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
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.