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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Curtain call for client #9: CNN cancels Elliott Spitzers show

Client No. 9’s political ambitions ended with a bang -- and now his TV gig has been switched off, too.
CNN axed Eliot Spitzer’s hopelessly low-rated CNN talk show, "In The Arena," today after months of dwindling viewership and behind-the-scenes tension.
"CNN did to him what he used to do to that hooker," snickered a TV industry source who once worked on Spitzer’s troubled show, which debuted in October 2010.
With a paltry 500,000 viewers a night, Spitzer and was crushed in his 8 p.m. timeslot by Fox News Channel’s "The O’Reilly Factor," which regularly snags nearly 3 million viewers.

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