Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks, Charlie!) tells us:
NBC’s “Meet The Press” finished a distant third in both total viewership and the demo this week, marking yet another devastating loss in what has been a brutal winter for the former king of Sunday morning public affairs programming.
“Meet” brought in just 2.804 million viewers for its March 23 program, far behind ABC’s “This Week” with 3.400 million and CBS’s “Face The Nation,” which topped with 3.938 million. In the demo, “Meet” had just 805,000 viewers, trailing ABC’s 1.053 million and CBS’s 1.177 million.
So what is NBC going to do? Replace The Death Rattle with Morning Squint and the Meat Puppet, as previously rumored?
HuffPo reported last week that, in the face of low ratings and mounting criticism, NBC is “doubling down” on Dancin’ Dave, betting that that the oh-so-desireable Yout-of-today will be drawn in using web-only interviews and increased digital engagement.
MOAR COW BELL!
Yup, when people are running away from the stench of rotting corpses, what you do is offer them more ways to smell the rot in different venues.
Well, I suppose it could be worse: they could have decided to have Grandpa Walnuts co-host. Oh, wait.