The Today Show
Will the newest member of the Kardashian family make her first media appearance on Kris Jenner’s upcoming talk show? That's the question on everyone’s minds these days, regarding Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby daughter.
During Jenner's appearance on Today, Matt Lauer rilled the momager on North's first public appearance. Lauer asked:
You‘ve got a tool at your disposal and I want to know right now if you are going to use it. Are there plans in the first week of this show to reveal either photos of the new granddaughter North or perhaps a walk on from Kim, Kanye and North?
Well while that’s ambitious, that would be fun. I think you’re just going to have to wait and see and tune in because I’m not sure exactly what’ s going to happen.
Watch Lauer continue to question Jenner about the tyke after the jump! READ MORE
It seems Paula Deen still has at least one successful recipe in her proverbial recipe box, at least when it comes to TV ratings. Deen’s much anticipated interview with Matt Lauer helped cook up Today’s best ratings against Good Morning America since November, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Today beat GMA by 168,000 total viewers, and in the 25-54 adult demos as well.
Today saw another victory in the targeted adults 25-54 demographic, again topping GMA by 168,000 with a total of 1.876 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. GMA averaged a 1.4 rating. Wednesday's Morning show ratings were also likely affected by the half-hour special report on the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage. It aired live during the broadcasts on the west coast. Final ratings will come in on Friday, July 5.
Paula Deen is finally heading to The Today Show to have a one-on-one with Matt Lauer. Last week, Deen left Lauer hanging, after excerpts from her deposition in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee were released. Deen admitted in the proceedings to having used the N-word.
The NBC morning chatfest originally had Deen scheduled as a guest on June 21. However, the show was left in a lurch after the former Food Network star’s PR team claimed she could not appear due to “exhaustion.” Lauer stated to viewers on air Monday,
She has told us she will be here this time. READ MORE
Food Network star and celebrity chef Paula Deen skipped out on a planned appearance on The Today Show, in the aftermath of reportedly admitting to using racial slurs in the past.
Matt Lauer reported Friday, Deen cancelled her planned “no restrictions” interview with him, claiming "exhaustion." Apparently Deen even flew into New York on Thursday for the sit-down, but after arriving in the Big Apple, nixed the appearance. Watch a clip of Lauer's reveal after the jump! READ MORE
Drama unfolded near the Rockefeller Plaza set of The Today Show this morning. An unidentified man pulled out a knife and started cutting his wrists, while Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie were outside hosting live.
NBC security stepped in and disarmed the man, who was taken to St. Luke’s hospital for treatment. Later, the show went back inside the studio where Lauer discussed the incident on air, stating the man was trying to harm himself. Watch the TMZ video of the incident after the jump!
It looks like Good Morning America’s dominance over the wounded Today is becoming more permanent. According to The Hollywood Reporter, GMA ruled the ratings roost during May, in both total viewers and the 25-54 adult demographic. It was GMA's biggest win over their NBC nemesis since 1994.
GMA averaged 2.1 million viewers in the key demo, up 2 percent from the same period last year and 110,000 viewers north of Today. The last May sweep that saw a victory of that size was in 1994. CBS This Morning came in a distant third, just under a million shy of GMA. READ MORE