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 BidenPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Biden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force MORE, along with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden's climate plans can cut emissions and also be good politics Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Obama: 'Hopeless' to try to sell as many books as Michelle MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGroups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's Valadao unseats Cox in election rematch MORE, the former Secretary of State of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Reid will interview Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force Club for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's MORE (D-Calif.) and former U.S. Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderEx-AG Holder urges GOP to speak against Trump efforts to 'subvert' election results Tyson Foods suspends Iowa plant officials amid coronavirus scandal Money can't buy the Senate 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 WarrenInequality of student loan debt underscores possible Biden policy shift Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Mass.) is also reportedly on Biden's shortlist.