CNN Ratings Hit 20-Year Low

CNN Ratings Hit 20-Year Low

CNN’s ratings are down … again. CNN’s May ratings plummeted, bringing the network to its lowest monthly primetime total viewership since 1991. In response, CNN is rejiggering its lineup, announcing that ABC News’ John Berman would be a new contributor on it’s early morning show, and that Anthony Bourdain, best known for his cooking ability, will be joining CNN in 2013.

Piers Morgan has been a complete ratings disaster – his 9 p.m. slot clocked in at the lowest CNN rating for that time in two decades. CNN is averaging just 288,000 total daytime viewers, and only 389,000 viewers in primetime – down over 61% from May 2011 during the day, and down over 51% from May 2011 during primetime.


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