- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Ratings in the post-Trump era have not been kind to CNN’s Brian Stelter.

The “Reliable Sources” host’s viewership eroded to a 2021 low over the weekend, with just 656,000 viewers.

Industry competitor Fox News noted the slide on Tuesday with some schadenfreude by citing its 1.14 million viewers in the same timeslot for “MediaBuzz.”

“Stelter’s left-wing media program has now fallen short of the one-million viewer benchmark for 12 straight weeks,” the network reported.

Mr. Stelter, however, isn’t alone when it comes to CNN’s ratings woes — the network as a whole lost 44% of its total audience in the last week of January. 

A 45% drop in prime-time views also occurred in the five weeks prior to a March analysis by The Washington Post.

“Of all Donald Trump‘s prophecies and predictions — that Mexico would pay for a border wall, that the coronavirus would spontaneously disappear, that he would be easily reelected — at least one wasn’t entirely wrong,” Paul Farhi wrote March 22.

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