Capus: “There Is Always Going To Be An Ebb & Flow In The Ratings Here & There”

By Brian 

NBC News president Steve Capus says he is untroubled by the news division’s potential ratings trouble.

He tells the LA Times: “NBC News is far and away America’s leading news division, and that is as true today as it was yesterday. There is always going to be an ebb and flow in the ratings here and there. The ‘Today’ show continues to be incredibly dominant. If I were to look at a scoreboard, ‘Nightly News’ is winning the game.”

But Matea Gold‘s network sources “say the shrinking audiences have alarmed news executives and deepened a sense of anxiety among a staff already nervous about new cuts looming” as part of NBCU 2.0. An unnamed editorial staffer says execs are scarred: “This is enough to constitute an overall trend, and you can’t deny it.”