Following up on this from earlier this morning, FBN executives were laughing at Ratigan’s comments today and asked, “Doesn’t he need ratings first in order to ‘destroy’ FBN?”
Below is ratings chart provided by FBN which shows that Fast Money is pulling in a lower Demo number than Kudlow & Company, the previous holder of that time slot, did last year. It also shows Fast Money losing its lead-in from Closing Bell.
Update: A CNBC Spokesperson responds, “‘Fast Money’ is the fastest growing program in cable news. It was up 67% in the demo of adults 25-54 and up 43% in total viewers in 2007. And we’re excited for an even better 2008 with Dylan Ratigan and the ‘Fast Money’.”