Sunday, March 3, 2024

CNN’s Jake Tapper Picked Up 200,000 with Ron DeSantis Interview, Still Finished Last in Time Slot


CNN and I guess Jake Tapper himself thought interviewing Ron DeSantis would help CNN’s ailing ratings.

It did, to a point. On Tuesday at 4pm, Tapper picked up an extra 200,000 viewers.

But with a total of 786,000, Tapper still ran a distant third to MSNBC and Fox News.

No one really wanted to hear DeSantis on CNN, he just blabbed on about his usual mishegos, and Tapper let him to it.

CNN has become a sounding board for Republicans. Unfortunately, no one cares. We’ve heard it all. DeSantis is insane. He has no campaign either. He’s destroying Florida’s economy. Yada yada yada….

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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