Cancellation of 'Up Late with Alec Baldwin' Puts Viewers Back in 'Lock Up'
With the mutual parting of MSNBC and Alec Baldwin's Friday night show, should the cancellation of "Up Late With Alec Baldwin" be considered a programming failure for MSNBC or just another self-inflicted wound by Baldwin? "Up Late With Alec Baldwin,"was suffering from low ratings and MSNBC seemed to have a hands-off approach in planning and formatting the show. However, the average TV viewer is well aware of Alec Baldwin's "hot head" persona and thus his brand. So why would MSNBC give Baldwin a show, then run for the hills when Baldwin acts like, well, "Alec Baldwin!" MSNBC did know they gave AlecBaldwin a show, right? To be honest, we were a little surprised when Baldwin was given a show. Now we suspect MSNBC will fall back to its lazy programming on Friday nights and send its viewers back to "Lock Up" (which suffers from even lower ratings).
We're excited about Fall Back and wishing everyone a safe Happy Halloween! But is there a need to Trick or Treat this year? Most of us have been anxiously eating candy and wearing a mask for months! 😷 Jon Stewart is heading back to TV . We're wondering, after five years away from a nightly program, can and will Stewart's show for Apple live up to what are undoubtedly be high expectations. Yes, November 3rd is approaching! The of anxiety, fear and unrest in America has been unbelievable. Let's VOTE and settle down America. And, no matter what anyone says, brands have found a way through social media to maintain income growth and stay relevant. Good for them! In Memoriam ....Saw the Conversation Circle come back together after a long hiatus. There was little time to exchange opinions and views . Many of us were caught up in changing careers and dealing with family demands. Then the pandemic arrived, and so did uncertainty. But, now we're back on track!
Aside from nearly being brought to tears on several occasions, we did manage to maintain a lump in our throats for the better part of the day. The dress was stunning. Her hair was perfectly imperfect and Meghan was naturally regal! A first kiss #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/EWJO22iWLh — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018 We all took Harry to our hearts so many years ago, and hope their love will be fruitful and last forever. Best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex . The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/hRrxEUlFlJ — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
Ratings Sunday's 88th Academy Awards was down 3 million viewers from last year. While the show drew 34.4 million viewers, it was the lowest viewership since 2008. (The 2005 Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock , was not among the lowest rating years.) While down in the ratings, male viewership was up across all demos. This could be attributed to interest in Chris Rock and viewers who are familiar with him as a comedian. Media outlets, so far, have not determined if the "boycott" (that was called for by prominent actors) attributed to the drop in ratings. An unofficial poll of The Conversation Circle's friends noted, there were people who decided not to watch the 2016 Oscars broadcast. Related: 2016 Oscars Opening Monologue Straight To The Point