Report: MSNBC Not Eager to Have Alec Baldwin Return NY Post
MSNBC executives aren’t all that eager to have Alec Baldwin return to the cable news network, the New York Post’s Page Six reports.
As previously reported, Baldwin's "Up Late" show is on a two-week suspension from MSNBC after Baldwin apparently made an anti-gay remark to a photographer.
Executives are said to be cold to his return because of Baldwin’s allegedly “angry behavior,” the story says. The actor has reportedly shouted at the staff and complained that the air at 30 Rock is too dry, the story says.
His ratings haven’t been stellar, either. His last show hit a low in the 25-54 demographic, pulling in only 101,000 viewers in the key news demo, the story says.
A representative for MSNBC said: “Every episode of ‘Up Late’ has beaten CNN and increased MSNBC’s audience in the time slot. Alec has been dedicated to developing ‘Up Late’ and spent hours each week in production. He’s got great ideas and has a collaborative relationship with the staff.”