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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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Warren

I gave up watching CNN (used to watch it when I traveled a lot on business) when it became inpossible to see a white guy on any of the shows. I thought since white folks were the majority of the population (still) that surely they could find a white guy at some point to broadcast the news. Now, they don't even have news! That may sound like a racist comment to the libs on here but I'm just sayin.....

Bill Foster

When George W. Bush fell off of a segway scooter, this turd said: "You'd have to be an idiot to fall off, wouldn't you Mr President." and "If anyone can make a pig's ear of riding a sophisticated, self-balancing machine like this, Dubya can".
A few years later, Piers Morgan falls off of a segway scooter and breaks three ribs.

Remember that everytime you see his smug and arrogant face.

Gerry

Screw Sarah Palin --- give me SNOOKI!!!!!!

WE WANT MORE SNOOKI!

Mike

Okay, nobody can blame me for being anti-Brit because I am a Brit! So, here's my take. I'm sick of celebrities. Period. I'm even more sick of celdebrity interviewers like Piers (smug) Morgan. Can someone tell me why we have this constant parade of "nonentities with nothing to say" cluttering up our screens? I think we have waaaay too many reporters. Waaaay too many tv stations. Thank goodness for Turner Classic Movies and the DVR invention. With my DVR I can whip through the junk. Frankly, I don't care what some celebrity actor has to say.....I was born with a brain and can work it out for myself. As for the Kardashian clan........if you scrape the bottom of the barrel....

Gerry

S N O O K I !!!!!!!!

Rob

Piers is bad because he doesn't engage in a conversation. He looks at those damn blue cards after the guest has finished speaking and then asks the next question. At least Larry held a conversation even tho he had no idea who he was talking to! And that accent really gets irritating after about ten minutes. Piers will be gone by this time next year.

ponyexpress

It's not the host It's the brand! Very few people trust cnn as a worthy news source any more. They along with nbc, abc, msnbc, & cbs were found out to be megaphones for progressive thought not trusted news sources. The vast majority of adult viewers simply want facts. They don't want to be told what they should think. Slick, empty & dishonest is not a good formula

Bill

I believe that the Kardashians are the only two women left who Larry Kimg did not marry.

BruceWLA

Well I'm not really sure who Piers Morgan is, but it seems like the two big problems are (A) it looks like he's doing the same show as Larry King (softball questions, guests no one cares about, or is sick of), and (B) most important, he's on CNN, a network that's just about shut down, its ratings are so poor.

Why are the ratings so poor? Becuase they are biased to the left, and still don't understand that most people do not live in New York or San Francisco. They are among the hypocrites calling for "civility" while they denegerate, demonize, and personally insult those that have the temerity not to agree with them. They are not quite as sickening as MSNBC (Chris Matthews: "It's time for civility! Let's get rid of the vitrilolic rhetoric!" And then he proceeds to call a UNITED STATES CONGRESSWOMAN A "BUBBLEHEAD."). But they are getting close.
Two important points: liberals calling for "civility" means "Stop disagreeing with us." and whatever liberals dictate or yammer about, remember, it DOES NOT APPLY TO THEM. ONLY TO US.
After all, if Obamacare is so wonderful, why did Congress EXEMPT ITSELF FROM IT? Still no one has an answer for that one........

JT

Maybe the idiots who run "NEWS" (Nothing Ever Worth Seeing) shows would get a clue that people have become tired of the watching the circus and hearing the propaganda.

Its kinda hard to reconcile what you see on TV and what you live each day.

jenK77

Piers Morgan is arrogant, holier than thou nasty person. Why is this foreigner, an alien allowed to ban Americans on American soil? Can't stand his foreign accent, and his pompous attitude. We don't watch his show, would love to have an American take over so we can start watching cnn again.

Dan G

Piers interrupts his guests too much. He is a liberal dunce!

krackcorned

simply really. piers is a douche.

skeptic17

"I'm losing viewers so I'm going to put two pros with big boobs and that will make it all better". ha ha ha Guys like seeing pretty gals but even most guys will draw the line with Kardashians. Shall we say they are a bit more "experienced and trashy" than what most guys want. Sorry Piers, looks like you will actually have to get some talent and then book some talent.

nealtrom

who what....cnn is still on the air...???

jenK77

Why is this foreigner, an alien allowed to ban Americans on American soil?
We don't watch his show, can't stand his accent, his pompous and holier than thou attitude.

Dan Culton

Wow..... I didn't realize this many people watched CNN. Looks like 30 or so viewers...

Jason

Who are the Kardashian's and since when are breast implants and sex tapes news? OH! I get it, sorta like the Paris Hilton/Brittany Spears crap we heard for so long! Oh yeah, that's journalism. I think I will run out and buy me a People magazine right now! Puke.

a a

"News" networks such as CNN refuse to get it. They absolutely refuse to get it. Their partisan slant and unwillingness to present the truth follow them in everything they do, dragged along like a ball and chain; they haul their insipid misdirected agenda behind them like a pile of rotting manure.

If they really want ratings, it's quite simple: present real news.

If they really want ratings -- oh, gee, I don't know ... do some expository journalism, provide some fact-based analysus, report on the corruption in Washington regardless of what party is in power, dispense with the stupid puerile gossip-column garbage and quit with the the blatant condescension and pretension. Dig around and present information -- what a concept! Enough with the propagandist intelligence-insulting pap. If you're gonna have a pundit or something who's supposed to be opinionated, try someone who's not the same trite brand of socialist hack or who's not some effete supercilious British smart-aleck with his head up you-know-where.

But they won't. The liberal media will continue being the liberal media and will continue to reward hopelessly partisan and/or intellectually dishonest and/or just-plain-boring, arrogant, sub-sophomoric, aspire-to-mediocrity front-men and front-women -- look who we've been subjected to: Couric, Williams, Wah-wah, Matthews, Maddow, etc., etc., ad nauseam -- and now they think Piers Morgan is the answer???! And they'll continue to scratch their heads and try to "rejuvenate" their ratings and "reinvent" themselves while pushing the same, tired, stale, overexposed, nauseating BS.

Dreamer

CNN should do a 180 and come back as GNN. Good News Network and report only good news in the world instead of the rapes, murders, leftest slant sex.etc etc. Even current world news could be reported with some "good" objective to it. I always wondered why, with all the good things happening in the world, all you get from every reporting news network is negitive, depressing bad news, and hours of it. Probably why we tend to be the same way. Always relating the bad things that happen and forget about the good things. Probably beat FOX in the rating with this new concept....Would be different watching hours of good news instead of what we put up with now.

dootsie

i like him.

KanSam

How Ironic? hire an Englishman to rearange the deck chairs on the Titanic that CNN has become.

Mr. Morgan needs to brace himself.. His Piers will collapse before his ship comes in.

Jack

Piers Morgan--Is it the sluts and leftwing nuts show? Hilarious, smug PODS.

jgreene

I have no problem with the Kardashians; they are who they are. But I'm not interested in their opinions on anything, nor do I wish to listent to this phoney Brit prattl on about nothing.

Bobby

On the show "American's Got Talent", Piers has been the "bad guy" by telling many Americans that they have no talent. Maybe America is just returning the favor.

rover w

Too bad CNN can't come up with a real conservative to go up against O'reilly. That's about the only way I could force myself to watch CNN.

Cewe

i think, it Nothing spesial

http://iklan-cewex.blogspot.com

Nick

I wonder why a pompous brit who's made his name trashing people and doing what he does hasn't attracted viewers?

CNN perhaps? I haven't turned on CNN since before the Bush administration and 911. And never will, since all one needs to do is go on their website and read the comments there/

Then after a couple minutes on every thread you don't say to yourself "these are the people watching this freakin channel?" and leave, than you too can be one of the 100000 fans of what they do which isn't many in the scheme of the globe.

Mostly you'll find yourself in the company of the same folks who spend the other spare time they have watching MSNBC.

Not where I wanna be when Jesus comes back.. lol

kfor777

No wonder the Dems all want the fairness doctrine to be passed into law. The Communist News Network won't have any viewers unless we are forced to watch. Boobs or no boobs, CNN is a waste.

Steve

If I had a choice I'd screw the fat one on the right...

Emery

Which do you prefer brain dead progressives At CNN or brainwashed Neocons at Fox? It's all propaganda - its all designed to manipulate the way you think.

DrDarby

First these women are pigs. Ugly boob sagging in thoer 20's ho bag swine. Piers sucks and maybe that no talent goes over in the UK but they are used to setteling.

jeff

Who's Piers Morgan and waddup with the fat chicks?

SUP!?

I know how he can fix his ratings. Get SARAH PALIN!! Everyone wants to hear what she has to say. Even the foaming at the mouth intolerant liberals that hate her. If I had a struggling show I'd get Sarah Palin on. Everywhere she goes people follow her - even the angry ones.

Ciac

They got the jumbos.

Susan

CNN execs have banked its future on the extreme left; and, is now scratching its head on why the majority of Americans are repulsed by their broadcasts.

Olivia hadley

Piers needs more than PR and graphics to be watchable this guy doesn't work for us audiences forget it!!!!

buzzsaw

i'm like morgan what are the kardash sisters talent?

buzzsaw

before morgan came to cnn, what did he do? ive never heard of him. and if he keeps tanking will larry king be brought back?

American Steve

IF HE NEED A RATING BOOST CALL SHARA PALIN!!!!

Kerry

I know NBC will think that I am stupid, but maybe have Sarah Palin on there and treat her like a lady and not some tramp like the two cows in the photo. Get real people on his show. What do I know, I dont even know what channel CNN is on, mine is stuck on FOX.

Kerry

You know looking at what those two girls stand for reminds me of back in high school having a saying we would have to tie a 2x4 to our butt, but I just cant remember why?

DJ

Those two broads are built like a couple of Clydesdales .. with fake breastages. And WHY are they so popular?!

albert james

You seen one, you've seen them all!

Got any more?

WTF

I had completely forgotten about the term Trollops.

I was thinking Hussy, or Hussies, as it were.

mrmikejohnson

How dumb to you have to be to get your news from CNN?

Rick

I still don't understand the attraction of the Kardi cows. No talent, no education, no anything. Guess showing your boobs every time possible is it.

Watched Piers first night. Boring. Actually I only stuck with it a few minutes. Sucked

John Fiorella

The photo of those ladies look great.

John Fiorella

The photo of those ladies look great...

Dave Nelson

I am a conservative who has given Piers Morgan a chance, and I think I like what I've seen thus far. He is definitely a choice vis-a-vis Bill O'Reilly.

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