Former Fox news anchor Chris Wallace continues his downward ratings spiral; Wallace’s CNN interview show Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? debuted to abysmal ratings, getting blown out by his former network.
Here’s the scoop from The New York Post:
Sunday night’s premiere of “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace” was watched by just 401,000 viewers — which is down 29% from the 2022 average for the 7 p.m. Eastern time hour, according to the latest television ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
Wallace’s show also drew just 44,000 viewers in the advertiser-coveted demographic of viewers between the ages of 25 and 54, according to Nielsen. That’s 64% off of the average for that hour.
When reached by The Post, a network source defended Wallace, noting that the show is available to viewers on the streaming platform HBO Max three days before it airs on CNN and thus “doesn’t follow a typical linear distribution model so its success won’t be determined like one.”
“Live domestic TV viewers represent only a fraction of its intended audience,” the source said.
In the same spot, former congressman Trey Gowdy hosted “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy” on Fox News, pulling in more than triple Wallace’s total viewers with over 1.3 million. He also nearly doubled Wallace’s number in the key demographic, racking up 78,000 viewers aged 25-54, The Daily Wire reports.
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Total Bomb! Chris Wallace’s CNN Show Premiere Tanks, Pulls Only 44k Viewers In Key Demo
The program was down double digits across every category vs the 2022 average. On Fox @TGowdySC scored a massive 1.3M viewers with 78k in the key 25-54 age demo…https://t.co/kjyha5fZPN
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) September 26, 2022