The PJ Tatler

Shock jock can't jolt 'Morgan' show

Has veteran shock jock Howard Stern run out of ways to get our attention?

Stern, who isn’t a fixture on the interview circuit, sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan for the second night of Morgan’s new chat fest.

The charming Brit had Stern on for a full hour, far longer than most Stern-approved interviews. But the episode didn’t set the show’s ratings afire. “Piers Morgan Tonight” drew 1.3 million viewers with Stern, far less than the 2.1 million who tuned in for Morgan’s opening night Q&A with Oprah Winfrey.

Once upon a time a Stern TV appearance guaranteed boffo ratings. Today … not so much. Maybe Morgan should have opened the show with a parade of Stern-approved lesbians.