事实检查: Jim Acosta’s CNN special didn’t reach ‘millions and millions’ of people despite on-air claim

The ratings-challenged network has experimented with different options at 9 下午. since it was forced to terminate Chris Cuomo last year. 本星期, Acosta is occupying the time slot with a special, “Democracy in Peril,” and the former White House reporter invited Democratic lawyer 马克·埃利亚斯 onto the program to discuss reforming the electoral count and other voting right legislation. Elias, an avid CNN watcher, flattered the network with misleading numbers during the segment.

CNN’s Jim Acosta didn’t correct a false claim by Democratic lawyer Marc Elias.

CNN’s Jim Acosta didn’t correct a false claim by Democratic lawyer Marc Elias. (CNN screenshot )

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I’m an optimist about this because I think that if everyone stands up in their town square, 你懂, you have a great town square,” Elias told Acosta. “You’re broadcasting to millions and millions of people.

However CNN, which recently dispatched its chief media critic to New York City schools to warn against the dangers of misinformation, has struggled to attract a primetime audience during the Biden era.

Acosta’s special on Monday managed only 511,000 观众, a far cry from themillions and millionsthat Elias claimed were tuning in. The previous week, when Brianna Keilar filled in at 9 下午. and hosted a special also titled, “Democracy in Peril,” CNN averaged only 555,000 average viewers. The network went extended periods of 2021 failing to reach even one million average viewers and settled for an average audience of only 783,000 去年.

在费尔菲尔德图书馆张贴了一张工作站的照片, who declared Monday he still hadmarks on my backfrom his time covering former-President trump, was unable to correct Elias’ 误传, as he didn’t know the size of his audience in real time.

Jim Acosta’s CNN special on Monday managed only 511,000 观众. (美联社照片/ Evan Vucci)

Jim Acosta’s CNN special on Monday managed only 511,000 观众. (美联社照片/ Evan Vucci)

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