Former Fox News host Chris Wallace is now so unhappy with his move to CNN’s failed streaming service that “he’s telling anyone that will listen he wants Cuomo’s old time slot” on the cable network.
The news was revealed by veteran journalist Jon Nicosia who has the inside scoop at CNN.
Nicosia says he is now hearing that Wallace desperately wants disgraced former anchor Chris Cuomo’s old time slot.
SOURCE CONT'D: "He's telling anyone that will listen he wants Cuomo's old time slot"
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) April 13, 2022
The news follows reports that CNN Plus is facing major cuts after only averaging around 10,000 viewers a day.
According to a new report from Axios, CNN will make dramatic cuts in investment for the new streaming service.
CNN was planning to drop around $1 billion to get the streaming service up and running.
Now they will only spend a fraction of that which means cuts across the board.
As Slay News previously reported, Nicosia also revealed: “Chris Wallace is ‘having daily breakdowns’ over the ‘miserable launch’ of @CNNplus.
“Wants a ‘CNN show or is threatening to walk’ [the sources] go on. ‘He is having staffers count how many times a day his promo is playing.'”
SOURCE: Chris Wallace is “having daily breakdowns” over the “miserable launch” of @CNNplus. Wants a “CNN show or is threatening to walk” they go on. “He is having staffers count how many times a day his promo is playing”
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) April 12, 2022
Fewer than 10,000 people are using CNN+ on a daily basis two weeks into its existence, sources tell CNBC, casting doubt on the future of the app following the combination of Discovery & WarnerMedia.https://t.co/20GmjuQafQ
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) April 12, 2022
Fewer than 10,000 people are using CNN+ on a daily basis two weeks into its existence, according to people familiar with the matter.
The people spoke with CNBC on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss nonpublic data.
CNN+ launched on March 29.
The subscription news streaming service, which charges $5.99 a month or $59.99 annually, only became available on Roku on Monday and still isn’t on Android TV.
Still, the paltry audience casts doubt on the future of the application following the recently completed combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia into Warner Bros. Discovery.
To put that daily user number in perspective, CNN’s cable network suffered a sharp decline in viewership last year but still rang up an average of 773,000 total viewers a day.
“We continue to be happy with the launch and its progress after only two weeks,” a CNN spokesperson said.