How are the liberal networks like CNN and MSNBC doing now that they no longer have President Donald Trump to attack anymore to feed the TDS of their liberal viewers?
How they are doing is badly.
According to a VIP analysis, while all the networks took a hit, the ratings for both CNN and MSNBC have taken a huge dive.
Double yikes, if advertising $$ is your thing. pic.twitter.com/jSTKp5AaOm
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) March 12, 2021
The size of the audience watching “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” between March 1-5 was down by -32.5% compared to the average audience between Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2020, before President Joe Biden’s inauguration and Trump’s impeachment trial, VIP showed in its analysis.
CNN shows appeared to suffer the most sizable slumps for audience numbers in that time period. “Anderson Cooper 360” had its average audience decrease by -32.2%, while “Cuomo Prime Time” saw a -28.5% decrease, according to the report.
“All In With Chris Hayes,” featured on MSNBC, had its audience reduced by -16.7%, and “Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,” also on MSNBC, had a decrease of -17.6%, VIP reported.
“Cuomo Prime Time” took a similar hit with a -31.3% decrease after the impeachment trial in mid-February. Rachel Maddow’s show went down -22.3%.
The decline couldn’t be more deserved for pushing all the nonsense they have for the past four years.
They subsisted and built everything around building up and feeding on that Trump hate. Now they’ve effectively built a monster that they can no longer feed because they really aren’t able to attack Trump anymore. But they so built it up, they have nothing that can satisfy the viewers.
So what are their options? They’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Saying nice things about Joe Biden and trying to spin him as the second coming when people can clearly see how flawed and deficient he is doesn’t really work. It’s not stoking their hate.
As we wrote, what did CNN’s Brian Stelter do, he went after Newsmax for their alleged ratings drop post-Trump. Their response was to throw it right back on him and do a stomp all over his head.
“Only CNN would do a story on Newsmax’s drop in ratings when its own Nielsen total day impressions fell by 45% last week compared to the week after the election, and Brian Stelter’s own ‘Reliable Sources’ show fell by 44% over the same period with, more recently, his show having lost nearly 1 million viewers since January of this year.”
But Stelter is trying to hook onto a new person to sell to his viewers to hate: Tucker Carlson.
He even proclaimed it on his show, “Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump,” literally trying to sell Tucker to his audience as a replacement for Trump. “Tucker has taken Trump’s place as a right-wing leader, an outrage generator, a fire-starter.”
Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump. Tucker has taken Trump’s place as a right-wing leader, an outrage generator, a fire-starter… pic.twitter.com/y8OzdAlSlN
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 14, 2021
Yeah, that’s not going to work. Tucker Carlson isn’t president. Tucker Carlson has no effect — through policy you can spin and lie about — on their lives. But Stelter tries, even suggesting that Carlson might run for president some day so your hatred of him now might mean something more. Virtually everything he says about Tucker is some form of distorted spin to try to jack up his audience. It’s actually pretty pathetic how much he’s trying with this. “Tucker tells the same us vs. them story that Trump told,” Stelter intones gravely.
Um, Brian? “Us vs. them” and hate is literally what you are pitching here. It’s all you do. Please hate Tucker, he pleads, because well, somehow he’s like a Trump. It’s sad and it’s obvious how desperate it is, does he think no one sees what this is about? It also feeds his obsession with Fox and perhaps a little jealousy of Tucker’s ratings if he can point people at him to target. Pretty low, there, Brian.
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