MSNBC's 'MTP Daily' Moved — New Name, Timeslot, and Platform
'Meet the Press Daily' has moved from MSNBC to the free streaming platform NBC News NOW. Why did the program move and what can viewers expect?
Fans of the Chuck Todd program Meet the Press Daily, a show that has aired on the MSNBC network, may be wondering where the program has gone. As of June 6, 2022, the show is moving to the streaming network NBC News NOW. MTP Daily hasn’t disappeared, but it does have a new name, timeslot, and platform.
The parent company of MSNBC, NBCUniversal, announced the change in programming for Chuck Todd in early May. His show, formerly called Meet the Press Daily, will now go by Meet the Press Now and air at 4 p.m. EST on the streaming service NBC News NOW. Todd anchors the offshoot of the original Meet the Press.
Chuck Todd has moderated ‘Meet the Press’ since 2014.
Todd is the moderator of the Sunday program Meet the Press and has been in that role since 2014. He launched the spin-off Meet the Press Daily the following year. He’s the political director for NBC News and provides on-air political analysis on the programs Today and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.
NBC News NOW launched in 2019.
The streaming network NBC News NOW started in 2019 and is owned by NBCUniversal, a Comcast subsidiary. It provides ongoing news programming on a free platform for viewers. According to the Los Angeles Times, NBC News NOW currently has 100 million monthly average views and 30 million hours of monthly viewing.
Janelle Rodriguez, the Senior Vice President of editorial for NBC News, noted to staff that Todd’s “enthusiasm about growing ‘Meet the Press’ beyond the Sunday show and evolving the legacy program for the streaming audience is a prime example of our mission at News NOW.”
Cesar Conde, the chairman of NBCU News Group, said that free access to live breaking news should be available to all as a public service.
Since CNN+ shut down its service quickly after launching, Todd will now be one of the highest-profile news anchors on a daily streaming service. (Chris Wallace was to be one of CNN+'s top on-air personalities.)
Chris Jansing will host the replacement show on MSNBC.
During MTP Daily’s timeslot on MSNBC, Chris Jansing is slated to anchor an hour of news programming. That show will air at 1 p.m. EST.
Chuck Todd’s new show is called ‘Meet the Press NOW.’
In a slight change, Todd’s show will now go by the name Meet the Press NOW. According to Deadline, Melissa Frankel, who has executive produced the show at MSNBC, will continue in the same role on the NBC streaming platform.
An audio showcast is also planned, and Todd will moderate special programming during midterm election primaries.
MTP Daily hasn't led in viewer numbers, according to Nielsen ratings for April 2022. As Deadline reports, it lagged behind both Fox News show America Reports in the same time slot and CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera.
Viewers can catch Todd's show at 4 p.m. EST online and at Peacock, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and YouTube.
In addition to his journalistic work, Todd is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and the author of the 2014 book The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.