Phil Griffin’s Announcement to MSNBCJune 11, 2012
My time as part of the MSNBC family has been marked by a profound sense of support, professionalism, and respect. With Phil Griffin overseeing, The Dylan Ratigan Show has made steady growth in its viewership throughout its time in the 4pm slot. Phil’s announcement to the MSNBC family demonstrates the unwavering support that afforded me space to be myself, and I would be remiss if I did not thank the network for an outstanding three years as a full-time host on its airwaves.
Announcement from Phil Griffin:
I want you to know that our friend Dylan Ratigan has decided to pursue new opportunities and will be ending his role as a full-time host. The final Dylan Ratigan Show will be June 22. I’m proud of all that Dylan, Steve Friedman, and the entire Ratigan show team have accomplished over the past three years. Dylan’s distinct voice and his fearless approach to tackling complicated issues has been a key part of msnbc’s growth and success. Dylan is going out on a high note. Year- to- date, the show is up 18% in total viewers and up 17% in hard to reach younger demographic of A18-34. We’ll be watching as Dylan begins his next mission.
While it’s sad to see our friend Dylan go, I’m happy to announce that Martin Bashir will move to 4 p.m. on June 25. Martin’s audience has also been growing and I’m confident he’ll be a fantastic lead-in to our early evening and primetime line-up.
I will have more to say about the 3p time-slot in the coming weeks. I’m working with Steve and his outstanding team to develop a new show in that hour.
Please join me in thanking Dylan and good luck to Martin and his team for what I know will be continued success at 4 p.m.