(Get to) The Point

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(Get to) The Point
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Presented byDonny Deutsch, Margaret Hoover, Rick Reilly and Jason Taylor
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationNew York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCNN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 1 –
April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)

(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.[citation needed] (Get to) The Point attracted a great deal of ridicule on Twitter during its time on air.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Don Irvine (2013-04-10). "Surprise! CNN Cancels "The Point" After Just One Week". Aim.org. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  3. ^ "CNN's new prime-time show "The Point" gone after a week | starMedia". Starmedia.us. 2013-04-08. Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-04-15.

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