Mark ZeganApr 16, 2021 04:37 GMT
This is a product for which there is no audience. There are enough news sources. They want to preach "unbiased" as a former Fox News executive joins the team is so laughable, many of the news directors and programmers who launched NewsNation have left. Shepard Smith, in one hour on CNBC does a better job than NN does in 3.
Banfield's first week, there were an average of 17,000 viewers in her hour. That's not just awful, that's miserable. WGN America used to average 300,000 K per with reruns. That is not great, but that did not burn through hundreds of thousands of dollars as this failed format is doing.
Nexstar has to dump this soon. It was a ambitious project, but it's a failure.
There was a mix of new shows (from Canada, Europe) along with network reruns; Blue Bloods and Jag reruns still air on non news hours. WGN America was a legit service. Bring it back, please. News is everywhere, NN was a mistake.