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TODAY‘S RATINGS HAD RISEN WHEN CURRY WAS OUSTED

June 29, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Ann Curry was removed as co-host of the Today show at a time when ratings for the NBC morning show had retaken the lead from ABC’s Good Morning America, according to the latest morning numbers released today (Friday) by Nielsen Research. In fact, according to the audience trackers, Today had held the lead for four […]

ROBIN ROBERTS REVEALS SHE HAS BONE CANCER

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts disclosed on the show this morning (Monday) that she has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). “I received my MDS diagnosis on the very day that Good Morning America finally beat the Today show for the first time in 16 years. Talk about […]

“WAR” AT FOX NEWS OVER OBAMA’S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE VIEW

May 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The headline on Fox News Channel’s online report on President Obama’s announcement on Good Morning America that he now supports same-sex marriage read, “Obama Flip Flops, Declares War on Marriage.” However, it appeared later that Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was not in lock-step with the headline writer. Reporting on the president’s remark, Smith first […]

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 […]

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 […]

REPORT: GMA LOST VIEWERS WITH COURIC

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The career path of Katie Couric is beginning to resemble that of another former Today show co-host, Jane Pauley, after Pauley left the NBC morning show. Brought on as a substitute co-host for Robin Roberts, Couric returned to early-morning TV on ABC’s Good Morning America last week and was expected to lift it to first […]

TODAY/GMA BATTLE: THE SCORE (Updated)

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The third day of the battle between NBC’s Today show and ABC’s Good Morning America with Katie Couric as co-host ended in a draw. On Wednesday, GMA drew slightly more total viewers — 87,000 — but Today drew far more viewers in the 25-54 age group — 319,000 — the demo that advertisers prefer. It […]

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. […]

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