Good Morning America
Get ready to wake up to Oprah in the morning. The Mighty O has been listed as one of several celebrity co-hosts tapped to sit in at Good Morning America, with Robin Roberts having temporarily departed the show for medical leave.
While Roberts is out, Winfrey,Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Chris Rock, Rob Lowe, Kelly Ripa, the entire cast of Modern Family and other surprise guests will fill in. An emotional Roberts told viewers:
I'm having to move up my schedule. I am very blessed. Forty percent of Americans can't even take a sick day, and here I know that I'm going to have a job when I come back.
Good Afternoon America FLATLINES; Summer Talk Show Off One Life to Live's W18-49 Demos by 70 PERCENT!By Jamey Giddens on August 10, 2012
Sorry, ABC News division. Your plot to permanently snatch up an hour of ABC's daypart from Time Square Studios is seeming less likely to come to fruition with each passing ratings cycle. Good Afternoon America—the GMA spinoff ABC News rushed into production when they saw the first signs of weakness in The Revolution—is failing dismally, reports TV Media Insights. READ MORE
Good Morning America may be breaking records, but its spinoff vehicle continues to lay a smelly, rotten egg on the ABC afternoon lineup. Think of it as Baywatch Nights to Baywatch. According to TV Media Insights, Good Afternoon America was down 57 percent—during the most recent Nielsens cycle—from One Life to Live's numbers among the coveted women 18-49 demo year-to-date.
The limited-run series, which replaced OLTL's successor The Revolution, was watched by just 1.7 million total viewers the week in question. That's 39 percent less than the number of folks who were tuning in for the scripted shenanigans of Viki, Dorian, Blair and Todd last year. READ MORE
ABC's Good Morning America has managed to best NBC's Today in total viewers for the first time in 17 years, reports The New York Times. The Mouse House's televised coffee klatch handed the Peacock's morning show a spanking in the Nielsens, the week prior to NBC beginning coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Somewhere Ann Curry is laughing her ass off.
I smell another skunk for ABC in its attempt to come up with cheap, unscripted programming for its daypart. Only this time, ABC Daytime can breathe a sigh of relief. The latest stinker, Good Afternoon America, didn't come from their ranks. This slung together mess is the handiwork of ABC News! READ MORE