CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with left-wing host Brian Stelter had its smallest audience of 2021 on Sunday, failing to surpass 600,000 viewers for the primary time.

Stelter’s program averaged a dismal 583,000 viewers, shedding one other 10% from the earlier week which was additionally among the many struggling program’s worst turnouts of the yr. “Reliable Sources” has now didn’t common 800,000 viewers for a staggering 12 straight weeks. 

CNN’s "Reliable Sources" with left-wing host Brian Stelter had its smallest audience of 2021 on Sunday. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with left-wing host Brian Stelter had its smallest audience of 2021 on Sunday. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
(David Becker/Getty Images)

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“Reliable Sources,” which payments itself as a program that examines the media trade on a weekly foundation, has basically emerged as an hour of conservative bashing. Stelter fully ignored MSNBC getting banned from the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, as a substitute spending time interviewing “1619 Project” writer Nikole Hannah-Jones and ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl about their books. 

A range of fundamental cable choices together with HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous,” TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé: The Other way,” Food Network’s “Kid’s Baking Championship,” a number of repeats of “The Big Bang Theory,” decades-old repeats of “Gunsmoke” and numerous Hallmark films all outdrew Stelter’s program on Sunday alone. 

Multiple repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" outdrew CNN’s "Reliable Sources."

Multiple repeats of “The Big Bang Theory” outdrew CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
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Stelter additionally had segments criticizing conservative media protection of the Rittenhouse trial, explaining “news whiplash” and complaining that CNN can’t air trials associated to the Capitol riot as a result of cameras aren’t allowed in Federal courtroom. 

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Stelter additionally struggled to draw viewers among the many advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging only 87,000 for his fourth-smallest audience of the yr within the essential class. 

Brian Stelter’s program averaged a dismal 583,000 viewers. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)

Brian Stelter’s program averaged a dismal 583,000 viewers. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)
(Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)

Fox News’ timeslot competitors, “MediaBuzz,” averaged 1.5 million viewers and 201,000 among the many demo to thump Stelter in each classes. Fox News’ 1 a.m. ET encore presentation of Fox Nation’s Patriot Awards additionally outdrew CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” 

 

“Reliable Sources” has now set 2021 viewership lows for 3 straight weeks.