Piers Morgan’s talkTV show is bombing, and the whole network is a flop

Ordinarily, I would say we should ignore Piers Morgan as often as possible. But I’m always thirsty for a steaming cup of schadenfreude. Piers made news recently for his big, sweaty, bloated interview with Donald Trump, an interview which appeared to take place in some kind of men’s sauna. That interview was the centerpiece of Piers Morgan’s show on talkTV, a new British channel from Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. Well… funny story. TalkTV is bombing. Piers Morgan’s show is bombing. Apparently, viewers are not actually interested in bloated steamed hams.

Rupert Murdoch’s talkTV television channel has been rated as having “zero viewers” during primetime broadcasts, as the new television channel struggles to attract an audience despite signing up Piers Morgan as a presenter.

The News Desk, the channel’s hour-long political show hosted by Tom Newton Dunn, did not register a single viewer for half of its Tuesday evening broadcast. Although this does not rule out the possibility that some people were watching somewhere in the UK, it means the television audience was so small that it was not picked up by official rating agency, the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.

The audience for Morgan’s flagship 8pm evening show also collapsed from an average of 317,000 viewers on its launch night to 62,000 viewers a week later – a fall of 80%.

Morgan, who tweeted gleefully about his first night television ratings, now insists he does not care about such figures. He told his social media followers that television ratings should be ignored: “Linear TV increasingly irrelevant to total eyeball potential for a global show like this, especially with younger viewers who don’t really watch TV any more.”

[From The Guardian]

Oh no, this is the worst news ever! You mean Piers Morgan bombed on a network start-up which no one wants to watch? It’s almost as if – hear me out! – Rupert Murdoch’s business model of making a network for and by shouty, sweaty meatballs was always going to flop. It’s almost as if Piers Morgan is a dumbass racist misogynist and no one wants to watch anything to do with him. Oh well, it’s so sad, you guys.

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  1. equality says:

    He actually thinks that younger people who don’t watch TV when it airs are checking out what he has to say later? Doubtful. I would picture his audience as the old white male royalist crowd.

  2. Jananell Gibson says:

    Well now. Good news for a change.

  3. Harla says:

    And his flys down🙄.

  4. Oh_Hey says:

    I just don’t get the need for this. Don’t they already have a flop English Fox called GBN?

    Now those two can fight over the same no viewers.

  5. Noki says:

    ‘Zero Viewers’ bwahahaha i honestly have never heard that term in my life.

  6. girl_ninja says:

    Ahhhh…Piss Morgan failing? Music to my ears.

  7. Crowhood says:

    Got blocked on Twitter by Mr. Free Speech here for calling him an insufferable chode. Hope everything he touches turns to dust.

  8. Julia K says:

    Love the unzipped fly look. New trend for losers?

  9. MissMarirose says:

    Kudos once again to Alex Beresford for getting that giant ball of grease and sweat off network TV and into the bowels of broadcasting.

  10. Brit says:

    That’s why he wants Meghan on his show and keeps antagonizing her. He wants an interview to settle their non existent “feud”. He desperately needs her for clout and ratings. Piers canceled himself with the constant flip flopping and the obsession with a woman who has and will probably never acknowledge him. Imagine attacking a women for years in a desperate need for access and it’s gotten you no where.

  11. ChillinginDC says:

    No wonder he keeps harping about Meghan. He needs her for ratings. Honestly I am curious if she would ever do a sit down interview with him because I think she would embarrass the crap out of him.

    • Brit says:

      @chillingindc I believe she’ll never sit down with him or anyone from Britain. They’ve done and said too much especially Piers. That man used his platform to hound, stalk and abuse her because she didn’t let him use her for his benefit. He knows it. He’s been glomming on to her and inserted himself into her narrative and it’s bonkers. He’s been trying to blackmail her for years and the more she ignores him, the angrier he gets. He needs a restraining order.

      • ChillinginDC says:

        Oh he’s a mess and I loathe the guy, but I do wonder if she and Harry or ever like okay if we maybe talk to one of these idiots, maybe the rest will back off. But you are right, I think it would make them even more upset and want to take her down even harder.

      • Gabby says:

        Unfortunately, I think he would LOVE a Sussex restraining order. It would be like the look on Wootton’s face when he interviews Toxic Tom. I will sit back and wait for Karma to hit Piers with the obscurity, irrelevance and ill health he really deserves.

    • equality says:

      Maybe he can get an interview with whatever RF member thanked him.

  12. Valentina says:

    I was at the train station in Manchester the other day and they had huge posters up for his show. One of them was him and the address of TalkTV so you would know where to send complaints too – it seems so desperate.

  13. Merricat says:

    May he and his like all go down the drain they’ve been circling for the past few years.

  14. HK9 says:


  15. Liz Version 700 says:

    Whew! Karma knows his address and she is visiting for a spell!

  16. Tiredt says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nastier man. Eww.
    I did notice some meghan fans were going under the tweets about his failing ratings mentioning Meghan. Why bring her up in this conversation? Stop attacking her to him and his negativity because that’s exactly what he wants and he will use it.
    Meghan’s name does not need to be part of every conversation.

  17. Eggbert says:

    “Bloated steamed hams” 🤣

  18. This pleases me.

  19. CherriePie84 says:

    At least he is good at being a flop!

  20. Deering24 says:

    With luck, this network’s failure will finally take Rebekah Brooks down for the count. Karma is long overdue for that unethical scumbag.

  21. Likeyoucare says:

    I hope he will be broke in the near future.
    That is his karma.
    No job, no money, lots of mortgages and erectile dysfunction (maybe he already had this because of the nonstop whining).
    And the bots in his twitter will attack him because he didnt pay them.