FREE FALLIN’: CNN Draws Smallest Primetime Audience in 30 YEARS

CNN struggled to gain viewers this week with new data showing the network drawing the smallest primetime audience since September 1991.


According to Fox News Digital, CNN just recorded its smallest weekly primetime audience in the advertiser-coveted demo of adults 25-54 in over 30 years.

CNN averaged just 84,000 viewers during the hours of 8-11 p.m. ET. The block begins with Anderson Cooper at 8 p.m. The network then rotates hosts and airs specials from 9-11, as it searches for permanent hosts.

Charles Barkley and Gayle King are among the names the channel continues to consider. Not great. But better than the alternatives, such as the current batch of hosts trying out.

The following channels now defeat CNN in primetime, none of which provide impressive offerings:

WETV, TV Land, MTV, Freeform, Adult Swim, Reelz, BET, Hallmark, FXX, Syfy and Comedy Central.