Trump Pledges To Investigate Comcast For ‘Threatening Treason’

Former President Trump pledged to investigate Comcast, the parent company of NBC and MSNBC, if he is elected in 2024, saying it “will be thoroughly scrutinized for their knowingly dishonest and corrupt coverage of people, things, and events.” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post Sunday: “They are almost all dishonest and corrupt, but Comcast, with its one-side and vicious coverage by NBC NEWS, and in particular MSNBC, often and correctly referred to as MSDNC (Democrat National Committee!), should be investigated for its ‘Country Threatening Treason.”

MSNBC Isn’t Using Blue-State Chatter To Build A Daytime Nation

MSNBC has expanded its opinion programming at the expense of traditional news hours in recent months, but Rashida Jones, its president, has tried to carve out a daytime weekday block devoted not to the progressive chatter that makes the network a popular destination for anti-Trumpers and liberals, but to what executives hope is seen as just-the-facts reportage.

‘Inside With Jen Psaki’ To Expand To Monday Nights On MSNBC

Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Holds Onto Top Spots In Primetime, Total Day

ESPN scores second place primetime finish.

Ratings: Fox News No. 1 In Primetime On Wednesday; CNN, MSNBC Split Second Place

Ratings: Fox News Rides GOP Primary Debate Broadcast To Dominant First Place Finish

MSNBC and CNN did have strong weeks as well. Ari Melber was the most-watched cable news host at 6 p.m., while Erin Burnett Outfront earned first place in the A25-54 demo at 7 p.m.

MSNBC Is Having Its Super Bowl With Donald Trump’s Indictments

The network’s mix of weighty reflection, analysis and schadenfreude is drawing in major ratings, surpassing Fox News and CNN as the go-to network for coverage of Trump’s criminal charges.

Alex Wagner Tonight Celebrates Year One At MSNBC

MSNBC Wins Total Viewers For Second Night Amid Continued Coverage Of Donald Trump’s Indictment

As the news cycle focus continued to be on Donald Trump’s latest indictment, MSNBC notched another win in primetime. The network averaged 1.99 million viewers on Tuesday evening, with All in with Chris Hayes and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell winning their time periods. Fox News averaged 1.92 million and CNN posted 779,000.

Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Extends Primetime Win Streak

NFL Network scores third-place primetime finish with pre-season football games.

MSNBC Tops Rivals In Coverage Of Donald Trump’s Georgia Indictment

MSNBC’s coverage topped out during the 9 p.m. ET hour on Monday, in which The Rachel Maddow Show featured live reports from Georgia as well as a pre-scheduled sitdown interview with Hillary Clinton. Maddow’s show averaged 3.9 million viewers, a big spike from the 2.45 million average viewers Maddow received last month.

MSNBC Has Quietly Surged Off CNN’s And Fox’s Woes

Fox had its post-Tucker nosedive, CNN had the disastrous Trump town hall — and MSNBC has been reaping the benefits.

John Leguizamo’s MSNBC Docuseries ‘Leguizamo Does America’ Renewed For Season 2

Season 2 of the travelogue-style show, produced by NBC News Studios, will take Leguizamo to a new selection of cities. Exact locations will be revealed later. (Image: NBC News Studios/MSNBC Films)

MSNBC Signs Political Commentator Brian Tyler Cohen As A Contributor

Longtime White House Correspondent April Ryan Joins MSNBC As Contributor

Jen Psaki Finds New Ways To Make News At MSNBC

Not too long ago, Jen Psaki spent her days trying to explain the inner machinations of Washington to a crowd of skeptical journalists. On Sunday, she will become part of that horde. But if the former White House press secretary has her way, her new MSNBC program, Inside With Jen Psaki, won’t be as grizzled or as cynical as the reporters with whom she often parried. Instead, she says in an interview, “the hope is that when people watch the show, they come away and they learn something they didn’t know before, whether it’s about a person or an issue.”

CNN Hits 10-Year Low As Fox News Glides To Victory In Cable News Ratings

February marked CNN’s lowest-rated month in a decade, with the network’s primetime lineup dropping 42% among viewers 25-54 — the key demographic group valued by advertisers — compared to the same month one year ago. CNN drew an average primetime audience of 122,000 viewers in the key demo, compared to Fox News Channel’s 299,000 viewers (down 33%). MSNBC was third overall with 119,000 viewers (down 15%).

MSNBC’s Black Viewership Continues To Soar Thanks To On-Air Representation And Reporting

DeSantis’s Office Says He Will Boycott NBC, MSNBC Over Andrea Mitchell Question On Black History

MSNBC Sets Jen Psaki Weekly Series, Says Streaming And Social Shows In Works

The former White House press secretary joined NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor last year. She will host a weekly series for the cable news channel called Inside with Jen Psaki, beginning Sunday, March 19. The show will run at noon on Sundays, and will stream on Peacock the following day.

NBC, MSNBC Employees Plan Walkout In Protest Of Layoffs

It’s the latest major labor action to strike a national news organization in recent months as the media industry faces headwinds and cut-backs.

Lots Of Programming, Anchor Changes At CNBC

MSNBC Taps Rebecca Kutler To Oversee Streaming, Digital And Audio Efforts

MSNBC announced Tuesday that Senior Vice President of Content Strategy Rebecca Kutler will now oversee all of MSNBC’s non-linear editorial efforts — streaming, digital and audio. She effectively replaces Catherine Kim, who is now focusing on editorial oversight across all of NBC News.

MSNBC Shakes Up Daytime, Weekend Anchor Duties As Hallie Jackson Adds Streaming Hour

Meanwhile, Chris Jansing will get two hours on the cable news outlet’s weekdays while layoffs have hit the news division of the TV network.

Layoffs Hit NBC News And MSNBC

NBC News and MSNBC were undergoing a round of layoffs on Thursday, although the impact appeared to be less severe than the staff reductions at other media entities. The layoffs were in the double digits, according to a source, out of a workforce of about 3,500. CNN reported that the number was around 75. The staff cuts also were scattered across the divisions, according to the source. No on-air talent was expected to be impacted. This follows the announcement earlier this week of layoffs across the parent company NBCUniversal, numbering in the dozens.

MSNBC And CNN Shed Viewers In 2022, While Fox News Found New Ways To Dominate – Even With Democrats

CNN Chief Licht: ‘My Competition Is HGTV And Netflix’

During an appearance on “On With Kara Swisher,” CNN’s chairman and CEO Chris Licht opened about who he sees as competition for the cable news channel, and it isn’t Fox News.

Ex-Host Tiffany Cross Wanted To ‘Take Down’ MSNBC Before Exit: Source

Ex-MSNBC host Tiffany Cross learned that she was getting pushed out days ahead of her exit — and threatened to “go out in a blaze” and “take down” the cable-TV network and its boss Rashida Jones, according to  sources.

MSNBC Abruptly Severs Ties With Tiffany Cross

MSNBC has opting not to renew the contract of weekend host Tiffany Cross after almost two years. Cross, whose Saturday show The Cross Connection was a source of controversy for the network, has not commented publicly on the cancellation. Her production team was told of the decision on Friday. They will remain at the network, a source familiar with the matter said, as they also work on MSNBC’s Sunday show in the same slot.

The Kornacki Paradox

On election nights, we turn to MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki, for clarity. Actually, he’s full of doubt.

Two Top Rachel Maddow Producers Get New Roles At MSNBC

Steve Kornacki To Host MSNBC Midterm Election Special ‘The Kornacki Countdown’

MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart Named 2022 TV Broadcast Journalist Of The Year By Multicultural Media & Correspondents Association

Huma Abedin Joins MSNBC As A Contributor

CNN Veteran Rebecca Kutler Named MSNBC’s SVP Of Content Strategy

CNN’s loss is MSNBC’s gain. Rebecca Kutler, a veteran CNN talent and development executive who had a hand in the success of anchors and contributors such as Abby Phillip and Van Jones, is joining MSNBC as its senior vice president of content strategy. She will run MSNBC’s streaming efforts and develop new program concepts for both the linear cable network and MSNBC’s presence on the NBCUniversal Peacock streaming hub.

Zerlina Maxwell To Leave MSNBC

Comcast Looks To Cut Up To $1 Billion From Budgets At Its TV Networks

NBCUniversal Chief Executive Officer Jeff Shell has asked his top deputies to find savings at its legacy cable and broadcast TV networks, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been finalized.


Fox News Cruises To August Ratings Sweep In Latest Weekly Chart

Fox News, MSNBC, CNN hold top three positions on total day chart.

Fox News Tops August Nielsen Numbers

Fox News again topped the monthly ratings, as The Five topped in total viewers and Tucker Carlson Tonight won the 25-54 demo. The network saw a 4% rise in total day viewership, while it said that its late night show Gutfeld! saw its highest rated month since its April, 2021 launch, with 2.19 million viewers.

Alex Wagner’s New MSNBC Show Saw Double-Digit Ratings Drop