Piers Morgan’s Show Axed After Crash In Ratings
“CNN confirms that “Piers Morgan Live” is ending,” the network said in a statement.
In his interview with the Times, Morgan said he thought the audience may have grown weary of his focus on gun control a major topic of conversation on the show in the wake of several mass shootings in the United States.
The 48-year-old former tabloid editor told The New York Times 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, Morgan said in a story posted on the newspaper’s website today.
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said.
Morgan added: “Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarising, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it.
“That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”
CNN did not comment on Morgan’s future with the channel.