It’s been a rough month for CNN’s in-house media pundit Brian Stelter.
Stelter’s low-rated Sunday show “Reliable Sources” averaged only 786,000 viewers in June for its worst turnout during any month of 2021. The program has declined each month since President Biden took office and has now failed to crack the one-million viewer benchmark for three consecutive months.
Stelter’s show finished June down a staggering 56 percent from its January totals when the liberal network saw a brief spike in viewership during the final days of Trump’s presidency.
“Reliable Sources” also struggled in the key news demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging only 137,000 viewers in the category coveted by advertisers. It was the worst month of the year for Stelter’s show in the critical category as “Reliable Sources” shed 65 percent of its January audience.