‘Cuomo Prime Time’ marks one year anniversary

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CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” celebrated one year on the air June 4, 2019.

  • The show became a permanent fixture on the CNN primetime schedule June 4, 2018.
  • On Tuesday’s broadcast, Cuomo replaced his normal “Closing Argument” segment with a “Closing Thank You.”
  • In it, he aired highlights from the show’s year on the air.

While still in third place, “Cuomo Prime Time” has managed to deliver ratings growth.

  • “Cuomo” is currently the highest rated CNN show in both total viewers and the demo, according to CNN.
  • Its ratings are also up 11% over last year.
  • Competitors “Hannity” on Fox and “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC both dipped in the same time period.

“Cuomo Prime Time” has a bit of an interesting backstory.

  • Cuomo came to CNN from ABC News to anchor its newly launched morning show “New Day” in 2013.
  • He was joined at the anchor desk by Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira served as “news anchor.”
  • Bolduan was removed as co-anchor in 2014. She was replaced by Alisyn Camerota.
  • Pereira left for HLN in 2016 to host a Los Angeles based show. That show was canceled in 2018 and Pereira left the network.
  • Prior to 2018, CNN aired test runs of the show under the same name.
  • Cuomo would permanently leave “New Day,” with John Berman replacing him.