CNN host Brian Stelter’s “Reliable Sources” drew an abysmal 656,000 viewers on Father’s Day, marking the show’s smallest audience size of 2021.The left-wing program has fallen short of the 1 million viewer benchmark for 12 straight weeks.
The egregious turnout marked the first time in 2021 that “Reliable Sources” failed to attract 700,000 viewers, Fox News reported Tuesday. The show’s performance during the prior week was also lackluster among the viewers from the key demographic of adults aged 25 to 54 that is coveted by advertisers, averaging just 124,000 consumers for its second-worst performance of the year in the category.
“MediaBuzz,” an hour-long news media criticism program on Fox News hosted by Howard Kurtz, is Stelter’s direct timeslot competitor. Both shows air live on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. EST. The conservative counterpart averaged 1.14 million viewers to overtake “Reliable Sources” by 74 percent.
Stelter’s show managed to lose 13 percent of viewers from its June 13 episode, which first held the humiliating smallest-audience-of-the-year title. For the 11th straight week at the time, Stelter was unable to reach the one million-viewer mark.