Gma Beats Today Following Curry's Departure

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Suggesting that Ann Curry may not have been the source of the Today show's plunging ratings as NBC executives apparently believed, ABC's Good Morning America tied the NBC morning show in the ratings last week -- the first week after Curry's dismissal -- and on Monday of this week, which was officially Savannah Guthrie's first day as co-host, GMA handily beat Today 4.4 million viewers to 4 million, according to Nielsen overnight results. Washington Post TV writer Lisa de Moraes observed that if those figures are confirmed by final national results on Wednesday, it will mark the first time that ABC's morning show has outstripped NBC's on a Monday since 2006. In recent weeks, GMA has beaten Today on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but, as DeMoraes points out, those are The Days that feature segments from ABC's hit series Dancing With The Stars from the previous night.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research 1. America's Got Talent (Monday), NBC, 6.0/10; 2. The Big Bang Theory (Thursday 8 30 p.m.), CBS, 5.6/10; 3. America's Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 5.4/10; 4. The Big Bang Theory (Thursday) 8 00 p.m., CBS, 5.2/10; 4. NCIS, CBS, 5.2/10; 6. The Bachelorette , ABC, 5.0/8; 6. Person of Interest, CBS, 5.0/9; 8. 60 Minutes, CBS, 4.8/9; 9. Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular , NBC, 4.7/10; 10. The Mentalist, CBS, 4.5/8; 10. U.S. Olympic Trials (Monday 8 00 p.m.), NBC, 4.5/8.



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Ive now stopped waatching Today show after watching it since the 1st show in the 50s. I loved Ann as she seemed so warm and kind. Not to mention she was wicked pretty and always dressed super nice. I also can't stand Matt as he has gotten a huge ego going on not unlike Bryant Gumble did. I was upset when Merrideth Viera left as she was so upbeat and funny. After watching all the bad news she sorta would make you feel better with a laugh or too. Id LOVE to see Matt fired. To say that the ratings problems was Ann's fault. I do not like Savana Guthry at al. So the only person on Today show that I love is Al Roaker.
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