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…




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John Curtice on fiscal policy:

“Attitudes to taxation and spending are basically counter-cyclical. If a government comes in and tries to reduce spending and taxation, after a while people will get worried about the state of public services. If a government increases taxation and public spending, after a while they’ll get concerned about increasing taxation…. In as much as there are lots of ideologues out there who think the state should be this proportion of GDP, they’re all wrong. Because the public’s view is counter-cyclical to the recent experience. It’s basically impossible to satisfy the public.”

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