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
If there's anyone who knows about taking massive media hits, while being the anchor of an NBC institution, it's Jay Leno. Perhaps this is why Today's embattled co-host Matt Lauer went on The Tonight Show Thursday to discuss, among other things, the rocky year he's been having. Watch a clip after the jump! READ MORE
After years in daytime as a co-host on The View and a co-anchor on Today, is Meredith Vieira ready to take the plunge with her own daytime talk show? According to Us Weekly, Vieira is taping a pilot for NBC.
Insiders tell Us that Vieira, 59, is currently filming the pilot for her NBC show, which is in the vein of Katie Couric's ABC daytime talk show. The series has not yet been picked up, but if and when it is, it would air sometime in 2014.
Previously, The New York Times’ Brian Stelter reported Vieira was in talks with NBCUniversal for a syndicated talk show. Reportedly, if picked up, Vieira’s show could go head-to-head with either The View or Katie Couric’s Katie. Talk about intrigue in daytime. READ MORE
First, Jeff Zucker left Katie Couric's self-titled talk show high and dry to go run CNN; now he's snatched up one of Katie's top producers! According to the New York Times, Zucker has tapped former Today buddy Michael Bass to fill a senior vice-president role at the struggling, cable news outlet. READ MORE