CNN’s resident potato Brian Stelter may soon be out of a gig; Stelter’s show Reliable Sources is currently pulling its smallest audience in 3 years. Just 580,000 viewers tuned into the struggling program over the weekend.
From Fox News…
“Reliable Sources” also struggled in the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging only 73,000 viewers from the critical category. Stelter’s program shed 13% of the total audience who tuned into the show that precedes it, “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and lost 25% of Zakaria’s viewers among the demo. It was Stelter’s smallest audience since Sept. 15, 2019.
Stelter’s media affairs program turned a blind eye to the jarring lack of coverage the press gave to the aborted assassination attempt of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The New York Times, ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN were all criticized by conservatives for downplaying or ignoring the alarming incident, but Stelter paid the story no heed.
New CNN CEO Chris Licht has made it clear that he wants to take CNN in a different, more fact-focused direction, with less editorializing from personalities like Stelter and Jim Acosta.
As reported by Axios, “three sources familiar with the matter” said Licht is evaluating if staffers and anyone who doesn’t fall in line “could be ousted.”
Stelter’s name is in the mix.
Trust us, in a very small way, you’re going to miss him when he’s gone.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) June 14, 2022