Nick Cannon’s Talk Show Fails to Impress Viewers, Not Likely to Replace Wendy Williams

Nick Cannon’s new daytime talk show has reportedly failed

to impress viewers and is unlikely to replace Wendy

Williams, according to reports.


Radar writes: “The Masked Singer host reportedly brought in

a measly 400,000 viewers a day for his first week of broadcast

late last month, landing the self-titled series at the bottom of

the talk show pack.”


Per the report, Cannon’s new talk show also received a slew

of devastating reviews, with Showbiz 411 writing: “Cannon’s

recent past supporting Louis Farrakhan and making anti-

semitic statements won’t find him a large audience. He can’t

even get ex wife Mariah Carey to be a guest.”


“It doesn’t appear as if ‘Cannon’ will be essential viewing for

many, although if you are a big fan of Cannon, you will surely

like this version of the celebrity, in which he turns his quirks

and personality up to an 11,” read one review by USA Today

After appearing to miss the mark, it’s now unlikely that

Cannon will takeover Wendy Williams’ timeslot. 



We previously reported that Cannon’s new daytime talk

show was being considered to replace Wendy’s timeslot amid

her ongoing health issues. Show execs considered Cannon a

“backup plan” since Wendy’s season 13 premiere has been

delayed several times.


An insider revealed to Page Six, “The executives have been

talking. They are keeping a close eye on [Williams’] recovery

and hoping for the best. But they have pushed back [her]

show premiere several times, so they are already thinking of

a backup plan.”


The source claims Nick was the top choice due to his popularity.

“It would not be a far stretch for Nick to take her time slot…

Debmar-Mercury [which produces both shows] is really

pushing to make Nick Canon’s show a huge success,” the

source added. “He already has a major platform, and a huge

fanbase, so it is an easy win. So, if Wendy’s show ends up

being a no-go, their backup plan is already set.”

The premiere of the new season of  “The Wendy Williams

Show” has been delayed numerous times as the host

continues to have health struggles.


“The Wendy Williams Show” was set for its season 13 return

on October 4, with “all new hot topics.” It was previously

slated to air on Sept. 20 but was pushed back after Williams

tested positive for COVID-19 and was later hospitalized due

to alleged psychiatric issues. The premiere was delayed once

again to Oct. 18. Producers recently announced the show will

return with guest hosts as Williams “continues to be under

medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a

daily basis.”

According to a Wendy source, the talk show host is “in need

of serious help and was drinking every day” prior to being

hospitalized for psychiatric issues.








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