CNN faced a shock horror moment over August 6 to 12 when they were beaten in the cable ratings by numerous competitors including the History channels Ancient Aliens.
This proves that people are more interested in alien news than they are in what is currently happening in the world. Good for Disclose.tv though.
History Channels Ancient Aliens Knocks CNN Down Cable Ratings
CNN was also red-faced when they fell in behind shows from Fox News and MSNBC. At the top of the primetime slot for TV viewing was Fox News thanks to the program attracting more than 2 million viewers. MSNBC took second place with its 1.75 million viewers, while CNN could only achieve seventh place with just 992,000 viewers over the average.
CNN was also beat by HGTV, USA, TBS and the History channel; probably the biggest shock was that the alien conspiracy theory program Ancient Aliens beat CNN news. It seems the hosts Chris Cuomo and Anderson Cooper just did not have what it takes to compete with dated aliens as the History Channel drew in 1.06 million viewers during primetime.
CNN Also Failed During Daytime Slots Losing Out to Nickelodeon
Not only has CNN failed miserably in the primetime slot, which is, of course, one of the most coveted among channels, they also failed in the daytime programming. CNN executives must surely be hanging their heads in shame as even the children’s TV channel Nickelodeon beat them in the daytime. Also ahead during daytime viewing was Fox News, HGTV, MSNBC and Investigation Discovery.
With the results coming from Nielson Media Research, maybe the bosses in charge of CNN will be going back to the drawing board to come up with a new concept for their news channel. Perhaps they should show Cooper and Cuomo the door telling them to slam it behind them on the way out and bring in Angelica Pickles and Chuckie Finster from Rugrats?