Fox News is a big favorite of President Donald Trump, who frequently targets the network on Twitter for its coverage of the deadly shooting at the GOP’s convention in July 2016.
But Trump’s ratings have dipped in the last several months, with many of his followers abandoning the network in favor of cable news channels.
And the ratings have dropped for the network, which is struggling to attract viewers in a competitive market.
The number of people tuning in to Fox News has fallen by about 20 percent in the months since Trump’s inauguration, according to Nielsen data.
Fox News has been on a downward trajectory for a number of years.
Its ratings were lower than the network’s rivals MSNBC and CNN in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
But its ratings have since picked up as Trump has been in office.
Fox News also has more than doubled its audience in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year.
Trump’s relationship with Fox News and his criticism of the network has drawn ire from some on the left, who have complained about the president’s bias.
Fox has defended Trump and called him a reliable and reliable host.
In a tweet Wednesday, Trump called Fox News “a joke.”
“You know, the ratings are going down,” Trump said, referring to the number of viewers tuning in.
“They’re way down.
They’re way, way down.”
The president has not responded to a request for comment from The Associated Press.