Former President Donald Trump has often joked that his mortal enemy — the media — needs him as much as it hates him. The cable ratings since he returned to private life are proving him right.
While all of the news is suffering, nobody’s hurting quite like CNN’s court jesters. Their top-rated clown, Chris Cuomo, ranked 22nd in cable ratings in the second quarter, The Daily Wire reported.
Cuomo the clown barely stays afloat
In fact, only two CNN shows surpassed 1 million viewers: Cuomo Prime Time and Anderson Cooper 360. The network spun its dismal failure by boasting that it had the highest 25-to-54 ratings of any channel, although Fox News’ Tucker Carlson had the highest individual ratings in that category.
Tucker also dominated in overall viewers, with about 2.924 million total viewers, according to Forbes.
While Fox News — which Trump is no big fan of anymore, either — is still dominating cable, ratings have dropped across the board. Still, CNN had the sheerest fall year-over-year, losing 57% of its primetime audience, compared to 42% for Fox and 37% for MSNBC, Forbes reported.
Former President Trump mocked all of the media over their turn of misfortune, calling it a “wonderful thing to see!”
“CNN ratings are down 70%. MSDNC is also way down,” Trump said Tuesday, according to the Daily Caller. “Actually, they are ALL way down. They say the news is ‘boring’ since I left D.C. Morning Joe, Joy Reid (whoever that is?), Nicole Wallace, Jake Tapper, and even Chris Wallace, at Fox, in free fall. A wonderful thing to see!”
CNN struggles in post-Trump era
Snide propagandist Jake Tapper, who lost an embarrassing 75% of his audience since January, is not taking the decline well.
Responding to Trump’s swipe, Tapper insisted that he’s totally not mad that ratings have imploded since the so-called “insurrection” that CNN has been frothing about ever since.
“If I had incited and inspired a deadly insurrection and attempt to undo American democracy I might not be out there bragging about how many viewers it had. On any channel. But maybe that’s just me, I’m a different breed of cat,” he tweeted, according to Fox.
While Tapper feigns outrage over Jan. 6, there has to be a reason why CNN keeps playing the same riot footage over, and over, and over again — and it isn’t because the “insurrection” was bad for them. (CNN just aired an entire “special report” on the riot.)
CNN, like the rest of liberal media, has only gotten more hysterical and deranged the more irrelevant they become. Deep down, they know that they miss Trump. Sad!