Larry King: CNN’s ‘Got Problems,’ Should Play Spongebob Instead

by Andrew Johnson

Even one of CNN’s most legendary broadcasters isn’t denying the network’s ratings slump.

“CNN’s got problems,” Larry King told HuffPost Live on Wednesday. “I don’t know what they’re going to do.”

January has been the network’s third-lowest month in ratings history. This month, the news network has fallen far behind Fox News and MSNBC and is even trailing its sister-network HLN.

King offered CNN some programming advice: put on cartoons. “Put Spongebob on CNN — 24 hours — until a big story breaks. Then we break into Spongebob, and go to the hurricane, and then back to Spongebob,” he said, referring to the hit cartoon Spongebob Squarepants.

As for his replacement, Piers Morgan, King said Piers Morgan Live is “not the kind of show that I enjoy” because the British host makes it “too much about him” and not enough about the opinions of his guests.