CNN’s Brian Stelter draws smallest audience of 2021 in category coveted by advertisers

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CNN’s "Reliable Sources" with left-wing host Brian Stelter hit a new ratings low on Sunday in the category most coveted by advertisers.

"Reliable Sources" averaged only 90,000 viewers among the key news demographic of adults age 25-54, its smallest audience of the year among the group. The dismal performance marked only the second time Stelter’s show failed to attract 95,000 viewers in the demo.

Stelter, a former New York Times reporter, made news during the show when he sparked backlash by pondering why there isn't a "New York Times of the right." The liberal host raised eyebrows with the remarks, with some critics charging he'd admitted his former employer leans left while also overlooking prominent conservative news organizations.

"Reliable Sources" also struggled among total viewers, averaging only 726,000 to finish below 800,000 for the sixth straight week. Stelter dropped viewers from last month’s record low, but it wasn’t his smallest single-show audience of the year, as seven episodes of the struggling program have had smaller aud... (Read more)