CNN has gone an entire week without reaching 1 million viewers, according to a new report from Fox News.
“According to Nielsen data, the scandal-plagued network has gone an entire week without reaching 1 million viewers from July 28 to August 3, further solidifying the liberal outlet’s struggle to carry on without Donald Trump in the White House,” the report indicates.
The report adds:
Chris Cuomo, CNN’s star anchor who was swept up in the explosive report from New York Attorney General Letitia James that outlined damning sexual harassment allegations against his brother Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, received a minimal ratings bump on Tuesday night as viewers were curious as to whether or not he would address the controversy, receiving roughly 100,000 viewers more than he did Monday. Cuomo ultimately avoided the scandal altogether on his program, which garnered only 930,000 viewers.
“Cuomo Prime Time” averaged a measly 872,000 viewers despite being CNN’s highest-rated show in the past week, coming at a distant third behind Fox News’ “Hannity” in the same timeslot with 2.3 million viewers and MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” with 1.6 million viewers.
CNN’s primetime lineup averaged just 858,000 viewers, marking a whopping 73% decline since January.
The last time CNN reached over 1 million viewers was on July 27 during its coverage of the Democrat-led House select committee investigating Jan. 6, a subject that has dominated the network ever since President Biden took office.
Tuesday, Keith Olberman responded to a tweet from Josh Dawsey who wrote “Report confirms Chris Cuomo counseled brother on how to handle allegations, and says CNN anchor testified. “During his testimony, Chris Cuomo explained that there was discussion about remedial measures the Chamber should take in light of the sexual harassment allegations.”
Olberman responded by tweeting “This is an intolerable conflict of interest for @cnn. You cannot have an anchor formally consulting his brother on how to handle the media, when he has outsized influence on how a large player in the media covers his brother (or doesn’t). They cannot keep @ChrisCuomo on air.”
Fox News contributor Joe Concha also blasted CNN for not firing Chris Cuomo after the NY AG’s report said he helped his embattled brother defend against sexual harassment charges.