According to TVNewser, “D. L. Hughley Breaks the News,” will take its final curtain call at the end of the month and they are saying that the decision was Hughley’s. Right. According to CNN, Hughley approached management to make the show permanently based in Los Angeles, where his family resides.
CNN: To accommodate this, we agreed upon a new role where he will be a contributor for the network based in Los Angeles. We are eager to continue our relationship with D.L., who is a tremendous talent and a valued colleague.”
Wouldn’t it be a tremendous cost factor to maintain a show that averaged about 200,000 viewers in the 25-54 year old demographics in recent weeks? It seems that way to me. To top it off, CNN came under tremendous fire after the first show, which was offensive to many because of the negative stereotypes highlighted. I have heard of forced terminations in the guise of a resignation. Sorry, I am just not buying CNN’s explanation. This show was doomed from the start. I will give him credit for trying. His ratings reportedly peaked at 1.51 million total viewership for the second show. The show averaged 284,000 for 18 episodes.