Seacrest “Today” turn-off?
Many Americans frown on the idea of “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest becoming the co-host of NBC’s “Today” show.
News reports say NBC is considering naming Seacrest as Matt Lauer’s successor as the co-host of the long-time top-rated weekday morning TV news program.
When we asked Americans whether Seacrest moving to “Today” would make them more or less inclined to watch the program, 39% said they’d be less inclined to watch it, 12% said they’d be more inclined to watch it, and 42% said the Seacrest move would make no difference in their viewing habits. Seven percent expressed no opinion on the question.
The Poll Position-TV Newser survey found the 18-29 age group most positive about Seacrest moving to “Today,” with 20% saying they’d be more inclined to watch the program, while 41% said they’d be less inclined to watch it, with 37% saying his presence on the show would make no difference to them.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,133 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 15, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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