CNN sees ratings spike for Chris Cuomo’s show – after his suspension

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The anemic ratings for Chris Cuomo’s CNN show shot up — after he disappeared on suspension.

The total number of “Cuomo Prime Time” viewers spiked to 897,000 on Tuesday night when Anderson Cooper filled in for the missing host, according to Nielsen TV ratings data posted online by AdWeek’s TVNewser website.

That figure was up nearly 19 percent from Monday, when Cuomo attracted just 754,000 pairs of eyeballs.

It also exceed his 9 p.m. weekday show’s average of 774,00 viewers during November, when it ranked No. 25 among all cable TV news programs, right behind Cooper’s.

The surge of interest came hours after CNN announced it had “indefinitely” benched Cuomo “pending further evaluation” of official documents from the sexual harassment probe that forced his older brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to resign August.

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