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News Networks across the world saw major declines in viewership over the course of 2021, as more and more people lost interest in current events.

As The Hill reports:

News networks saw a significant drop in viewership in 2021, according to Nielsen data, after many networks drew bigger audiences the previous year amid the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 presidential election, among other big stories.

The drop in viewership this year was larger among cable news networks, The Associated Press reported, citing Nielsen data, with a 38 percent drop in weekday prime-time viewership for CNN, 34 percent drop for Fox News Channel and 25 percent drop for MSNBC.

Network news channels fared somewhat better than their cable counterparts, with viewership at ABC’s “World News Tonight” and “CBS Evening News” dropping by 12 percent each and viewership for NBC’s “Nightly News” dropping by 14 percent.

Outlets such as CNN have recently turned to other revenue opportunities, including making investments in streaming services. For example, CNN hired former NBC News anchor Kasie Hunt as an anchor for its streaming service in August and announced earlier this month that longtime “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace would join its streaming service in early 2022.

The news is a stark contrast to the years of the Trump Administration, which saw most networks gain viewers at a remarkable rate.


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Bug D
Bug D
4 months ago

censorship on this site is terrible

alf
alf
4 months ago

Most ‘news’ now is nothing but F J Bidet propaganda.. Have you ever heard of a successful CATHOLIC “C” nation?
Have you ever heard of a CATHOLIC “C” nation that was not corrupt?
Have you ever heard of a CATHOLIC “C” nation that had an infrastructure?
Colorado is a CATHOLIC “C” controlled state. So is FL CA NM AZ IL OR ND NY!
The CATHOLIC have run the USA for 75 years. Vote for ANY CATHOLIC
C and you vote for a traitor and destruction of the USA…

Dan
Dan
4 months ago
Reply to  alf

Alfie. Just wait for the dumbocrap muslims to ram Islam up your ass

Jawad
Jawad
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

At least the Roman Catholics, in not condoning abortion, are contributing to the upkeep of the population. In post-Christian Europe the populations are faltering, all except for…you know who: the MUSLIMS, who in a generation will likely take over Europe.

Will
Will
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Alfie is OBSESSED. May be even POSSESSED!

Mutzika
Mutzika
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Yup they moved a tons of them here BUT alert out military and Americans behind
next time one sees an Afghans howl how wonderful Allah is
we will remind them who gave their lives so that they can be FREE a here to abuse us”?
REMEMBER THOSE LEFT BEHIND
hoping the afghan cleanness will use toilet paper when wiping butt instead of their hands and then on everything Elise?..no wonder the CDC recommends no jabs for them
they will spread germs

Lou
Lou
4 months ago
Reply to  alf

THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
4 months ago
Reply to  alf

Show me any nation that was not corrupt, and I’ll show you a nation that was run by angels.

Dan
Dan
4 months ago

Nobody has lost interest in current events.
AMERICA IS SICK OF BEING LIED TO.