Joy Reid’s Ratings Drop After Hacking Scandal


Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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MSNBC’s Joy Reid has seen quite the ratings drop on her show since she claimed hackers were responsible for homophobic posts on her old personal blog.

Reid is the host of “AM Joy,” a show that airs on Saturday and Sunday on MSNBC. After homophobic blog posts apparently written by Reid surfaced on Twitter last month, Reid claimed that she did not remember writing them and thought she may have been hacked. (RELATED: Joy Reid’s Hacking Story Filled With Holes)

The network stood by Reid despite a number of flaws in her story, but Reid’s viewers don’t appear to be as loyal.

According to a review of television ratings by Contemptor, the ratings on the Saturday edition of “AM Joy” have declined ever since the scandal occurred.

The Saturday before the controversy, Reid had a total audience of 1.28 million viewers in the 10am hour and 1.24 million in the 11am hour.

The Saturday after the controversy when Reid apologized, her total viewers dropped to 1.03 million and 1.077 million in the 10am and 11am slots, respectively.

This past Saturday, total viewers fell yet again to 957,000 at 10 am and 965,000 at 11am.

Reid’s total viewership also fell for the 10am time slot of her Sunday show but held relatively constant at the 11am hour.

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