8.08.2009

R.I.P Meet The Press



She's been slowly deteriorating away, ever since right-wing talking point tool, David Gregory, took over the reigns after Tim Russert's sudden death. Ratings had been slipping and on occasion, This Week w/ George Stephanopoulos beat Meet The Press in the overall viewers, but never both the demo and overall.

Well, now it has.

I wonder if this could be contributing to his credibility ratings? Hmmm.

The only thing I don't like about the topping of MTP by This Week, this week had Michelle Malkin on as a guest and I have a sickening feeling that Georgie will take that as as sign that she's a good guest to have on more reguarly than was planned.

God, I hope not. Don't we have enough deranged, media shouters to choose from already that we dont' have to lower whatever standards left to give this cretin a platform?

Andway, here's the great news from HuffPo:

NEW YORK — ABC's "This Week" beat NBC's "Meet the Press" in a clean ratings fight for the first time in a decade, Nielsen Media Research said on Thursday.

It was June 1999 when ABC's show last beat NBC's program in a contest without substitute hosts, sports pre-emptions or presidential visits.

It's an ominous sign for David Gregory, who was called upon to take over NBC's long dominant Sunday morning show following Tim Russert's death from a heart attack last year. While it's only one Sunday in August, "This Week" has been steadily gaining ground since the beginning of the year.

The ABC show had 2.8 million viewers on Sunday, compared to 2.77 million for "Meet the Press," Nielsen said. CBS' "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer had 2.3 million viewers and "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace had 920,000.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was on ABC this week. So was Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Gregory's lead guest was Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council.

"We're gratified that people are paying attention," said "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos. "We just do everything we can to put on the best broadcast we can each week, to be on the news and to be provocative."

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A more competitive ratings race may change the balance of power in bookings...[snip]

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