Nolte: Scandal-Plagued Chris Cuomo Hits Record-Low Ratings

Chris Cuomo attends Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at BGC Partners, INC on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald

Cuomo Prime Time dipped to 684,000 total viewers, the show’s lowest since launching three years ago,” far-left The Wrap reports:

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.

There was a time when Fredo was reliably the top-rated show on CNNLOL (which is kind of like being the thinnest guy at fat camp). There was also a time when Cuomo could be counted on to attract at least a million viewers, which is considered the barrel bottom in the cable news business.

But the Fredo brand has taken a serious hit. His ratings are almost as bad as Jake Tapper’s and he’s no longer number one. What’s so fascinating is just how many truly awful and dishonest things Cuomo had to do before his left-wing audience moved along.

Ginning up riots in predominantly black neighborhoods? Nope.

Serially violating mask mandates after shaming the rest of us to wear masks? Nope.

Getting caught serving as a political adviser for disgraced Governor Brother to discredit his sexual misconduct accusers? Nope.

Mike Groll/Office of Governor of Andrew M. Cuomo via AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Violating quarantine to run around the coronavirus ground zero of New York while knowing he was infected with the coronavirus? Nope.

Staging a fake exit from his fake quarantine? Nope.


Chris Cuomo exits basement (CNN).

Enjoying concierge coronavirus testing from Governor Brother while New York’s aging population couldn’t get tested? Nope.

Getting busted grabbing a female colleague’s ass? Ding! Ding! Ding!

Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo (Instagram/@chrisccuomo)

The tough spot for Fredo is that he doesn’t have what it takes to launch a comeback. He’s not very bright. He’s too entitled to do the hard work of actual journalism. He’s sold his soul to CNN chief Jeff Zucker, so becoming interesting by bucking  The Media Plantation Narrative—which is what Piers Morgan is trying—is out of the question.

He’s dumb and damaged, and people no longer look at him the way they once did. They know he’s a liar, hypocrite, fake, and cheat.

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