Why Isn't Morning Joe In Trouble For its Terrible Ratings?

Alex Pareene · 03/13/15 10:45AM

MSNBC recently canceled shows hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid, reportedly because the channel is tacking away from liberal programming and because the ratings were bad. But MSNBC's supposed abandonment of liberalism can't extend that far: Rachel Maddow isn't going anywhere. So if the problem is mainly ratings, that raises an interesting (to me, at least) question. Why haven't there been any rumors about MSNBC canceling Morning Joe, a show with ratings that are just as bad as—and often much worse than—MSNBC's primetime programming?

J.K. Trotter · 02/27/15 02:56PM

MSNBC Cancels Ronan Farrow Show No One Watched 

Aleksander Chan · 02/20/15 11:10AM

Well-spoken cherub Ronan Farrow's news and politics show is over—MSNBC has cancelled Ronan Farrow Daily along with Joy Reid's The Reid Report. Thomas Roberts' strong jawline has been called up from his Way Too Early show to anchor a straight news broadcast from 1–3 p.m.