Onetime cable news leader CNN continues to endure a challenging run of soft ratings. The channel’s 9 p.m. time period on Monday night averaged just 181,000 total viewers, CNN’s lowest number in the metric since at least Oct. 1, 1991 — as far back as Nielsen electronic records extend, TVNewser reports.
Monday’s 9 p.m. time period was occupied by the second live hour of “AC360,” hosted by Anderson Cooper. The time period was also the lowest-rated hour for the network’s entire day, the story adds.
“CNN’s 9 p.m. ET hour was the longtime home of Larry King and, until earlier this year, Piers Morgan. Most nights, CNN’s new non-fiction shows from Lisa Ling, Mike Rowe and John Walsh fill the time slot. But Mondays have included a second live hour of Cooper,” the piece notes.