‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ Sinks To 2013 Low: Only 87K Viewers In Key Demo

By | Friday March 1, 2013 @ 4:04pm PST

Following what many saw as a preview of what CNN’s mornings might look like with Chris Cuomo and presumptive co-host Erin Burnett, Jeff Zucker’s network-in-progress got more bad ratings news. For the second day in a row, … Read More »

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CNN Hits 20-Year Weekly Primetime Low

By | Tuesday August 7, 2012 @ 10:54am PDT

Primetime is not good news for CNN lately. Amidst having its least watched month in primetime in two decades in May and the lowest rated month in total viewers in 10-years in April, CNN has now hit a 20-year all … Read More »

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Harvey Weinstein Guest-Hosting CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan’ With Bill Clinton: Live-Blog

By | Thursday May 31, 2012 @ 6:00pm PDT

Multi-Oscar winning indie studio chief Harvey Weinstein is guest-hosting CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight and spending the hour interviewing former President Bill Clinton. The show was pre-taped in New York this afternoon. The appearance by Weinstein, a long time Clinton … Read More »

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CNN Hits 20-Year Monthly Rating Low In May

By | Wednesday May 30, 2012 @ 1:46pm PDT

CNN Ratings DownThe news just went from bad to worse at CNN. After the cable news network delivered its lowest-rated month in total viewers in over a decade in April, May became CNN’s worst month in … Read More »

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CNN Hits 20-Year Weekday Primetime Low

By | Tuesday May 22, 2012 @ 9:56am PDT

CNN Ratings Drop 2012The only ratings news CNN is getting lately is bad news. Last week, the cable news network had its lowest-rated weekday primetime in 20 years in terms of total viewers. From May 14-18, CNN averaged 395,000 viewers … Read More »

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CNN Slumps To 15-Year Primetime Low

CNN fell to a 15 year primetime low last night in a key demo and limboed down to its second worse weekday primetime since March 1997. A new episode of Piers Morgan Tonight at 9 PM drew in … Read More »

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CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ Gets Beat In The Ratings By A 3 AM Fox News Show

By | Tuesday November 1, 2011 @ 10:11am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CNN’s 9 PM anchor Piers Morgan Tonight is regularly pummeled in the ratings by its Fox News primetime counterparts. But in October, it also got beat by Fox News’ overnight program Red Eye, which airs at 3 AM. The talk … Read More »

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Christine O’Donnell Walks Off Piers Morgan Interview

By | Wednesday August 17, 2011 @ 6:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In a bizarre incident, former Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell today walked out of the taping of an interview for CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, which is set to air tonight. The tipping point was Morgan’s question about her stance on gay marriage. (By that point, he had already quizzed … Read More »

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Sheen Willing To Work With Chuck Lorre Again, Harvey Weinstein Bets On Moonves

Nellie Andreeva

Over the past week, Sheen has called Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre a clown, a turd and a charlatan among other things. But, despite the bad blood, Sheen doesn’t rule out working with Lorre again. “Maybe two guys just sit in a room and say, ‘Look, we … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Men’ Repeat Is No.1 In Viewers, ‘Harry’s Law’ & ‘Mike & Molly’ Up

Nellie Andreeva

Viewers can’t get enough of Charlie Sheen. After a day of media blitz featuring a string of interviews with the troubled Two and a Half Men star, viewers flocked to watch him on the show that spawned all the controversy. A repeat of Men (11.6 million viewers, 3.2/9 in adults 18-49) was the most watched show on television last night. And that despite extra Sheen competition at 9 PM as the actor himself was on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight talking about the situation around Men. In a promising sign for CBS’ Mike & Molly (3.4/9, 11.4 million), which may be assigned a tentpole position sooner than originally planned given the Men turmoil, the freshman comedy was up 6% from last week to tie veteran How I Met Your Mother (3.4/10, 9.3 million) as CBS’ top program of the night in 18-49. Mother was down 3% from last week, midseason comedy Mad Love (2.7/7, 8 million) at 8:30 PM was down 4%. (CBS aired a Hawaii Five-0 rerun (1.8/5 at 10 PM) Read More »

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Piers Morgan To Interview Larry King

By | Monday February 21, 2011 @ 11:13am PST
Nellie Andreeva

In a face-off that is bound to feel awkward and uncomfortable, CNN’s Piers Morgan will interview his predecessor Larry King this week. The encounter comes on the heels of King’s statement last week that Morgan “may have been oversold” … Read More »

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Larry King On Piers Morgan: “I Think He May Have Been Oversold”

By | Thursday February 17, 2011 @ 8:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

In an interview for BBC Radio 4 in his successor Piers Morgan’s native Britain, former CNN host said Morgan was a “fine” host but may have suffered from overhyping. “I think one of the problems (CNN) did was over sell … Read More »

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Piers Morgan Gets New Booker, Gets Ripped By Howard Stern & Ties Larry King’s Ratings

By | Tuesday February 1, 2011 @ 11:48pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

It was an eventful day in Piers Morgan news world. After hitting a ratings and an all-around low for his interview with the Kardashian sisters last week, it became clear that Morgan should be going for better guests. His producers … Read More »

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No Ricky Gervais Viewership Bump For Piers Morgan But He Bounces Back In Demo

Nellie Andreeva

Well, with guest Ricky Gervais CNN’s Piers Morgan didn’t quite smackdown Sean Hannity. “If I don’t smack you down tonight with Howard, I’ll take you on Thursday with Ricky Gervais. love Piers,” Morgan tweeted to the Fox News host on Tuesday before his second show with Howard Stern. That night, he edged Hannity in 25-54, which has remained Morgan’s only ratings victory in his premiere week. With newsmaker Ricky Gervais as a guest last night, Morgan averaged 1 million viewers, slightly down from Wednesday night for a new low. He lost both the viewer and demo race to Hannity, drawing about half of what his Fox News competitor got. In 25-54, Morgan bounced back from the low on Wednesday. Morgan also returned to second place in total viewers after falling behind MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday. Here are the rankings for the cable news networks at 9 PM:

Thursday/Day 4 (Ricky Gervias)

FNC’s Hannity: 2,079,000 in P2+ (557,000 in 25-54)

CNN’s Piers: 1,025,000 in P2+ (279,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC’s Maddow: 976,000 in P2+ (264,000 in 25-54) Read More »

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Ricky Gervais Supported Steve Carell’s Decision To Leave ‘The Office’

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: On Piers Morgan Tonight, Ricky Gervais, co-creator and star of the original British version of The Office and executive producer of the U.S. adaptation, talked about his initial reaction to Steve Carell’s decision to leave the NBC series. “I sent him an email saying: I think you are doing … Read More »

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Piers Morgan Falls To Third Place On Day 3

Nellie Andreeva

Piers Morgan started off promisingly as a close No. 2  cable news program at 9PM in its Monday premiere, then fell 40% on Tuesday but still finished second. Last night, Piers Morgan Tonight (1 million total viewers, 239,000 of them in the 25-54 demographic) slipped further to finish behind the time slot leader, Fox News’s Sean Hannity (2 million, 565,000 in 25-54) and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (1.1 million, 221,000 in 25-54). In the demo, Morgan edged Maddow to finish second after topping Hannity with the Howard Stern interview on Tuesday. Between his premiere and his third airing, Morgan lost half of his audience (1 million viewers.) Last night, Morgan featured his first non-showbiz guest, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Tonight he is back to entertainment with controversial Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais. Here are the standings at 9 PM for the past 3 nights: Read More »

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Piers Morgan Drops 40% In Viewers On Night 2, Inches Up In The Demo With Howard Stern

Nellie Andreeva

Despite a popular and controversial guest, Howard Stern, the second edition of Piers Morgan’s new talk show on CNN drew 1.27 million viewers, down almost 40% from its Monday premiere. But Stern proved its demo mettle … Read More »

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Solid Ratings Start For Piers Morgan On CNN: 2.1 Million Viewers Tune In

Nellie Andreeva

In his heavily publicized debut last night, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight drew 2.1 million viewers, 520,519 of them in the 25-54 demographic. Morgan couldn’t dethrone the reigning king in the 9 PM slot, Fox News’s Sean Hannity (2.4 million, 599,800 … Read More »

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Piers Morgan’s CNN Debut Not “Surprising”

Nellie Andreeva

At the very end of the premiere episode of his new CNN show, Piers Morgan Tonight, Morgan turned to his first interviewee, Oprah Winfrey, and asked “How have I done?” “You have been surprising,” was her carefully chosen answer. “Surprisingly … Read More »

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