Former Fox News host Chris Wallace’s new show on CNN, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace,” made its debut on Sunday.
But according to the Nielsen ratings, an underwhelming ammount of viewers tuned in to the show.
As The Washington Examiner reported:
“The ratings show that there were 401,000 viewers, down 29% from the average, and 44,000 among those aged 25 to 54, down 64% from the average.”
By contrast, his competition on Fox News, “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy,” garnered 1.3 million viewers and 78,000 in the 25 – 54 demographic.
Over the weekend, Fox News was the most-watched cable news network, with 1.2 million total viewers and 116,000 viewers aged 25-54 in prime time.
Wallace left Fox News in December 2021 after 18 years, stating that he was looking to try something new and expand his horizons.
“We are extremely proud of our journalism and the stellar team that Chris Wallace was a part of for 18 years,” Fox News said in a statement about Wallace’s departure.
“The legacy of Fox News Sunday will continue with our star journalists, many of whom will rotate in the position until a permanent host is named.”
Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace’s Sunday night premiere featured an interview with former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who said he was not happy with the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
He told Wallace that he “did everything I could to persuade people.”
“You start writing too rigidly and you will see: The world will come around and bite you in the back,” the former justice said during the interview.
Here is a taste of Wallace’s new show on CNN.