ABC’s Katie Couric-co-anchored “Good Morning America,” featuring a segment with the latest “Dancing With the Stars” evictee, trumped NBC’s “Today” show, with Ryan Seacrest, Wednesday morning.
Wednesday is “GMA’s” most-watched day this season; the show’s averaging an audience of 4.913 million those mornings. This past Wednesday, however, with Katie guest-anchoring and an interview with “Dancing’s” Jack Wagner, “GMA” nabbed 5.236 million.
Meanwhile, “Today” logged 5.149 million viewers Wednesday morning, when its big “get” was Seacrest announcing he had joined the NBC family and had been given his first assignment: Help the net’s prime-time coverage of the Summer Olympics in London.
News that the Katie-co-anchored “GMA” had finally eked out its first daily viewer win this week against “Today” came the same day “GMA” announced that last week, sans Couric, it came its closest to tying “Today” in seven years.
Just 119,000 viewers separated the two shows last week, with “GMA” scoring more viewers than “Today” on Tuesday and Friday. One year ago, the margin separating the two shows was 469,000 viewers for the comparable week.