When Jeff Zucker took over CNN and said that he was going to retool the failing morning show, FTVLive gave him some advice.
We told Zucker that he should move HLN Anchor Robin Meade over to CNN and he will have no problem increasing the morning ratings at the big sister network.
Zucker ditched our idea and spent millions reworking the morning show and promoting it.
Meade still anchors Morning Express and does it with a much smaller budget and almost no promotion to speak of.
Yet, if you look at the numbers from Monday, Meade's show beats CNN's New Day in both Total Viewers and the demos.
HLN's Morning Express pulled in 286,000 total viewers to CNN's 261,000. In the demo, Meade pulled 124,000 to New Day's tiny 49,000 viewers.
We hate to tell Jeff Zucker that we were right.....ahhhh hell....who are we kidding? We LOVE saying that.