Sounds like a plan to me.
Courtesy of Page Six:
Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press Daily” could be sidelined at MSNBC as part of a dramatic anchor reshuffling at the cable network to promote rising star Nicolle Wallace.
While the “MTP” flagship, also under NBC political director Todd, remains the No. 1 rated Sunday political show, with over 3 million viewers, his weekday 5 p.m. spinoff show has seen a dip in the all-important 25-to-54 age demographic. It airs between more popular, opinionated shows: Wallace’s “Deadline: White House,” which peaked with 2 million viewers in 2019, and “The Beat With Ari Melber.”
TV insiders say NBC News boss Andy Lack and MSNBC’s Phil Griffin had tried to persuade Todd to move “Daily” to 9 a.m., directly after the network’s politically influential “Morning Joe.” The plan would allow Wallace — a breakout cable star — to broadcast for two hours on weekdays, 4 to 6 p.m.
But a TV insider said, “Chuck doesn’t want to move to 9 a.m. He’d rather leave MSNBC completely and focus on ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday, and continue to provide news and political analysis across all NBC News platforms including digital. He sees his show as news, not opinion.”
Sometimes the more you see of somebody the more they grow on you, but that certainly is not true of Chuck Todd.
I can take him once a week on his Sunday show (Most of the time), but seeing him everyday…….well to be honest I don’t usually bother to tune in.
On the other hand Nicolle Wallace is a joy to watch on her show, and she brings a kind of excitement and realism that other shows are lacking.
Perhaps it is because she previously worked for the other side but when Wallace criticizes decisions by the Trump Administration or other Republicans you can tell that she is actually personally offended by their actions.
Sometimes Nicolle Wallace does not seem to have much of a filter and yet it does not detract from her professionalism or the seriousness with which he tackles the major stories of the day.
In short, taking Todd off and giving Wallace that extra hour makes all kinds of sense.
Boy Nicolle has really come a long way since her days of trying to keep Sarah Palin from sabotaging the McCain campaign hasn’t she?