BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – CNN’s primetime special with first lady Jill Biden tanked on Monday night as the network continues to struggle to attract viewers.

The “CNN Primetime” special, branded “Jill Biden Abroad,” featured an interview with CNN White House correspondent Arlette Saenz that shed a staggering 43% of viewers of CNN’s average 2023 9 p.m. ET viewership.

“Andy Griffith Show” and “Gunsmoke” reruns on TV Land Classic, Hallmark’s decades-old airings of “The Golden Girls” and Lifetime’s “Castle” were among Monday’s basic cable offerings to outdraw CNN’s 9 p.m. ET program. 

“I can’t be blamed for the poor ratings because CNN sucks and everyone knows it,” the First Lady later stated. “And even if I did a terrible job, at least I don’t have dementia like somebody I know, and I won’t mention any names, wink.”