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Formerhost Chris Wallace's new celebrity talk show that featured him belting out tunes with country darlin' Shania Twain tanked in the ratings during the show's debut.
The new show, 'Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?' premiered on Sunday night at 7pm, but, according to early Nielsen ratings it doesn't look like many people were watching the first episode.
Viewership was down a staggering 29% from from the 2022 average for the 7pm time slot EST, according to the latest television ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
Sunday night's program was only watched by 401,000 viewers. And, in the advertiser-coveted demographic- ages 25 and 54 - only 44,000 of viewers tuned in, Nielsen reported. That figure is 64% off of the average for that hour, reported.
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The network attributes the lower rating to dual streaming on HBO Max. The show streams on HBO Max three days before it airs on CNN and 'it doesn't follow a typical linear distribution model so its success won't be determined like one,' a source at the network said, the news outlet reported.
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Both CNN and HBO Max are owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.
'Live domestic TV viewers represent only a fraction of its intended audience,' the source said.
According to a spokesperson for CNN, 'Who's Talking?' premiered on HBO Max on Friday with three episodes and was promoted throughout the weekend to HBO Max's massive subscriber base, The New York Post reported.
They network rep also said that 'CNN viewers also had the opportunity to view the best moments from the HBO Max episodes on Sunday night.'
'We're thrilled with the launch and Chris's news-making interviews,' the spokesperson said.
'Who's Talking?' is also simulcast on CNN International, reaching an additional 350 million households around the world.'
The legendary broadcaster, whose father was the late Mike Wallace of '60 Minutes,' had been the host of 'Fox News Sunday,' for decades.
His new weekday talk show revolves around interviews with celebrities, and those in sports, entertainment, arts and culture field, and goes beyond politics what Wallace has been known for.
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The show's launch was scheduled to air on CNN+, but the streaming service was halted less a month — a decision made under the network's new leadership.
Upcoming shows features Wallace interviewing Hollywood actor and producer Tyler Perry and newly retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
The merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery, CEO David Zaslav cut costs at CNN, which has consistently trailed Fox News and MSNBC in the ratings race, a report said.
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Wallace had been at the Fox News Network for 18 years covering some of the biggest political events in the country, and interviewing US leaders and dignitaries.
Hours after he announced he was leaving Fox News, he issued a statement saying he was 'honored and delighted to join Jeff Zucker and his great team,' RadarOnline reported.
But, when Jeff Zucker got fired from CNN after reportedly having a secret romance with his co-worker, Allison Gollust, Wallace was apparently 'irate,' sources told
Wallace's deal was to have him hosting a weekday interview program on CNN+.
At the time of Zucker's firing, Wallace was 'second-guessing his decision' to move networks despite earning a reported annual salary that ranges between $8-$10 million, the news outlet reported.
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