CNN’s viewership has tanked since former President Trump left office — with new data showing the liberal network lost nearly half of its prime-time audience in a key demographic since January.
An average of 2.5 million primetime viewers tuned into CNN from Nov. 4 — the day after the presidential election — through Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, Fox News reported.
But the network has only averaged 1.6 million primetime viewers from Jan. 21 through March 15 — once President Biden took office.
Following the Election Day surge, viewership during the 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. prime-time slot plunged 36 percent since Biden took office.
The network also lost 47 percent of the key 25-to-54 age group during that same period.
When it came to total day audience numbers, CNN saw a 34 percent drop — from 1.7 million viewers from Nov. 4 through Jan. 20 to 1.1 million since Biden took office.
CNN’s ratings have also plummeted 49 percent to 1.6 million primetime viewers from Inauguration Day til now, compared to an average of 3.1 million who tuned in from Dec. 28 through Jan. 20.
The network’s Capitol riot coverage helped boost its audience to 2.2 million total day viewers from Dec. 28 through Jan. 20 — but that average has taken a 48 percent nosedive to 1.1 million viewers ever since.
The Atlanta-headquartered network has taken heat for refusing to cover Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mushrooming sexual harassment scandal in light of the governor’s cozy mid-pandemic interviews with his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.