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CNN's viewership plummets to new lows

CNN isn't doing so hot without Trump.

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Alex Anas Ahmed Calgary AB
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CNN's popularity continues to plummet as viewership sinks to new lows. From July 28 to August 3, the network failed to reach 1 million viewers, according to Nielsen data.

CNN's top anchor Chris Cuomo received a slight rating bump on Tuesday compared to Monday following the release of a scathing report on his brother's alleged sexual misconduct, reported Fox News. He did not address the controversy, garnering 930,000 viewers during "Cuomo Prime Time," which averaged 872,000 viewers last week as the network's highest-rated show.

Comparable shows from the same evening time slot include Fox News' "Hannity" with 2.3 million viewers and MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" with 1.6 million viewers.

The last time the network exceeded 1 million viewers was on July 27 during its coverage of the Democrat-led House select committee investigating the January 6 Capital Riots. Since President Trump conceded the 2020 election to Joe Biden, the storming of the capital has continued to dominate the network.

CNN's primetime lineup faced a whooping 73 percent decline in viewers since January, averaging 858,000 viewers this year.

Notably, President Biden failed to hand CNN a rating victory during a town hall moderated by Don Lemon last month. The town hall averaged 1.5 million viewers and was beaten by most Fox News and MSNBC primetime programs. "Tucker Carlson Tonight" earned 2.87 million viewers in the same time slot.

In addition, the return of its chief legal analyst Jeffrey Tobin, who appeared on-air for the first time after he was caught masturbating on a work Zoom call with his New Yorker colleagues last fall, adds to the worsening struggles of the network, on top of the Cuomo debacle.

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