Mad Money Summary
- Mad Money is 1 hr long
- 5 Taping(s) per week
- Opened March 14, 2005
- Show Closes: Open ended
- Talk Show/Investment
Mad Money is a TV program focused on financial advice, especially on how to play the stock market. Jim Cramer hosts this atypical financial advice show.
Mad Money Broadcast Time
Mad Money is broadcast Mondays through Fridays at 6:00 PM on the CNBC Channel.
Mad Money Host Profile
Jim Cramer, a Harvard graduate, started his career as a journalist. He later returned to Harvard for his law degree. While in school he worked for notably attorney, Alan Dershowitz While in school he had begun to successfully invest in the stock market and was soon offered a job as a stockbroker with Goldman Sachs. In 1996, he and one of his original clients, Martin Peretz (editor of the New Republic) founded the Street.com, a financial news website.
Mad Money first aired in 2005. Since then he has had many television appearances on a variety of shows. Some include Arrested Development, Martha Stewart, and 60 Minutes. He is not without controversy, as he has been known for his violent outbursts, allegations of market manipulation, and reneging on a television deal with Fox. CNBC bars him from trading any stocks that he mentions on the show with his personal funds.
Mad Money Background
Mad Money show tapes at the CNBC studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and is usually shot without a studio audience. However, there are two types of shows that do allow the inclusion and participation of live studio members. The first type is the Back to School Specials, where Cramer takes his show to a college or university and broadcasts live with students and special guests being part of his audience. The second is the Main Event show or special anniversary or theme shows that are taped sporadically. During these shows, Cramer invites a studio audience of about 150 people to sit in on the filming. Cramer allows his guests to hit the sound affects buttons, make shout-outs to friends, give the guests high fives and also allows them to ask questions about the subject being discussed on the show. The whole show with a studio audience is an interactive and rewarding experience for both the audience and Cramer, but it is quite exhausting, so Cramer limits the number of shows to a bare minimum. Cramer has also taped shows focused on women investors and for Father's Day, where he invited children into the audience. The theme for that show was the importance of passing down financial wisdom from generation to generation. As just about all of his anniversaries are taped before a live studio audience, tickets are available from CNBC to see Mad Money, but it is an exclusive invitation.
Cramer, as host, does a great job in making sure the audience (both at home and on occasion in the studio) is awake and quite entertained. The show also has a giant scoreboard that lists the final score of a big game from the night before. Cramer also invites celebrities (who are big fans of the show, of course) into the studio to be on the program. He often has all kinds of celebrities including athletes, movie stars; TV show celebrities make an occasional guest appearance.
The term Mad Money, refers to money that one can afford to use (or lose) in the investment of stocks. The money one should have saved towards retirement, pension, and so forth, is not considered mad money.
Mad Money Notes
March 14, 2005 - First episode of Mad Money premiers
July 20, 2005 - The Mad Money Main Event was first premiered
April 23, 2013 - Mad Money's set gets a makeover
August 4, 2014 - The show is first broadcast in 1080i HD
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Mad Money Ticket Information
To request tickets to a taping of Mad Money, you can go to their WEBSITE for announcements of upcoming audience-invited tapings.
Mad Money Show Schedule
Mad Money with Jim Cramer tapes at 2PM every weekday in Englewood, NJ. If a market crash, or some other financial issue arises, Cramer is forced to make the start of the show live, or just do the whole show live.
- Jim Cramer
- Michael Cooney
- Audience Coordinator
- Beth Shaferman
- Generator Operator
- Brian C. Doyle
- Lighting Director
- Scott Wolfeil