New Primetime Program to Stream Weeknights at 8 PM ET
Streaming Program Will Launch with Viewer Engagement Tools
Nov. 30, 2021 – On Monday, Dec. 6, NBC News will debut NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson, a primetime streaming program on NBC News NOW, hosted by NBC News’ Joshua Johnson.
The one-hour, deep-dive program will stream at 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday on NBC News NOW, available on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, as well as on Fubo, Pluto, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Tubi, Xumo, YouTube, YouTube TV, and NBC News’ apps on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV.
In this chaotic news cycle, NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson will take a step back to offer viewers context into the why and the how behind the biggest stories of the day. Joshua Johnson — with contributions from expert guests and the full breadth of NBC News’ reporters and correspondents — will help make sense of it all. The show’s in-depth segments will reveal a bigger picture behind the story, and extended newsmaker interviews will weave in curated questions and stories from the public into conversations.
The primetime program will also connect with its audience, utilizing an extensive social media presence to call on its audience for daily participation, a voicemail line and email address that lets viewers share opinions and feedback, and a submission portal on NBCNews.com so users can respond to questions posed by the NOW Tonight team.
“I’ve always been encouraged to speak freely, connecting with people from many backgrounds. This program is built on that foundation. It’s the perfect outlet for viewers in these divisive times, curating their insights and feedback,” said Joshua Johnson, anchor of NOW Tonight. “My show will be a welcoming space, grounded in the universal values of curiosity and empathy.”
Lisa Crivelli is the executive producer of NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson. Janelle Rodriguez is the SVP of Editorial for NBC News and executive-in-charge of NBC News NOW.
This launch follows a recent announcement by NBCU News Group Chairman Cesar Conde on the organization’s significant streaming and digital investment, adding new original programming and hundreds of jobs to NBC News NOW and across the NBCU News Group Digital organization. NBC News NOW launched its first two primetime programs earlier this fall — Hallie Jackson NOW and Top Story with Tom Llamas. With the launch of NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson, NBC News NOW averages nearly 10 hours of live, original programming each day.
Since launching in 2019, NBC News NOW has grown to an average of nearly 60 million views and 20 million hours watched each month. The launch of NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson is the newest addition to the streaming service’s growing slate of programming, which includes Hallie Jackson NOW, Top Story with Tom Llamas, Morning News NOW with Joe Fryer and Savannah Sellers, NBC News NOW Live with Aaron Gilchrist and Morgan Radford, NBC News NOW Live with Alison Morris and Chuck Todd’s weekly show Meet The Press Reports. NBC News NOW also hosts various special reports, with recent programming including Meet the Press: Election Night Special, Can You Hear Us Now?, TransAmerica, Cuba’s Fight for Freedom: Patria Y Vida, The Racism Virus, Generation LatinX and more.
NBC News NOW is available as a channel on Peacock, Fubo, Pluto TV, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Tubi, Xumo, YouTube, YouTube TV and NBC News’ apps on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV.
NBCU News Group Digital
NBCU News Group Digital is the #1 digital news organization in America. It’s rapidly-growing and expansive portfolio includes three streaming news networks – including NBC News NOW, Today All Day and The Choice from MSNBC, in addition to a Dateline 24/7 channel on Peacock – robust news websites, a top 10 podcast and audio unit, and the gen-Z news brand Stay Tuned, all delivering award-winning news and information 24/7 across dozens of platforms on the web, mobile, connected TVs, audio and social.
NBC News NOW is the network’s 24/7 streaming news network, available on more than a dozen distribution platforms and boasting more live original hours than any other major streaming news network. Since launching in 2019, NBC News NOW has grown to an average of nearly 60 million views and 20 million hours watched each month. The network’s slate of original programming includes Morning News NOW with Joe Fryer and Savannah Sellers, NBC News NOW Live with Aaron Gilchrist and Morgan Radford, NBC News NOW Live with Alison Morris, Hallie Jackson NOW, Top Story with Tom Llamas, and NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson. NBC News NOW also hosts various special reports, with recent programming including Meet the Press: Election Night Special, Can You Hear Us Now?, TransAmerica, Cuba’s Fight for Freedom: Patria Y Vida, The Racism Virus, Generation LatinX and more.
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