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 (@Steve Marmel)1596486106.0
Hurray! More Nicolle, less Chuck. https://t.co/OqGnvQEER2— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1596471946.0
Good news: Chuck Todd got demoted to 1 pm Bad news: Chuck Todd will be on TV at 1 pm— Nico XW (@Nico XW)1596485986.0
We’re getting less Chuck Todd and more Nicole Wallace? Thank the fucking lord!— Santiago Mayer (@Santiago Mayer)1596481593.0
Hey @MSNBC, Although I’m grateful to see Chuck Todd kicked to 1 pm and Nicolle Wallace extended from 4 pm to 6 pm,… https://t.co/bUIQGDwQB9— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1596480031.0
MSNBC is smart putting Nicolle Wallace and Joy Reid, in their Primetime lineup. Especially women don’t want to see… https://t.co/xHd31sH540— Mayday Mindy🌊 (@Mayday Mindy🌊)1596483691.0
MSNBC replacing kicking Chuck Todd out of his primetime slot and replacing him with a smart woman is, honestly, som… https://t.co/aZIqcyBpwO— Ashton Pittman (@Ashton Pittman)1596484100.0
In case you wondered if I'm rejoicing at the demotion of Chuck Todd, I am. Also, with Nicolle handling the 4-6pm s… https://t.co/oNWNRrMImE— Kim Wexler's Ponytail (@Kim Wexler's Ponytail)1596476992.0
They should move Chuck Todd to the 5 AM time slot. https://t.co/W2RzsK3038— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy)1596475312.0
Upon hearing that Chuck Todd is moving to the 1pm slot, I have just set my alarm to change the channel to CNN at 1p… https://t.co/NZdZXmJEsR— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1596481226.0
Looks like Chuck Todd got a demotion and Nicolle Wallace got a promotion. I'm still trying to figure out how a Ch… https://t.co/SMhUfTWHmx— Kara Calavera (@Kara Calavera)1596480544.0
Chuck Todd is moving to the 1:00 PM slot? Make no mistake, this is Cesar Conde telling Todd that it's probably in… https://t.co/XU5NuACKwg— Bill Madden (@Bill Madden)1596481538.0
OMG I am *so* excited about this! @NicolleDWallace's "Deadline Whitehouse" is the only cable news show I regularl… https://t.co/8xI3Gt7EfG— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1596486129.0
Chuck Todd got demoted to 1PM? https://t.co/1oYKBB8gwT https://t.co/9w2iUWf3RL— BlackWomenViews Media (@BlackWomenViews Media)1596478207.0
@G_F_G_F1 @oliverdarcy @chucktodd @NicolleDWallace @AymanM @KatyTurNBC Wallace or Maddow would be excellent at Meet… https://t.co/WQGkK9Mysr— T. Fisher King (@T. Fisher King)1596472321.0
Chuck Todd has been demoted. Thank the lord.— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1596479808.0
I fucking hate Chuck Todd and I love love love Nicolle Wallace. Now that Chuck is moving to 1PM I will be using tha… https://t.co/oahD2OxxSW— Mayday Mindy🌊 (@Mayday Mindy🌊)1596482777.0
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 (@Florida Chris)1596482919.0
While we’re demoting Chuck Todd, can he please never moderate a debate ever again? I vote for @JoyAnnReid, who nev… https://t.co/m23YtbfkKG— Rachel R. Gonzalez (@Rachel R. Gonzalez)1596484953.0
You want Chuck Todd’s job done right, give it to a busy working Mom. @NicolleDWallace, take a bow. 💰— Tim O'Donnell (@Tim O'Donnell)1596484046.0
Chuck Todd was too ambitious https://t.co/yPq1cbd6Cz— President Kamala’s Hand (STILL) (@President Kamala’s Hand (STILL))1596485908.0
Chuck Todd demoted? Somebody at @MSNBC finally got a clue.— Ann-Marie Poli (@Ann-Marie Poli)1596483518.0
1am is where Chuck Todd belongs. https://t.co/KakoEO2OFO— Molotovsky 🥀 (@Molotovsky 🥀)1596486997.0
YES! Chuck Todd has FINALLY been demoted to the 1pm slot. https://t.co/1foWHkRoth— sweetleaf says: abolish the Electoral College (@sweetleaf says: abolish the Electoral College)1596485251.0