Friday, August 7, 2009

Good News/Bad News

The good news is right winger David Gregory has run Meet The Press into the ground so much that they were dethroned from the top spot that the show has held for a decade. The bad news is he was dethroned by "This Week With George Stephanopolous" on the Sunday that he decided to bring batshit crazy Michelle Malkin onto his roundtable.

From the AP:

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.

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