CNN’s Chris Cuomo Is Moving to Primetime

CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo will move from daytime to primetime, taking over the coveted 9 p.m. hour on weeknights, The New York Times reported Wednesday. CNN’s consummate newsman John Berman has been slated to replace Cuomo on New Day to accompany co-anchor Alisyn Camerota. The change in lineup could possibly be a reaction to CNN’s third-place primetime-ratings ranking, behind the more partisan Fox News and MSNBC primetime lineups. The shakeup puts Cuomo directly against Fox News’ Sean Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and reduces Anderson Cooper’s current two-hour slot to just one hour. Cuomo had been tested out as a primetime host before, filling in for Cooper on AC360 and having his own special, Cuomo Prime Time, air in January.