Other people’s bad ratings are the best revenge, especially if you are Ann Curry. Just three months after Ms. Curry was let go at Today in an effort to improve ratings, it looks like the show’s problem wasn’t Ms. Curry after all, reports the Post.
Today, which used to own the morning show race, is all set to get beat out by Good Morning America for the third week in a row. Even the Olympics couldn’t save the summer for NBC–ratings were down 7 percent overall.
And ABC is trying to hold on to that boost. Guest stars such as Oprah Winfrey, former Today darling (and currently the host of a syndicated talk show on ABC) Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Stephen Colbert are going to guest co-host while Robin Roberts is out getting a bone marrow transplant. Current First Lady Michelle Obama and First Lady hopeful Ann Romney are also both rumored to be in talks to guest host.
Savannah Guthrie, the former NBC legal analyst who replaced Ms. Curry, just can’t compete with that–no matter how many Kris Jenner exclusives she gets.