CNN’s Chris Cuomo Show Hit All-Time Low in Ratings Last Week
CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” hit an all-time low for the show in the ratings last week, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data.
In total, Chris Cuomo’s 9 p.m. ET program pulled in 684,000 total average viewers last week. Of those, 156,000 were in the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54. When the program’s permanent version launched the first week of June 2018, it averaged 1.137 million total viewers and 377,000 demo viewers. A representative for CNN did not immediately return a request for comment.
For comparison, 9 p.m. Fox News rival Sean Hannity pulled in an average of 3.486 million total viewers, of whom 572,000 were in the demo. Rachel Maddow, who hosts that time slot for MSNBC, netted 1.915 million total average viewers with 263,000 in the demo.
“Prime Time” was the 25th-ranked cable news program in total average viewers for the week and the 20th-ranked in demo viewers. It was not the lowest-ranked primetime program, however: CNN’s 10 p.m. “Don Lemon Tonight” ranked 40th in total average viewers, pulling in 495,000 total average viewers last week and 30th in the demo with 118,000 average viewers between 25 and 54.
Cuomo’s primetime program also outranked his old show, the morning program “New Day,” which got 324,000 total average viewers for the week, of whom 75,000 were in the demo.
In September, Cuomo saw a ratings decline after his brother, Andrew Cuomo, resigned as governor of New York after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. “Cuomo Prime Time” remained CNN’s highest-rated show in August, garnering 964,000 total average viewers and 222,000 in the demo.
Last week, Anderson Cooper’s 11 p.m. ET program was the highest-rated on the network in total average viewers, with 774,000, and demo viewers, with 177,000.