CNN Plummets as FOX Rises

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CNN Plummets as FOX Rises

Shomudro Gupta, Staff

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CNN recently saw a significant ratings drop amounting to 26% compared to last month. Their primetime viewership merely amounted to below a million, at 767,000. Competitors MSNBC and FOX surged ahead, with MSNBC finishing up at 1.660 million viewers, and FOX trumping the competition with a total audience amounting to 2.395 million. Last April marked CNN’s lowest-rated months, ever since October 2015, as evidenced by the viewer count for CNN’s Cuomo Primetime, raking in barely 917,000 total viewers. The 25-54 demographic was also the lowest at this time, dropping at a bleak rate of 41%. FOX shows including Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight led among prime time cable news shows at amounts of 3.086 million and 2.834 million, with MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show garnering 2.360 million in comparison. This recent development led FOX to achieve the title of most-watched cable news network in prime time/total day, at 208 consecutive months (17 years for perspective).