August 15, 2013
NBC News spoke up on Thursday for its embattled “Meet The Press”
host, David Gregory, after reports about his show’s dicey ratings
surfaced this week.
Gregory has had something of a troubled year, whether landing in the
headlines for his very public outburst on a Washington street, or for
his widely criticized questioning of the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, or
for his near-prosecution for violating DC’s gun laws.
But a Mediaite report on Tuesday hit Gregory, and NBC, right where it
must have hurt the most: in the ratings. The site noted that “Meet The
Press” is seeing its lowest ratings in at least 21 years in both the
total viewer and demo category. The show has been overtaken many weeks
by a resurgent “Face the Nation” on CBS.
The New York Post promptly reported that Gregory could be dropped
from the show, even though he recently signed a new deal with NBC.
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