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GOOD MORNING AMERICA NOW WELL AHEAD OF TODAY

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With the winners of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars featured as guests on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, the morning show beat NBC’s Today show by the widest margin since May 18, 1994 — 1.6 million viewers. It also ranked as the No. 1 show last week — the 39th week in a row […]

LAUER DIDN’T BOOT CURRY, I DID, SAYS TODAY EXEC PRODUCER

September 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC’s Today show, insists that it was he and not Matt Lauer who made the decision to replace Ann Curry with Savannah Guthrie as co-anchor. “He is the host and does not have management responsibility,” Bell told the New York Times. “It was not his call. That was my […]

GOOD MORNING AMERICA SCORES ANOTHER RATINGS VICTORY

August 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That ratings bump that NBC’s Today show experienced during the two weeks of the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games has certainly deflated rapidly. ABC’s Good Morning America expanded its lead over Today last week by over 520,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Research. It also led Today on all five days of the week. Today […]

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 […]

GMA RETURNS TO NO. 1 IN THE A.M. (Updated)

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After falling behind NBC’s Today show during the Olympics by more than 1.5 million viewers, ABC’s Good Morning America has returned to the lead, taking over first place on Tuesday by a margin of 186,000 viewers and on Wednesday (the day of Robert Pattinson’s appearance) by 517,000 viewers. Meanwhile on Thursday, Today‘s weatherman, Al Roker, […]

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 […]

“FIRED” CURRY SHOWS UP FOR WORK

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid widespread reports that she had been fired as cohost of NBC’s Today show, Ann Curry surprised many by showing up for work on the show as usual. The New York Times, which first reported on its website Wednesday afternoon that NBC executives were preparing to replace Curry as early as next week, said today […]

$EACREST $IGNS DEAL WITH NBC

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

All in one week for Ryan Seacrest: a $30-million contract to remain as host of Fox’s American Idol for the next two years; a nearly debilitating case of the flu (or some other ailment that nearly knocked him off Idol for the first time); and now a multifaceted contract with Comcast and NBC that will […]

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 […]

LAUER RE-UPS FOR ANOTHER 5 YEARS ON TODAY

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Matt Lauer has reportedly landed a lucrative five-year deal with NBC to remain as co-host of the Today show, published reports said today (Friday). The website TMZ said that Lauer will receive “close to” the $30-million annual salary that he had demanded to stay on (he currently gets $17 million) and that informally NBC agreed […]

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