CNN generated plenty of buzz when it announced it would be airing Bill Maher's "Overtime" segments on Fridays, but did they generate viewers? Maher's segments during Friday's "CNN Tonight" have averaged just 368,000 total viewers and only 74,000 in the key demo from February to early March. In the "Overtime" segments, Maher takes a few questions submitted by viewers and discusses them with his "Real Time" guests, lasting roughly ten minutes. Even when CNN landed Maher for a primetime special, it did not deliver a major win for the network. Since the "Overtime" segments began airing in February, Maher is still seldom spoken about on other CNN programs unless it was to promote Tapper's special.
Source: CNN March 18, 2023 14:43 UTC