Shake-up at MSNBC: New Changes to Daytime Line-up

Posted by: Audiegrl

TVNewser reports that MSNBC is streamlining its daytime schedule and doing away with the themed hours focused on the economy and politics. It’s a back-to-basics approach for the network’s daytime news hours which slipped to fifth place in December, behind FNC, CNN, HLN and CNBC between 9am-4pm.

Effective Monday the new daytime line-up is:

  • Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski ~ “Morning Joe” at 6-9amET
  • Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie ~ “The Daily Rundown” at 9amET
  • David Shuster at 10amET
  • Tamron Hall at 11amET
  • Contessa Brewer at 12Noon
  • Andrea Mitchell ~ “Andrea Mitchell Reports” at 1pmET
  • Tamron Hall at 2pmET
  • David Shuster at 3pmET
  • Dylan Ratigan ~ “The Dylan Ratigan Show” at 4pmET

In a late December shake-up, Ratigan’s morning show was cut in half and moved to a afternoon slot, along with the cancellation of Dr. Nancy Snynderman’s “Dr. Nancy” show.

The network’s themed shows “It’s the Economy” which had been co-anchored by CNBC’s Melissa Francis and Brewer and Friday’s “New York Times Edition” which had been co-anchored by NBC’s Norah O’Donnell and CNBC’s John Harwood have both been canceled.


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5 responses to “Shake-up at MSNBC: New Changes to Daytime Line-up

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    What are the rankings in prime time? I can’t stand Keith, I really can’t. He’s so puffed-up with self-importance that I have to switch the channel. I do like Chris Matthews, although I’m rarely able to catch him. But Rachel Maddow is the cat’s meow. She’s the real star of the lineup.

    • The rankings in prime time have Fox at #1, MSNBC at #2, and CNN at #3 and sometimes #4 or #5. The two people I enjoyed the most together were Schuster and Hall, they had great natural chemistry together, and were fun to watch. I also enjoyed Carlos Watson, but MSNBC got rid of him months ago. Not sure why, but he was very informative and I still go to his blog. The rankings are kind of deceptive, all in all, although Bill O’Reilly and everyone on Fox brags about them, with audience numbers between 1.5 and 2 million viewers, they get fewer numbers of people watching them than say, Lopez Tonight (around 3 million) or Criminal Minds (around 10 million). So essentially Fox gets less than 1 percent of the population of the US. 😉

      Ratigan, I have to mute because he’s always snarling at the audience and guests (remember Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz?).

      Mathews is OK, but I hate when he gives birthers, tenthers, and various fruit-loop tea bagger’s a platform on his show (like yesterday he had on a birther/teabag challenger for McCain’s seat in Arizona).

      Shultz’s show is also a mute button. He is always screaming at the viewers and the guests.

      I agreed with you, Rachel is the cat’s meow 🙂

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