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Three years after taking over for Larry King in CNN’s plum 9 pm slot, the insufferable Piers Morgan has seen the ratings for his show, “Piers Morgan Live,” hit some new lows.
Piers said last week that he and CNN president Jeffrey Zucker had been talking about the show’s failure to connect and had decided to pull the plug, probably in March.
Piers said, “It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings. Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it. That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”
Sadly, this doesn’t mean we won’t see Piers anymore.
The supercilious Brit said he was interested in doing fewer appearances to greater effect — big, major interviews that would be events in themselves. Plans for a replacement at the 9 o’clock hour are still underway, but Piers and CNN are in talks about him remaining at CNN in a different role.
Source: New York Times