Dennis Miller Gets Canned

    May 12, 2005

Dennis Miller’s show at CNBC got the axe and his last show will be Friday. Miller’s ratings had dropped and CNBC told him his show was going, he left.The show premiered in January 2004 as platform of for Miller’s conservative views and his comedy. The show averaged about 168,000 people but dropped off after the election was over and he’s not been able to regain momentum.

“I have spoken with Dennis Miller about these plans and he has let me know that his strong preference is to leave his program immediately,” Hoffman said. “Therefore, the final episode of Dennis Miller will air this Friday.”

“Dennis is an exceptionally talented comedian with an unmatched wit and he and his team consistently delivered a very entertaining program,” Hoffman added.

CNBC continues to struggle for primetime programming up against the likes of Bill O’Reilly and others fair. This is also the second program they’ve cancelled in a week.

Miller’s slot will be filled with a repeat of Mad Money with Jim Cramer for the time being. Speculation is that CNBC will look toward its business oriented day programming to determine what the evening might hold.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.