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Liberal Alec Baldwin Bombs with New Talk Show

The series debuted to terrible ratings on Sunday, which may show that people are a bit tired of the 'SNL' actor

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Actor Alec Baldwin has impressively used the presidency of Donald Trump to inject much needed life into his once controversy-filled, dying career.

Known more for tabloid headlines and personal struggles before Trump became a serious contender for the presidency, Baldwin is now a media darling for his portrayal of the president on “Saturday Night Live.”

On top of his appearances on that leftist show, Baldwin has helped to write a book as his Trump persona and even now hosts a talk show, “The Alec Baldwin Show.”

The series premiered Sunday night. But if the ratings say anything about the actor, it’s that people may be getting a little tired of him.

The ABC series debuted to only 2.2 million viewers.

In the much-coveted age 18-49 demographic, the show only nabbed only a 0.4 rating, which meant it nearly tied Univision’s “Cronicas.” Ouch.

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On Sunday night’s episode of his show, Baldwin interviewed fellow anti-Trumper Robert De Niro and “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson.

Baldwin has been getting more and more politically involved in recent months.

He recently appeared at a Democratic fundraiser, where he said that the Trump administration needed to be overthrown through voting.

“The way we implement change in America is through elections. We change governments here at home in an orderly and formal way,” the actor said.

He continued, “In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump.”

The star of “Beetlejuice” and “The Departed,” who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 2004 for “The Cooler,” also shamed Republicans for their support of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, recently sworn in to the Supreme Court.

“They [Republicans] themselves are sons, husbands, fathers, and yet when the time arrived in the thick of the MeToo movement to set politics aside and establish that women’s rights were more important than political expediency, they failed and it was ugly,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin, 60, is set to interview Kim Kardashian, Ricky Gervais, Jeff Bridges, Mike Myers and Cecile Richards in upcoming episodes of “The Alec Baldwin Show.”

Baldwin also hosts the competition series “Match Game” for ABC.

He’s starred in recent hit films including “The Boss Baby,” “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” and “BlacKkKlansman.”

For more on Baldwin’s new talk show, check out the video below:

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