Time for Ed Schultz’ MSNBC show to be euthanized?

by editor on July 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, the day after Ed Schultz’ premiere show, MSNBC officials tried to put a happy face on the sad results by saying that they were “pleased” with the initial ratings and that they expected the show to grow over time.

After sixteen weeks on the air, MSNBC’s EdShow is on life support. Instead of growing, its ratings have gone down. In fact, they’re lower than those of David Schuster, who was booted from the time slot to make room for Schultz.

ProgramDate25-54 DemoTotal Audience
Schultz’ most recentMon, July 27121,000501,000
Schultz’ premiereMon, Apr 6247,000725,000
Schuster’s finalFri, Apr 4153,000579,000



We’d say it’s time to let this thing die with dignity, but it’s impossible to use the words “Ed Schultz” and “dignity” in the same sentence.

Source: Nielsen Media Services via MediaBistro.com

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moe_greene
Guest

Ed Schultz is like the federal budget deficit. Fat, bloated and out of control!

danybhoy
Member

I’ll tell you what I think may happen to Ed. I look at this guy, see how insane he is, how his blood pressure has to be through the roof with his temper & lack of self control. I can actually see this guy clutching his chest & dropping dead of a heartattack on live TV at some point. He may leave 30 Rock on a stretcher.

I am in no way saying I want to see this happen, but I have a hunch he may be more at risk then other people you see on TV.

Einstein Mastermind
Guest

Big Ed Your show is the greatest: All the so called republican party wants to do is keep on chanting free enterprise and let the market work it self out, ha, that just mean’s they the international money mongers that they are, want more time and opportunity to steal us all blind and keep us imbroiled into another trillion dollar nothing burger war in the Middle East for decades to come like the Bush-rat crew did to we American tax slaves. Another no brainer from Einstein Mastermind.

brewster
Guest

EM, your word usage, punctuation, writing style, and the thought process they reveal all lead to the conclusion that you’re a poorly-educated teenager (or an even younger person) who’s just having some fun with the serious posters here. Your handle suggests the sarcasm that’s part of your humor, as does the “no brainer” tag line.

Einstein Mastermind
Guest

Yes, indeed Brewster, your observations are quite accurate. I have not had a lot of formal education nor been contaminated by our so called institutions of higher learning, most of them brain washing clubs. I think on a very basic level. My mind set is a cross between the late comedian George Carlin and Bill Maher, with a dash of Michael Moore. However, if not in a hurry, I can put together the substance – better spelling, punctuation and sentence structure; therefore, most everyone reading it gets the drift. I am not flashy on writing skills; as most writers like to showcase their fancy writing ability hence never say anything but meaningless nothingness, just words. Substance is the only thing that matters. And, as far as my Einstein bit goes and the no brainer, you are right again. It is pure mockery of how pathetic the mind set has become deteriorated in this country today, a giant joke.

danybhoy
Member

…all of that means EM probably wears a hockey helmet in public. I can see following Carlin’s logic, but Maher & Moore? Just mean spirited & flat out anti-American. Not all that intellectually stimulating either.

BTW brewster, if you don’t like EM’s writting skills, blame America’s public schools. It might not be his fault.

Syphon Filter
Guest

The Ed Schultz show is so powerful and is so much fun to watch. Funny, but isn’t Fox news owned by Rupert Murdoch, who by the way lives in china. Isn’t China a Communist country? So Fox news owner is a commie? Wow, now that is fair and balanced reporting…………….The bottom line is that both parties, democrats and republicans are corrupt. Too much Lobby money floating around in Washington which influences the politicians and is always for big business and never to protect the American consumer. Funny how the Republicans cry for less government, but yet when a catastrophe happens like the oil spill in the gulf, they are crying form help. Or when the banks rape you with high interest rates or puts you in a loan that is so tilted towards you losing your home, or when a child or person dies because of E-coli or some deadly disease, they want the government to intervene. How cute. Isn’t it treason to go against your own president. Look, you had your chance to run the country and you ruined it. And there is a possibility that now the democrats will ruin the country too. But it is unpatriotic to go against our own country and against the policies put forth by our “elected” president of the United States. To me it sounds like sour grapes from the Republicans. Preach on ed Schultz, Preach on!!!! See you at 6pm.

danybhoy
Member

You the one voting “thumbs down” on every post here? Got news for you, it does’nt matter if you are or not, but I don’t give a damn what most people think of my opinion. 1st Admendment, baby, it’s a beautiful thing.

BTW, there are kids you talk into a microphone at a fast-food drive-thru who are heard by more people then Special Ed is on his radio gig. As for his TV numbers, wow! He is hurting, he has NEVER done well…

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/

& I’ll tell you why. He sucks, the man is a hot headed blow hard who more or less talks out of his ass. The free market has reject Ed, & MSNBC, it’s only a matter of time before the needed changes are made.

Thanks for playing, we have some nice parting gifts for you.

charley
Guest

Take him off the air. Every other word he says is a curse word.
No class at all. Also, extremely mean spirited.

danybhoy
Member

NO! Do not take him off. I actually want people like this on the air, people like Special Ed show America what the left is about. I don’t need to tell people to believe me when I say Ed is a hotheaded dumbass. I just tell them to tune in, & they come back & agree. It’s really simple, he hangs himself when he opens his mouth.

Einstein Mastermind
Guest

FW: Let’s Subsidize not having babies, free Vasectomy and neutering clinics !No mo having mutt’s moron’s! Let’s Subsidize not having babies, with cash incentives if we have to!

Dear Big Ed and gang: I love your show. The best gift we could ever give these third world countries, who have been suffering and living in miserable ungodly conditions for decades and have been allowed to pop out babies non stop, is to go in and set up free vasectomy and neutering clinics in every town and city in the world that are living in deplorable conditions. We would be way ahead in the long run if we had to pay five thousand dollars per head to have them neutered and spaded, it’s a no brainer. That would be the best spent money our government could ever make (BY REDUCING DISEASED AND SUFFERING POPULATION WORLD WIDE). We need to start the same program in our own ghettoes. It don’t take a genius to figure that one out, what a simple program. America needs to take lead on this issue. Einstein Mastermind, Huntington Beach, Ca.

Einstein Mastermind
Guest

Dear Big Ed and gang.I Love your show: I was chit chatting with my Mother the other day on the phone; she lives in Utah and is a fanatical Mormon. She was telling me that the state of Utah is in a financial depression and I said to her that has always been the case in that state. I posed a very reasonable question to her and said, since the Mormon church is always bragging how prosperous there religion is and since they own the Zion Bank franchise, then why can’t they extend interest free loans to some of there worthy members who are in good standing and have been paying tithing and fast offering all of there lives and are return Missionaries?, that seems to me a very reasonable request since there organization is so wealthy? My Mothers response is a typical reply from a Mormon, well this life is temporary and is a trial state of excentence only and it is therefore really not relevant, (the hereafter, meaning the next life) is the only life that matters. I wonder what the founding Fathers of this great country would have thought about that mind set, while they were fighting and dying on the battle field during the revolutionary war of independence. Another no brainer from Einstein Mastermind, Huntington Beach, Ca.

Fred Benson
Guest

I also have very bad news for Special ED. His 1-hour piece of Garbage has less viewers than the HUGH HEWITT RADIO SHOW! I guess Hugh can now urinate and defecate on Mr. Schultz. And I hope Savage, Hannity, Rush, Ingraham, Beck, Medved and even our local hosts, Mike Pintek on KDKA and Quinn and Rose on 104.7 can follow Mr. Hewitt’s lead of embarrassing a talk show that really is a tribute of Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.=Ed Schultz.) by urinating and defecating on Ed Schultz. I heard on The Savage Nation that Olbermann urinates on himself LIVE. With MS(Obama)NBC’s ratings, a 1-hour special with Maddow, Matthews, Olbermann and Special ED doing a #1 and #2 for the entire show is more entertaining than their crap. Maybe CNN and MSNBC should participate in WWE’s Survivor Series with Sanchez, Blitzer, King, Campbell Brown and AC-DC representing CNN and Olbermann, Schultz, Maddow, Matthews and Gregory representing MSLGBT. FOX would be the winner of that match hands down. Look at CNN and PMSNBC’s ratings. I hope the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Versus gets higher ratings than CNN and MSDNC in May. That would possibly mean Gary Bettman could air NHL highlights instead of the (Special) ED Show. Hockey is more watchable than anything MSNBC forces you to watch.

Ron Miller
Guest

Ed is a bottom feeding canmeleon, who bloviates whichever the wind blows—liberal or conservative.

Don
Guest

Ed Schultz is simply another wannabe talk show guy. If he had a brain he might be dangerous. If you take ANYTHING he say’s seriously, you need serious help! However, when I want to hear how the uber-left is thinking or I simply can’t find anything to make me cringe like bull-fighting or car accidents, I tune in this “train wreck”. If I were a democrat, I would be embarrassed, but then, nothing seems to embarrass them.

Pittsburgh Z
Guest

Who is this Ed Schultz of whom you speak….?

Dan Abrams
Guest

Harold,

Get a life. How many times a day do you drink koolaid? If your getting your news from Ed Shultz, you’re beyond help.

Harold Martin
Guest

well My wife and I do not miss the Ed show we sure hope they keep him on FOX IS SO BIASED what would we do with out ED ?

perlcat
Member

What would you do without Ed? Judging by your lack of grammar, I’d say that you’d probably be playing with yourself.

Then again, maybe that’s what you are doing when you’re watching ol’ Special Ed?

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[…] Schultz is becoming known for his ludicrousness. And equally for his temper with callers (example video embedded at the end). Perhaps that’s why socialism sounds like such a sweet deal. Unless he decides to implement some graciousness, or even enough entertainment factor to give people a reason to tune in, Schultz doesn’t stand a chance of going anywhere with his radio or television career (For his ratings reality, see Time for Ed Schultz’ MSNBC Show to be Euthanized?) […]

Chuck
Member

Ed Schultz is a chameleon. He speaks to whatever side his bread is buttered on. I remember listening to him almost daily on Fargo, ND’s KFGO for about 10 years while I lived in Bismarck. He was pro-life; he was a common sense, moderate voice… sometimes a wee left o’ center but mostly moderate-to-right o’ center when his audience was regional. When he went national, lots of us there predicted his descent into insanity. Not only have his ratings hit rock bottom, but so has he. I’m telling you the guy is a phony for the money.

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[…] Schultz is becoming known for his ludicrousness. And equally for his temper with callers (example video embedded at the end). Perhaps that’s why socialism sounds like such a sweet deal. Unless he decides to implement some graciousness, or even enough entertainment factor to give people a reason to tune in, Schultz doesn’t stand a chance of going anywhere with his radio or television career (For his ratings reality, see Time for Ed Schultz’ MSNBC Show to be Euthanized?) […]

Sylentwolf
Guest

F@#? Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow: These Socialist-supporting, Communist-committed, Nontransparent-Cheating, False-Hope Preaching, Progressive-idiots want the U.S. Constitution Abolished, and/or at least heading in that direction. When Socialist-Dictators from 3rd-World countries praise your economic achievements, you better “MEASURE TWICE, and CUT ONCE” your understanding of your countries future.

F@#? MSNBC.

This is not CANADA! This is not a “HATE” speech from a ‘Right-Wing Nut,’ or even a ‘Right-Winger,’ this is an opinion from an AMERICAN who doesn’t need to think but UNDERSTAND that there is hate everywhere, against anyone, at anytime, about anything, from everywhere (there are BUSH haters on the left & OBAMA haters on the right).

MSNBC, CNN, and the Obama Administration worry more about the well-being and opinions of Domestic/Islomic Terrorist then they do about the well-being and majority, that represent the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

If you can’t read or understand the Constitution, then get out of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, quickly!

So we just passed a Health Care Law in order to know what is in it; written by a committee whose chairman says he didn’t understand it; passed by a congress that didn’t read it and exempts themselves from it; Signed by a hypocritical-president who is a smoker; from funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes; all to be overseen by a sergeon general who by military standards is obese; all to be financed by a country that is broke.

(WHAT IDIOTS)

Sylentwolf
Guest

F@#? Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow: These Socialist-supporting, Communist-committed, Nontransparent-Cheating, False-Hope Preaching, Progressive-idiots want the U.S. Constitution Abolished, and/or at least heading in that direction. When Socialist-Dictators from 3rd-World countries praise your economic acheviments, you better “MEASURE TWICE, and CUT ONCE” your understanding of your countries future.

F@#? MSNBC.

This is not CANADA! This is not a “HATE” speech from a ‘Right-Wing Nut,’ or even a ‘Right-Winger,’ this is an opinion from an AMERICAN who doesn’t need to think but UNDERSTAND that there is hate everywhere, against anyone, at anytime, about anything, from everywhere (there are BUSH haters on the left & OBAMA haters on the right).

MSNBC, CNN, and the Obama Administration worry more about the well-being and opinions of Domestic/Islomic Terrorist then they do about the well-being and majority, that represent the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

If you can’t read or understand the Constitution, then get out of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, quickly!

So we just passed a Health Care Law in order to know what is in it; written by a committee whose chairman says he didn’t understand it; passed by a congress that didn’t read it and exempts themselves from it; Signed by a hypocritical-president who is a smoker; from funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes; all to be overseen by a sergeon general who by military standards is obese; all to be financed by a country that is broke.

(WHAT IDIOTS)

IMO
Member

Nothing goes right, when your underwears tight, Mental Giant Ed Schultz. By the way how many times did YOU vote in the Presidential Election?

earline
Guest

I think the trouble with BIG ED is that he is a fraud……no one whats to hear angry rants all day long based in nothing….liberal, liberal, liberal how about AMERICANS, what is best for AMERICANS as a whole. To tell you the truth in my humble opinion i am sick of it all, to me none of it should be called news but NOISE…what ever happen to FACTS not liberal or conservative…..left or right but just the plain old facts that has seemed to have taken a back seat or no seat at all at the table of so- called news….I long for real reporting…(NEWS)

danybhoy
Member

earline, did you like Ed better when he tried making it as conservative radio host? Or now as a lib?

Yep, he switched sides because he could’nt make it as a conservative host, but everyone else did.El-Rushbo, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Rusty Humphries, Neil Boortz, Quinn & Rose, Brian Kilmeade & Judge Andrew Napolitano, John Gibson, Mike Chuch, Andrew Wilkow, Roger Hedgecock, Jason Lewis, Mark Belling, Mark Davis, Mark Steyne, Bill Cunningham, Mark Samone, & there are others. These are people who made it conservative talk radio where Ed could’nt. It tells me there is a talent issue with Ed, he has none, & he needs a small pond to survive, rather then being in the big pond that is conservative radio.

Average Bear
Guest

Ooops. Did I fail to mention above that you can almost see it in Chris Matthew’s face — when he has to even say the words “Ed Schultz” as coming next — that he feels put-upon and be-sotted having to share the political discourse stage with such a low-brow intellect as Ed Schultz? I mean, Chris is brilliant, though mis-guided and on the verge of evil in the way he treats people. But Chris is a first rate mind. He would have worked for Goebbels, for example. I would have to think that in his private thoughts, Chris loathes Ed Schultz and is insulted having to share the stage with him.

Average Bear
Guest

Two times in the past 4 years I have heard Ed Schultz promoting voter fraud on his show. The first, back during the 2006 election he told his listeners to “punch out any Rightie” at the voting booths. The second, just recently when he encouraged Massachusetts voters to vote 10 times for the Democratic candidate. Why this man still has a career in the media astonishes me; but then, this is post-cultural America. In a world long since gone, he would have been arrested. He is shallow and inarticulate and I pity his family. Could it be that MSNBC keeps him on because he is such a sorry spectacle of an intellect that he draws ratings as a freak show?

danybhoy
Member

But do I really want Special Ed back here in the midwest, Minnesota & the Dakotas, getting into barfights & being a pain in the a$$? No, I don’t want him back in Minnesota. God I hope he runs for the Senate in North Dakota, run Ed run!!

timm
Guest

Ed Schultz is a scum bag. The only smart state in the US even kick his big fat white butt out of there state. This guy needs to be told to shut up and go away. What a loser.

Denny
Guest

Who are you to judge intelligence when you can’t even string a sentence together! Half of your words are incorrectly spelled! You need an education of any kind – learn the language then perhaps you can communicate MORON.

Kip Hooker
Member

I put Timm’s response into a word processor. It carries a word count of 39 and none of them are identified as incorrectly spelled. 39 – 0 = 39. 39 is not half of 39. Sorry Denny, you are going to have to try harder.

Joe
Guest

A typical off topic rant which has nothing to do with the shows ratings. Good Job Kip! The Ed Schultz show needs to be canceled. I can’t figure out if Ed is so far to the left he’s right, or the other way around. If Ed and others want socialism, go find the country that suits you, and move there!

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Hey there Denny. What’s up? Is the comma button on your mom’s computer broken?

Necron_99
Member

RHG, Denny’s just another prime example of a NEA Union Educated ignoramus. And by the way, Denny is probably not his name, but where he works… as a dish washer.

danybhoy
Member

I have a test for the Special Ed show. Air it once a day, directly across from my show “Red Eye”. Then if Special Ed can’t beat Red Eye, nuke it. I don’t think Ed’s numbers could go lower, but then again, it is BSNBC…

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