With perfect timing as usual, President Donald Trump weighed in on CNN’s 40-year ratings high news: by saying he can’t “believe how badly” CNN performed last quarter.
CNN had its biggest audience in the network’s 40-year history in the second quarter, averaging 1,824,000 viewers in prime time and 1,124,00 in Total Day, which runs from 6 am to 6 am.
In its press release, CNN touted Cuomo Prime Time‘s success, noting it had its “highest 9p time period quarterly delivery on record.” Furthermore, Cuomo Prime Time delivered CNN’s highest viewership in the second quarter among total viewers, 2,210,000, and among adults 25-54 635,000.
But Trump thinks Cuomo deserves a paycut. “Fredo should be given a big pay cut!”
CNN’s press team noted it was “exhausting” to explain this to the president, but since his White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said “you can read and also consume intelligence verbally,” the press team included a link to the release detailing CNN’s ratings. Or, if he couldn’t read it, CNN suggested he ask “one of your staffers to read it aloud to you: Q2 of 2020 was the Most-Watched Quarter in CNN’s 40 Year History.”
For his part, Cuomo didn’t reply.Follow @CommentaryCNN