General Hospital continues to give the other daytime sudsers reason to worry in the demos. For the second consecutive ratings period, GH finished No. 1 among the coveted women 18-49 demo. READ MORE
Good Morning America isn't taking any prisoners! The No. 1 morning show widened its lead over the former King of Morning Shows, Today, by 40 percent versus the same time last year. ABC continues to tout GMA's strength in total viewers and all target demos. READ MORE
Matt Lauer dressing up as Baywatch's Pamela Anderson wasn't enough to prevent Good Morning America from dethroning Today from its long held station atop the Halloween ratings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is the first time ever for Good Morning America .
GMA notched its Halloween win for the first time ever in viewers and the first in the key news demo since 1991. Fast Affiliate data gives the show 5.412 million viewers, 713,000 more than Today (4.699 million).
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Death apparently does become CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. While a whopping 72 percent of Daytime Confidential readers voted it wasn't worth killing off Delia Abbott to give the show a powerful new umbrella storyline, the Nielsen ratings are telling a much different story. Y&R saw its largest weekly audience in almost two years the week ending Oct. 27. READ MORE
ABC popped a lot of corks when Good Morning America dethroned the Today Show as the top morning show, but with great success comes big pay raises. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer are all in contract negotiations at the same time, in what has been dubbed "a nightmare" situation for Ben Sherwood, head of ABC News, by a competitor. Reportedly,
Spencer and Elliott, who co-hosted the summer spinoff Good Afternoon America in 2012, are said to be looking to grow their brands through larger roles at ABC -- or elsewhere. Meanwhile, Roberts, 52, who returned full-time to GMA in September after a four-day-a-week schedule following a bone marrow transplant, has plenty of options within the Disney-ABC organization, including her own talk show. "There are a lot of things on the table for Robin," says one source. READ MORE