Accuracy in Media

MSNBC to Launch “Lean Right” Ad

MSNBC, which spent years crafting an image as a left-leaning alternative to Fox News and at one time labeled itself as the “Lean Forward” network, has found new life after a major programming shake-up. They are now poised to launch an ad stating that maybe they have gone too far to the right. The ad […]

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MSNBC Fires Race-Baiting Host Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC and Melissa Harris-Perry have parted company after the race-baiting host fired off an angry email about her show being pre-empted over the last two weeks. Harris-Perry had apparently been complaining about the pre-emptions with MSNBC brass. But her refusal to appear on her show on Saturday, coupled with an email she sent to her […]

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Liberal Woes: MSNBC Ratings Down Double Digits in May

MSNBC ‘s ratings woes continued in May with the liberal cable network recording double-digit losses in all major categories. The network was down 14 percent among total viewers for both total day and primetime. In the key A25-54 demo, which is closely watched by advertisers, MSNBC was down 18 percent in total day and 19 […]

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Andy Lack Returns to NBC—Can Couric Be Far Behind?

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke is betting that the hiring of former NBC News president Andy Lack can reverse the news division’s sliding fortunes and return it to the same level of success it achieved during Lack’s initial tenure. He will serve as the chairman for both NBC News and MSNBC. Lack’s previous stint at NBC […]

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MSNBC’s Ratings Plunge Again in February

MSNBC suffered yet another month of poor ratings in February, as Morning Joe trailed CNN’s New Day for the fifth straight month and hit a seven year low in the key demo. The network’s daytime total viewership was down 43% from last February as the network finished in third place behind CNN in both total […]

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June 2016

6/3/2016 - MSNBC to Launch “Lean Right” Ad

March 2016

3/21/2016 - New York Post: MSNBC President Phil Griffin’s Days Are Numbered

February 2016

2/29/2016 - MSNBC Fires Race-Baiting Host Melissa Harris-Perry

June 2015

6/3/2015 - Liberal Woes: MSNBC Ratings Down Double Digits in May

May 2015

5/5/2015 - Report: New NBC News President Reevaluating MSNBC Programming

April 2015

4/29/2015 - April Showers: MSNBC Ratings Lowest in Almost Ten Years

4/1/2015 - MSNBC First-Quarter Ratings Collapse, Maddow Hits All-Time Low

March 2015

3/7/2015 - Andy Lack Returns to NBC—Can Couric Be Far Behind?

February 2015

2/25/2015 - MSNBC’s Ratings Plunge Again in February

2/20/2015 - MSNBC Cancels Ratings-Challenged Ronan Farrow, Joy Reid Shows

2/3/2015 - Morning Joe Flops in Primetime Experiment

January 2015

1/9/2015 - Fox News’ Roger Ailes Praises Staff—Urges Them to Maintain Commitment

1/2/2015 - No Unlucky Number as Fox News Remains Top Cable News Network for 13th Consecutive Year

December 2014

12/30/2014 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin Admits 2014 Was a “Difficult Year” for the Network

12/15/2014 - MSNBC May Look to Sports to Boost Ratings

12/4/2014 - MSNBC Ratings Down Sharply in November

October 2014

10/14/2014 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin Blames Washington Dysfunction for Low Ratings

10/2/2014 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin Says Network Has Had a “Tough Stretch” as Ratings Sink to 7-Year Low

January 2014

1/31/2014 - MSNBC apologizes for offensive Cheerios Ad Tweet

1/30/2014 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin: We’ve Never Had an Ideology—Just a “Progressive Sensibility”

1/16/2014 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin: Anchor Controversies Didn’t Hurt Network

October 2013

10/17/2013 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin Calls Chris Matthews a “National Treasure”

10/15/2013 - MSNBC President Doesn’t Believe Megyn Kelly’s Ratings

August 2013

8/28/2013 - MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Admits His Ratings Have Been “Bad”

8/2/2013 - MSNBC President Says Ratings Dip is Short-Lived

July 2013

7/31/2013 - MSNBC Still Singing the Ratings Blues

June 2013

6/4/2013 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin: We’re “Not the Place” For Breaking News

May 2013

5/31/2013 - May Day! MSNBC Ratings Sink To a Six-Year Low

March 2013

3/26/2013 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin: We Can Beat Fox By 2014

3/14/2013 - Demoted: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Moving to Weekends

December 2012

12/28/2012 - MSNBC President Calls Chris Matthews a “Statesman”

November 2012

11/23/2012 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin: “We Are Not Pro-Obama”

September 2012

9/13/2012 - MSNBC President Says Network Praises Republicans While Fox Never Praises Democrat

August 2012

8/17/2012 - CNN Promises Unbiased Convention Coverage—MSNBC President Calls CNN “Desperate”

February 2012

2/27/2012 - MSNBC President: “I Want MSNBC to Reflect America in the 21st Century, Not the America of the 1940s.”

2/22/2012 - Chris Matthews: “Lean Forward Has Been a Winner for Us” [Video]

2/21/2012 - MSNBC President Predicts Future Success for Ed Schultz Despite Ratings Challenges

August 2011

8/23/2011 - Rev. Al Gets A Job at MSNBC

8/3/2011 - MSNBC President: “We’re Beginning to Chip Away at Fox News”

July 2011

7/15/2011 - MSNBC President: “We’re Not As Biased As Fox News”

June 2011

6/20/2011 - Olbermann Aims Low By Targeting MSNBC

March 2011

3/30/2011 - MSNBC’s Griffin: ‘We’re Setting Our Sights on Fox’