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WILL NBC ACTUALLY EARN A PROFIT FROM THE OLYMPICS?

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Until recently, NBC was predicting that it would probably lose about $100 million on its multi-platform coverage of the London Olympics, but that the loss would be offset by its ability to promote its fall schedule and to boost ratings for its declining morning talk show, Today. But on Wednesday, the broadcaster provided new figures […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AN UNEXPECTED WAKE-UP CALL IN MORNING TALK-SHOW BATTLE

April 3, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

All eyes on Monday were supposed to be on ABC’s Good Morning America, where Katie Couric was co-hosting for the week, or on the morning leader, NBC’s Today show. But, as it turned out, ratings for both shows were down from their season’s average. Could the reason have been that viewers were attracted by the […]

WILL TODAY BECOME AN ENTERTAINMENT SHOW WITH RYAN SECREST?

December 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As rumors continued to gain traction that NBC was in talks with Ryan Secrest about replacing Matt Lauer on the Today show if Lauer decides to depart at the end of his contract next year, AdWeek has noted that such a change could hasten the transformation of the morning program to “a softer, more entertainment-focused […]

ABC MOVING IN ON NBC IN MORNING AND EARLY EVENING

August 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

While NBC has struggled for years as generally the last-place network in primetime, it has remained dominant in two other time periods, the morning, with the Today show, and in the early evening, with NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Now, it’s under siege in those periods as well. Earlier this week Nielsen Research reported […]

VIEIRA SEEKING A LIFELINE TO STAY ON MILLIONAIRE

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meredith Vieira has indicated that while she is stepping down as co-host of NBC’s Today show, she would like to keep her job as quizmistress on the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. In an interview with today’s (Tuesday) New York Post, Vieira maintained that she does not know whether a deal with Valleycrest […]

COURIC’S DEPARTURE GOES UNREPORTED BY CBS

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Viewers of the CBS Evening News Tuesday night would not have learned that Katie Couric will be stepping down as anchor of the nightly newscast at the end of next month. They would have heard about it if they had watched the other two network newscasts. On his report on NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams […]

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