(Get to) The Point

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(Get to) The Point
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Presented by Donny Deutsch, Margaret Hoover, Rick Reilly and Jason Taylor
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production location(s) New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Original network CNN
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release April 1 – April 4, 2013

(Get to) The Point is a short-lived current events discussion television program that aired on CNN in April 2013. Initially billed by CNN as "a week of special programming", the program was hosted by advertising executive and television personality Donny Deutsch with a panel that consisted of political commentator and gay rights activist Margaret Hoover, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly and ESPN NFL analyst Jason Taylor. A fifth panelist slot was filled by a different person each day.[1] (Get to) The Point attracted a great deal of ridicule on Twitter during its time on air.[2] Also during that time, the program averaged just 268,000 viewers with an average of merely 77,000 viewers in the 25-54 viewing demographic.[3] It was also mocked by comedian Jon Stewart during his Comedy Central show. As a result of the low ratings, CNN's management decided not to continue with the show, cancelling (Get to) The Point after only a week of airtime.[4]


  1. ^ Warren, Lydia (2013-04-08). "CNN cancels new prime-time talk show The Point after A WEEK | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  2. ^ "CNN Roundtable '(Get To) The Point' Ridiculed On Twitter: If This Is What Jeff Zucker Has In Store, Cable News Is In Big Trouble". Ibtimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  3. ^ Don Irvine (2013-04-10). "Surprise! CNN Cancels "The Point" After Just One Week". Aim.org. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  4. ^ "CNN's new prime-time show "The Point" gone after a week | starMedia". Starmedia.us. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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Preceded by
Piers Morgan Live
CNN Weekday Lineup
Succeeded by
Erin Burnett OutFront