MSNBC Journalist Ari’s show, ‘The Beat with Ari Melber’ became the channel’s most-watched show with 1.59 million views per night

Ari Melber's show 'The Beat' was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Interview.


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Ari Naftali Melber, aka Ari Melber, is a renowned attorney, writer, and Emmy-winning journalist from Washington.

He has been famous for hosting MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber since July 24, 2017. It is MSNBC’s longest-running and most popular show.

Recently, on May 4, 2024, Melber took to Instagram to post the show’s April 2024 Nielsen rating.

In the post, Nielsen confirmed that The Beat bested all of CNN’s total audience and demo ratings in April 2024, with an average of 1.59 million views per night.

Similarly, on March 26, he also uploaded a SEMAFOR post mentioning that The Beat had crossed 1.5 billion views on YouTube.

As the post states, the average clip has 500,000 views, which is certainly a good engagement by any measure of YouTube success.

Moreover, The New York Post also released an article commenting on the show’s astonishing progress.

The New York Post confirmed through the article that in January 2023, MSNBC’s legal affairs program, The Beat with Ari Melber, outranked every other show on the channel.

They also reported, “The first time in the network’s 27 years that a show outside the prime-time window of 8 to 11 p.m. took top honors.

In 2020, The Beat was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Interview.

With the show’s success, Ari Melber also receives a sizable salary from MSNBC

Ari Melber has become the star of MSNBC since his show, The Beat with Ari Melber, brought sensation to the network.

He has become one of the top journalists on the network, earning approximately $1 million per annum as the chief legal correspondent for MSNBC and host of The Beat with Ari Melber.

Further, according to the Celebrity Net Worth, the 44-year-old attorney and journalist has around $4 million net worth.

Melber has been serving in the network for over a decade since he first joined in around 2013-2014.

However, there have been some rumors in the past about Ari Melber leaving MSNBC.

Later, all the rumors about Ari Melber leaving the MSNBC network turned out to be false, as the journalist has been continuously serving since he first joined as a guest host.

Before serving for MSNBC, Melber used to write news for various media outlets such as The Nation, The Atlantic, Reuters, and Politico.

Through his decade-long experience at MSNBC and NBC, Ari Melber achieved tremendous success and popularity and earned a good living.

Now, he lives lavishly in his home in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Additional Information

  • Ari Naftali was born to Jewish religious parents on March 31, 1980, in Seattle, Washington, U.S.. His parents were Israeli immigrants, and his grandparents were the survivors of the Holocaust.
  • His parent’s names are Barbara D. Melber, mother, and Daniel M. Melber, father. He also has a sibling named Jonathan Melber.
  • Naftali attended the University of Michigan and received a degree in political science in 2002. He graduated with a J.D. from Cornell University in 2009.
  • Naftali married his wife, Drew Grant, in 2013, but they divorced in 2017 after just four years. They did not welcome any children.
Ruhi Tiwari
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