MSNBC’s new weekend program, “Saturday Night Politics,” reached a new low in ratings this past Saturday.
The show hosted by Donny Deutsch has been on the air for less than two months so far.
Last Saturday, 686,000 people tuned into Deutsch’s show with 56,000 in the key 25-54 age demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. That marks a 25% drop in total viewers from the show’s premiere on May 4, which raked in 919,000 viewers.
The numbers have not reached the height of the premiere since then, which included an interview with presidential hopeful South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Inbox: “MSNBC announced today the premiere of ‘ Saturday Night Politics with Donny Deutsch’ on Saturday May 4 at 8 pm ET. The new program is part of MSNBC’s expansion of programming on the weekends.” First show will feature interview with 2020 Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg.— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) May 3, 2019
The Fox News competitor "Watters World" has consistently beat out MSNBC and in some cases doubled the viewership.
Little @DonnyDeutsch, whose show, like his previous shoebiz tries, is a disaster, has been saying that I had been a friend of his. This is false. He, & separately @ErinBurnett, used to BEG me to be on episodes of the Apprentice (both were bad), but that was it. Hardly knew him,..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019