G. McConway
November 3, 2022

Jake Tapper Loses Prime Time Spot, Headed Back to Afternoons

Yet another CNN host is getting the boot out of prime time.

In October, we found out that Don Lemon is getting moved out of his slot and sent to daytime TV.

The same thing is now happening to Jake Tapper.

The Shakeup

A CNN spokesperson stated, “As part of a special lineup, Jake agreed to anchor the 9 pm hour through the midterm elections.

“At the completion of that schedule, he’ll be returning to his award-winning program ‘The Lead.’

“We will announce post-election plans for that time slot in the coming days.”

Tapper did not get too much time on prime time.

He made his debut on October 11 with some big-name guests, but the show has struggled with ratings since it first started.

Tapper has averaged 854,000 viewers, which sounds great compared to other CNN shows, but is third in the ratings battle behind “Hannity” at 2.6 million and MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight,” which was drawing 1.6 million.

Tapper was supposed to take over as the few face of CNN, which was trying to shed that anti-Trump label, but Tapper still has his rough moments where he cannot help but throw in a negative sentiment about conservatives.

It really is a shame because Tapper can be very good at times, but he clearly has allowed his personal views to penetrate his reporting.

That was quite apparent during his recent interview with Joe Biden, where he never even attempted to make Biden uncomfortable.

It was as though Tapper was just happy to have Biden sit down, and he did not want to upset him.

Source: New York Post

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