Ronan Farrow, the professional young smarty-pants who was supposed to bring millennial viewers by the truckload to MSNBC's afternoon programming, has so far not delivered much of anything, and now his show reportedly might be on the chopping block.
The New York Daily News' Confidential says MSNBC executives are debating canceling Ronan Farrow Daily, the daytime cable news show hosted by the popular and polarizing 26-year-old, after just a month on air. “He sort of stinks on TV,” one MSNBC source told the Daily News. “He hasn’t turned out to be the superstar they were hoping for." Others agree, apparently. "Just because someone is a boy genius-turned-Twitter star doesn’t mean they deserve their own TV show," said another source. Ouch.
In terms of television, the show's performance so far could charitably be described as disastrous: 8 a.m. Golden Girls reruns are drawing substantially more average viewers than Farrow. As the kids say, literally no one watches Ronan Farrow Daily.
Politico's Dylan Byers decided to throw some cold water on the Daily News report by taking MSNBC's "not true" statement at face value. "We're happy with the debut of 'Ronan Farrow Daily' and the show's progress this first month. MSNBC will continue to support Ronan and his team as they develop and grow the program," MSNBC spokesperson Lauren Skowrosnki told Politico. MSNBC gave the exact same statement to the Daily News.