NBC News’ new president Andrew Lack is seriously considering cancelling at least three MSNBC weekday shows citing poor ratings, according to a report from Mediaite.
Mediaite editor-in-chief Andrew Kirell reports that show producers were told to prepare “sizzle reels” of highlights of their shows. “Theoretically, this exercise will help them identify what works best on their respective shows,” he writes. “But, in reality, our sources say, any or all of these shows could soon be on the chopping block.”
Unsurprisingly, the first show is “All In With Chris Hayes,” which has been plagued with atrocious ratings and cancellation rumors for some time now. But also mentioned were “Now w/Alex Wagner” and “The Ed Show,” hosted by Ed Schultz. (RELATED: Chris Hayes Delivers MSNBC’s Worst Ratings In A Decade)
Lack has also been regularly attending MSNBC’s daily editorial meetings, and is reportedly often “underwhelmed” at most pitches. “Mediaite has also been told that Lack is considering a total overhaul of MSNBC’s daytime programming,” Kirell writes, while also hinting that Lack may do away with MSNBC president Phil Griffin entirely.