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Ratings may sink Ronan Farrow’s show on MSNBC

Shocker, another "journalist" failing at MSNBC...

Shocker, another “journalist” failing at MSNBC…

NY Daily News: Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l.

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 theory was that Farrow, a Rhodes scholar who graduated college when he was 15 and went on to score degrees from Yale and Oxford, would 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.”

Last Wednesday, Farrow drew an average of about 312,000 total viewers, which might be stellar for Twitter but “is rather measly for someone who is supposed to be a major national personality,” another source said.

Even worse: Wednesday’s show was 708th among all programming ranked by Nielsen, in both total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group advertisers covet. The midnight airing of “Baggage” on the Game Show Network came in ahead of it, at No. 707, and the 8 a.m. “Golden Girls” on the Hallmark Channel (No. 700) crushed it.

Farrow, who has also worked for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Obama administration, has looked uncomfortable on camera and often stumbles over his words. His lack of TV experience was especially apparent last week during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” in which he seemed to have trouble linking sentences.

A source defending him said: “Half the time Ronan has been on the air, the missing plane has dominated daytime TV.”

Farrow is just the latest fiasco for MSNBC, following Keith Olbermann’s exit and the cancellation of Alec Baldwin’s talk show after his use of a homophobic slur during a run-in with a photographer.

In what may be a revealing slip, Farrow tweeted Sunday: “Waking up to another crushing day of not being Oprah.”

A rep for MSNBC issued a statement similar to what the network said before canceling Baldwin’s show: “This is simply not true. We’re happy with the debut of ‘Ronan Farrow Daily’ and the show’s progress this first month. MSNBC will continue to support Ronan and his team as they develop and grow the program.”

A rep for Farrow declined to comment.



Woody Allen got a special Father’s Day present

Woody Allen is the famous movie director who’s infamous for cheating on his long-time partner actress Mia Farrow with Farrow’s daughter, Soon-Yi.

On Father’s Day 2012, Woody received this Father’s Day tweet from his son, Ronan, which mom Mia then promptly re-tweeted:

Eileen Murphy reports for ABCNews, June 18, 2012, that 24-year-old Ronan Farrow, named Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow when he was born in 1987, is the sole biological child of Woody and Mia. 

Woody and Ronan have been estranged for years since his parents split and because Woody was dating  (and later married) Soon-Yi Previn, Mia’s adopted daughter, who is also Ronan’s step-sister.

Ronan has been quoted in the past as saying about Woody: “He’s my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression.”

Soon-Yi has said that she never considered Allen her father or even a father figure, noting that Andrew Previn, Farrow’s former husband was her adoptive father.

Ronan is currently serving as special adviser to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues and director of the State Department’s Global Youth Issues office.

Mia Farrow was briefly married to Sinatra from 1966 to 1968. Mia then married musician Andre Previn in 1970; had three biological children and adopted three, including 8-year-old Soon-Yi in 1978. Mia and Andre divorced in 1979. The next year, in 1980, Mia began “seeing” Woody, when Soon-Yi was 10 years old. In 1987, Mia gave birth to Ronan. Five years later, in January 1992, Mia discovered that her 57-year-old partner, Woody, was having a sexual relationship with Soon-Yi when Mia accidentally came across nude pictures Woody had taken of Soon-Yi.

Did you follow that? LOL

Here’s a composite I made of Ronan Farrow (top left), Woody Allen (top right), a young Mia Farrow (bottom left), and a young Frank Sinatra (bottom right).

Remarkable resemblance between Ronan and Sinatra, isn’t it? Hmmm…..

Let us not forget what Woody Allen said on May 18, 2010:

It would be good…if (Obama) could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly. I am pleased with Obama. I think he is brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”