Also coloring the ratings comparisons, same week last year, Fox News Channel wasn’t airing its 800-pound gorilla, Sean Hannity in the timeslot.
Cuomo nabbed his best numbers on Monday, when he interviewed loose-lipped Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and bagged 1.370M total viewers and 475K news demo viewers. His low came Thursday, when he averaged 977K total viewers, 316K of them in the news demo.
On Friday, Cuomo’s show became CNN’s lead-in to a memorial special for its star Anthony Bourdain, who had been found dead that morning in a hotel in France, where he had been shooting an upcoming episode of Parts Unknown. That night, Cuomo Prime Time jumped to a 1.051 million viewers and 352K news demo viewers.