Sunday, February 23, 2014

CNN announces Pier's Morgan cancellation

It appears that CNN has found some reasoned decision making and decided to pull the plug on the Brit rabble rouser Piers Morgan. 

According to Politico -- CNN President Jeff Zucker has decided to bring an end to Piers Morgan’s low-rated primetime show, network sources told POLITICO on Sunday. “Piers Morgan Live” could end as early as next month, though Morgan may stay with the network in another role.

Morgan, a former British tabloid editor, replaced Larry King in the 9 p.m. hour three years ago, prior to Zucker’s tenure as president. His show earned consistently low ratings, registering as few as 50,000 viewers in the 25-to-54 year-old demographic earlier this week.

“CNN confirms that Piers Morgan Live is ending,” Allison Gollust, head of CNN communications, told POLITICO on Sunday after an earlier version of this post was published. “The date of the final program is still to be determined."

It only took 3 years of low ratings to come to this decision.  Though CNN reports that his show earned consistently low ratings I think it should have been reported as "few as 50,000 viewers in the barely able to breath demographic".  The key here is that he "earned" his low ratings which is another fine example of the low bar set by Obama in the job performance arena.

According to the NY Times article, Morgan admits -- "It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said, adding that although there had been times when the show connected in terms of audience, slow news days were problematic."

Slow news days?  This is part and parcel of his earning.  In the 3 years he has opened his mouth all things liberal and carried Democrat water, the big news stories were always there and continue to be there.  CNN, MSMBC, NBC, CBS just refuse to report the actual news.  They create slow news days.

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