MSNBC host Chuck Todd was moved to an earlier timeslot where his show, “Meet the Press Daily,” will likely earn lower ratings. Meanwhile, Nicolle Wallace seems to have been promoted to a two-hour timeslot leading into primetime.
Wallace, who has extensive experience in Washington, previously served in George W. Bush’s White House until abandoning the GOP as the era of Trump came to power.
Todd has made several missteps where he’s been unwilling to press GOP leaders who lie openly and obviously on camera.
The staff change was a welcome one to those online who have called on MSNBC to be more open to women and people of color serving as show hosts. Weekend host Joy Reid was passed over previously when there were calls for MSNBC to add a Black host. Finally, she has been added to the prime-time lineup with her show “The Reidout.”
The Todd move is another case where it seems MSNBC is willing to listen to demands from viewers.
See the comments below:
Happy Less Chuck Todd Day!
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) August 3, 2020
Hurray! More Nicolle, less Chuck. https://t.co/OqGnvQEER2
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) August 3, 2020
Good news: Chuck Todd got demoted to 1 pm
Bad news: Chuck Todd will be on TV at 1 pm
— Nico XW (@Nicoxw1) August 3, 2020
Chuck Todd demoted?
Look at Gawd. https://t.co/Xtg2wrHpHO
— Sasha (@SashaBeauloux) August 3, 2020
We’re getting less Chuck Todd and more Nicole Wallace?
Thank the fucking lord!
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) August 3, 2020
Although I’m grateful to see Chuck Todd kicked to 1 pm and Nicolle Wallace extended from 4 pm to 6 pm, I’d like to suggest one more change:
Fire Chuck Todd since his program adds no substance to any discussion as well as his refusal to challenge lies. It’s time.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 3, 2020
MSNBC replacing kicking Chuck Todd out of his primetime slot and replacing him with a smart woman is, honestly, some of the best broadcast journalism-related news I've heard in a while.
Nicole Wallace, Joy Reid and Rachel Maddow in primetime is a big statement.
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) August 3, 2020
In case you wondered if I'm rejoicing at the demotion of Chuck Todd, I am.
Also, with Nicolle handling the 4-6pm slot, SHE will be the end of day "Breaking News" voice of MSNBC.
— Kim Wexler's Ponytail (@MadisonKittay) August 3, 2020
They should move Chuck Todd to the 5 AM time slot. https://t.co/W2RzsK3038
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) August 3, 2020
Upon hearing that Chuck Todd is moving to the 1pm slot, I have just set my alarm to change the channel to CNN at 1pm EST daily.
It's the small things.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 3, 2020
Looks like Chuck Todd got a demotion and Nicolle Wallace got a promotion.
I'm still trying to figure out how a Chuck Todd, a college dropout with zero charisma, ended up climbing through the ranks of MSNBC so fast to begin with.
— Kara Calavera (@KaraCalavera) August 3, 2020
Chuck Todd is moving to the 1:00 PM slot?
Make no mistake, this is Cesar Conde telling Todd that it's probably in his best interest to start looking for a new job.
— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) August 3, 2020
OMG I am *so* excited about this! @NicolleDWallace's "Deadline Whitehouse" is the only cable news show I regularly watch and I've always wished it was longer. And Chuck Todd is…ugh. Let's just say streaming is a great format for him. https://t.co/fmpPUJSqZb
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 3, 2020
— BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) August 3, 2020
Wallace or Maddow would be excellent at Meet the Press. I have no idea why they put chuck in there. Aside from fact he's a white dude
— T. Fisher King (@T_FisherKing) August 3, 2020
Chuck Todd has been demoted. Thank the lord.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) August 3, 2020
Chuck Todd moved to 1pm when no one is watching is excellent news.
Nicolle for 2 hours is better news. https://t.co/xfDQBOrB1k
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) August 3, 2020
While we’re demoting Chuck Todd, can he please never moderate a debate ever again?
— Rachel R. Gonzalez (@RachelRGonzalez) August 3, 2020
Chuck Todd was too ambitious https://t.co/yPq1cbd6Cz
— President Kamala’s Hand (STILL) (@DearDean22) August 3, 2020
Chuck Todd demoted? Somebody at @MSNBC finally got a clue.
— Ann-Marie Poli (@annmariepoli) August 3, 2020
YES! Chuck Todd has FINALLY been demoted to the 1pm slot. pic.twitter.com/1foWHkRoth
— sweetleaf says: abolish the Electoral College (@greatsweetleaf) August 3, 2020