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Morgan Draws 2 Million In CNN Debut

  • Yahoo, Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:21 AM
Piers Morgan made his debut Monday night in the 9 PM hour on CNN, filling the Larry King slot, and the show brought in more than 2 million viewers for the network. The former tabloid editor and original "Celebrity Apprentice" winner came in second behind Fox News Channel's "Hannity," by a few hundred thousand viewers. Piers came in above MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show."

His ratings in comparison to Larry King's were high -- bringing in a jump in audience by 219% over CNN's fourth quarter average in 2010. Morgan was helped by his first guest -- Oprah Winfrey -- who opened up about a number of the topics she's addressed in the media lately, including her friendship with Gayle King, her childhood ambition to become a fourth-grade teacher, and how much she's given to charity.



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