CNN axes Piers Morgan's show

Morgan's show is being cancelled due to poor ratings after failing to connect with a US audience.

Piers Morgan. Picture: AFP.

LOS ANGELES - CNN has announced it's pulling the plug on the prime time talk show hosted by veteran British journalist Piers Morgan due to poor ratings.

A source at CNN said network president Jeffrey Zucker had made the decision to cancel the show following a series of discussions with Morgan about its future.

Morgan, Larry King's successor, could not immediately be reached for comment but acknowledged in a _ New York Times_ interview published yesterday that as a Brit he did not always connect with American audiences, a problem that showed itself in the ratings.

A date for the final broadcast is yet to be determined.