In what is perhaps one of many least stunning developments to be printed on NewsBusters, CNN carnival barker Jim Acosta’s tenure as late weekend afternoon CNN Newsroom host has gone lower than swimmingly as, since he took over April 3, the timeslot has misplaced virtually half its viewership.
Nielsen Media Analysis measured the three months previous to Acosta taking up (December 28, 2020 to March 28, 2021) versus Acosta’s tenure so far (up via August 28) and located that there was a whopping 42 p.c loss in complete viewers (1.151 million to 668,000) and an equally astounding 46 p.c hemorrhage within the 25-54 demographic (249,000 to 135,000).
And when in comparison with the Fox Information Channel and the varied applications that air throughout his three-hour block, the numbers weren’t fairly both. When taking simply August, the community Acosta so deeply hated got here out with a forty five p.c benefit in complete viewers (1.131 million to 782,000) and 25 p.c within the demo (202,000 to 161,000).
So, what about contrasting the viewership from, say, a yr in the past? Effectively, issues didn’t get any higher as Nielsen numbers confirmed Acosta misplaced 21 p.c of Cabrera’s complete viewers (985,000 to 782,000) from August 2020 to August 2021 and 24 p.c of the demo (211,000 to 161,000).
Acosta hasn’t actually helped enhance upon his scores and given viewers each motive to leap ship (although Cabrera herself is loads exhausting to the left and a loyal Zucker foot soldier). Lower than a month into his present, he sucked up to Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) in an interview our Tim Graham mentioned “appeared like each different kiss-up Karen” after having spent years screeching at Trump and his staffers.
On August 7, Acosta declared that new coronavirus variants ought to be named after Republicans as a result of, in his cartoonish world, the best doesn’t consider in science and are in charge for the pandemic within the U.S.
Acosta was on it that day as he additionally had on New York Instances reporter Annie Karni to defend the Obama birthday party on Martha’s Winery as a result of it was a “subtle, vaccinated crowd” and never these icky, smelly, unvaccinated numbskulls within the heartland.
Quick-forward to August 22 and Acosta had his tail handed to him in a lot the best way Trump, Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kayleigh McEnany would as Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) schooled him on each Afghanistan and the California governor’s race.
And to not be outdone, Acosta stepped it up simply this previous Saturday when he went on a infantile bender about how FNC host Tucker Carlson was a “human manure spreader” and declared that the tens of tens of millions of Republicans who name Texas residence are the “American Taliban.”
And no quantity of hair dye will have the ability to save this dumpster hearth.