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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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phlogiston

These are women who look much better with their clothes concealing their rather overweight ungainly bodies. The Kardashians are quintessential white trash. But they have parlayed themselves into marketable trash with some complicit media covering their dysfunctional existence.

Ugh! Remove them from the scene. They are pollutants.

I'll bet their parents are proud of them, exploiting black athletes. But then it may not be exploitation as their cognitive abilities may just match. What canker sores on the buttocks of humanity. They are the bottom of the bucket.

steve

Yup, cows. Slutty cows with big udders, big hips, and big feet. And don't even get me started on Piers.

Mike

Former NBC guy? Sure, he'll save the day! LMAO!!!!

Ryan

LOL well I guess for those of you who have no substance in your sell who have always used sex to sell there is a lesson to be learned here...

DON'T HIRE THE KARDASHIANS! :)

Seriously though, talk about mixing two demographics with an enormous disconnect... this plan had to either be market testing using Piers as the scapegoat or simply a horribly laid out plan.

I can imagine that there are people who are capable of coming up with terrible ideas, but when they're on the same team for someone to agree with the idea... I'm in total disbelief!

In this case you just know there are 2 people with jobs out there that they have no business being in.

Lina

With this economy, Americans want to see Americans in American jobs.

And besides, Piers has a stupid name and ugly teeth and thinks America should be impressed. I'm just saying.....................

MikeMca

Liberal cable networks and show are dying and CNN picks an arch liberal as its new news editor. Go figure.

Qwinki

Funny comment!

Hanna

Piers Morgan talks like he has a mouth full of mush and he is brainless to boot. I am shocked by how stupid he is. Back to England. Eat your losses, CNN and give Soledad the show she should have had from the git-go.

CNN down the drain

CNN sucks. Wolf Blitzer and the Situation Room. What situation? Piers Morgan is a poor interviewer IMHO.

CNN used to be decent but now they are just the laughing stock of news. Not everyday can be "critical" the way they make it seem.

If you want to see how not to run a news network, follow in CNN footsteps. Piers Morgan should be a case study for a failing tv show in college classrooms.

Love this article. Glad someone else feels the same way about this Brit as I do.

Does the C stand for crap in CNN?

Account Deleted

What an ugly pair of sluts!

joe the lawyer

who watches CNN anymore? its too liberal

Tim

Piers Morgan is an arrogant, gratuitously offensive, opinionated self-publicist. On occasions he can be insufferably obsequious e.g. his interview with Gordon Brown. He has no perceptible ethical standards and as editor of the Mirror he encouraged reporters to spy on public figures, rifling through garbage cans, tapping phones etc. Here in England he is deeply disliked by much of the public and many of his fellow British 'celebrities' e.g. Ian Hislop and Jeremy Clarkson who punched him. I am sorry that CNN has chosen to hire such a distasteful individual even though they have done us a favour by taking him from our shores. I suspect he will be back here soon glowing about his success and just neglecting to mention he'd been fired.

Hof

When I see a photo like this of the Kardashians, I'm reminded why I like them for their minds.

MQBitsko

I'm not a big Kardashian fan, but "fat"? They look like WOMEN, and not 10 year old boys. Seriously, guys, think about that for a second. What, exactly, are you hankering for? Apparently some of you (or maybe most of you) miss your junior high days a little too much. Real woman have curves, and real men like 'em that way.

That being said: How did they get famous? As far as I can tell their only claim to fame is that their mother married some guy who was briefly famous in the '70s. What the heck do they DO? They don't act. They don't sing. They don't play musical instruments. Your step-father was on a Wheaties box in 1976 so you get to be rich and famous? Our definition of "celebrity" is stretched a bit thin these days.

MQBitsko

"Who's Piers Morgan?"

Some chump from England who apparently couldn't eke out a living in his own country. That's about all I know. And I don't really care to know more.

MQBitsko

"I don't take sleeping pills anymore - 5 minutes of his show and I'm slumped over like George Michaels in the middle of traffic in his car"

Be careful. There are any number of reasons why George Michaels might be slumped over in traffic. I assume you were going for "asleep".

John

www.uniporter.com
Are they real?

Joe

they had to pick the worst picture of them together, however i do hope no one is PAYING to see those sextapes. It is NOT worth buying it. You may download it for free or you can stream it for free from many many websites. If you need help finding a copy for free without viruses, send me a email then. TheDude23606@Yahoo.com

Ofc the rating would go down from the start, you open with Oprah, you're going to have massive followers watching her on there and then when she's not on there, they won't be watching. Now it's the leftovers. There is too much TV shows anyways.. Anyone read the recent study about TVs and PC screens causing heart diseases among many other things. 4 hours a day is lethal while 2 hours a day is bad. Thats for TV + Computer time.

Barry Indonesia

CNN? Wasn't that the Gulf War station?

tbone

Sluts

gcb

The hey-day of CNN with Pat Buchannan and cross-fire in the 1990's. You know, the days when CNN actually presented both sides of the issue - and not just apologists for the liberals.

CNN is not trying to appeal to the American public, with the notable exception of the whitehouse and staff.

Gnarly

This guy is a total joke. So was Larry King. Perhaps if CNN were to find some middle of the road news analyst like O'Reilly or a moderately conservative commentator like Hannity, they might be able to get an audience. Goofy stuff like this guy and liberal, leftist Marxist anti-American hatred is not what the public needs or wants to hear. They have CBS, NBC, ABC and MSNBC to get their fill of liberal lies and fantasy. CNN needs to take a turn back from the left toward the middle. Their big mistake was when CNN Headline News let Beck get away. America is not a liberal nation, it is a rational one. King at least had interviewing skills. BTW, I understand King will soon be featured on Dateline to Catch a Predator. Is that true?

Satyr

Haha, glad to see another failure of trash media.

ET

Hopefully, they aren't spotted by a Japanese whaling vessel or they are screwed.

Kinja95

Why would anyone with any amount of intelligence and self respect sit and watch even 5 seconds of those two skanks?

Mike

"Is it just me? Am I alone in thinking that these Kardashian b*****s are perhaps the ugliest, fattest, sluttiest b*****s on Earth?

Posted by: MrLogical | January 28, 2011 at 06:06 PM"

I can guarantee that it just isn't you. Line all three Kardashians up and you'll see that one is uglier than the next. Kim is famous for sleeping with one black football player after another, and the other two are simply along for the ride. Sorry, I just don't see how these three bimbos are newsworthy...

Walter

In response to "Bert the Dog"

I've done both of the K girls!

SweetBabyJeebus

The Kardashian trollops have had more black men inside them than a slave ship.

CJ

Too funny. Whenever a Fox News viewer accuses CNN of being biased it makes me laugh...and cry.

Why would anyone watch Fox News when they could visit the RNCs web page and get the same talking points?

Kevin

What's a CNN?

Mike G

Kardashian tramps (their dad's punishment for helping OJ is that they be used by every black man), Lindsay Lohan, Jersey Shore, all distractions. As the Mainstream Media creates illusions, the US gov’t (and their corp. friends),start more illegal wars, ban books like “America Deceived II” and bail out banks.
Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:
http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

Mike

Line all three Kardashians up, and you'll see that one is uglier than the next. Sorry, I just don't get why so much attention is lavished on these bimbos...

Rick Booker

CNN? What's that?

BP

Condi couldn't get a word in edge-wise. She is very interesting. Oprah took over his interview from him. Howard was a snoozefest cuz even he was bored. Haven't watched much else. He better try and get Donald Trump to tell him what to do or h's Fired! Werd!!!

EddieGin

Two "White-trash" garden tools, Oh that's fresh. Then they top it off with hiring a news director from Newsweek. Who in the *Hail reads Newsweek. YOU hire someone from a failing fishrap, HA.

BP

Oh, and at least Larry got the guest you wanted to see.

David Burd

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS SACRED. PLEASE PLEASE STOP IT WITH THE k WOMEN. No talent, and we have their p.r. thirsty mother to thank for this b.s. There is nothing to this story. The only question I would have liked to hear an answer to would be this one: "what would your father think of your carrer path so far?"

Yeeeech

Is CNN still broadcasting? Who are the tramps?

the truth

FOX News gets 3 million viewers lol. NOONE WATCHES CNN OR MSNBC

HarryBalls

The Balls wouldn't watch if Piers were b;lowing the Kardashians, which, while implausible, still might be possible, depending on what's really under those bikinis. Just a thought. HB

peanut

why you got to insult beer swilling trailer trash.
that is whar I am and I think I could do a better job than most of these bums. Chris Matthews, Sean Hanitty, Joy Behar, Bill O'Really, what a bunch of rich bloated jokes. Let Joe the Plumber do the interviewing at least he would ask questions we trailer trash are interested in.
give me a break.
Megan Kelly?
Bill Hemmer?
Shepard Smith?
Those three dopes fox has on Sun. thru Mon. 6-9 AM

Vic

Its Togolaise, or just Togo (not Togolese.) Jeez, these people spew verbal diarrhea.

Dick Hertz

The K-girls did not have to bl:w him because the show already does!

jimbo

The picture and interview of the sisters reveals their mind is just as empty as the empty milk pods dangling from their chest. No life, uneducated and have nothing to offer other than a picture that will soon fade away - just like them.

jeff

I've seen a lot of comments disparaging cnn and actually referring to fox news by its slogan fair and balanced. Honest evaluation would tell you that fox news was fair and balanced ten years ago, now it is a propaganda machine for the worst form of conservative politics....populist hysterics, bigotry, non intellectual, apologetic for big spending large government politicians. Fox news has become what its critics have contended, a right wing joke of a channel. Although I would contend that the republican party and consevative movement as a whole has become a joke. Msnbc is the same for the left, a joke and the liberals have always been off their rocker crazy. Cnn is nearly unwatchable, but as far as bias it is as close to neutral as we got in 24 cable news. I should start the fiscally responsible socially moderate network FRSM. Hell I should start the fiscally rsponsible socially moderate party......god knows we don't have a party that actually prescribes to either of those ideas.

Steve Dallas

They look like they're headed to the wrestling ring. Rough looking women not likely to age well...

Sick of Brits

Why do they think we want to watch an arrogant Brit? How about an American???

Alan

CNN? Is that a low powered UHF station located in East Moose Stink, Idaho? Never heard of CNN.

kristi bennett

I have watched a few times. He throws softball questions to his interviews. Also, I don't like the interrupting either.

MD2001

I've always thought Piers was a dickweed since Celebrity Apprentice. He was dumb enough as boss to get into an argument with Amorosa and fire her - without realizing he didn't have the power to fire her. The only reason he won that day (and didn't get kicked off) was because he had a bigger rollodex of rich friends than the other team. It's not skill...

I expected the same skill here. Ratings for Oprah, or stern? OK. Once he ends up like King, interviewing Anna Nicole Smith's hangers on or some woman whose baby fell down a well - ratings will plummet. Kardashians just proves he's starting this early. Ta Ta For Now, Morgan!

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