Wednesday marked Brown’s last show at the Atlanta-based cabler following her mid-May resignation. She said at the time: “The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else. CNN will have to figure out what that is.”
A CNN spokesman said the permanent replacement for “Campbell Brown” in the 8 p.m. ET timeslot will be the recently announced talkshow featuring former New York Gov. Elliott Spitzer and Washington Post Writers Group columnist Kathleen Parker. No preem date has been announced, but it’s set to launch in the fall.
Until that unnamed talker gets going, CNN will use Rick Sanchez as a stopgap host.
Brown was never able to gain much ratings traction, and was regularly beat by both Bill O’Reilly’s show at Fox News Channel and Keith Olbermann at MSNBC.
Been a tough few months for the folks at CNN. Larry King announced he was stepping down — though that might not be a bad things as the venerable talkshow host has been getting whacked in the ratings game as well — and at 7 p.m. “John King, USA” isn’t gaining much traction either.
There’s also been some chatter about Anderson Cooper looking to leave as well, and finding a new home where ratings aren’t so troubled.