Piers Morgan's CNN talkshow cancelled after ratings slump

Piers Morgan's prime-time CNN talk show has been cancelled with the journalist admitting the audience in the United States is getting "tired" of him.

Live updates


Clarkson 'strangely contented' after Piers Morgan axe

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he is "strangely contented" after hearing the news that US network CNN will cancel Piers Morgan's primetime chat show.

The pair have enjoyed an intense rivalry for a number of years including the revelation that Clarkson punched Morgan at the 2004 Press Awards.

CNN confirms end of Piers Morgan's talkshow

CNN has confirmed that Piers Morgan's talkshow will end, but said the date of the final show has yet to be decided.

Morgan succeeded Larry King in the time slot three years ago, but his show has suffered lacklustre ratings.

Piers Morgan is to leave his CNN show after a fall in ratings. Credit: PA Wire

The former tabloid editor told the New York Times that he had discussed a new role on CNN with president Jeff Zucker after admitting his show had experienced a "painful period".

The US TV network did not comment on the 48-year-old's future with the channel.

A petition calling for Morgan to be deported over his vocal support for anti-gun legislation attracted over 109,000 signatures.

Piers Morgan's CNN show 'cancelled as ratings fall'

Piers Morgan is set to step down from his CNN show in March, reports suggest.

The former Daily Mirror editor told the New York Times that falling ratings and his anti-gun campaign had led to the decision to cancel "Piers Morgan Live".

Piers Morgan is to leave his CNN show after a fall in ratings. Credit: PA Wire

"It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” Morgan told David Carr, a media columnist for the paper.

"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,” he added.

The former Britain's Got Talent judge, who replaced Larry King in the prime time slot in 2011, admitted that he spoken to CNN president Jeffrey Zucker for some time about "different ways of using me.”

Back to top