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Chuck Todd's 'Meet the Press' Tops Rival Political Shows

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Former NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and 12th moderator of Meet the Press Chuck Todd. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014 12:15 PM

Chuck Todd’s debut as moderator of NBC’s "Meet the Press" helped to make it the No. 1  political news show on Sunday morning, beating CBS’s "Face the Nation" and ABC’s "This Week."

Todd’s successful launch, which was also partially due to his exclusive interview with President Barack Obama, was tops in total viewers and in the coveted 25-54 age range, according to Nielsen fast program ratings.

It was the first time since February that the show was No. 1 in either category, according to Politico.

Todd, who is also NBC News’ political director, took over from David Gregory, who was recently ousted from the hosting job by the network.

Gregory had taken over from Tim Russert, who died suddenly in 2008 when the show was consistently No. 1 in the Sunday morning ratings.

"We couldn't be more proud of Chuck's first show and are so appreciative of the viewers that turned to 'Meet the Press' this Sunday," an NBC News spokesperson said, according to Deadline. "At the same time, we know that one week does not equal a trend and expanding our regular audience will take a slow build week to week."

"Meet the Press" averaged 2.977,000 total viewers, while "Face The Nation" was second with 2,864,000 viewers, and "This Week" came in third with 2,559,000 total viewers. "Fox News Sunday" had 1,522,000 total viewers.

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Chuck Todd's debut as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" helped to make it the No. 1 political news show on Sunday morning, beating CBS's "Face the Nation" and ABC's "This Week."
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