I don’t know what CNN is smoking. Must be some of Hunter’s stash, because they’re off their rockers over there. Remember when they said they wanted to “reboot” the failing network and win back viewers they lost? It sounded too good to be true. And while none of us expected a lot, we at least figured they’d fire some of the biggest losers and TDS suffers at the network as a show of good faith to viewers that they were serious about making changes. But that hasn’t happened. The only really big TDS lunatic they dumped was Brian Stelter.
I think at the end like 16 people were watching Brian’s show.
But this latest blunder they made, might be the worst yet. CNN had a chance to get rid of the ratings-disaster Chris Wallace, and they didn’t.
And when I say he’s a disaster, I am not kidding. This guy can’t even get 500k people to watch his show. That’s insane.
But instead of dumping this dead weight, they’re giving his unpopular/unwatchable show new life, and industry experts are scratching their heads. They can’t figure out why CNN hasn’t dumped Wallace… neither can we.
Radar Online reported that CNN honcho Chris Licht is just keeping the mistakes coming. Both CNN and HBO Max have renewed Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace, despite bringing in below-par ratings for its first season.
RadarOnline.com has learned veterans in the television industry are racking their brains over Licht’s decision to pick up a 10-episode second season of Chris Wallace’s show for the already failing network.
“Why was Chris Wallace renewed?” one industry insider questioned, adding Who’s Talking didn’t even notch 500k viewers.
According to Nielsen Media Research data, Wallace’s interview program only averaged 472,000 viewers and 81,000 in the 25-54 demographic.
Interest in the show continued to decrease over the year, with the data revealing Wallace posted double-digit losses between 2021-2022.
Despite the embarrassing first season dip, Licht decided to put his trust into Wallace, with HBO Max collecting his “best of” segments from interviews conducted for CNN in Season Two.
Wallace also managed to get several big names onboard for the second cycle.
So far, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Alba, Brian Cox, and Ina Garten have agreed to sit down for the next season of Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace, with several others expected to be announced in the next few weeks.
Season Two will air on CNN on Sunday, January 8 at 7 PM.
This is just the latest move by Licht that is making staffers are CNN shake their heads in disbelief. When he took over for Jeff Zucker earlier this year, he vowed to shake up the losing network.
As RadarOnline.com revealed, the new boss is facing scrutiny after failing to deliver the primetime ratings, and his golden boy, Jake Tapper — who has the coveted 9 PM slot — isn’t helping.
But CNN’s lack of viewers isn’t the only thing in the toilet.
Ina Garten? Is Chris Wallace an “Entertainment Tonight” reporter now?
What on earth is going on at CNN? They still have Don Lemon, Jim Acosta, and now Wallace, who liberals and conservatives dislike profusely.
This is not a winning recipe for success. I have a feeling Chris Licht will get a pink slip soon.
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