Ratings for CNN have now taken a major nosedive, down almost 90 percent from the same week in 2021.
The Details: The network averaged just 548,000 viewers during the week of January 3rd, a significant drop from the same week in 2021 which saw the network draw 2.7 million viewers.
The shocking decline in ratings comes in the wake of a series of scandals that have rocked the network in recent months. Including the firing of network star Chris Cuomo after it was revealed that he secretly used his media connections to aide his brother.
Another network star, Don Lemon, is also under fire after it was revealed that he counseled ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett while he was attempting to fake a hate crime. Lemon has also been accused of sexual assault by a bartender from the Hamptons over an incident that allegedly happened in 2018. Lemon subsequently denied the allegations.
Though the network started out strong, its ratings began to decline significantly in the second half of the year.