The Nielsen ratings must feel like a never-ending tale of woe to the hacks at CNN, and the beat down the leader in fake news took during August was ugly.
Fox News flexed its rating muscle over lowly CNN by securing top viewership in 94 out of 100 cable news telecasts. The largely conservative outlet dominated the dishonest media considered its rivals. Viewers didn’t just modestly tune into Fox over MSNBC and CNN. They did so by a triple-digit margin in many cases.
Among the more notable drubbings, CNN suffered yet another 39 percent drop in total viewers and a 47 percent decline in the younger, more liberal 25-54 demographic. And after Fox outpaced CNN by more than 200 percent in total viewers and 100 percent in the younger demographic, it’s difficult to argue against reality. Americans appear fed up with fake and biased narratives and are turning to reliable fact-based reporting offered by traditional news outlets.
Another not-so-shocking ratings death spiral involves “Cuomo Prime Time.” Hosted by the brother of disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the show once ranked as the network’s only top 20 broadcast. But recent allegations of host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo sexually harassing and groping Lindsey Boylan and TV producer Shelley Ross follow similar claims that brought down the Democrat governor.
“When Mr. Cuomo entered the Upper West Side bar, he walked toward me and greeted me with a strong bear hug while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock,” Ross reportedly stated in a column. She then quotes Cuomo allegedly saying, “I can do this now that you’re no longer my boss.”
According to reports, Cuomo admitted the act later in an apologetic email. But as more women come forward, it appears the Cuomo brothers have more in common than genetics. The fake news outlet was once a huge advocate of the #MeToo movement until women started coming forward and making claims against high-profile Democrats and left-wing celebrities. CNN may continue its silence on the issue until it crafts a head-spinning narrative, but even liberal viewers have jumped ship.
The same cannot be said of Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld who took late-night programming by storm. Since the co-host of The Five joined the late-night slot, “Gutfeld” has quickly risen to the No. 1 spot. Many agree that late-night liberals lost the little wit and charm they possessed years ago. The once light-hearted end-of-day comedic programming wreaks more of anti-conservative hatred and Trump Derangement Syndrome than humor. Consistent with the lack of laughs, left-wing late-night shows recently planning a joint “Climate Night,” encompassing seven programs.
Lampooning the likes of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, James Corden, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee, “Gutfeld” garnered 1.89 million viewers to rule supreme. Adding insult to injury, CNN’s Don Lemon failed to attract 600,000 viewers and Tucker Carlson chimed in for a lively debate over whether Lemon or Chris Cuomo was the dumbest host on the fake news network. Ouch!