Chris Matthews to Viewers: ‘I would really appreciate it’ If You Watched At 7 PM

By Alex Weprin Comment

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews–who is losing the 5 PM edition of “Hardball” to make room for Ed Schultz–ended his program last night by telling viewers about the upcoming schedule change.

“My big ask is that you adjust your evening ritual–and believe me I know it is a sweet time of day–to share your company with me at 7 o’clock, it is going to be our one-hour to share our points of view of what is going on in the country,” Matthews said. “I would really appreciate it after all these years for you to share your time with me starting as soon as it is possible for you at 7 o’clock.”

Matthews makes the switch to 7 PM exclusively starting next week.