Monday, July 22, 2024

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who is America?” Sinks to 269K Viewers, Loses A Third of “The Affair” Ratings Sunday Night


“Who is America?” dropped some more in the ratings Sunday night, down to 269,000 viewers. It had been up over 300,000.

But Sacha Baron Cohen’s show is suffering from lack of advance promotion. Also, Cohen is not landing every punch. On Sunday he got nowhere trying to dupe Trumper Corey Lewandowski. Sacha struck out.

“Who is America?” also lost about a third of the viewers from its lead in on Showtime, “The Affair.” That show scored 595,000 viewers, a bug number for them as fans wanted to see how Allison (Ruth Wilson) died.

And what about Ruth Wilson? There’s more to the story of her exit from “The Affair” than complaining about pay parity. Stay tuned…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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