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Piers Morgan: Boobs! Sex tapes! No viewers!

I've been fighting off the temptation to mention the nosediving ratings of Piers Morgan's new show on Kardashian CNN. But I surrendered this afternoon when the Nielsen folks revealed that Morgan dropped below half a million viewers Thursday night even with a bunch of crazed half-naked Kardashians sitting at the desk with him. Really. You can't break the half-million mark with Hollywood's most beloved trollops bragging about their boobs? (The scoop from Kim: "They're 100 percent real!" Kourtney, not so much.) And their sex tapes? (Poor Kim says she's embarrassed by hers, though not embarrassed enough to stop talking about it on national televison, though I guess you could argue that 498,000 viewers qualifies as a "national audience" only in someplace like the Togolese Republic, which may be where Piers Morgan is doing his next show.)

Talking about ratings in the first couple of weeks of a talk show is usually unfair; it takes a new one time to build an audience. But in Morgan's case, he's losing an audience. His show debuted on January 17 with 2.1 million viewers tuning in to see him chat up Oprah Winfrey. They were so impressed that almost half of them didn't return for day two.

Since then, Morgan's ratings fell every day except for a small upward blip last Tuesday when Rudy Giuliani was the guest. By the time the Kardashians had finished hyperventilating Thursday night, Morgan had lost more than three-quarters of the viewers he started with last week.

(Hey, you wanna know who's really enjoying reading this? Larry King. In its final six months, his show was averaging 613,000 viewers, was low enough to get him kicked off the air after 50 years in broadcasting. But it's about 20 percent bigger than Morgan's audience Thursday night.)

CNN, by the way, announced Friday that it has a new "managing editor," former Newsweek editor and NBC Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker. His assignment, the network said, is "to create a more powerful and distinctive dialogue about the top news stories of the day." At the rate CNN is shedding viewers, though, the dialogue's going to have to be between cameramen and stagehands.

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Gerry

Snooki will get the ratings to soar! GET SNOOKI!!!! America's newest sweeheart and idol!

Vivian

Ye Gods, the people Morgan is interviewing (?) are, for the most part ,"has beens",never were anything , or are just boring!! As with The View, this show is merely a Gossip show for those who are voyeurs featuring exhibtionists/ celebrities. The celebs tape the show, no doubt and the viewers can hardly wait for the next "My Secret" revelation. The plethora of these shows is disgusting...What a waste!!!

Bruce

CNN is leftish hogwash 24 hours a day?

I thought at least 12 hours were leftist drivel.

Aunt Bee's doctor

A patient at our local clinic escaped yesterday. She is noted for believing in every kooky conspiracy theory on earth and is extremely jealous of Kim Kardashian. She is harmless except for being a habitual spammer and a drooler.

old seabee

The girls are smart enough to take the money and run. CNN is dumb enough to take the Limey fop and fall! All is well in commie TV land. Maybe Obama will go on the show and do his new math that should do it!

Bruce

"I wonder how many viewers he would have if every airport in America turned off CNN?"

We have a winner!

Jan

I don't like that show. I watched Joel Osteen and wife one night and yes, he does interrupt and not let his guests give their full answer to his question.

Stephanie Mann

Piers Morgan needs to get real people with real life success stories! Time to move beyond sex and Hollywood.

Betty Barclay

The people with class, brains, integrity, and common sense are watching Fox. The bottom feeders are watching CNN and MSNBC. It's the channel most often viewed in tattoo parlors, taverns, bowling alleys....in other words, all the places Democrats hang out.

FredZarguna

Somebody has to tank worse than "Client#9 and I've-never-really-been-a-conservative-but-I-play-one-on-liberal-TV." Might as well be Piers.

Jan

And no, I usually do not watch CNN at all. I woke up.

Regarding the Kardasians (I did not watch that BTW), did you know that there are 3 different Armenia countries, one by Russia, one in the mid-east (where I truly believe they are from) and forgot the third one. Just googled it because I was curious as they look sooo like they are from a mid-eastern country.

Red Ruffansore

If I were Bruce Jenner, I would have killed myself by now after being linked to this bottom dwelling band of publicity whores.

BobcatTix

I wouldn't hit that even if I was borrowing your "equipment"

Emmy Insider

Did you know?

... One of the "cable news networks" is talking to Mel Gibson about hosting a show.

You heard it here first.

kim roe

CNN is having low ratings because they have not reported the real story about what is happening with the tea party and our politics! People want the freedom to choose their health care not have government taking over health care...............

AtlasObjectivist

Rome burns and Piers talks about boobs. Takes one to know one I guess.

PhilipJames

If and only if, it somehow was possible to do, if Sarah Palin came on and did a show, that would blow the numbers away. It would save CNN at least for that time slot since it is now perceived by over half the country as a liberal biased network and she would bring all her conservative followers. Laugh... but even in the lowest viewership for her Sarah Palin's Alaska documentary was over 2.5 million... and that is on TLC cable... not a mainstream network like CNN.
I know it sounds wacky, but if she wanted to convert some of CNN's liberal and independent audience (which used to be large numbers back a number of years ago before they went all in left wing bias) to the "good" side, wouldn't that be an interesting situation? It would put her up against Sean Hannity... which I don't think she would do. If it was up against that liberal Shep Smith earlier in the day, it might work for her.
Just fantasizing... like that black racist Tracy Morgan.

//Sub/Corpus

I'd watch if Kim was on the other side of the desk ...

Noel E. PARMENTEL jr

1 quick question: Where is LARRY when we need him ?
s/Noel E. PARMENTEL jr / NoelEjr@gMail.Com

JamesT

Don't you understand? Libs attend, and are taught, the same garbage and cannot think beyond that. Get the degree. Agree with the status quo. That's all they know and that's all they think! You dumb Americans must listen to us because!!!!

Balkandeputy

Moooooooo!

Tracy C

Guess the Kardashian's give the whole world a pretty good impression of what kind of people the Armenians are. I don't even want to watch them.

Josh

The one chick has a giant leopard skin FUPA

Kurt

Who would seriously care what these sleazy, bad-girl cheerleader types have to say on ANY topic? Empty-headed is an insult to those born with diminished capacity. Still, how sad is it that people will be voyeurs and pay attention to this gaggle of cartoonish bumpkins who are famous because big sis videotaped herself having sex and posted it? Dissected, here is what they are: one part overblown brunette mane; one part silly sunglass goggles; one part too much tan; one part ditzy; two parts breast; one part no muscle tone.

Stephen Berbekar

Somebody should send Carol's comments to Bill O'Reilly.

I agree that Piers interrupts his guests too much. They can't finish a sentence without him butting in. Back off, Piers, and let your guests talk. I have watched your show (depends on who the guest is) and enjoy it. But the butting in drives me crazy.

Posted by: Carol | January 28, 2011 at 06:14 PM

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Palehorseman

Wife was surfing channels last night and hit upon CNN. When she saw what was going on with Morgan, she had a Sarah Palin, WTF moment.

Aside from the boob trash, she was repulsed by the Brit's faux accentuated accent. She also wanted to know why the LSM is pushing blathering and incomprehensible hosts who cannot even speak understandable American English.

southpaw

First of all, the use of the term "Boobs!" is ambiguous. I counted five of them when the Kardashians were on.

Aunt Bee

"Imitation is the sincerest form of television."
- Fred Allen

http://911essentials.com

Jim

Hopefully both CNN and MSNBC are going to go out of business in the near future. They are just a waste of bandwidth. It's sad they just go on driving broadcast "journalism" to a lower and lower level. It's at the point where they both are a joke.

Rick

The Kardashians women are slutty, disgusting publicity hounds with fleas!

Lindsey Lohan

The Kardashians are whores. They signify everything that is wrong with this country. Excess, lies, filth, no respect, etc.
CNN is a disgrace too. Utterly Liberal. Utterly slanted. Utterly worthless and boring. I'll stick with Fox News.

Battlespeed

Those are two fugly chicks!

MadCharles

Where's Ed Sullivan ?

ron

"I'd do either of the K girls."

I wouldn't touch them with yours, and mine's OK.

binger

I love those girls! You people stop trashing them!

cyrus

I cant put my finger on the real problem, maybe its Morgan's style of interviewing? Always bugging in. His voice is a bit annoying as well....Please someone give this guy few tapes of Charlie Rose and Howard Stern in order to pick up some pointers.

Steve

Aren't the Kardasians at war with the Kligons?

DEan

Teaching our young ladies how to be tramps!!!Hey Bruce, Put a stop to this will ya?

Jason

Lossing viewers? I stopped and listened to a one sided discussion about the lady who got arrested for falsifying documents and sending her kids to a better school and the whole argument was that it was racist to punish this women. I dont blame her for what she did but she signed papers that stated if all the information was true and if not there would be legal penalties. Well she got caught and should be punished but how is this racist? Didnt matter that was the only argument blame the white man for this. And how many black in Americas are they going to do? Muslim in America, Illegal in America, Asian in America anything but white talk about racist? One a "supposedly" news orginization is so one sided, time for CNN to go bye, bye! Get some journalist and panels that can argue both sides. I'm glad CNN is going under! Not a FoX just in case that would be someones argument.

wickham

Piers Morgan's show is all wrong as a replacement for Larry King. Morgan's show looks like it belongs on BBC America, and not because of his accent, but because of the ugly, busy, eye-blinding set that makes the show look like the satellites in the sky are having trouble sending the signal. It is cold, and Morgan is dull and often unintelligible.

While I was never a huge fan of Larry King's show, at least he brought to his television show the same kind of warmth and a level of coziness similar to how his radio show had been for years.

I enjoy hosts with accents. I think Craig Ferguson on late night CBS is fantastic. CNN would have done better with Ferguson if they wanted a European appeal. Oh wait. Ferguson is now an American citizen.

If I wanted to watch an evening talk show similar to what Morgan has created, I have plenty to choose from on BBC America - and those shows are better than Morgan's. Sorry Piers, but it's an X for you.

binger

They AREN'T Bimbos!

Aunt Bee

"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before."
- Mae West

http://911essentials.com

scarpelli

The Bert Dog:

You don't take STD's very seriously do you?

Or, is it just a matter of already being resistant to penicillin, so what the heck?

wtf

the kardashian sisters are fugly sows

Pat

It "Takes a lot of Piers" to make a breakwater, this one is not making waves nor stopping floods. End of story.

HogsAteMySister


This photo? If we were to illustrate our blog, HogsAteMySister... http://hogsatemysister.com

catmandu

no, I agree with the first comment . . these ladies are not ladies . . . nasty, gross, disgusting, foul critters . . . beached whales . . . smell better . . .

mcw1142

Why would he choose to interview the Kardashian girls? They're nothing but semen ashtrays.

CNN and Piers are just pandering to the lowest levels of society.

SP

As bad as they are, they are actually gaining on msnbc! See dailycaller, "When America wants news"

http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/28/when-americans-want-news-they-tune-out-msnbc/

StewartIII

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