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NBC ISSUES LIMITED APOLOGY FOR NOT JOINING 9/11 SILENCE

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News President Steve Capus sent a note to network affiliates on Wednesday apologizing for not joining the other major networks in a moment of silence to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary. The New York Times quoted Capus as saying in the note, “Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the September 11 moment of […]

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 […]

GUTHRIE QUIETLY TAKES OVER ANN CURRY’S JOB

July 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after Ann Curry was ousted as co-host of NBC’s Today show, the morning show’s news reader, Savannah Guthrie quietly took her place. There was no special welcome for her and it wasn’t until after the show had already aired that Today‘s executive producer Jim Bell issued a statement saying that he was “thrilled […]

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 […]

REPORTS: CURRY NOT SOURCE OF TODAY‘S DECLINE

June 29, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Several analysts have suggested that Ann Curry ended up as the scapegoat for numerous problems that have brought about the decline of ratings for NBC’s Today show. In an interview with today’s (Friday) Los Angeles Times Jeffrey McCall, a communications professor at DePauw University, pointed the finger at NBC’s low-rated telecasts during primetime. “So few […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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