Chuck Todd is continuing his downward spiral as his show “Meet the Press” just recorded its lowest ratings numbers since he took over the NBC Sunday show in 2014.
Todd has seen his ratings sink like a stone over the last few months.
After taking over the show from David Gregory in 2014, Todd just delivered his worst ratings period since he was put in the Sunday morning chair.
“This does not augur well for Chuck,” a television industry insider said.
“Chuck lost his gig at MSNBC and the guise that he’d rather leave MSNBC completely and focus on Meet the Press on Sunday.
“But when you are focusing on the Sunday show and it is in freefall, perhaps you have to consider whether it is you and not the show itself that is driving viewers away.
“NBC News Chairman Cesar Conde must really be concerned.
“This is like David Gregory all over again.”
According to Radaronline:
“In top-secret ratings data that has caught the attention of network brass, RadarOnline.com has learned Meet The Press — the longest running show in television history — recorded its lowest-rated quarter over the April-May-June period.
“Todd peaked at more than 4 million viewers in the first quarter of 2017 (January-February-March) in the midst of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“But in recent Nielsen Media Research ratings, the magic number faded to a paltry 2.4 million — shaving off a third of the notoriously goateed anchor’s audience.
“Making matters even worse for the Peacock network and its executive, Todd has also been in ratings free fall with viewers in the younger A25-54 demo.”
NBS issued a statement when the network moved Todd’s daily show on MSNBC to the streaming-only platform:
“Building on its position as the nation’s fastest-growing streaming news network, NBC News NOW will add new anchors and original shows to its lineup of daily programming.
“Chuck was one of the first broadcast anchors to see the massive potential of streaming and bringing Meet the Press’s daily franchise to NBC News NOW reinforces the platform’s status as the destination for news on streaming,” the statement said