CNN’s new show “Cuomo Prime Time” was meant to jumpstart a failing nighttime lineup on the embattled network. The 9:00 PM show replaced two hours of Anderson Cooper 360, which went down to one hour. Something needed to change for CNN as they are now losing viewers to not just Fox News but MSNBC as well, who has been stuck in third place forever.
Cooper was getting 2 million fewer viewers a night than Fox News’s “Hannity” so it made sense to try something new. Cuomo, one of the most liberal anchors at the network, laughably billed his show as a place for independents. “The independent thinker, the open-minded person doesn’t have anywhere to go. So we are building a home for them,” he said.
But apparently, no one is buying it. At least, not yet.
This past week Cuomo averaged 1.1 million viewers. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow wiped the floor with him averaging 2.6 million viewers. Sean Hannity beat both of them with 3.2 million viewers.
Cuomo saw his ratings steadily decline. By the end of the week, his viewership dropped 23 percent.
The Western Journal reports on a few reasons why he’s so universally hated on the right:
“Cuomo has been a frequent critic of the president and broke into laughter on-air in February when discussing the first couple’s marriage.
“In January, he urged Americans to “get woke” while engaging in a Twitter spat against Trump’s border wall and those Americans who support it.
“Likewise, Trump appears to be no fan of Cuomo, telling Time in the spring of 2017 that the journalist sits there “like a chained lunatic. He’s like a boiler ready to explode, the level of hatred. And the entire, you know, the entire CNN platform is that way.”
“The CNN personality is younger brother of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the son of the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.”