Tuesday, June 25, 2024

CNN: Chris Licht Ousted as Nikki Haley Town Hall Scored Just Half Million Viewers — Embattled Network Tries in Vain for Fox News Audience


UPDATED: Chris Licht fired by CNN.

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Today: CNN is in turmoil, we know that.

Today they announced Anderson Cooper will soon host a Town Hall with bloviating liar Chris Christie, the man who shut down a major bridge at rush hour in the world’s biggest city to get back at his enemies.

What will they derive from this? On Sunday night, a Town Hall with Nikki Haley of South Carolina brought in just 562,000 viewers. Over on TLC at the same time, “90 Day Fiancee” scored 1.2 million viewers. Just FYI.

This charade to get Fox viewers garnered the same number of viewers CNN has for almost all its prime time shows. I guess it was better than showing shadow figures on a wall, but it clearly was not popular with anyone.

Tonight, CNN hosts Mike Pence, a parody candidate for the Republican nomination, who will speak of motherhood, family values, and apple pie. He will also forget that Donald Trump tried to have him killed on January 6th. No one will be watching.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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