Jake Tapper's 'The Lead'...didn't Lead the Ratings


Jeff Zucker was all giddy with excitement as his new hire Jake Tapper finally debuted his new show on CNN.

Zucker squealed "the prospect of Jake Tapper being the face of the new CNN had me more excited than anything...."

Tapper's show 'The Lead' debuted at 4PM Yesterday and THE NEW FACE OF CNN HIT THE AIR!!!!

So how much did Tapper kill everyone else on cable in the ratings? 

Ummmmmm ..... he finished 4th...Behind Fox News, MSNBC and HLN.


We're guessing Zucker might not be as excited now.