Yahoo! News reports that Anderson Cooper's fledgling daytime talk show "Anderson," syndicated by Telepictures Productions, is having some trouble in the ratings department. Producers are toying with the show's format to find something that works:
Telepictures President Hilary Estey McLoughlin has also played an active role in pushing for change. Too many of the early shows were recorded well in advance and lacked sharp hooks, she said. Earlier hours included "Anderson's Costco Adventure" and shows on psychics and pets.
"Anderson" typically grabs fewer viewers than "The Jerry Springer Show" (covering topics like "A Cross Dresser Wants My Gal!") and "Maury" (which can be summed up as an hour of paternity tests).
And here's a sample from a recent episode of "Anderson" about pageant mom's, the women who train their daughters to compete in child beauty pageants. Why isn't this working for Cooper?!