Farrow to become special correspondent for network and Thomas Roberts will host from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
MSNBC’s daytime changes continued Thursday with the cancellation of “Ronan Farrow Daily,” an MSNBC spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap.
Farrow’s program was mired with poor ratings since its premiere one year ago. His show’s axing comes on the same day the program which follows him — “The Reid Report” hosted by Joy Reid — was also canceled.
The network will move “Way Too Early” host Thomas Roberts to the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. timeslot, where he’ll host a news show. The cancellation of both Farrow and Reid ends MSNBC’s year-long effort to make a hybrid of news and opinion work in the afternoon.
Audiences didn’t respond: Ratings for both hosts languished from their respective launches a year ago, with Farrow’s performance being worse than Reid.
MSNBC says Farrow will host a series of primetime specials based off of interviews with newsmakers, business leaders, artists and politicians. Reid will also contribute across TV and digital platforms.