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Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos to Moderate Tuesday Night Senate Debates

20141006+VaSenDebate“Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd will transfer his moderating skills tonight at a Northern Virginia Senate debate between Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.

The event, presented by NBC4 and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, will air live at 7pm on NBCWashington.com with News4 Northern Virginia bureau chief Julie Carey, News4 “Today” anchor Aaron Gilchrist, and Washington Post national political correspondent Karen Tumulty serving as panelists.

Todd’s Sunday morning competition George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s “This Week,” will also moderate a Senate debate this evening, in Raleigh, NC, between Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Republican State House Speaker Thom Tillis. It will stream live on ABCNews.com.

‘Meet the Press’ Prepares to Debut Remodeled Set

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In addition the recent change in the moderator’s chair of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” come Sunday’s broadcast, more will look different on set. Last Sunday’s program was preempted by the network’s broadcast of the Ryder Cup and the show’s two week hiatus has allowed for a redesign to feature new furniture and custom artwork, including a framed piece of new host Chuck Todd‘s past credentials.

According to an NBC spokeswoman, the remodeled set “incorporates Chuck’s personality” and includes three new areas, a panel desk, a one-on-one round desk, and an credenza for informal interviews. The redesign also brought in a “perspective pixel screen,” aka a giant touch screen, for conversations on polling.

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For an extended look, click on over to NBC News.

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The 9.14.14 Sunday Show Ratings

sunday-shows_304The Sunday after Chuck Todd‘s first as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the show is back in 3rd place in the ratings war.

CBS’s “Face the Nation’s” first half hour garnered 3,054,000 total viewers nationally, according to Nielsen Media Research. In second for total viewers was ABC’s “This Week” with 2,889,000 followed by “MTP” at 2,589,000.

In the coveted A25-54 demo, ABC led with 947,000 viewers, followed by CBS’s first half hour with 913,000 viewers and NBC at 668,000.

Last week, Todd’s debut as moderator included an exclusive with President Obama and “Meet” was the number 1 rated Sunday show. An NBC spokeswoman said, “We couldn’t be more proud of Chuck’s first show and are so appreciative of the viewers that turned to ‘Meet the Press’ this Sunday. At the same time, we know that one week does not equal a trend and expanding our regular audience will take a slow build week to week.”

Click through to see the 9.14.14 Sunday show ratings nationally and here for the Sunday show ratings in the DC market. Read more

Chuck Todd Announces Luke Russert as ‘Meet the Press’ Regular Contributor

s-LUKERUSSERT-largeNBC “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd this afternoon emailed colleagues to confirm that Luke Russert will join the program – that his late-father Tim Russert hosted for 17 years – as a regular contributor. He’ll contribute both on Sundays and online throughout the week.

“Luke has an impressive love for politics and has proven himself on the Capitol Hill beat,” wrote Todd and acting executive producer John Reiss to “MTP” staff. “He’ll continue in his current role reporting for the network and MSNBC, but he’ll also branch out to take on new projects specifically for us.”

Russert joins “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, BuzzFeed’s Washington bureau chief John Stanton, and WaPo’s Nia-Malika Henderson as regular “MTP” contributors.

In an email to FishbowlDC, NBC again reaffirmed that rumors Russert was given a $500,000 bonus for joining the program are untrue.

Todd and Reiss’ note to staff after the jump. Read more

The Important Role of the EP in a Sunday Show’s Success

Meet the Press - Season 67In case you (too) missed it, a piece last week to The New Republic highlighted the often overlooked and actual reason for a Sunday show’s success: the executive producer.

With Chuck Todd‘s debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he and the network are furiously working to regain the #1 rating among Sunday public affairs programming – competing against ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer - but a key component in that battle is the effectiveness of the show’s EP.

“In the world of Sunday shows, which have much smaller staffs than the typical network news program, the EP play an especially crucial role,” writes TNR’s Jason Zengerle. “While the anchor is the one asking senators and cabinet secretaries the tough questions, it’s the EP feeding those questions to the anchor’s earpiece—as well as doing the legwork to book those senators and cabinet secretaries as guests in the first place.” Read more

FNC’s ‘MediaBuzz’ Bests CNN’s Chuck Todd Exclusive on ‘Reliable Sources’

foxkurtzpost-mediabuzzOn Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN, host Brian Stelter aired a pre-recorded sit down with Chuck Todd on his, you guessed it, debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

While “Meet” was the number one watched Sunday show on network television according to Nielsen fast program ratings, his CNN exclusive didn’t best competing FOX News Channel’s “MediaBuzz with Howard Kurtz.”

According to Nielsen Media Research, “MediaBuzz” had 963,000 total viewers, with 327,000 in the A25-54 demo. “Reliable Sources” came in significantly under that at 614,000 total and 132,000 demo viewers.

Sunday, September 7 marked “MediaBuzz’s” one year anniversary, up 146% in the A25-54 demo compared to last year’s numbers. It was also its second highest demo.

POLITICO’s Hadas Gold, Edward-Isaac Dovere Talk ‘Meet the Press’

Continuing on the beat of ‘Chuck Todd‘s debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press”,’ we give you POLITICO’s media reporter Hadas Gold and senior White House reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere in conversation on Todd’s exclusive with President Barack Obama and changes to the longest running television program.

“It’s a different show than it was,” said Dovere. “Look, I don’t think it’s news to anybody that “Meet the Press” has not been must see TV. I think the real question is bigger than that. What do the Sunday shows do beyond being sort of moderated press conferences?”

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Chuck Todd’s Debut as ‘Meet the Press’ Moderator Wins Early Ratings

Meet the Press - Season 67Based on Nielsen fast program ratings, Chuck Todd‘s debut as moderator of “Meet the Press” yesterday was the top Sunday public affairs program.

Final numbers will be released Thursday morning, but early numbers show that ”Meet the Press,” which aired an exclusive sit down with President Barack Obama, averaged 2.977 million total viewers. ”MTP” also won the coveted A25-54 demo with 804,000 viewers. Read more

Highlights from the 9.7.14 Sunday Shows

sunday-shows_304Chuck Todd on NBC treatment of the ousted David Gregory on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter: “I don’t know everything that happened. I was more out of the loop than I think some people would like to believe. I know — I’ve learned in my seven years now in the television business: this is hard. This is a tough business.”

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) on ABC’s “This Week” : “ISIS, at this point, is primarily focused on Iraq and Syria. I think the real threat from ISIS is the foreign fighters from the United States and other western countries that have gone to Syria to fight with them who then may come back. But they pose a threat more as lone wolves than as sort of any sort of organized plot. There’s no evidence at this point that ISIS is plotting and planning in the way that bin Laden was doing for 9/11.” Read more

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