Symone Sanders was an adviser to the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign before moving to the Joe Biden 2016 campaign. She eventually ended up working in the vice president’s office for Kamala Harris.
Now she has her own show on MSNBC which had its debut last weekend. Unfortunately for her, very few people were watching.
Her first guest on the show was First Lady Jill Biden but even that didn’t bring in viewers.
The New York Post reports:
Ex-Biden aide Symone Sanders’ MSNBC debut is a ratings flop
Symone Sanders’ popularity is about as bad as the approval rating of her former boss.
The ex-Biden administration official who was most recently a top spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris tanked in her debut this past weekend on MSNBC, according to newly released Nielsen ratings.
Sanders drew just 361,000 total viewers for her 4 p.m. show, titled “Symone,” on Saturday. She also managed to attract just 29,000 viewers in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 demographic.
The program’s viewership fell well short of Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Live,” which drew 842,000 total viewers, including 163,000 in the 25-54 demographic.
Sanders’ debut program featured an interview with First Lady Jill Biden.
The 32-year-old Sanders said last week that she would not be using the show as a platform to spread pro-Biden propaganda.
“I’m not here to be a spokesperson for the Biden administration,” Sanders told The Hill’s “In the Know.”
There are individual YouTubers who get better numbers than Sanders.
Here’s a clip from the first show:
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) May 8, 2022
More people tuned in to watch a rerun of Frasier.
Symone Sanders' new show debut on MSNBC did worse than the ever-pompous Jim Acosta and a 4:30am re-run of Fraiser. https://t.co/eidTaQJmRj
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) May 12, 2022
If her numbers don’t improve, Sanders won’t be on the air for very long.