MSNBC insists that it’s standing by embattled host Ronan Farrow, denying a report Monday that his afternoon program is facing an imminent cancelation.
Mediaite’s Joe Concha cited a “well-placed source” at the left-leaning cable news channel in reporting that “Ronan Farrow Daily” could be yanked in the next month, but MSNBC spokeswoman Diana Rocco told TPM in an email that the report is “not true.”
(A spokesperson for the channel also told Concha that MSNBC remains “fully committed to Ronan.”)
Not even a year old, Farrow’s show has been met with poor reviews and dismal ratings. Although MSNBC hoped that the 26-year-old could bring an injection of youth into its slate of daytime programming, the New York Times reported Sunday that the show’s ratings are actually down 51 percent from the same time slot last year among viewers in the coveted 25-54 age group.