Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper received some good news this week: CNN signed him up to a multi-year contract extension for his nightly newscast, 'AC360,' and it was also announced that the silver-haired newsman will launch his own daytime talk show next fall that will cater to women and stay-at-home types.

The unnamed show will cover social trends, entertainment and human interest topics, Telepictures announced Thursday, and will debut next fall. Whether it will be a hit will depend on how well Cooper can connect with female viewers, but if his ratings for 'AC360' are any indicator, he may have a hard road ahead.

According to Nielsen, his newscast just wrapped up a quarter that saw a purging of female viewers. From June 28 to Sept. 24, the show attracted 57% fewer women in the coveted 25-54 demographic compared to the same time last year. The show now averages more young males than females.