BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker rose to prominence overseeing NBC’s “Today” during the Matt Lauer era, but he’s failed to replicate the success with his network’s long-suffering morning show “New Day.”
“Zucker masterminded a successful run for ‘Today’ at NBC … he was less driven at that time to force ideology into every aspect of programming. The ratings for ‘New Day’ are shockingly low, almost at the point where they are merely collecting viewers who are randomly cruising through a channel lineup,” DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News.
Zucker’s attempt to create a popular morning show at CNN has been disastrous. “New Day” has never averaged 700,000 viewers for a year and is on pace to finish with fewer than 200,000 viewers among the key demographic of adults age 25-54 for the fourth straight year.
His opinion of “New Day” host Brianna Keilar was blunt and uncensored. “We assumed a really pretty face would override her stupidity. I guess we were wrong.”