CNN’s ratings are tanking.
A lot of changes are currently taking place at the network.
CNN executives were forced to take one top star off the air over this internal blow up.
Ratings for the new morning show hosted by Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Kaitlan Collins are in the toilet.
Yahoo News reports:
The show already got off to a rocky start, but according to viewing stats from Nielsen, last week CNN This Morning earned its lowest ratings since the show began, averaging 331,000 viewers…
When it first began, CNN This Morning averaged a total of 387,000 viewers. This was six per cent lower on a year-to-date perspective than the series premieres of New Day, which was led by Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota.
And now details are emerging of a nasty feud taking place between the co-hosts of the show that began during a segment on December 8.
The December 8 segment discussed Joe Biden’s prisoner swap with Russia where he traded WNBA star Brittany Griner for the world’s most dangerous arms dealer.
According to reports, Lemon lashed out at Collins and wagged his finger at her several times that day.
The New York Post reports:
According to two sources with knowledge of the situation, 56-year-old Lemon approached 30-year-old Collins following the show’s Thursday, Dec. 8, broadcast — and unloaded on her in front of staffers as he accused her of “interrupting” him on air.
“Don screamed at Kaitlan, who was visibly upset and ran out of the studio,” one source with knowledge of the skirmish said.
News of the explosive incident made its way up to CNN CEO Chris Licht, who is said to have been appalled by Lemon’s behavior, according to a source. A second source said a producer talked to Lemon at the behest of Licht and told the anchor to take the next day off to “cool off.”
On December 9, Lemon did not appear on the show.
However, co-host Poppy Harlow tried to cover up the blow up by saying that “Don has the day off.”
But now that the reports of the blow up are public, many are speculating that new network President Chris Licht gave Lemon a timeout over his actions on December 8.
All shows on CNN are tanking in the ratings, not just the morning show.
CNN averaged only 444,000 viewers during primetime hours in January.
CNN finished 2022 with the lowest ratings the network has had in years.
Too many hosts at the network are associated with the anti-Trump “resistance.”
This makes conservatives unwilling to trust the network and leaves leftists uninterested in tuning in without the former President in office.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.