CNN’s ‘New Day’ attracts smallest viewers of 2021, loses to the whole lot from ‘Teen Mom’ to ‘Storage Wars’
CNN’s beleaguered morning present “New Day” hit a brand new low on Tuesday when it averaged solely 344,000 viewers for its smallest viewers of 2021.
The bleak turnout broke the earlier low for “New Day,” which occurred on Oct. 1 when it attracted solely 346,000 common viewers.
CNN’s morning present was outdrawn on Tuesday as traditional by Fox News and MSNBC, in addition to a plethora of fundamental cable choices, together with BET’s “Assisted Living,” MTV’s “Teen Mom,” USA Network’s “Chucky,” A&E’s “Storage Wars,” TBS’s “The Last OG,” Game Show Network’s “People Puzzler,” History’s “Cities of the Underworld,” Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules,” TLC’s “My Big Fat Fabulous Life.”
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“Fox & Friends” averaged 1.2 million viewers to greater than triple the viewers of “New Day,” whereas “The Five” completed atop fundamental cable with 3.3 million viewers.
“New Day” was speculated to emerge as CNN’s flagship morning program when CNN president Jeff Zucker, who rose to prominence overseeing NBC’s “Today” in the course of the Matt Lauer period, launched it again in 2013, however this system has since rebranded with new anchors a number of occasions with out ever discovering a loyal viewers. After eight years on the job, Zucker has didn’t carry morning-show success to the liberal cable community.
Original hosts Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira are lengthy gone, and longtime co-anchor Alisyn Camerota was changed earlier this yr by outspoken liberal Brianna Keilar, who now shares the anchor desk with John Berman.
Keilar shared segments from Tuesday’s poorly rated episode on social media, providing her followers a style of what they’re lacking by not tuning in when it airs on CNN:
The Keilar period has finished little to assist the long-suffering present appeal to an viewers, as her partisan monologues and combative strategy haven’t resonated with viewers. She hasn’t helped the morning present’s dismal rankings, however the outspoken liberal has made loads of headlines since touchdown the gig.
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The “New Day” co-host has rapidly developed a behavior of oddly lecturing Republicans of shade on racial points. Earlier this month, she aimed a diatribe at Nikki Haley, spending a number of segments going after the previous United Nations ambassador for daring to say the United States isn’t a racist nation.
Last June, Keilar invited Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., to debate the Congressional Black Caucus snubbing him regardless of his vocal curiosity in becoming a member of the group of Black lawmakers. However, she spent a lot of the interview fixating on his previous help for former President Donald Trump, taking part in a montage of varied racially charged remarks.
During the 2020 election, Keilar used an analogous tactic in direction of T.W. Shannon, the co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, utilizing Trump’s feedback from the primary presidential debate telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” to grill Shannon over his help for the president.
“You know what faces the African American community is White supremacy,” Keilar said.
“I do not need you of all people to tell me what’s facing my community,” Shannon shot again. “I’m offended by that and you should apologize for it.”
Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.
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