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GOOD MORNING AMERICA AGAIN IS MOST-WATCHED MORNING SHOW

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC had been hoping that the Today show would get a big bounce from the Olympics. It did, clobbering ABC’s Good Morning America for the entire two-week event. And on the first Monday following the Olympics, it remained ahead with a show that featured many of the winning U.S. athletes. And that was it. By […]

PATTINSON TO FACE GRILLING FROM JON STEWART

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Good Morning America was hoping to win back viewers who switched to the Today show en masse during the Olympics by trumpeting its scheduled interview with Robert Pattinson — his first since the tabloids splashed the news that he had broken up with actress Kristen Stewart for allegedly cheating on him. But on Monday […]

EVEN WITH CURRY OUT, TODAY TUMBLES AGAINST GMA

August 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

So it wasn’t Ann Curry after all, the latest Nielsen ratings for morning television appeared to suggest on Thursday. During the week before the Olympics — with Ann Curry out of the picture at the NBC morning show– ABC’s Good Morning America not only was rated No. 1 among total adults, as it had been […]

GMA BEATS TODAY FOLLOWING CURRY’S DEPARTURE

July 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Suggesting that Ann Curry may not have been the source of the Today show’s plunging ratings as NBC executives apparently believed, ABC’s Good Morning America tied the NBC morning show in the ratings last week — the first week after Curry’s dismissal — and on Monday of this week, which was officially Savannah Guthrie’s first […]

WITH CURRY GONE, GMA BEATS TODAY

July 10, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Suggesting that Ann Curry may not have been the source of the Today show’s plunging ratings, ABC’s Good Morning America tied the NBC morning show in the ratings last week — the first week after Curry’s dismissal — and on Monday of this week, which was officially Savannah Guthrie’s first day as co-host, GMA handily […]

TODAY RECLAIMS MORNING TITLE

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That morning ratings race between NBC’s Today show and ABC’s Good Morning America is taking on all the trappings of a mano-a-mano Yankees-Red Sox battle (the current season excepted). A week after GMA beat Today by a razor thin margin — its first weekly win in 16 years — Today roared back last week to […]

ANN CURRY PRAISES BOSSES — WHO MAY BE ABOUT TO FIRE HER

April 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Amid much speculation that she is about to be fired as co-host of the Today show, Ann Curry took to the podium on Monday to praise her “great bosses, especially the exceptional men I get to work for today.” She quickly added, however, that she was “not sucking up, even though recent ratings might dictate […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: GMA BEATS TODAY FOR FIRST TIME IN 16 YEARS

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Final Nielsen figures confirmed on Thursday that for the first time since 1996, ABC’s Good Morning America averaged more viewers over an entire week than NBC’s Today show. The official tally: GMA 5.17 million viewers; Today 5.14 million. And while the difference may be statistically insignificant — the numbers have a margin of error of […]

PALIN AND TODAY TAKE LEAD OVER COURIC AND GMA

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If this week’s ratings competition between the guest hosts of NBC’s Today show and CBS’s Good Morning America were a horse race, Sarah Palin’s entry would be named Schadenfreude and Katie Couric’s would be named Perky, and Palin’s would be rounding the final turn kicking up dust at poor Perky, heading for an upset victory. […]

GOOD MORNING AMERICA SET TO OVERTAKE TODAY NEXT WEEK

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It may turn out to be the irony of ironies. For the first time in seven years, ABC’s Good Morning America seems likely to overtake NBC’s the Today show in the ratings next week, the New York Times observed today (Friday). Already, GMA has moved to within 137,000 viewers behind Today, according to last week’s […]

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