CNN+ paid $300 million to attract less than 10,000 daily viewers

A total of $300 million has already been invested in CNN+, which only attracts 10,000 viewers a day.

If my calculations are correct, CNN+ paid $30,000 per viewer. If my calculations are incorrect, I went to public schools.

The stated goal was to invest a total of $1 billion – with a “B” – in CNN+, which would essentially mean that these arrogant narcissists intended to spend $1 billion to attract approximately 25,000 daily viewers. .

Right now, CNN+ looks like a bigger fail than Quibi. Remember Quibi? Quibi came from genius the spirit of Jeffrey Katzenberg. Launched in April 2020 (at the height of the pandemic) for $7.99 per month, Quibi offered abridged streaming content. So basically Quibi wanted people to pay a monthly fee for what they get for free on YouTube. Before the end of the year, and to the surprise of no one who resides in reality, Quibi was shut down.

In the history of worst ideas, Quibi was number one. But at least when Quibi shut down, it had something to show for its short life: a handful of TV shows now available on Roku.

The stupidity around CNN+ is simply mind-boggling.

For starters, CNN+ — as I mentioned on Tuesday — doesn’t even offer CNN. You cannot stream the 24/7 news channel on CNN+. CNN+ is therefore not CNN+. There is no more. In fact, there is no CNN at CNN+. Instead, you get a bunch of shows hosted by smug liars that no one is watching on CNN. But unlike Quibi, shows on CNN+ don’t have a shelf life. These are news-based shows. Does anyone go back and watch old newscasts or episodes of entertainment tonight or reruns of Geraldo?

There are already reports that Warner Bros. Discovery, which just took over CNN in a major merger, intends to cut future investment in CNN+ by hundreds of millions of dollars. I guess CNN+ is doomed and will be integrated into HBOMax or something. Once there, most shows will be cancelled. Tee hehe.

One piece of news that should make righteous men around the world happy is that Chris Wallace is reportedly very unhappy with CNN+ and is threatening to leave if he doesn’t move to CNNLOL in Chris “Fredo” Cuomo’s old timeslot. If the reports are true, Wallace can see the writing on the wall. He knows no one is watching his stupid show on CNN+, and CNN+’s days are numbered.

In a fit of virtue, Wallace quit Fox News late last year to sell his soul to disgraced former CNN chief Jeff Zucker. Well, a few months later, Zucker was fired, which must have had Wallace freaking out in his underwear. After all, just months after Wallace stomped on a lucrative Sunday morning pole, the guy who was supposed to protect him was gone. And now Wallace is working on a streaming service with cable access ratings, which means his career could be wiped out altogether. Tee hehe.

CLEVELAND, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 29: Debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace leads the first presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at the Case Health Education Campus Western Reserve University on Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of three debates scheduled between the two candidates for the November 3 election. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Wallace wasn’t the only one who left a great broadcast job to offer his soul to Zucker. Just like NBC’s Kasie Hunt. Tee hehe.

Kasie Hunt is a CNN anchor and chief national affairs analyst, where she hosts The Source with Kasie Hunt weekdays on politics-focused CNN+. (Screenshot from CNN website)

Kasie Hunt is a CNN anchor and chief national affairs analyst, where she hosts The Source with Kasie Hunt weekdays on politics-focused CNN+. (Screenshot from CNN website)

As dishonest and corrupt as they both are, Wallace and Hunt aren’t stupid. They must also have personal management teams to help them with major career decisions. So what were they thinking, throwing it all away for CNN+? No one watches CNN for free. So what made them think enough people would pay for CNN+ (which doesn’t even offer CNN) to make such a drastic move worth it?

Well, Jeff Zucker is the devil, and everything the devil promised them worked, and they sold their souls. But then Zucker was fired in disgrace, and now Hunt and Wallace are proving they can’t get flies, let alone subscribers.

Tee hehe.

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