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Piers Morgan’s talk show trumps BBC News and Sky News with almost 400,000 ratings

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The first episode of Piers Morgan’s new talk show averaged 317,000 viewers, with talkTV beating out rivals Sky News and BBC News in the same timeslot.

Piers Morgan uncensored debuted Monday night (April 25) at 8 p.m. In the first episode, the exGood morning Britain The host invited former US President Donald Trump as the first guest.

The high-profile interview garnered a two percent share of all television viewers at the time, with viewership peaking at 397,000. However, not all viewers stayed to watch the entire hour-long broadcast.

TalkTV is a new television channel owned by Rupert Murdoch which was launched this evening.

Under the motto “Plain text begins here”, talkTV consists of three primetime programs. In addition to Piers Morgan uncensoredthere will be a current broadcast, The news desk, led by journalist Tom Newton Dunn at 7 p.m. Sharon Osbournes The conversation will air at 9 p.m. (she’s gone The conversation on CBS last year after an on-air debate about racism).

The channel will feature hourly news bulletins, sports and entertainment shows, as well as current events, debates, opinion and documentaries.

Per The guardinitial ratings for talkTV were only slightly ahead of the launch of GB News last year.

The first episode of Piers Morgan: Uncensored Opens with a special introduction by comedian Ricky Gervais.

You can read The Independent‘s one-star review of the show’s first episode, in which television critic Nick Hilton writes that “what follows is a truly tortured show.”

“The wild swing between sycophancy and confrontation has always been Morgan’s style, but Trump brings out the worst in him,” Hilton writes.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/piers-morgan-talk-show-talktv-ratings-b2065884.html Piers Morgan’s talk show trumps BBC News and Sky News with almost 400,000 ratings

JOE HERNANDEZ

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