CNN Drops Like a Rock

From DNC champ to third place amid Trump bashing.

CNN may have been the most popular cable news network during the Democratic National Convention but they have fallen hard since then, coming up a distant third in a three-horse race.

Numbers published by Ad Week show CNN losing to Fox News and to MSNBC in overall viewers and amongst the coveted 25-54 year-old demographic during prime-time for Tuesday's ratings. While CNN ties MSNBC with 187,000 average viewers per hour in the 25-54 demo across the full day, they trail MSNBC 305,000 to 232,000 across the same demo in primetime. Both stations trail well behind Fox News.

CNN's drop comes during a time that some have described as non-stop Trump bashing on the network.











Meanwhile Fox News pulls in an average of 2 million viewers across all age groups in primetime compared to 1.4 million for MSNBC and 807,000 for CNN.

Bill O'Reilly continues to host the most-watched cable news show with 2.2 million viewers for his 8 p.m. slot and another 1 million at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night.