Ratings hit rock bottom for Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’

The Blaze

“Meet the Press” – the longest-running program on American television – had its worst ratings since Chuck Todd became the host in 2014, according to a new report.

“Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” recorded its lowest-rated quarter over the April-May-June period, according to Radar.

The entertainment media outlet reported that the low ratings have “caught the attention of network brass” at NBC.

“Meet the Press” – which is in its 38th season – peaked with an average of more than 4 million viewers in the first quarter of 2017 when Donald Trump was president. However, the NBC News program attracted an average of just over 2.3 million viewers last month.

In the advertiser-coveted demo of viewers ages 25-54, “Meet the Press” only garnered an average of 492,000 viewers in the second quarter.

ABC boasted that its Sunday news program, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” was excelling.

“Season to date, ‘This Week’ is ranking No. 1 in Adults 25-54, leading CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ and NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ at this point of the season for the first time in 28 years — since the 1993-1994 season,” according to ABC News public relations. “‘This Week’ is also posting its largest lead over the CBS program in 22 years — since the 1999-2000 season. ‘This Week’ is leading NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ in total viewers season to date for the first time in 7 years — since the 2014-2015 season.”

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