Piers Morgan Tonight Ratings:
CNN’s primetime viewership has fallen by nearly 50% in the last year despite its recent addition of Piers Morgan‘s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
According to data released Wednesday, May 2012 was the worst month in over 20 years — Morgans average audience fell to 388,000, of which a mere 113,000 are in the 25-54 age bracket that advertisers covet.
Phone Hacking Involvement:
Piers Morgan has long insisted that, in his days as the editor of a London tabloid, he didn’t order or condone his reporters hacking into cellphones to get scoops about celebrities.
Morgan himself flatly denied any involvement: “I have never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, nor to my knowledge published any story obtained from the hacking of a phone.”
But as a witness at the Leveson inquiry, when asked to explain his guide to hacking into telephone voicemail from a 2001 entry in his own published memoirs, Morgan said: “I’m sorry – it was 10 years ago, I can’t remember.” Questioned further, Morgan couldn’t offer even the vaguest recollection where the “little trick” might have come from.