Although less than half of FNC's draw, MSNBC (3.21 million) was runner-up among cable in total viewers followed by CNN (2.61 million).
Simply put, CNN's morning revamp has still relegated the network for third-place early-day status, behind its cable news brethren.
A scaling back of original projects is an about-face from the programming strategy of the past decade implemented by former CNN president Jeff Zucker.
Cuomo drew 129,000 viewers including 22,000 adults 25-54 — the program's top figures for the week (Oct. 17-21).
Compared to the six previous daytime hearings, MSNBC viewership was up among both total viewers (+2 percent) and adults 25-54 (+4 percent).
Cuomo's appearance, his first in public since his CNN firing from Nov. 2021, was a prelude to his new nightly program on NewsNation.
The Weather Channel coverage of Hurricane Ian in Florida averaged 2.48 millions total viewers including 689,000 within the key 25-54 demographic.
"A 50 percent drop in the key 25-54 demo is 50 percent drop in your billable viewer."
As noted in the network total day averages below, Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC each drew above average from their regular daytime programming.
"Ideally, Biden and his administration hoped to reach a significant portion of the prime time TV audience on this Sep. 1st night."