Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chris Hayes to Replace Ed Schultz at MSNBC 8 P.M. Slot

As much as I like Chris Hayes (a lot!), I'm very sorry to see Ed Schultz moved to weekends. 

Hayes is young and wonky. Yay! 

Ed Schultz, on the other hand, has genuine working class passion, a perspective that is pretty well nonexistent on any news show.  

Scott Prouty, the man who broke the famous 47% story agrees:

 “I thank you for speaking out for workers all across America. That’s the reason I’m here today is because you have a voice that — I think we need more voices like yourself.”

The Ed Show will be moved to 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Does anybody watch TV at that ungodly time?  This is not good. 

 Mr. Schultz had an average of 1.01 million total viewers at 8 p.m., 249,000 of whom were between the ages of 25 to 54, the key demographic for cable news advertisers. These numbers might have been satisfactory to MSNBC, were it not for the fact that the channel’s other two prime time programs were stronger. “The Rachel Maddow Show” at 9 p.m. had 1.14 million viewers, 339,000 of whom were between the ages of 25 to 54,