CNN is continuing its downward spiral, as it took another blow about a week ago when it descended to No. 10 in primetime cable ratings, with more Americans tuning in to the History Channel, ESPN, HGTV and decades-old reruns on Nick At Nite than to the far-Left-leaning news network.
“Last week, more Americans tuned in to watch re-runs of Yogi Bear, Full House, and Friends on Nick At Nite than to watch Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon’s shows on CNN,” The Federalist reported. “According to cable ratings from the week of June 26–July 2, CNN’s viewership of its primetime shows was ranked significantly lower than its competitors like Fox News and MSNBC, which place first and second, respectively.”
Primetime programs on other networks handily outperformed CNN, including those shown on the USA and TBS networks and the History and Discovery channels.
I am starting to wonder if Ted Turner is so eager to regain control of his Turner empire that he is actively paying CNN personalities to purposely promote fake news and extremist far-left ideologies in order to tank not only CNN but its parent company Time Warner.
Who stands to gain from a bankrupted Time Warner?
Imagine if Time Warner is face bankruptcy and forced to sell the Turner properties – including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, and TBS – in order to prevent the whole Time Warner company from going out of business. Back in 1984, Time Warner’s predecessor Warner Communications was forced to sell Atari Inc. to Jack Tramiel because Atari was losing over $1 million a day, and those losses threatened not only Atari, but also Warner Communications in its entirety.
What would Ted Turner do to turn CNN around?
First, get rid of the talk BS and go back to straight news, bring back Crossfire, and have a new nightly call-in show similar to Larry King Live.
And while we’re at it, pay Anthem Sports the rights to air GFW Impact Wrestling on TBS or TNT, and have occasional live GFW events similar to the Clash of the Champions.