CNN’s prime-time talk show “Piers Morgan Live” is coming to an end.
Morgan told The New York Times that his show lately has “taken a bath in the ratings” but that he and CNN President Jeff Zucker were discussing a new role for him at the channel. CNN’s audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues.
CNN has not yet released any details about Morgan’s future involvement with the network.
Why Is the Piers Morgan Show Ending?
The Piers Morgan Live show has seen increased competition from a revised Fox News Channel lineup that included a strong new performer at 9 p.m. EST with Megyn Kelly’s “The Kelly File.”
Morgan, who succeeded the longtime runnign Larry King show three years ago has continually drawn poor ratings.
Piers Morgan is a professionally recognized British journalist and television host, he is a former judge on America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, and previous Celebrity Apprentice winner.
He is a former editor for the Daily Mirror, The Sun, News of the World, and several other British tabloids. Morgan has been questioned in connection with Britain’s long-running phone hacking scandal, which has led to numerous arrests, resignations and the closure of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid. On 6 December 2013, Morgan was interviewed, by police officers from Operation Weeting investigating phone-hacking allegations at Mirror Group Newspapers during his tenure as editor.
Morgan quickly gained notoriety for his invasive, thrusting style and lack of concern for celebrities’ privacy, claiming that celebrities manipulate the media to further their own wants.
The CNN Talk Show Piers Morgan Live Comes to an End.
The Associated Press Contributed to this story.