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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. […]

NBC, ABC BRING OUT BIG GUNS IN MORNING BATTLE

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A knock-down, drag-out fight between the two principal morning talk shows began this morning (Monday) with Katie Couric returning to the air on ABC’s Good Morning America at the same time of day that she did when she co-hosted NBC’s Today show. Couric, who will be filling in for Robin Roberts this week, acknowledged that […]

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 […]

KATIE COURIC RETURNING TO MORNING TV — ONE WEEK ONLY

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time since she stepped down from NBC’s Today show six years ago, Katie Couric will return to doing what she had done from 1991 to 2006, co-hosting a morning network talk show. But this time the show that she’ll co-host will be the one that she competed against for 15 years, ABC’s […]

BRITISH X FACTOR BAND DEBUTS IN U.S. AT NO. 1

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A five-member “boy band” that was a third-place finisher on the British version of The X Factor has accomplished what no other British pop group has — not the Beatles, not the Rolling Stones, not Led Zeppelin, not Queen. One Direction has become the first British group to debut at No. 1 on Billboard‘s album […]

CBS LAUNCHES NEW MORNING SHOW

January 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, which has never been a major competitor in the early-morning hours dominated by NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America is trying again. On Monday it raised its old banner CBS This Morning over what appeared to be two distinct talk shows — one at 7:00 a.m. featuring veteran PBS interviewer Charlie Rose that […]

SEACREST RUMORS PROVOKE BATTLE AT NBC NEWS

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An internal battle is taking place at NBC News over persistent rumors that the network intends to name American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest the new host of the Today show if, as seems fairly certain, Matt Lauer leaves the morning show late next year, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Wednesday), citing unnamed sources. According to […]

NFL PREGAME SHOWS TO BATTLE PRESIDENT OBAMA

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday Night Football kicks off the season on NBC tonight on an odd note. First of all, it”s not airing on Sunday night; it’s airing on Thursday night. Also, the pregame show will not be airing on NBC, but it will be airing on five cable networks instead, USA Network, Syfy, Versus, G4 and NFL […]

CBS TO OVERHAUL THE EARLY SHOW

December 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With its current combatants trapped in the trenches of the networks’ early-morning wars, CBS News’s The Early Show is about to receive fresh replacements. The network announced Tuesday that co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez are leaving the show and will be replaced by Chris Wragge and Erica Hill, who currently co-anchor the Saturday edition […]

KANYE WEST RAPS TREATMENT BY MATT LAUER

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rap singer Kanye West took to his Twitter account Wednesday to complain about his treatment by Matt Lauer during an interview taped for today’s (Thursday) edition of NBC’s Today show. West was asked about former President George W. Bush’s comment that the singer’s criticism that he did not care about black people during the Hurricane […]

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