The Father’s Day version of CNN host Brian Stelter’s struggling program averaged only 656,000 viewers for its smallest audience of the yr as “Reliable Sources” continues to undergo within the scores division through the Biden period.
The dismal turnout marked the primary time in 2021 that “Reliable Sources” failed to draw 700,000 viewers and Stelter’s left-wing media program has now fallen brief of the one-million viewer benchmark for 12 straight weeks.
Fox News’ “MediaBuzz,” which is Stelter’s direct timeslot competitor, averaged 1.14 million viewers to high “Reliable Sources” by 74 %.
The 35-year-old Stelter’s program managed to lose 13 % of viewers from its June 13 episode which had beforehand been the present’s smallest audience of the yr. The CNN host has discovered it troublesome to draw viewers regardless of a current e-book tour that included hobnobbing with Jeffrey Toobin days after CNN welcomed him again from an embarrassing masturbation scandal.
The beautiful drop got here days after podcast host Joe Rogan blasted Stelter’s program for sounding the alarm that sure YouTube personalities have extra viewers than CNN “as if it was some horrible thing.”
“They didn’t even understand the way they were describing it,” Rogan stated on Thursday. “They had been describing it as in the event that they’re entitled to viewers. They had been saying, ‘There are people on YouTube right now that get more views than this show. This is because the market has spoken and your show’s f—ing terrible. Well, Brian Stelter’s show keeps slipping and slipping and slipping in the ratings.”
“Reliable Sources” also had a rough week among the viewers from the key demographic of adults age 25-54 that is coveted by advertisers, averaging only 124,000 for its second-worst performance of the year in the category.
The audience that has stuck with Stelter’s embattled present had been handled to segments on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Attorney General Merrick Garland promising to crack down on spying on journalists, numerous criticisms of non-liberal media, and feedback former President Barack Obama not too long ago made concerning the media business.
Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.