Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Three Million People Watched CNN Trump Travesty, Tripling (Or More) Network’s Numbers: Viewers Rubbernecked Accident


Three million people watched Donald Trump rape CNN last night in a media travesty no one will forget.

The number doubles or triples CNN’s very best numbers on any given night. Why so many people? It’s called rubbernecking. It’s what people do when there’s an accident going the opposite way on the parkway. Everyone slows down to look at the accident, then pull away.

CNN’s Chris Licht will take the three million as a sign that he snagged the Fox audience. But what he really attracted was a group of hate-watchers who were already aligned to CNN. They will not return for more of this. Fox viewers didn’t come, trust me. And if they did, it was one night only.

I, along with many CNN holdouts, will now move over to MSNBC in disgust. And if Kaitlan Collins gets CNN’s 9pm slot, the network will get what it deserves.

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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