CNN’s ratings plummeted further in the second quarter of 2019 according to data compiled by Nielsen Media Research.
CNN’s average viewers in the second quarter of 2019 fell 18 percent from the same period last year, Forbes reported.
In addition, during prime time, the TV network plummeted to 15th place, losing almost 40 percent of viewers.
CNN began the third quarter with “the lowest average [audience] on the net since 2015” at prime time among adults aged 25 to 54, the group most prized by advertisers, according to TVNewser.
The Hill’s analyst, Joe Concha, said the numbers should be taken seriously and everything points to the situation getting worse.
“The second quarter was particularly rich in news highlighted by the release of the Mueller report and all the consequences and controversies that followed, plus the launch of several high-profile Democratic candidates, including Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, to boost coverage of 2020,” Concha told Fox News, adding that the trend indicates that this data will worsen in the third quarter of the year.
In this scenario, CNN workers are worried about the continuity of their jobs, according to Fox News.
CNN recently fired nearly all workers in the health care area, and more than 100 employees agreed to leave their jobs in exchange for shares in the network.
President Donald Trump, the target of CNN’s criticism since he ran for office in 2016, said the numbers show that CNN lost all credibility.