing Trump. It seems like the president is mentioned in most of their political segments even when he is not directly involved. The head of CNN realized that as much as they bash and berate Trump, they need him or their ratings would plummet.
“People say all the time, ‘Oh, I don’t want to talk about Trump. I’ve had too much Trump,’ ” Zucker told me. “And yet at the end of the day, all they want to do is talk about Trump. We’ve seen that anytime you break away from the Trump story and cover other events in this era, the audience goes away. So we know that, right now, Donald Trump dominates.”
“Even though CNN still trails Fox News and MSNBC in prime-time audience size, its ratings have never been better. The average number of people watching on a given day has been above 700,000 each year since 2016, compared to around 400,000 in the pre-Trump news cycle.
That’s also considerably larger than any other time over the past 25 years, an astonishing feat given the ubiquity of news and the decline of cable. The rating, of course,e skew higher in the evening hours, when the most people are watching all at once.
The average prime-time audience is around a million, compared to fewer than 600,000 when Zucker arrived, in 2013. According to someone with direct knowledge of the numbers, CNN is projected to turn a $1.2 billion profit on $2.5 billion in revenue this year, making 2018 its most profitable year ever.”
CNN still has a tough time keeping up with its competitors MSNBC and Fox.
“Fox News topped MSNBC and CNN combined in the cable news ratings race for the month of October, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Overall, Fox averaged 2.8 million total viewers in prime time, up 25 percent from October 2017. MSNBC placed second in the category, with 1.58 million viewers, while CNN finished third, with 931,000 viewers, during the time period.”
Maybe if they could stick to the truth and stop spreading the Liberal narrative they might even beat out MSNBC. But that seems to be their groove, fake news with an intense Liberal twist.