Originally Posted by aircarver
He is getting more attention now, than he has ever had in his life ...
Popularity is money in the media, and talk about him is good. Even bad publicity is better than no publicity. When you complain about him, you are admitting to watching their network and his show.
That is advertising-money-in-the-bank for piers and his network. Numbers of viewers count for more money than viewers that agree with the host.