Monday, April 22, 2024

Cable News Goes Awry: “Hannity” Falls by 300,000 on Friday While Kayleigh McEnany Kept Crashing, and CNN Lost to Newsmax Last Week


The whole structure of cable news in prime time is changing.

You may have read that last week, CNN was beaten by Newsmax. After the debacle of the Trump town hall, half its audience exited. We don’t know if they’re coming back.

It’s not like Newsmax has such hot ratings. It’s just that CNN has collapsed.

Meantime, on Friday, Kayleigh McEnany’s Fox show at 8pm bottom out at 1.3 million. She dragged down Hannity at 9, who fell 300,000 viewers from Wednesday and Thursday, to 1.6 million. The moronic Jesse Watters at 7 also had 1.6 million.

Fox viewers are confused by Tucker Carlson’s ouster and the Dominion Voting scandal. They don’t know what to do. If they want real news on cable, they’ll have to get a jolt on MSNBC.

It’s getting interesting out there.

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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