Piers Morgan’s three-year run as host of CNN’s 9pmET hour is set to end as soon as next month, The New York Times David Carr reports.
“CNN confirms that Piers Morgan Live is ending,” a network spokesperson confirmed for TVNewser, adding the final air date or a replacement show has not yet been determined.
After discussing the show’s ratings woes, Morgan and CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker decided to end his primetime show.
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” Morgan told the Times, adding that his show wasn’t connecting during slower news cycles.
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he said. “That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”
Just five months ago, Morgan told CBS This Morning he would “be taken out of CNN kicking and screaming.”