Shepard Smith Debuts Strong by CNBC Standards, Down Big From Fox News Days

Smith’s CNBC ratings are a massive, albeit expected, decrease from his ratings at Fox News

Shepard Smith’s new CNBC show, “The News With Shepard Smith,” garnered 373,000 viewers for its Wednesday night debut, according to Nielsen ratings.

The show falls behind CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” MSNBC’s “Reidout” and Fox News’ “The Story With Martha MacCallum” but represents an 80% increase in total viewers compared to the same day last year on CNBC, which has typically aired programs like “Shark Tank” or other reruns in the 7-8 p.m. ET timeslot.

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J. Clara Chan

J. Clara Chan

Media and politics reporter • jclara.chan@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jclarachan