September 19th, 2012

Piers Morgan Tonight Ratings Boost… As Piers Goes on Holiday

Piers Morgan has found the ratings battle with his CNN colleagues particularly difficult over recent months. Time and time again the likes of silver-haired Anderson Cooper and prime time eye candy Erin Burnett have knocked Piers down the pecking order. Not last week however. Guido thought he would have to begrudgingly admit that Piers had turned things round when he saw that his old foe had topped CNN’s ratings for Friday night. According to MediaLite Piers Morgan Tonight was on top form:

Just the one caveat. Piers was actually away last week filming his latest series of Life Stories for ITV. Friday night’s ratings-winning episode of Piers Morgan Tonight was hosted in Morgan’s absence by rival Wolf Blitzer. Even his own show does better when it’s hosted by someone else, just the message Piers wants to send to his bosses…


  1. 1
    Aunty Matter says:

    The real test would be to let Gordon Brown do the programme

  2. 2
    Well it's a thought says:

    Who he ?, better still who cares.

  3. 3
    Piers's mate says:

    The ticker on the BBC website:

    Three people, a serving police officer and two journalists are arrested by police investigating inappropriate payment to officials

    Wow, six people arrested!

  4. 4
    Piers's mate's mate says:

    The BBC are hopeless.

    Every evening they warm you up by saying that the report on Wills and Kate contains flash photography but she never flashes anything.

  5. 5
    FoxNewsAddict says:

    692 MILLION??? That’s over double the US population. Do advertisers really believe these figures?

  6. 6

    He’s busy filming an episode of Crimestoppers.

    It seems police are looking into the £894 billion that went missing between the hours of 9am on 2/5/1997 and 12.30pm on 11 May 2010.

    32 million people have texted in with the name of a suspect. Whereabouts – Unknown.

  7. 7
    Rebbeca says:

    See you in court….lol.

  8. 8
    Loungelizard says:

    I think a plea of insanity would probably be a good base for the defense case.

  9. 9
    John of Hull - and Damnation says:

    I’m a pier – and like I to tell that to the gals – tie up ter me baby – you’ll be safe on my landing stage I say! Phwooarrhh! Anyways – where’s me bluddy 2nd breakfast? – bluddy takeaway not open yet? Say love- do us some eggs n’ bacon will yer? Cor there’s that paper girl again! Nice little looker – I’ll go ta the door!

  10. 10
    The cynic in me says:

    Im in two minds about who really leaked that Romney tape as I imagine its struck a chord with a lot of voters. He said 50% of americans are Victims and 75% probably agree with him.

  11. 11
    The PR Plonker Posing as PM says:


  12. 12
    Advisor in these matters says:

    In sanity? – already proven.

    The real cherry on the cake would be to prove criminal insanity – then incarcerate the fucker ay Broadmoor.

  13. 13
    70s telly was much better says:

    Is it just me who feels a pang of dissapointment when on hearing the words “warning this film contains…..” only for it to be followed anti climacticly by “…flashing images”! Know what I mean .

  14. 14
    Piers Morgan says:

    Come on you Arsenal.

    Best football club in the land,fellow bloggers.

  15. 15 says:

    9 pm

    FOX Hannity 2.903
    CNN Morgan 692
    MSNBC Maddow 1.335
    HLN DrDrew 206

  16. 16

    The only place they know he wont be is Westminster

  17. 17
    Gordon's Tractor production figures says:

    Under the labour government CNN viewing figures have risen for the zillionth consecutive quarter. 0%. Over 200m schoolchildren were lifted out of poverty by money not taken out of the economy by …

  18. 18
    Selohesra says:

    I thought we were a bit lucky last night – shame about Man City though :)

  19. 19

    He’s no Larry King , More of a Hairy Ring

  20. 20
    Selohesra says:

    Babestation 1000000000000000000

  21. 21
    Steve Miliband says:

    Piers Morgan Tonight is the best TV show ever and CNN would be mad to axe it.

  22. 22 says:

    That Morgan is a bit rum.

  23. 23
    EffOff says:

    Piers who (or what)?

  24. 24
    2 Para says:

    Looking forward to the humiliation & public ridicule – & hopefully lengthy prison sentence for Piers.

    Every soldier & ex-soldier will raise a glass or two on the day he falls.

  25. 25
    Ed Bollocks says:

    I think we need to spend another £500bn to recover the £894bn

  26. 26
    Richard 3rd says:

    An arse, an arse my piers is an arse. How does he get away with it?

  27. 27 says:

    With a name like Morgan I fear the twat might well have welsh blood in him – this would go a long way to aid our understanding of his politics and why he is so silly

  28. 28
    Dixon of Dock Green says:

    He’d be best advised to plead insanity!

  29. 29
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Here is a suggestion for Romney – when the claimants sucking on the government teat reach 50.1% declare it to be “Dependence Day”

  30. 30

    Piers could present the show from Fordow for the rest of the year.

  31. 31

    Don’t forget, they have a television in each room, one in the trailer and four in the car.

  32. 32

    If that was the solution, it would be a good roce (return on capital employed) @75%.

    Sadly, what LieBore are proposing under the Ballsup Kid is to spend an extra £500bn year in, year out ad infinitum!

  33. 33
    Moussa Koussa says:


    How many TV shows do you present Guido.

  34. 34
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Just listened to a brilliant comment on Obama by Pat Buchanan – He describes Obama as a Fabian Socialist………. If the cap fits……………

  35. 35

    He’s only beaten by Fox because of the Murdoch money.

    Perhaps some sort of national subscription would redress the balance? Maybe if every television owner in America was to pay, say $286 each. That way CNN would be able to compete on an even playing field.

  36. 36
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Sky Main News programmes, 13:00, 18:00, 21:00 and 22:00….errrrrr so few viewers, doesnt even register with Barb….Less than 100,000

  37. 37
    Piers the Mong says:

  38. 38
    Thick as a Planck says:

    Wigan pier gets more visitors than that.

  39. 39
    Decimal says:

    Is somebody missing the point?

  40. 40

    How’s the blog, Moussa?

  41. 41
    The BBC says:

    That sound s like a good idea. Does it mean they would have to be institutionally leftist?

  42. 42
    Intern says:

    The same number as Stephen Hawking and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

  43. 43
    Paul Flynn says:

    Philip Hammond is a liar,I repeat,a liar.

  44. 44
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    He should do his show from a prison cell. That should up the ratings.

  45. 45
    stroppycow says:

    He’s a fellow Gooner – so not all bad.

  46. 46
    Littlewoods says:

    Perm any 8

    adheres algiers appears arrears beers
    besmears biers blears careers
    cashiers cheers clears coheres dears
    dogears ears emirs endears fakirs
    fears fleers frontiers gears hears
    jeers killdeers leers midyears mishears
    nadirs nears peers
    que ers rears reindeers sears
    seers shears sheers smears sneers
    spears steers tears tiers veers
    veneers years

  47. 47
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I’ll drink to that!

  48. 48
    FoxNewsAddict says:

    I see it has been amended and now reads six hundred and ninety-two. I find this to be far more credible, although still a little on the high side.

  49. 49

    I’ll meet you by the, you know, the long man made things that stick out into the sea… you know, they have crap sea side entertainment on the end of them…

  50. 50
    Piers's mate's mate says:

    Are you saying they did show her flashing them?

  51. 51

    Our help desk is available for anyone who has been affected by any of the issues raised on todays episode of The Tweenies.

    And now the news, telling you how wonderful the LieBore Party would be for you all, if only the nasty Tories would stop eating all your babies and allowing criminal killers bail.

  52. 52
    Some Twat up North says:


  53. 53
    Some Twat up North says:

    They’ll be in real trouble when 50% are muslim lol

  54. 54
    Piers's mate's mate says:

    I read that and was a tinsie bit marginally upset.

    Is counselling (spelling?) available?

  55. 55
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Sigh!…if only…

  56. 56

    Hello, Mouseman is sticking up for insider dealing, phone hacking insider and serial wanker Moron – no surprises there then.
    One hand washes the other, hey Mousey?

  57. 57
    Forkbender says:

    Oy, Guido when is Dirty Des going to offer you a political program slot on ch 5, then we will see if you can outshine Brillo

  58. 58
    Forkbender says:

    More than likely, they think because Fox tv has that many subscribers everyone of them is watching Fox News

  59. 59
    Forkbender says:

    Hi there Moose, a press release, Guido is awaiting the call to go to ch 5 at Dirty Des’s request to host a new politics show and try to knock the shine off Brillo’s. I wonder who he would have on to interview, any potential rising star in the HoC, of course he would have to remember that he is the interviewer

  60. 60
    Forkbender says:

    I haven’t got sky or cable, I always used to watch the new on tv but easier to listen to the radio so you can do other things, the site of some politicos is enough make on want to throw something at the box

  61. 61
    optional says:

    In re Piers’ show, “cancelling” would be more appropriate

  62. 62
    optional says:

    If ever you watched CNN, you would know that they already are.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Get a job morgen

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Piers Morgan is a total ring piece

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