CNN’s “New Day,” which has been CNN President Jeff Zucker’s baby since he took over the network in 2013, is getting blown out by its competitors, according to the most recent ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
“New Day” is only bringing in 609,000 total viewers and an abysmal 217,000 viewers in the 25-54 demographic, which is less than half of the FOX & Friends audience as the show is also getting blown out by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Deadline reported in 2013 that “New Day” was a top priority for Zucker, who said that the show was targeting a “broad audience.”
“We’re not after a niche audience,” Zucker continued, adding that the show would have a “different tone that you’ll get from a new generation.”
Media Matters, a far left group that exists to destroy conservative media, points to CNN’s highly combative style as the reason the network is suffering across the board.
“That, to me, is why their ratings are suffering,” says Angelo Carusone, president of Media Matters. “They think that this clash model is somehow good for ratings, and it’s not.”