Ronan’s Rough First Week

by Andrew Johnson

MSNBC wunderkind Ronan Farrow is off to a start that’s less stellar than the network was hoping for. Thus far, he has forgotten what time his show is on, asked Michael Steele and Alex Wagner if they’ve been spanked, garbled his words, and gushed over how big a fan of his guests he is.

As Eliana reported yesterday, Farrow’s ratings are down from Andrea Mitchell’s, his predecessor in the 1 p.m. time slot. That goes for young viewers as well, the very demographic he was meant to draw.