For the past two weeks Rev. Al Sharpton (or Rev. Perm as I always like to call him) has been subbing on MSNBC’S 6PM time slot for the network’s regular host, Cenk Uyger, who has been on an extended vacation and is scheduled to come back next Monday.
But the Rev has been a natural on the show and why shouldn’t he be? He’s had years of TV experience by now. Love him or hate him, you have to admit he knows how to play to TV better than anyone else around.
Not only has MSNBC been impressed with his performance during his stint as a temporary host, they’ve been even more impressed with the ratings. The ratings for the show, since he’s been on, have come in a strong second after Fox News, regularly beating CNN and Headline News.
As a result, sources are reporting that MSNBC is seriously thinking about giving Sharpton his own permanent show on the network, in the 6PM slot, and moving Ugyer into some other capacity on the network.
The network has neither yet confirmed or denied the reports, so we’ll have to see what develops.