CNN’s Brian Stelter’s bombs: Smallest Audience Of Year Just 656,000 Viewers As He Fawns Over Jen Psaki

CNN’s Brian Stelter, host of ‘Reliable Sources,’ had his worst-performing episode all year with 656,000 viewers on Father’s Day

When compared to Fox he’s performance is an embarrassing failure.

It marks the the 12th consecutive week Stelter’s show failed to hit one million views. 

In comparison, Fox News, which Stelter has been critical of, airs ‘MediaBuzz’ during Stelter’s direct timeslot. That show averages 1.14 million viewers to top ‘Reliable Sources’ by 74 percent, Fox News reported. 


Biden’s presidency has seemingly zapped CNN’s ratings. 

The Washington Times reported CNN as a whole lost 44 percent of its total audience since the last week of January, but Stelter in particular has been the target of scrutiny. 

In early June, he was ripped for lobbing softball questions to White House press secretary Jen Psaki in an exclusive one-on-one interview. 

Stelter’s first question was, ‘What does the press get wrong when covering Biden’s agenda?’

Psaki replied: ‘Some of our muscles have atrophied a little bit over the last few years, and there isn’t a lot of memory — recent memory or longer memory — on how long it takes to get legislation forward or how messy the process of negotiating and the process of getting legislation across the finish line can be.

‘So we know, we understand everybody is always looking for a deadline, a timeline, things like that,’ she continued. ‘I don’t know if that’s the press getting it wrong. I’ll leave you to the critique of that, Brian.’

Afterward, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke one of the Edward Snowden stories, tweeted it was ‘one of the most sycophantic interviews of a state official you’ll ever see.’ 

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