CNN says Piers Morgan is out — thanks to awful ratings, his show is getting canceled as early as next month.

"Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it," Morgan told the Times.

Although Morgan's prime-time show is definitely done (he hit as little as 50,000 viewers in the 25-to-54 year-old demographic last week) he says he's working with CNN president Jeff Zucker to stay with the network in another role.

"I think I can credibly do news and the ratings reflect that, but it is not really the show that I set out to do," Morgan told the Times' David Carr (and apparently Dylan Byers). "There are all kinds of people who can do news here. I'd like to do work — interviews with big celebrities and powerful people — that is better suited to what I do well and fit with what Jeff is trying to do with the network."

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