President Donald Trump weighed in this morning not on last night’s protests over the death of George Floyd, nor the reaction to him making his way to St. John’s church, but instead on Gov. Cuomo and his younger brother, CNN primetime anchor Chris Cuomo.
“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo Brothers. New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor [Andrew Cuomo] refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces,” the president wrote on Twitter.
Turning his attention then to the CNN anchor, Trump concluded, “Likewise, Fredo’s ratings are down 50%!”
This is a reference to the Daily Mail report from last week, noting the 49% fall in Cuomo’s Prime Time ratings since March when he was diagnosed with coronavirus. At the time, “source close to the anchor pointed out that cable news ratings rise and fall dramatically depending on what’s happening in the news cycle. The person argued that weekly averages don’t provide an accurate picture of viewership,” according to the Daily Mail. The day after he announced he tested positive, Cuomo Prime Time scored a first place victory. Cuomo’s ratings have dropped 49 percent in the demo and 35 percent overall, while Maddow is down 17 percent in the demo and 7 percent overall. Hannity has dropped 38 percent in the demo and 12 percent overall.
In response to the president’s tweet, CNN said, “Surely you have more important issues than TV ratings to address. But since you’ve made it a priority, we’ll correct the record. Chris Cuomo has had his highest ratings in history for the past two months.”Follow @CommentaryCNN