In a year of highs and lows, and plenty of circus like atmosphere and drama, two of the biggest pleasant surprises for MSNBC in 2010 were the late blooming success of The Ed Show, and the immediate success of The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell. Let's take a look at two of MSNBC's bright spots for the year.
After a strong debut, MSNBC's The Ed Show struggled in the ratings, but something interesting began to happen last week. Ed Schultz has been picking up viewers. His show has been tweaked, and he still isn't even close to Fox News, but The Ed Show is starting to grow.
The early ratings are in for Ed Schultz's The Ed Show on MSNBC, and they have provided a boost to MSNBC's 6 pm (ET) hour. It is too soon to tell if his show will be a hit or a miss, and the show definitely could use some tweaking, but Schultz is definitely off to a good start.