Although it achieved moderate audience ratings, her show was suspended with the start of the 2003 Iraq War, Chung's role shifting to reading news headlines. When CNN generally resumed regular programming, they did not bring Connie Chung Tonight back to air. The program was cancelled and Chung did not return to air on the network, despite a considerable period of time left on her employment contract.
In an interview, CNN founder Ted Turner once called the series "just awful." He thought the show was too tabloidish.
Chung struggles out of gate. (This Just In).(Connie Chung Tonight ratings for first three days on air)(Brief Article)
Jul 01, 2002; NEW YORK -- Cable News Network's heavily promoted Connie Chung Tonight averaged a 0.7 rating, or 612,000 households, during the...
CNN's Connie Chung Tonight. (With Friends Like This).(ratings data)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
Jul 01, 2002; CNN'S Connie Chung Tonight weathered some harsh critical reviews but harvested an average 612,000 households (0.7 average raring)...