Viewers at home have been left confused after Meet the Press didn’t air in its usual timeslot last weekend. So, what happened?
Since its premiere in 1947, Meet the Press has continued to bring topical news about politics, economics and foreign affairs.
Back in 2014, presenter Chuck Todd took over from David Gregory and has hosted the NBC programme for the last six years.
The programme currently airs on Sunday mornings and when its usual episode didn’t air last weekend, viewers started wondering whether NBC has cancelled it.
So, here’s what happened to Meet the Press, as well as when it’s coming back.
What happened to Meet the Press?
Meet the Press didn’t air on Sunday, July 26th because NBC broadcasted the English Premier League.
In a Twitter post, the programme explained:
“Meet the Press is pre-empted this week for NBC’s coverage of the English Premier League. We’ll be back next Sunday.”
NBC’s afternoon scheduling was mainly dominated by football matches which aired between 4 pm and 7.30 pm.
When is Meet the Press back?
As the tweet above states, Meet the Press returns for a brand new episode next Sunday on August 2nd.
According to NBC TV listings, the programme will air from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Plus, viewers can currently watch he rebroadcasting on MSNBC at 6 pm on Sundays and 4 am on Mondays.
And those who want to catch up with previous episodes can do that on the website of Meet the Press.
The last six episodes are currently available on the site.
It’s safe to say that viewers at home weren’t happy when their favourite news programme didn’t air in its usual timeslot.
The sudden disappearance of Meet the Press from NBC’s TV schedule has left many people confused and disappointed.
At the end of the day, many have special routines and Twitter users have shared their confusion after finding out that the programme has been replaced by football matches.
One viewer said: “Why What Is Wrong With @NBCNews I dont Need To watch Soccer Ruined My Sunday No Meet The Press Grrrr.”
Another one added: “The only reason I get up early on Sunday is to watch Meet the Press. What a HUGE disappointment. As much as I enjoy the infomercial for our local jewelry store, not why I’m up at 8am ON MY DAY OFF.”