Two weeks after the premiere of Chuck Todd’s daily version of Meet the Press on MSNBC, the show has already turned into a ratings flop.
FTVLive noted that Monday’s key 25-54 demographic had fallen 51 percent since the show’s debut. MSNBC’s 5 p.m. hour drew only 37,000 viewers in the demo on Monday, and only 423,000 total viewers. About 22 percent of the loss in key demo viewers have come in the last week.
The Five, which airs at 5 p.m. on Fox News, regularly gets nearly 2 million overall viewers and 300,000 in the key 25-54 demo. CNN attracts around 600,000 overall viewers and 145,000 in the key demo for Wolf Blitzer’s 5 p.m show.
“Sources at MSNBC expected some ratings dip after week one, but not such a big fall off like this,” FTVLive reported.