Matt Lauer caught some flak from his “Today” colleagues this morning over his suggestions for smartphone apps to download over the weekend. Lauer’s picks started off okay with “Glympse,” an app that allows users to share their location for a set period of time, but got a little strange with “RunPee,” an app that alerts moviegoers to the best time to go to the bathroom without missing any important scenes.
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Farrow’s program’s numbers were worse, drawing both the lowest total viewers and A25-54 demo viewers of all of MSNBC’s shows on both Wednesday (260,000/52,000) and Friday (201,000/54,000). His program’s best day was Thursday with 320,000 total viewers and 79,000 demo viewers.
Overall, “Ronan Farrow Daily” averaged 243,000 total viewers and 55,000 demo viewers for the week. Compared to the same week last year with “Andrea Mitchell Reports” at 1pmET, “Ronan Farrow Daily” is down -40% in total viewers and -42% in the demo.
With Farrow as a lead-in, Joy Reid’s Monday debut drew just 38,000 A25-54 demo viewers, the lowest demo for the entire network that day. On Wednesday, Reid drew the second lowest demo for the network with 56,000 viewers. Her best total viewer day was Wednesday with 312,000 viewers, while Friday was her high mark in the demo with 84,000 viewers.
Overall, “The Reid Report” averaged 286,800 total viewers and 63,200 demo viewers. Compared to the same week last year with “News Nation with Tamron Hall” at 2pmET, “The Reid Report” was down -8% in total viewers and -38% in the demo.
From past debuts, we know first week numbers have the potential to change over the course of time. Also important to note, the same week last year featured all networks covering the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
For each day’s individual scoreboards, click here.
MSNBC’s two new shows didn’t provide the spike in viewers MSNBC president Phil Griffin was hoping for.
“Ronan Farrow Daily” at 1pmET drew 216,000 total viewers and 46,000 A25-54 demo viewers, shedding 7,000 total viewers and 25,000 demo viewers from lead-in “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” which had NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker filling in. Compared to the same Monday last year, when Michell’s show aired at 1pm, Farrow was down -34% in viewers and down -40% in the demo.
At 2pmET, “The Reid Report” with Joy Reid built on Farrow’s hour, averaging 262,000 total viewers, but shedding demo viewers averaging 38,000, making it the least-watched show of the day on MSNBC. Compared to the same day last year, when Tamron Hall‘s show aired, Reid was down -18% in viewers and down -63% in the demo.
Over on Fox Business Network, the debut of “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo” averaged 75,000 total viewers and 14,000 in the demo from 9am-11amET. Bartiromo’s first hour drew 97,000 total viewers, losing 48,000 total viewers from lead-in “Imus in the Morning’s” 8am hour, but added 2,000 demo viewers. On CNBC, where Bartiromo spent 20 years, “Squawk on the Street” from 9-11am averaged 174,000 total viewers and 29,000 A25-54 viewers.
At his new 11am-1pmET time slot, Stuart Varney‘s “Varney & Co.” averaged 117,000 total viewers and 29,000 demo viewers, falling short of “Squawk on the Street” by 13,000 total viewers but edging them by 6,000 demo viewers.
As two new MSNBC hosts take to the air today, there are some changes behind the scenes too.
“Jansing & Co.” EP Rashida Jones—who joined MSNBC six months ago— and “News Nation with Tamron Hall” EP Ilyas Kirmani have both been promoted to the new positions of Managing Editor, reporting to MSNBC VP and executive editor Yvette Miley.
MSNBC tells us new EPs for the 10am (Jansing) and 11am (Hall) will be named in the coming weeks.
And TVNewser has learned MSNBC has hired Larry Epstein, the senior producer of Fox Business Networks’ “Cavuto,” as EP of “The Reid Report” with Joy Reid which debuts today at 2pmET. Epstein also previously worked as a producer for Neil Cavuto‘s Fox News show “Your World.”
Tamron Hall is officially joining “Today” as a co-host of the third hour. As we’ve been reporting, Hall’s new deal gives her an expanded role on “Today” while she continues to anchor her MSNBC show, which moves to 11amET today.
“We’re really excited to officially welcome Tamron into the TODAY family,” “Today” executive producer Don Nash said in a statement. “She brings wit, enthusiasm and a keen sensibility to an all-around fantastic team, and I think Tamron, Al, Natalie and Willie will have a lot of fun together hosting the third hour.”
During the announcement of her new role, which came at the end of the 8 a.m. hour on “Today,” Hall shared the story of how her mother, standing on Rockefeller plaza with Hall a year before she was hired by MSNBC said, “Next year you’re going to be working here.” The two snapped a picture on Hall’s new camera.
“So a year to the day I’m going in to be hired and I show Steve Capus, who was the president of NBC News at the time, the date [on the picture],” Hall recalled. “And we both started crying. It was a year to the day.”
>Update: NBC’s official announcement is after the jump. Read more
News in the morning. Opinion in the afternoon. That sums up the changes coming to MSNBC’s daytime schedule.
The network’s progressive turn, which is a proven success in the evenings, will now begin much earlier, at 1pmET as diplomat and writer Ronan Farrow joins the schedule. Joy Reid, who often filled in for Martin Bashir, follows at 2pm. “The Cycle,” a politics and pop culture chat show remains at 3, and Alex Wager‘s “Now” stays at 4pm.
“I’m confident the changes and additions to our lineup will strengthen the flow of our programming, ” MSNBC president Phil Griffin writes in a note to staff, obtained by TVNewser.
The afternoon additions will also create flow in the mornings where “Morning Joe” leads into Chuck Todd‘s DC-based politics hour, following by Chris Jansing‘s newscast. Tamron Hall‘s “NewsNation” follows at 11am with Andrea Mitchell moving back an hour to Noon. “Andrea Mitchell is so critical to msnbc and I’ve always thought her show should be at noon,” Griffin says. “Andrea brings on the biggest newsmakers of the day and the new time slot will help showcase her work.”
As previously reported, former CBS, ABC, and CNN executive producer Kathy O’Hearn will oversee Farrow’s show. MSNBC original Omnika Thompson will be joining as senior producer. Thompson had overseen Thomas Roberts‘ show before he moved to the mornings.
Griffin’s note to the staff after the jump…
First on TVNewser: MSNBC is set to announce changes to its daytime lineup, perhaps as early as today.
Cable news newcomer Ronan Farrow (far right) will host his new show at 1pmET, sources tell TVNewser, while Joy Reid (near right), the managing editor of NBC’s TheGrio.com, who has been filling in on MSNBC, is expected to be named host at 2pmET.
Currently, NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell anchors “Andrea Mitchell Reports” at 1pm and Tamron Hall anchors “NewsNation” at 2pm. Hall is negotiating a new contract that would give her an expanded role at the “Today” show while also keeping her on the MSNBC schedule, likely at 11am which has been vacant since Thomas Roberts moved to “Way Too Early.” Meanwhile, the Noon hour has seen fill-in anchors since Alex Wagner moved to 4pm two weeks ago.
Much of MSNBC’s daytime schedule will be in flux for two weeks, starting next week, as the network carries Olympic Hockey and Curling from the Sochi Games.
>Update, 11AM: MSNBC has made it official. The changes take effect after the Olympics. Read the release after the jump. Read more
It’s contract time for MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, who also fills in on “Today.” TVGuide reports Hall is negotiating for a co-host role on the third hour of “Today,” currently hosted by Willie Geist, Natalie Morales, and Al Roker.
We’ve heard even if Hall stays and moves to “Today,” she would likely still host a show for MSNBC. She currently anchors “News Nation” at 2pm.
NBC News and MSNBC declined comment to TVNewser. We’ve also reached out to Hall’s agent, but have not heard back.
“Today” co-hosts will host a live red carpet special from the Golden Globes Sunday night right before the big award ceremony.
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly and Tamron Hall will interview the stars as they roll in, followed by a special bi-coastal Monday episode of “Today”, with Guthrie, Daly, and Al Roker hosting from Los Angeles and Lauer and Natalie Morales in New York.
Monday’s show will feature interviews with winners and a look into all the events and parties.
This year’s Golden Globes is more active than ever with social media, leveraging Instagram and Facebook to bring fans into the show.
The “Today” pre-show red carpet special airs Sunday, January 12 at 7pmET on NBC.
At a Television Critics Association panel Thursday morning, MSNBC’s Tamron Hall opened up about her sister’s murder while facing an insensitive question from a reporter.
Details: Tamron just detailed the murder of her sister and a journalist responded “that’s all nice but can you answer my question”
— AJ Marechal (@Variety_AJM) January 9, 2014
“One of the reasons I wanted to do Deadline Crime is to show compassion,” Hall tells TVNewser about hosting the Investigation Discovery show.
“Victims and survivors deserve more than a person seeking a headline. My colleague Alicia K and all survivors and victims of violence deserve respect. We are journalist’s not headline hunters. I am grateful that as a reporter and as an anchor people have allowed me to share their stories.
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