Walton’s Opinion of Zahn’s Show: “Sure, I Want It To Grow,” But “It’s Very Well Done”

By Brian 

Paula Zahn Now is down almost 20 percent in total viewers and nearly 30 percent in the 25-54 demo, compared to last year. But in this AJC interview, CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton says the show is smart and very well done:

  Q: Paula Zahn’s show stands out for its low ratings relative to other major programs on CNN. Any concerns?

A: Sure, I want it to grow. But we look at it in the aggregate. It’s rare where we look at a particular hour as a discrete piece of business. The nice thing about Paula’s show is it’s smart. It’s very well done.