Clay Travis: Is CNN+ The Greatest Flop In Streaming History?

How do you cancel cancel culture? Give it a show in primetime and let plummeting audience numbers do the rest.

After CNN wrangled up its best talent to kick-start a new streaming service, CNN+, the network suffered a fate worse than The Athletic with the service’s decaying subscribership.

Unable to help himself, OutKick founder Clay Travis took a victory lap on Tuesday’s OutKick the Show.

Clay examined how the ultra-woke cast of CNN+ talent discovered — albeit the hard way — that real audiences don’t align with Twitter’s preferred content and politics.

“Who could’ve told you that hiring Rex Chapman and giving Brian Stelter and Jemele Hill shows and spending $300 million — which is what CNN spent on CNN+ — was maybe not gonna pan out?” Clay asked.

“On an average day, less than 10,000 people are watching CNN+,” he added, paying tribute to the failing streaming service.

“There are already talks about canceling CNN+, they have forecasted millions of subscribers, and that has not materialized in any single way.”


Subscribe to OutKick’s YouTube channel. Read Bobby Burack’s column on the catastrophic experiment that CNN+ has been.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!


Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

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