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CNN’s decision to cover President Trump in a decidedly negative light has not paid off for the cable news network, as dismal 2020 first-quarter ratings show.

The development is particularly troubling for the network given Fox News, its chief rival, reported its best ratings quarter ever.

Townhall’s Matt Vespa has more:

As liberal networks debate whether to pull broadcasting pressers from the president of the United States because they don’t like him, one anti-Trump network might not have a choice if they want to boost ratings. CNN had quite a dismal first quarter, with not a single one of their programs cracking the top 20 in the rating chart. President Trump has made the network his top punching bag, and rightfully so. It’s no secret that the top brass at CNN hate Trump

Fox News has eight of the ten most-watched shows on cable television and 14 in the top 20. MSNBC, which proudly flaunts its bias, claimed the remaining spots.

CNN’s best-performing program, “The Lead With Jake Tapper,” came in at number 22.

That’s brutal any way you cut it. And it’s not like this is a new thing. For years, CNN has been in a ratings slump. If it weren’t for CNN International, which isn’t nearly as Trump deranged, then it’s possible that this noted anti-Trump network would probably have to close up shop. And while that may sound like a good thing in terms of curbing the anti-Trump nonsense that’s spewed daily by the liberal opposition press, CNN is just one actor in that Axis of Evil. It’s a massive enemy that’s well-connected, well-financed, and still has reach. And no, CNN isn’t going away anytime soon, but the president has some more ammunition to unload on them when their reporters get cute at pressers in the future. 

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Bernard England III
Bernard England III
1 year ago

No matter what the news should produce the truth, it has come to a time that the media is classified as The Russian News Agency TASS. When Obama was in office, every lie they told was printed as truth, which is the time I quit watching anything , but FOX. It’s not about whether you like someone or not, it’s their job performance that counts. Since Trump took office, he has done everything he promised and more with a constant fight from the democrats and their senile leader Pelosi. At 78 yeaqrs old, Pelosi only wants the power, not the job because as everyone can tell she has only tried to run Trump out instead of doing what we pay her to do, work for the people not your personal agendas.

Tam
Tam
1 year ago

Hey Bernard, just an update, Pelosi just ‘celebrated’ her 80th birthday.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago
Reply to  Tam

Congratulations, Tam.

A. D Roberts
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark

Ironic. As vile and lacking in ethics as Fox is, with them firing good people, they can still beat CNN. That shows how bad things are.

Mike Olson
Mike Olson
1 year ago
Reply to  A. D Roberts

I don’t watch cable news. But, even Fox news over the air has had a decided change. I don’t count on it anymore. Fortunately there are plenty of other sources these days. One would think rating would reflect the distrust in these sources and they would fade away.

Gary Von Neida
Gary Von Neida
1 year ago
Reply to  Tam

All those face lifts have done little for Her distinction between what is either right or wrong for the American Citizens—-only Her Own personal finances and Those of Her “contributors”—–Love of power and greed should be carved into Her grave stone.
CNN–once deemed the Clinton News Network has morphed into being the Communist News Network—-everything socialist.

Romer759
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Von Neida

If she has anymore lifts she will have a public beard!!

John Meis
John Meis
1 year ago
Reply to  Tam

I’ve heard it said that about 60years ago she was a “hot little number”,
ya think?

Carol Peterson
1 year ago

It would appear that the 4 C’s of journalism that use to be taught in communications — clear, concise, correct, complete — are no longer taught. Or perhaps 90% of the students flunked that one!

John Vieira
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Peterson

Would appear that “journalism” disappeared about forty years ago and was steadily and solidly replaced by “propaganda-ism” in the MSM…

Don
Don
1 year ago
Reply to  John Vieira

Yep.

Rich
1 year ago
Reply to  John Vieira

Hey John you are right forty years ago the mom has taken up where Pravda left off after the Socialist Russia was broken up. The clock is ticking on them it’s just a matter of time before those imbeciles Finnish cutting their throats and the brainless advertisers realize that they too are going down the drain with them, boycott their advertisers and we will be rid of them.

Paul gaudry
Paul gaudry
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Peterson

Today’s jounalists are a product of our failing universities that have been affected by the liberal professors who are about 80 percent of all university professors brain washing our youth with there extreme and radical liberal philosophy with no regard for. Balance of opions by the other side to be expressed.how have we let this happen to our universities wake up people grow a spine speak up to put an end to this miscarriage of justice

Spike
1 year ago

Fox is bashing Trump and spreading lies that I no longer watch them .

George G. Dovey
George G. Dovey
1 year ago
Reply to  Spike

And they are giving Gov. Cuomo a platform for the 2020 election. Why should he go nationwide for hours daily? FOX is helping out the Dem Party to get out of the hole thy put themselves into. We are switching to Newsmax news, and would go to One American News (OAN) if monopoly Comcast would carry it. What ever happened to breaking up monopolies like Ma Bell was?

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Cuomo announced that he has no intention of running for president. He’s following the rule that you never get onto a sinking ship.

Don
Don
1 year ago

Good question but i don’t trust Cuomo at all. As far as Fox is concerned they may be leading but they’ve gone downhill big time and are untrustworthy also.

JohnL
JohnL
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Yes, FOX is trying to “mainstream” themselves by including numerous Libturds in their lineup. The more Libturds, the less I read.

FOX is too stupid to realize that their audience is 99% conservative. Once a viable competitor emerges, viewers will leave.

At this point OANN is not A viable replacement. News is not presented realtime, like reading a newspaper. But…..someday soon?

moriah
moriah
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Only have too look at RINO
Paul Ryan on their board to figure that one out!

Leslie Leslie
Leslie Leslie
1 year ago
Reply to  Spike

I agree Fox is being stupid and they will pay with the price of lower Ratings. The people are the ones that pay for their new buildings! now they think they too can spread false Propaganda against our president. We love this man President Trump whom gave up everything to be President, unlike Our last president who came in broke with slippery educational credentials, even more questions if he was even American, His faith was a church that dammed God with despise for Gods love truth and also dammed America. Then Obama Destroyed every American institution and embodiment of what it is to be American including our flag and our faith, and marriage. God please help us all.

Yvonne Bennett
1 year ago
Reply to  Spike

I understand that Fox was bought by Disney who is a left supporter. Maybe we should boycott Disney too.

Candy Shoemaker
Candy Shoemaker
1 year ago
Reply to  Yvonne Bennett

I heard that they have 2 Dems running it and they want to turn it into a media like the others. They don’t want it to all conservative anymore. Whatever they’re doing it’s a shame.

charlie
charlie
1 year ago

Senile, lying Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is both power hungry and Batshit Crazy!

Lew
Lew
1 year ago

Very well written! Good statement

James
James
1 year ago

CNN sucks

Jcatherine
Jcatherine
1 year ago

CNN is a sad excuse for “news reporting.” Fox may still be high in the ratings game, but, rest assured, they will tumble also. They are slowly, but surely, playing to the liberal leftist agenda. They got rid of many conservative journalists that challenged the ‘soros crowd’, and hired sleazy bobble-heads (won’t name her) like the moron that gave hilly the questions for her town hall in 2016. Go figure. Murdock’s kids are socialists…just like msm’s parrots.