Nobody disputes the guy's ability. Everybody agrees that he can run a game show. Hollywood Junket calls him a "host's host...who is actually well-known for hosting, and not for something else before taking on a game show." The main criticism is that he's too smooth, too much of a slick operator who does things by rote. Former The Price is Right showrunner Roger Dobkowitz put it this way when Todd auditioned to succeed Bob Barker:
Unfortunately, and I think it was because of The Price Is Right live-on-stage shows that he was doing at that time, he came across a little mechanical and, as some people described him, as slick. The grind of doing live-on-stage shows to a new audience each night might have caused him to be more mechanical.I dunno, if a guy knows what he's doing, as Todd undoubtedly does on a game show, I'm willing to forgive some so-called slickness. One thing's for sure. He's kept Family Game Night going for four seasons, despite rumors of the show's demise which surfaced before the third season. Good luck with the new episodes.