CNN Continues to Stumble Through Its Makeover, With Another New Show Tanking in Ratings; at a Rival Cable News Channel, Meanwhile, Things Are Looking Up THR
Jeff Zucker’s retooled CNN lineup is beginning to take shape at the cable network, and so far the ratings results have been less than encouraging.
The CNN panel show "(Get to) the Point" debuted Monday night, giving the network its lowest 10 p.m. ratings for the year, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed.
Meanwhile, MSNBC also debuted a new show Monday, as Chris Hayes' "All In" drew 859,000 total viewers in its 8 p.m. time slot. Among viewers 25-54, the show attracted 298,000 people, more than "The Ed Show," its predecessor, which averaged 205,000 viewers in the demographic during the first quarter, the story says.
CNN’s "(Get to) the Point" debuted on less than one day's notice, drawing 278,000 total viewers and 80,000 in the 25-54 demographic. Both are lows for the time slot this year, the piece notes.
It's the second new series under CNN Worldwide President Zucker, with the launch billed as a weeklong project, the story adds. The cable network debuted “The Lead with Jake Tapper” last month, with that show also delivering disappointing numbers, as previously reported.