Accuracy in Media

NBC Exec With Hollywood Ties Passed on Breaking Harvey Weinstein Story

NBC News is taking the heat for passing on the story that exposed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment. Former MSNBC host Ronan Farrow produced an expose on Weinstein that was never aired, according to Mediaite. The piece included “extensive, on-the-record interviews and a damning audiotape of Weinstein,” Fox News reported. “Who at NBC […]

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MSNBC’s Daytime Ratings Lowest in Nearly a Decade

MSNBC recorded its worst total-day ratings in nearly 10 years on Tuesday, led by the flailing Ronan Farrow Daily, which pulled a paltry 11,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo. With those numbers, MSNBC has sunk below even Al Jazeera America’s News Live, which doubled Farrow’s demo with 22,000 viewers—a nearly equally paltry number. By comparison, Fox News Channel’s […]

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Ronan Farrow is MSNBC’s Latest Flop

MSNBC’s much publicized move to give Ronan Farrow his own show this year has apparently flopped, according to a report in The New York Daily News: Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent […]

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Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid Debuts Bring Tepid Ratings

MSNBC rolled out its revamped daytime lineup on Monday, and it was a less than stellar debut. Ronan Farrow Daily drew 216,000 total viewers and 46,000 in the key 25-54 demo, losing 7,000 total viewers and a whopping 25,000 demo viewers from lead-in Andrea Mitchell Reports, which was hosted that day by NBC correspondent Kristen […]

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October 2017

10/12/2017 - No Mention on NBC News Website of Alleged Burying of Weinstein Scandal Story

10/11/2017 - NBC Exec With Hollywood Ties Passed on Breaking Harvey Weinstein Story

February 2015

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

2/5/2015 - MSNBC’s Daytime Ratings Lowest in Nearly a Decade

October 2014

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

April 2014

4/3/2014 - Cable News Ratings: Fox Still Number One—MSNBC, CNN Shedding Viewers

4/1/2014 - Ronan Farrow is MSNBC’s Latest Flop

February 2014

2/26/2014 - Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid Debuts Bring Tepid Ratings