Not to pile on, but Ronan Farrow does seem to be struggling over there at MSNBC. It turns out his new talk show is already in danger of being axed due to poor ratings, according to the NY Daily News.
Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent cable-show guest and handed him his own program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” which premiered in late February.
“He sort of stinks on TV,” an MSNBC source told Confidenti@l. “He hasn’t turned out to be the superstar they were hoping for.”
The “Twitter star” was expected to bring his 245,000 Twitter followers with him to television. “But that hasn’t happened,” the source said. “Just because someone is a boy genius-turned-Twitter star doesn’t mean they deserve their own TV show.”
Farrow was awarded the prestigious Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism, last month, after a grand total of three hours of daytime television.
Here, courtesy of NRO, are some highlights from Farrow’s “rough first week”: