TMZ's Harvey Levin: 'A test pattern is beating CNN in the ratings'

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CNN's revamped morning show “New Day,” a ratings stinker so far, is facing a whole new level of mockery.

On TMZ TV on Monday night, host Harvey Levin, commenting on a story about The Weather Channel and weatherman Al Roker's show that competes with "New Day", sneered that a TV “test pattern” gets better ratings than CNN's show.

The TMZ story suggested that Roker, who hosts “Wake Up With Al” on The Weather Channel before shifting to NBC's "Today" show, is miffed about being the lead-in for new Weather Channel host Sam Champion, who is leaving ABC's "Good Morning America" to host a 7 a.m. show.

In a brief interview with the gossip network, Roker’s "Today" co-host Natalie Morales scoffed at reports that Roker is angry being Champion's lead-in. Roker's show competes with "New Day" from 6 a.m.-7 a.m.

“Al’s killing the ratings, by the way,” she bragged. “Al is beating CNN in the morning.”

At that point, Levin jumped in. “Excuse me, excuse me,” he said. “A test pattern is beating CNN in the ratings,” he said.

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