CNN Canceling 'Piers Morgan Live' Because Americans Don't Really Like Him
This news shouldn't come as a surprise to any viewers who have been upset by Piers Morgan's controversial interviews in the past. On Sunday, it was confirmed by CNN that Piers Morgan's show, Piers Morgan Live , is ending. Morgan, the British TV personality and former newspaper editor who filled Larry King's slot after his show ended in 2011, was largely disliked by his largely-American audience.
Morgan's show was on the air for three years in a coveted 9 p.m. primetime spot. However, he was usually beaten in ratings by his cable competitors, namely, Fox News.
"CNN confirms that Piers Morgan Live is ending," the network says in a statement. "The date of the final program is still to be determined."
Morgan spoke to the New York Times about the matter, and says that he and CNN president Jeff Zucker pinned the show's ending on not being able to connect with the network's audience.
However, Morgan will still remain at CNN in some capacity, which has yet to be determined.
The article also reported that the show would likely end in March.