Joy Reid debut delivers 2.6 million viewers for MSNBC

Joy Reid debut delivers 2.6 million viewers for MSNBC
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Joy Reid's launch of her new primetime MSNBC program drew 2.6 million viewers on Monday night, making it the second-highest rated program in the 7 p.m. time slot in the network's 24-year history, according to Nielsen Media Research.

"The ReidOut” featured an interview with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Democrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Democrats advance tax plan through hurdles MORE, along with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBusiness coalition aims to provide jobs to Afghan refugees Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPennsylvania GOP authorizes subpoenas in election probe We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader MORE, the former Secretary of State of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Reid will interview Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisLive coverage: California voters to decide Newsom's fate Florida woman faces five years in prison for threatening to kill Harris Australia's COVID overreaction could come to US MORE (D-Calif.) and former U.S. Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderDemocrats look to state courts as redistricting battle heats up On The Trail: Census kicks off a wild redistricting cycle Biden under pressure to pick new breed of federal prosecutors MORE, who served under President Obama, on her program on Tuesday night.


Harris, a former 2020 presidential candidate, is reportedly on the shortlist of candidates to be Biden's running mate.

In her final question to Biden, Reid asked the former vice president if he was committed to naming a Black woman to his ticket.

“Most African-Americans that I’ve talked to on a daily basis are very concerned that Black women in particular have been the heartbeat of the Democratic Party for a long time, really shored you up in places like South Carolina,” Reid shared. “Are you committed to naming a Black woman as your vice presidential running mate?”

“I am not committed to naming any but the people I’ve named, and among them are four Black women,” Biden responded. “So that decision is under way now.”

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack Boston set to elect first female mayor Progressive groups call for Puerto Rico Fiscal Control Board to be abolished MORE (D-Mass.) is also reportedly on Biden's shortlist.