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ERICA HILL OUT AT CBS THIS MORNING

July 26, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

In the latest shakeup in early-morning television, CBS has booted Erica Hill off CBS This Morning and has announced that she’ll be replaced by Norah O’Donnell, currently CBS News’ chief White House correspondent. In a statement, CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager said, “This is a very exciting development for our morning program and for all […]

CBS’S MORNING WOES CONTINUE

May 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The new CBS This Morning celebrated its 100th edition on Friday, still mired in third place among the four major networks. In an interview appearing in Sunday’s New York Times, cohost Gayle King was asked about the fact that she and Charlie Rose had failed to move the ratings above where they were when the […]

GMA BEATS TODAY: FIRST TIME SINCE 1996

April 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in 16 years, ABC’s Good Morning America has scored higher ratings than NBC’s Today show for an entire week — and it did so without the help of Katie Couric. Just one week after Couric co-hosted the ABC morning show, filling in for Robin Roberts, GMA edged past Today with 5.147 […]

CBS ROLLING OUT A NEW MORNING SHOW

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, which has overhauled its morning news/talk show more often than any other network, is doing it again. It won’t be called The Early Show any longer. What it will be called, it indicated, is still undecided. And judging from the changes that it announced on Tuesday, it could become two separate programs. The first […]

WINFREY HAS HER UPS AND DOWNS

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Oprah Winfrey must have ridden an emotional roller coaster this week as ratings for her syndicated talk show on Monday soared to their highest level since 2005 but her new cable network OWN fell below 300,000 viewers, trailing all other female-oriented cable channels. OWN averaged more than one million viewers for its opening weekend. On […]

NO FIREWORKS IN PIERS MORGAN DEBUT

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

At the end of his interview with Oprah Winfrey on the premiere of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, the host asked Winfrey, “How have I done?” Her reply: “You have been surprising.” “Surprisingly bad?” asked Morgan, laughing nervously. “No, just surprising,” Winfrey insisted. TV critics, some of them referring to that exchange, indicated that they, too […]