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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by megory, Jan 27, 2011.
like it matters
If you watch clips of Britains got Talent on youtube you can see Piers and Simon side by side doing their bit.
I had never heard of him but he got some great guests for his first week - I watched Oprah, Ricky Gervais and Howard Stern, all interesting guests.
He's full of himself, and seems to think he's as important or as famous as his guests are. Does he really think that America's Got Talent made him well known in this country? It didn't. I don't know who watches that show, it must have some fans, but he's hardly a household name, like Simon Cowell.
He also interrupts too often, and his questions aren't all that scintillating to begin with. Totally not impressed.
I can't imagine that he is going to improve tremendously on Larry King's ratings. He's a better interviewer than LK, but that's not saying much. But Larry was likable, and famous people liked going on LK because they knew that LK would treat them with kid gloves and wouldn't be too harsh. He let them talk about whatever. I don't see PM getting the same level of guests, not after the novelty wears off.
PS -- I have nothing against British abrasiveness. I like Simon Cowell. He was also full of himself, but he was entertaining as hell on AI. I also love Ricky Gervais and will watch anything he is in (even the animated show with round head Karl), and I thought he was hilarious hosting the GG awards.
Just because *you* don't watch the show doesn't mean that tons and tons of other people don't. It gets huge ratings.
As OP, my question was a request for personal opinions, not about how is the show rated! Since he kinda turns my stomach, I'm interested in other opinions that might give me a new perspective, and feel everyone's take is valid!
Have a quick look here:
Never heard of the guy; never plan to watch him....
I haven't watched an episode yet. If he interviews somebody that I haven't heard from a dozen times, I may listen. Except, I may tune in if he starts interviewing the Presidential candidates for 2012. Always nice to get as much info and a feel for a person before voting.
...and on Friday night, we got our answer - Piers Morgan live with various talking heads, including Wolf Blitzer.
The questions are,
(a) How does Piers do, ratingswise, compared to the show before his. and
(b) Does CNN think "Ryan Seacrest Live" could do any better?
I see CNN made a coup by hiring Mark Whitaker away from MSNBC. He's a pretty level headed Journalist. Let's hope that'll bring at least one sane brain to the mix!
It's not going to matter what anyone thinks about Piers Morgan or his interviewing skills. Tick-Tick-Tick goes the clock on him.
I'm confused why CNN thought changing the interviewer would do anything for the show.
If you REALLY want your ratings to change, you have to actually CHANGE something.
For THAT DON GUY...
a. At the end of this last week PM is down to Parker/Spitzer(SP?) numbers about 500K. That's a drop from 2 mil debut. While Fox does about 2 mil to 3.2 mil during primetime, depending on the show.
b. Why not? Everyone KNOWS Ryan Seacrest. Not that I would watch.
I am aware of that. As I said, I know it has fans.
But it still doesn't make him a household name. Most people have heard of Simon Cowell even if they don't watch AI. Most people have heard of Oprah even if they have never seen an episode of her show. Their fame transcends their show. Thus, they are famous.
Piers Morgan, not so much. Far from it. Hence all the jokes from all the late night comics re: "Who the hell is he?" He is not well known in the culture at large. In fact, he's mostly unheard of. But his attitude seems to indicate that he's unaware of that, or thinks that his stint on the talent show has made him as famous as Simon.
I'm glad he is failing. He comes off like an ass.
I read somewhere that his show is doing really well on the international CNN stations
Not only is he really bad, but so are his producers.
While interviewing Barbara Walters, he asks, "What was your greatest interview?"
(very original question).
He interrupts her, she asks him, "Are you going to let me answer the question?"
When she replies, "Anwar Sadat", They flash a pic of her with Arafat.
Making Larry look better everyday.
I laughed out loud when they showed Arafat. I just happened to be flipping by and wanted to see how bad Piers actually is. I was treated to that delightful miscue. I suppose the producers figure "meh, seen one, seen them all...who's going to notice..."
i've only seen the howard stern interview from week 1. seems he is fixated on howard (and vice versa) and trying to create some controversy and the free publicity that comes with it. his recent tweets about howard have been quiote funny...
With the TV on in real time as I worked, I accidentally watched him interviewing Anthony Hopkins. Much to my surprise (considering others I've watched) I liked the interview and thought Piers did a decent interview of him.
I was surprized by the show. Most of the time he comes of fairly intelligent and totally different from what I expected from watching him on other shows aired in the US. I'm not a regular watcher and wasn't of Larry King either. Sometimes I liked him and sometimes I thought Larry was an idiot. I think I will find piers the same. He did do a show on the situation in Egypt a couple of days ago and I thought it was fairly good.
Howard isn't fixated on him. He has to fill 4-5 hours of air time a day. If P.M. keeps poking him with a stick, he's going to address it.
P.M. was on Howard's show this morning, and his whole 'feud' with Howard is so obviously a shtick to get some buzz going.