The cable news channel has confirmed that Morgan's hour-long 9 p.m. show will be removed from the schedule. No replacement for Morgan has been named, and a CNN spokeswoman declined to say when his last show would be telecast.
Morgan took over for
That didn't happen though, and Morgan's ratings are now below what King was averaging in his last year. Last week, one episode of "Piers Morgan Live" attracted fewer than 300,000 viewers, according to Nielsen.
Fixing the 9 p.m. hour has been on CNN Chief Executive
But with Morgan's numbers continuing to sink, CNN can no longer put 9 p.m. on the back burner. Zucker has already dismissed the idea of trying to woo Jay Leno to his network. When Zucker first came aboard just over a year ago there was speculation that he would try to lure
Morgan took over for King after a stint as a judge on
News of Morgan's show being canceled was first reported by the
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