Piers Morgan urges nation to watch his new TalkTV show as ratings plummet

Piers Morgan has urged the nation to watch his new TalkTV show – as ratings for the programme plummeted after a week.

The bold broadcaster took to Instagram on Wednesday (May 5) and insisted there was "no need to feel so guilty" about tuning into his divisive programme.

The former Good Morning Britain host has just started hosting his explosive new chat show – Piers Morgan: Uncensored – on the TalkTV channel which launched on April 25.

The first episode of the channel's flagship programme saw Piers clash with former US President Donald Trump in a heated chat which ended in the politician storming off from the interview.

The first episode attracted a whopping 316,800 viewers, but the ratings slipped to an average of 61,700 a week later on Monday (May 2).

However, Uncensored still beat Sky News and GB News during the one-hour slot despite the 80% fall in viewers.

Piers caught up with his millions of Instagram followers on Wednesday – where he told everyone to forget feeling guilty about watching his new show.

He shared a humorous snap which played on Piers' controversial reputation, a press pic for TalkTV which depicted their anchor as both an angel and a devil with horns.

The cheeky poster branded Piers "The nation's guilty pleasure", with a sub-heading that read: "Tune in to Piers, tonight 8pm. You know you want to."

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Piers penned: "[Laughing emoji] No need to feel so guilty, Nation… give yourselves some guilt-free pleasure by watching @piersmorganuncensored tonight at 8pm! Got another cracking show coming up."

The TV star was confident about his new show when he revealed Uncensored beat major broadcasters in its 8-9pm slot.

He said: "Great to see @PiersUncensored got higher ratings than BBC News, Sky News & GB News again in our 8-9pm slot last night.

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"Amazing achievement for a brand new show on a brand new network. Lots of work to to, but very encouraging. Tune in tonight at 8pm!"

Since TalkTV launched, Piers has interviewed the likes of world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury – after defending his belt against Dillian Whyte.

Other guests have included Morgan's good pal Sharon Osbourne, as well as Caitlyn Jenner and Jeremy Kyle.

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