Recently, Chris Cuomo dramatically claimed that after being fired by CNN, he “was going to kill everybody” as well as himself.
After it was revealed that Cuomo advised his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, through a sexual misconduct scandal, the former primetime host was fired from the network in late 2021.
During an episode of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s podcast, “Open Book with Anthony Scaramucci,” the 52-year-old Cuomo said, “I had to accept [my firing] because I was going to kill everybody, including myself. Things can consume you.”
The ousted journalist admitted he “makes a lot of mistakes” and started therapy after being “s–t-canned” by CNN bosses.
“There is damage that is relatable, there is damage that is unrelatable to people that I have to deal with, that I am working on,” he continued.
Cuomo has since made a TV comeback on NewsNation but divulged that he’s embarrassed by the tanking viewership numbers on his new show.
The New York Post reported “Cuomo” saw 147,000 viewers on its debut in October 2022, while his explosive interview with artist Kanye West drew just 129,000 viewers.
Cuomo’s NewsNation show averaged about 63,000 viewers per night, a massive decrease from his CNN show, “Cuomo Prime Time,” which averaged over a million viewers a night.
He recalled, “At CNN and I wasn’t set up to be [No. 1]. I wasn’t the big name there, I didn’t have the big team, they didn’t do the advertising about me. But I was still No. 1. Why? Because it was the best show. Because I was giving people what they needed in that moment.”
Cuomo knows, however, that his NewsNation audience is “small” and “people don’t want to watch.”
“It’s hard to keep perspective on that because it’s kind of embarrassing,” he lamented, adding, “I will never be [No. 1] again.”
“I believe that was taken, I believe wrongly. I will litigate that. I am not going to bitch about it in the press,” he concluded. Cuomo is suing CNN for over $60 million over the firing. The case is believed to be ongoing.
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