For the eleventh straight week, CNN’s Reliable Sources, hosted by Brian Stelter, has failed to achieve the a million viewer mark, averaging solely 752,000 viewers this previous Sunday.
This marks the bottom viewership of the Reliable Sources in 2021, because the present struggles to hit its stride within the post-Trump period.
Stelter misplaced 5 % of his viewers in comparison with the earlier week, ending with lower than 800,000 viewers on three separate events in 2021, in line with Fox News.
The Fox News present MediaBuzz, held in the identical time slot, beat out the CNN present by 41 %, averaging 1.1 million viewers.
According to Fox News, they broadcasted 12 completely different exhibits on Sunday that introduced in a bigger viewership than Reliable Sources.
This previous week, Stelter’s present, billed as a media program, didn’t cowl the return of Jeffrey Toobin to CNN after his Zoom masturbation scandal. Shelter beforehand reported that quite a few CNN anchors and hosts “expressed a desire to have Toobin back,” however didn’t give any names.
In the important thing demographic of adults aged 25-54, the present failed to draw 200,000 viewers, with Sunday brining in solely 129,000 viewers.
MediaBuzz, by distinction, introduced in 185,000, beating Reliable Sources by 43 %.
During an look on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal final week, Stelter was referred to on the “minister of misinformation,” and mocked by callers.
“Mr. Stelter is the biggest minister of misinformation I have ever heard and I’m a news junkie,” a caller recognized as Kevin from Indiana instructed Stelter.
Another caller recognized as Gordon in Kansas requested Stelter to “admit he and his network are a bunch of liars about Donald Trump.”