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After Chris Wallace Abandons Fox for CNN – His New Show Debuts, Gets Crushed by His Old Employer

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What’s Happening:

Newsman Chris Wallace worked for Fox News for decades. But he suddenly abandoned the top cable news network for CNN.

His CNN+ show failed, as the company axed the streaming service. His consolation prize was a new show on the channel.

But, as it turns out, karma had other plans.

From Daily Wire:

Former “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace’s CNN show debuted with lackluster ratings — losing big to his former network’s Sunday evening show hosted by former Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC)…

Wallace scored just 401,000 total viewers during his show, which aired in the 7 p.m. ET hour.

In comparison, the former South Carolina Congressman hosted “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy” — and pulled in more than triple Wallace’s total viewers with over 1.3 million.

Ouch, that’s pretty pitiful.

For some reason, Wallace dumped Fox News, unquestionably the strongest news network in America.

Fox News consistently gets higher ratings than most other networks. And it always outdoes CNN, which has been falling behind even MSNBC.

Maybe Wallace thought he could turn the network around? Or that his “loyal” viewers from Fox News would jump over?

Neither turned out to be the case. Wallace’s new show pulled in only 401,000 viewers. That’s total.

Trey Gowdy pulled in over 1.3 million for Fox News at the same time slot.

Wallace didn’t even get half those numbers. That’s beyond painful. That’s subpar. That’s getting canceled after your first show.

Wallace was often criticized by Fox News viewers for having a decidedly liberal attitude. He didn’t seem to reflect the “fair and balanced” approach of other Fox hosts.

Perhaps that’s why viewers didn’t jump over to see his show on CNN.

He isn’t the first former Fox News anchor to leave the network and be met with failure. Other networks had hoped Fox stars would pull in a fresh audience, only to fail miserably.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chris Wallace’s new CNN show failed to pull in more than 401,000 viewers.
  • He lost to Fox News’ Trey Gowdy, who pulled in over 1.3 million viewers.
  • Wallace abandoned Fox News for CNN and has failed to generate an audience.

Source: Daily Wire