CNN’s Friday night special Justin Bieber’s Wild Ride missed the mark for the network, only drawing 515,000 total viewers and barely notching more than 200,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo.
Of the coverage Jeff Zucker said at theRealScreen Summit (per Variety), “No news organization is perfect, and CNN is not always perfect,” he said, adding that “ I think we had this right. We did cover the Bieber story, and I’m not going to apologize for what we did.”
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Friday, January 24th at 10PM/ET
FNC’s: 1,221,000 in P2+ (271,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC’s Investigates: 382,000 in P2+ (137,000 in 25-54)
CNN’s Justin Bieber Wild Ride: 515,000 in P2+ (202,000 in 25-54)