Is Larry Kudlow's Show in Jeopardy?

August 24, 2011 3:27 PM EDT
It appears management at CNBC is losing faith in Larry Kudlow's show and has been playing around with the timeslot while the host has been on vacation.

Usually standard operating procedure at news networks is to keep the show name/title intact while talent go on vacation and just substitute guest hosts in until the anchor returns. The reason being is that you don't want to alarm the viewership that their show is being canceled when it's not. That's why we found it odd that for the past two nights, we've tuned into "CNBC Special Reports" in place of Kudlow’s namesake program.

Recent Nielsen Media Research numbers show that The Kudlow Report has been facing some pretty tough competition from Fox Business Network newcomer Lou Dobbs, whose program Lou Dobbs Tonight shares the 7pm timeslot.

In recent weeks Dobbs has either beaten or closed in on Kudlow on occasion in both the coveted advertising demo of persons 25-54 as well as with total viewers – which is quite a feat considering Fox Business is in roughly half as many homes as CNBC and still considered a startup.

This traction by Fox can't be taken too lightly at the peacock network either – especially now that they have new owners with Comcast and have come under fire recently for their lack of business coverage during breaking news events. Perhaps that's the reason why they've decided to try other programming while the CNBC staple, Larry Kudlow, is on vacation.

It doesn't seem Kudlow will be enjoying his vacation this year. But do not fear Kudlow fans; even if he losses the show he will still likely remain a fixture on the network.

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Keep Kudlow
Bart on 2012-05-03 20:44:29
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To whom it my concern.
I didn't know Kudlow's show was in jeopardy. I was just sending a email to say I really enjoyed his show tonight 5/3/2012 and thought he kick ass.

MCS on 2011-10-13 11:36:58
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I was always wondering why Kudlow has such a following. He is for the most part untruthful and biased in all of his reporting. Glad/hope he is gone for good. Have a nice day.

Uncle Larry
Patti on 2011-09-23 14:43:28
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We call him Uncle Larry at our house when it's time to watch the Kudlow Report. I love this show and will be greatly upset if it is canceled even if he remains on the network...not the same.

Uncle Larry
patti on 2011-09-23 14:39:25
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this is our family's term of endearment when we watch Mr. Kudlow. Please do not take his show off. He is wonderful! So informative.

yang huffman on 2011-08-26 12:29:20
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Kudlow show is the most insightful,powerful informatom by him or his guests. I won't miss his show.

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