CNN recorded its lowest prime-time ratings in more than a year on Wednesday night, with numbers approaching the network’s record lows from the summer of 2012, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
But all three major cable news networks saw boosts to their ratings earlier in the day, when Fox News, CNN and MSNBC aired live coverage as Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testified.
From 8-11 p.m., CNN averaged just 67,000 viewers in the key news demographic of viewers 25-54. That trailed HLN’s 93,000 and CNBC’s 79,000, and was far behind Fox News’ 396,000 and MSNBC’s 127,000.
"CNN’s ratings haven’t been as low since Aug. 10 of last year (62,000), when it was contending with the 2012 London Olympics," the story notes.