Things are getting worse for Don Lemon and CNN.
The recently launched morning show, “CNN This Morning,” had its smallest audience since it launched among both total viewers and the key demographic.
The show averaged only 331,000 viewers — while Fox’s morning show averaged 1.3 million viewers.
“CNN This Morning,” the recently launched morning program built around Don Lemon, had its smallest audience since it launched last year among both total viewers and the crucial demo.
“FOX & Friends” averaged 1.3 million viewers while “CNN This Morning” managed only 331,000. When it comes to the key demo, “FOX & Friends” averaged 180,000 viewers compared to only 65,000 for CNN’s morning show.
While CNN This Morning” struggled to attract viewers, it did land some free promotion when late night host Stephen Colbert mocked Lemon’s wardrobe. On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the comedian insulted the hoodie sweater and suit jacket combination that Lemon wore Thursday on CNN.
There is also reportedly turmoil among co-hosts behind the scenes.
Don Lemon viewed himself as the main star of the show – that did not fly with his co-hosts Kaitlan Collins, and Poppy Harlow.
CNN’s Don Lemon is struggling to share the limelight with his morning show co-stars after bidding farewell to his primetime show, insiders close to the TV personality alleged about the behind-the-scenes tension.
RadarOnline.com can exclusively report on the secret drama between Lemon, Kaitlan Collins, and Poppy Harlow that is rumored to be causing a stir on-set.
“Don went into this thinking of himself as Beyoncé and his co-hosts as his backup dancers,” claimed the insider, alleging that was hardly the case once the show began.
“That attitude did not fly — especially with Kaitlan. She won’t play second fiddle to Don.”
Maybe they should start reporting real news!