The “worldwide leader in news”, (their words, not ours), have once again found themselves unable to compete in the cable landscape, and it’s caused another seismic ripple in their lineup.
And not just any part of their turgid and turbulent schedule, no. This shakeup comes in prime time.
CNN’s Jake Tapper will be exiting prime time after the midterms due to poor ratings and will return to his original afternoon slot.
Tapper was filling in after another scandal at the network.
CNN president Chris Licht pushed Tapper into a prime-time slot at 9:00 p.m. this past September following the departures of disgraced former president Jeff Zucker and anchor Chris Cuomo late last year. He will soon resume his original 4:00 p.m. slot with his show The Lead after the midterm elections.
CNN has suggested that they won’t announce a replacement for Tapper until after the midterm elections, conveniently.