Ahead of the midterm elections, new host delivers his lowest-rated show since September debut
For Chuck Todd, the Sunday show ratings carousel continues.
After moving up to second place last Sunday, Todd took a step back on Oct. 26, falling back to third place behind “This Week” and “Face the Nation.”
Airing a little over a week before the Nov. 4 midterm elections, “Meet the Press” drew 2,351,000 viewers and 508,000 25-54 viewers, Todd’s lowest performance in both measurements since his Sept. 7 debut as the show’s host. Since that date, Todd is down 22 percent in viewers and 38 percent in the demo.
“Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace ranked fourth, garnering 970,000 viewers and 396,000 demo viewers. “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos came in second place with 2,474,000 viewers and 701,000 demo viewers. “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer was the top Sunday show drawing 3,008,000 viewers and 818,000 viewers.
For Todd, this week’s numbers are a stark drop from Oct. 19, which were his strongest numbers since his debut. “Meet the Press” lost 390,000 viewers and 252,000 demo viewers from the Oct. 19 show to the Oct. 26 show.
All Sunday shows should see a boost this Sunday, two days before the midterm elections.