Meet the depressed ratings.
After enjoying the Obama Bump and the looky-loos curious to see the new anchor, Chuck Todd’s Meet The Press tumbled 13% in viewers and 19% in the news demo in its second week, falling from first place back to third.
In total viewers, the show dropped from previous week’s winning 2.991 million, to 2.589 million, behind CBS’ Face The Nation with 3.054 million viewers, followed by ABC’s This Week with 2.889 million. In demo viewers, MTP plunged to 668,000 viewers – creating quite a gap between it and from This Week’s winning 947,000 and Face The Nation’s 913,000. It was This Week’s largest new demo lead over MTP in six months.
Todd’s second week in the saddle clocked smaller numbers than the comparable Sunday one year ago (2.636 total viewers and 726,000 demo viewers). Meanwhile, the other Sunday Beltway shows were all up, year to year, in both…
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