CNN has fallen to third place.

Their woeful performance in TV ratings is largely due to their hopelessly biased coverage and trying to bring down Donald Trump.

Their coverage has become even more slanted post-election and it’s put the network in some deep trouble.

President-elect Trump continued to hammer the network for their coverage of his transition:

The President-elect is echoing a complaint many within CNN are starting to level, namely that the network’s coverage is unfair to Trump, and his supporters are treated rudely on air.

For example, Republican National Committee Communications Director, Sean Spicer, was badgered by Wolf Blitzer for Trump to formally renounce white nationalists, even though the President-elect had already done so.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“Like any credible news outlet, CNN is expected to scrutinize Trump and his incoming administration. But some inside the network have pointed to recent examples of what they considered to be an excessively hostile stance toward the Republican and his supporters.

During an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, Trump was asked about his supporters in the so-called “alt-right,” a loosely defined nationalist movement in which there is some support for the white supremacy movement.

“I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn,” Trump told the Times during the meeting. He also said he did not want to “energize” them.

But on Tuesday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer why Trump hasn’t disavowed them “more dramatically.”

Sources spoke to the Examiner about an off-the-record meeting Trump had with network news executives and anchors where he singled out CNN for their ridiculously biased coverage.

The Examiner also reports:

Trump, according to a New York Post story, told the network he wasn’t happy with their coverage during an off-the-record meeting at his headquarters in Trump Tower this week. Trump critiqued the news media at large during the meeting, but CNN was one of the top targets, according to the Post’s report.

Though Trump’s team has said the meeting wasn’t as tense as the Post’s report, two high-level sources at CNN confirmed that their network was a primary target of the president-elect.

“CNN has always pledged to hold Trump accountable and that’s what we should be doing,” another source told the Examiner. “Since the election, CNN has out MSNBCed MSNBC,” the source said, referring to the liberal slant at CNN’s competitor. “In the long term, that’s a dangerous place to be.”

CNN continues to double down on their anti-Trump coverage.

Some critics believe this is an attempt to climb out of last place in ratings by positioning the network as the go-to channel for anti-Trump Americans.

Will it succeed?

MSNBC already tried to be the left-wing home for politics – and also sunk to third place.

As they have tried to shift to more news oriented programming, CNN has adopted their mantle as the home for the angry left.

And the results – as their last place ratings make clear – are not good.