Chris Cuomo’s ratings down at CNN after sexual misconduct allegations

CNN reported on Friday that anchor Chris Cuomo faced sexual misconduct allegations before he was fired from the network in January. Cuomo was brought in to co-host CNN’s Saturday Night Live-style talk show New…

Chris Cuomo's ratings down at CNN after sexual misconduct allegations

CNN reported on Friday that anchor Chris Cuomo faced sexual misconduct allegations before he was fired from the network in January. Cuomo was brought in to co-host CNN’s Saturday Night Live-style talk show New Day after Wolf Blitzer announced that he was leaving the network. In his first few months as co-host, Cuomo’s ratings have been off. The latest Nielsen numbers for the show—after CNN had failed to acknowledge the allegations before reporting them—has all-night anchor Chris Cuomo averaging 2,226,000 total viewers and 806,000 among adults 25-54, down 31 percent and 40 percent respectively from their season highs the month before. According to CNN, the network wasn’t aware of the allegations before it decided to fire Cuomo, adding that the network’s lawyers reviewed the allegations and decided they amounted to “non-criminal actions.”

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