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Arsenio Hall show cancelled after 1 season because of low viewership

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“The Arsenio Hall Show” has been cancelled because of low ratings, ending Hall’s late-night comeback bid after a single season.
Hall’s bid to recreate the success he enjoyed 20 years ago failed to attract a larger enough audience in the ever-crowded TV market.
CBS Television Production had previously announced that the show would return for a second season, but faced the prospect of station’s moving the show to lesser time slots as ratings fell.
Hall stated that he knew launching the show would be a challenge.
“I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created,” the actor and comedian added.
The show is in reruns, the last episode aired May 21.
When Hall began his original series in 1989, he was seen as the cool alternative to Johnny Carson and “The Tonight Show” on NBC.
The cancellation of Hall’s show returns the lake-night talk show scene to almost uniformly white male hosts, with a few exceptions such as Tavis Smiley on PBS.

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