After being called out for citing anonymous sources who claimed they were misquoted, CNN is now in the spotlight for its low ratings.
The latest cable ratings are here, and despite proudly broadcasting the slogan of “the most trusted name in news,” CNN is still behind a number of networks, including HGTV and the History Channel.
In fact, CNN did not even make the top 5, and it instead came in 7th in primetime ratings, behind both Fox News and MSNBC.
CNN has made a name for itself with hosts such as Anderson Cooper, and Chris Cuomo, who are paid multi-million dollar salaries. But when it comes to ratings, the public would rather watch shows that teach them tips and tricks to improve their home on HGTV, or they would rather be entertained by shows about alien conspiracy theories on the History Channel.
Yet even though CNN’s ratings appear low, in comparison with other cable networks, Forbes noted that Nielson’s stats show CNN’s ratings were actually the second highest they have been in the network’s overall history, but that is still not enough.
CNN is still lagging significantly behind Fox News, which is holding strong at No.1 for the 200th month in a row.
When compared, Fox News has more than 1 million primetime viewers more than CNN, and this could be attributed to the fact that CNN has been accused of deceiving the public by staging fake protests and falsifying reports by misusing anonymous sources.
While the current ratings may not serve as a clear indicator that the public has had enough of the mainstream media right now, they do show that that the majority of Americans would rather watch Ancient Aliens than CNN.