Chris Wallace tried to make a comback to network TV yesterday, airing his debut on CNN last night at 7PM.
But according to Radar Online, Wallace’s new show bombed hard, only scoring around 44k in the much desired ratings demo:
Chris Wallace’s much-hyped return to television with the debut of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace scored a paltry 44,000 viewers in the all-important ratings category, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The legendary broadcaster’s new show on CNN premiered on Sunday and was only able to deliver 401,000 viewers in the 7 PM/ET hour.
Wallace pulled in only 43,800 in the 25-54 age demo. To make matters worse, the program was down double digits across every category versus the 2022 average, according to early date from Nielsen Media Research.
On Fox News, at the same time period, Trey Gowdy scored a massive 1.3 million viewers with his Sunday Night In America With Trey Gowdy show. His program had 78k in the key 25-54 age demo.
The conservative network blew CNN out of the water for the night with 1.2 million total viewers. CNN and MSNBC trailed far behind.
As RadarOnline.com first reported, Wallace had a lot riding on his new gig at CNN after leaving Fox News after 18 years for a spot on the network’s streaming platform, CNN+.
Color me shocked that anyone at all tuned into Wallace’s show on CNN. He was probably lucky to get what he got because I expect next week will be even worse.
CNN normally suffers from low ratings so this is nothing new. But it sounds like Wallace’s show might not last if this keeps up.