CNN earlier this week was unable to crack the one million viewer mark with any of their shows, an embarrassing new low in the era of President Biden.
Mediaite generously described Monday as “a rough day in the ratings for CNN” based on ratings released by Nielsen.
The highest-rated show for the network was Chris Cuomo’s Cuomo Prime Time, which garnered 919,000 viewers according to the report.
Cuomo is currently embroiled in a scandal of journalistic integrity as it was revealed that he advised his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and his aides on how to respond to a sexual misconduct scandal.
That was CNN’s top-rated ‘news’ guy.
By contrast, MSNBC’s top program, The Rachel Maddow Show, earned 2.43 million total viewers Monday, while Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight grabbed 2.79 million sets of eyes.
TV Newser declared that ratings the week of May 17th saw CNN “as a whole shed -11% in total prime time viewers, shed -14% in the prime time demo, -11% in total day viewers and lost -15% in the total day demo from the prior week.”
In total prime time viewers, Fox News more than tripled CNN – 2.1 million to 629,000.
Trump has repeatedly referred to Lemon as “the dumbest man on television,” and his rating decline following a desperate publicity stunt does nothing to dispel that notion.
In a rather bold move by fact-checking outlet Politifact, they decided to look into the claim that Lemon was leaving CNN but failed to fact-check Lemon himself for misleading his viewers.
Cuomo has also been caught faking news segments as well, last year staging his emergence from his basement following a quarantine he had already admitted to breaking.
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