Piers Morgan’s new US chat show drew nearly 2.1 million viewers to its Monday night premiere, according to CNN.
The debut of Piers Morgan Tonight featured an interview with Oprah Winfrey and more than tripled the average audience for Larry King Live, which Morgan’s show replaces.
CNN said that the show ranked second among cable-news talk shows at that hour, behind Fox News Channel’s Hannity, but ahead of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.
The second night of Piers’ run saw him interview shock jock Howard Stern.
Piers Morgan Tonight airs on CNN in the US and the UK.