Chris Wallace, a former anchor for “Fox News Sunday,” officially debuted a new show on CNN which ended up showing lackluster ratings — losing quite badly to the Sunday evening show of his former network which is now hosted by former Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
As stated in a recent report from RadarOnline, the heavily lauded interview show — which had been titled “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” — only managed to bring in roughly 43,800 viewers from the key demographic age of 25-54. Wallace managed to score just 401,000 total overall viewers throughout his show, which officially aired in the primetime 7 p.m. ET timeslot.
On the other hand, the former South Carolina Congressman — who was the host of “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy” — and managed to rake in well over triple Wallace’s total viewers with a massive 1.3 million followers. He also almost doubled the average number for the show’s key demographic of viewers ages 25-54 with well over 78,000 viewers.
“Total Bomb!” expressed @johnnydollar01 via social media. “Chris Wallace’s CNN Show Premiere Tanks, Pulls Only 44k Viewers In Key Demo. The program was down double digits across every category vs the 2022 average. On Fox @TGowdySC scored a massive 1.3M viewers with 78k in the key 25-54 age demo …”
Total Bomb! Chris Wallace's CNN Show Premiere Tanks, Pulls Only 44k Viewers In Key Demo
The program was down double digits across every category vs the 2022 average. On Fox @TGowdySC scored a massive 1.3M viewers with 78k in the key 25-54 age demo…https://t.co/kjyha5fZPN
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) September 26, 2022
Quite a few different critics rushed forward to talk about Wallace — who suddenly made the choice to leave “Fox News Sunday” back in December of 2021 — stating that perhaps he was starting to think that he should have probably just stayed where he had been.
“FoxNews made Chris Wallace, didn’t need him. Ratings don’t lie,” stated Mike Cernovich via social media.
Wallace first stated that as he made his departure from the network, he was just wanting to go about a change of scenery.
“After 18 years, I have decided to leave FOX. I want to try something new, to go beyond politics, to all of the things I’m interested in,” he expressed as part of his last “Fox News Sunday” broadcast. “I’m ready for a new adventure, and I hope you’ll check it out. And so, for the last time dear friends, that’s it for today.”
Wallace went on to claim that he had thought that the situation at FOX News — most notably in the wake of January 6th — to be entirely “unsustainable.”
“I’m fine with opinion: conservative opinion, liberal opinion,” stated Wallace. “But when people start to question the truth — Who won the 2020 election? Was Jan. 6 an insurrection? — I found that unsustainable. I spent a lot of 2021 looking to see if there was a different place for me to do my job,” he expressed.
Within just a short time of departing FOX, Wallace had explained his plans to make the move over to CNN+ — however, that particular streaming service kicked off, floundered, and eventually quickly folded in just over a month’s time.