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‘The Source’ lost to reruns of Golden Girls, South Park, Seinfeld and Friends (EXCLUSIVE)

Chris Licht might have he left the building — but the deep-rooted problems a CNN they still exist

The long-awaited debut of a 31-year-old journalist prodigy Kaitlin CollinsThe new prime-time show “The Source” was outraged by reruns of shows that were around long before she was born, has learned exclusively.

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

The debut of “The Source with Kaitlan Collins”. CNN posted 540,000 viewers.

In the important advertising demographic of 25-54 year olds, the former White House correspondent pulled in a paltry 83,000 viewers, a number that ensured she finished last in cable news at that hour, according to Nielsen Media Research numbers provided to Knewz. how.

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

Compared to the rival Fox News“Hannity” scored two million viewers and 188,000 in A25-54, seeing triple-digit gains in both categories.

“Kaitlan Collins lost in reruns of shows like Golden Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants, South Park, SeinfeldFriends and Modern Family — they all won debut,” a TV source said.

The golden girls

“This marked the lowest Monday CNN has had at 9:00 PM / ET with A25-54 since January.

“Much of the hope surrounding the resurrection of CNN has been pinned on The Source with Kaitlan Collins. I’d like to get more viewers if I want to be competitive with Fox and MSNBC!”

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

The golden girls aired on NBC from September 14, 1985 to May 9, 1992; Collins was born just a month earlier, on April 7, 1992.

How Recently reported varietythe new prime time was built around the up-and-coming anchor, who, the trade publication noted, “in just a few years, went from White House correspondent to morning co-anchor to primetime personality “.

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

Variety added:

CNN aims to build “The Source” around Collins’ reporting and connections to knowledgeable sources, expanding his work in Washington, DC. In promotional materials, the network touted “The Source” as an opportunity for Collins to “bring fresh reporting that adds a fresh perspective to the biggest stories of the day.”

They added: “It will expose undiscovered angles and challenge conventional wisdom to ensure viewers see a story from all sides.”


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