CNN’s ‘The Point’ is moot, er, mute

  • Associated Press
  • Monday, April 8, 2013 10:20pm
  • Life

NEW YORK — We’ll get to the point quickly: CNN’s new prime-time talk show is gone after a week.

CNN described “(Get to) The Point” as a one-week experiment in the 10 p.m. time slot. It featured Donny Deutsch and panelists chewing over the day’s news.

But the Nielsen Company said it averaged 268,000 viewers last week, or fewer than the 446,000 the network reached in March with a rerun of Anderson Cooper’s newscast from two hours earlier.

It took less than a week for the show to be mocked by Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart. CNN wasn’t commenting on reports that it may revive “Crossfire.”

That political debate show left the air in 2005 — after being criticized by Stewart.

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