Just as Trump predicted, CNN and MSNBC’s ratings are down since he left office


By Jenny Goldsberry

According to Nielson Media Research, ratings continued to plummet in 2021 for CNN and MSNBC. Meanwhile, Fox News cruised to the top of all basic cable.

MSNBC averaged only 847,000 viewers during 2021’s second quarter and CNN’s average was 654,000. On the other hand, Fox News averaged 1.2 million during the same quarter making it number one.

Among viewers 25-54, MSNBC averaged only 115,000 viewers, while Fox News had 204,000 and CNN had 160,000. During primetime, MSNBC finished last again, averaging 198,000 viewers in this demographic while Fox News averaged 347,000 and CNN snagged 224,000 viewers. 

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This latest report is former President Trump’s prediction coming true. Back in 2017, he warned: “all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes.”

Trump responded to the report Tuesday, accusing these left-leaning news stations of being too boring. “CNN ratings are down 70%, MSDNC is also way down,” Trump said in a statement. “Actually, there 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 and MSNBC were one-trick ponies, and that trick was bashing Trump,” Cornell Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson told Fox News

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