Saturday, May 18, 2024

CNN Trump Travesty Cost Fox News Viewers: Kayleigh McEnany Guest Spot Dropped by Another 50,000


It hasn’t been a great week for Kayleigh McEnany.

Donald Trump’s former press liar has been hosting the 8pm slot on Fox News where Tucker Carlson used to peddle his conspiracy theories and fabrications.

On Monday, Kayleigh had a very low 1.55 million viewers, which was 50% off Carlson’s old top numbers.

Last night, while Trump was bloviating and spewing pure fiction on CNN, Kayleigh dropped to 1.349 million. She was down 50,000 viewers from Tuesday. I’m amazed anyone watched her at all since the CNN circus brought in 3 million.

CNN got what they wanted, which was Fox News viewers. But in the long run that may not serve them well. All day long on social media people have said they’re exiting CNN to watch MSNBC, myself included. I will not relive 2016 when CNN gave Trump such a large presence he was able to grab the electoral vote.

Will you?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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