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TV Ratings: 20M Watch Jan. 6 Hearings, ABC and MSNBC Lead

A little more than 20 million people watched the televised hearings of the House of Representatives’ January 6 committee Thursday night. ABC and MSNBC drew the biggest audiences for the two-hour hearings about the storming of the Capitol last year. They were televised live across a dozen cable and broadcast outlets. Fox News, which pointedly […]

MSNBC Films, XTR Partner for Menstruation Doc ‘Periodical’ (Exclusive)

MSNBC Films and XTR are partnering for Periodical, a feature doc about menstruation. Lina Lyte Plioplyte is directing the doc, which will premiere on MSNBC in 2023 before heading to Peacock. The film will feature stories from activists, authors, journalists and doctors, with notable names including Gloria Steinem, soccer star Megan Rapinoe, actress Ashley Greene […]

Jen Psaki Joining MSNBC This Fall, Developing Streaming Show

MSNBC is making it official: Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will join the cable channel in the fall. Psaki, who stepped aside from her Biden administration role earlier this month, will appear on NBC News and MSNBC programming on TV and streaming later this year, and will host a show being developed for […]

Chuck Todd’s Daily ‘Meet the Press’ Show to Become Streaming-Only Offering

MSNBC and NBC News are shaking things up with one of their signature franchises. Meet the Press Daily, the MSNBC program based on the Sunday public affairs show, will go streaming-only beginning next month. The show, which is anchored by Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and airs at 1 p.m. weekdays, will be renamed […]

Symone Sanders Doesn’t Want Her MSNBC Show to Be Predictable: “I Have a Reputation for Telling It Like It Is”

For most of her professional life, every time Symone Sanders would go on TV, it was to represent someone else. As the national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, she was his surrogate voice in the media. In 2020, she joined Joe Biden’s campaign, once again representing the politician in the public […]

MSNBC Films Acquires Trevor Noah Docuseries ‘The Tipping Point’

MSNBC Films has picked up The Tipping Point, a documentary series from Trevor Noah’s Day Zero Productions, TIME Studios, Sugar23 and P&G Studios. The series about a shifting American culture and the consequences of the 2020 election on voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, political polarization and the global refugee crisis will air on MSNBC and stream […]

Longtime MSNBC Analyst Malcolm Nance Leaves to Fight Russia in Ukraine

A longtime MSNBC on-air terrorism and national security analyst is now fighting Russians in Ukraine. Malcolm Nance, a former naval intelligence officer who became executive director of The Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics and Radical Ideologies after leaving the service, appeared on Joy Reid’s 7 p.m. program Monday from a “secure location,” where he […]

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to Cut Back on Nightly Hosting, Will Go Weekly Beginning in May

MSNBC’s star primetime host is making it official: She is cutting back on her hosting hours. Rachel Maddow returned from an extended hiatus on Monday, but her return to nightly hosting will be short-lived. Maddow said at the top of her program that beginning next month, she will only be hosting her 9 p.m. program […]

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in Talks to Join MSNBC

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is in advanced talks to leave the Biden administration and join MSNBC, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Psaki is expected to depart the White House later this spring, perhaps as early as next month. While her deal with MSNBC is not finalized, it is expected that she will host […]

‘Diamond Hands’ Directors on Bringing the Chaos of Wall Street Bets to Life

It’s perfectly understandable if you’re already confused. This story is an interview with the directors of Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets, which is set to premiere at the South by Southwest film festival this weekend. But there are two other documentaries about the same subject that have recently been released (Gaming Wall Street on […]

MSNBC Pivots Streaming Strategy, Will Add TV Shows to Rebranded Peacock Channel

MSNBC is shifting its streaming strategy, adding shows from its cable TV channel to its streaming hub on Peacock. The network also plans to rebrand from “The Choice” to the “MSNBC hub on Peacock,” better reflecting its TV lineage. The programming will be available on-demand to all Peacock subscribers who subscribe to a paid tier […]

Rachel Maddow to Take Hiatus From Nightly MSNBC Show, Rotating Guests Hosts to Fill In

Rachel Maddow plans to step away from her show for a few weeks beginning this Friday, with plans to use the time to develop other projects for NBCUniversal, the MSNBC host announced on her show Monday night. Maddow said that one of those projects is a movie adaptation of her book Bag Man, which will […]