Mediaite Sources: Joy Reid’s MSNBC Show Canceled
According to two internal sources, MSNBC has canceled The Reid Report. The daytime show, airing weekdays at 2 p.m. ET and hosted by Joy Reid, has long been rumored to be on the chopping block.
Our sources at the network say Reid was informed of her show’s cancellation on Thursday. It is unclear when the show will go off-air.
Media watchers have long speculated whether the “Lean Forward” network will shake up its struggling daytime lineup, especially after 1 p.m. ET host Ronan Farrow‘s eponymous show fell to a stunning 11k viewers in the ages 25-54 demo just a few weeks ago. While Farrow has been the subject of most cancellation rumors, The Reid Report has frequently been named as well.
To that end, one of our tipsters — who has worked at MSNBC for just under a decade — complained to Mediaite that the decision to cancel Reid but seemingly keep Farrow in the lineup is “a slap in the face of a woman of color,” especially because Reid’s ratings have been consistently higher than Farrow’s, and yet “she’s been given no support and no promotion.”
MSNBC declined to comment for this story.
UPDATE — 5:24 p.m. ET: It’s confirmed. Reid is out; and so is Ronan Farrow, contrary to our source’s initial complaint.
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