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Somewhere, Ann Curry might be smiling right about now.
Not only has The Today Show‘s replacement of this co-anchor with Savannah Guthrie NOT resulted in a ratings spike, but the program lost to rival Good Morning America by over 300,000 total viewers during Guthrie’s debut week behind the desk.
Moreover, according to New York Post sources, Guthrie has developed severe headaches as a result of her promotion.
“She goes to a doctor two days a week for treatment of the migraines, and is required to wear dark glasses when she’s not on set,” said this Page Six insider. “The pressure of takingMore >
Savannah Guthrie to the rescue? Not after one installment of The Today Show at least.
The new anchor’s debut episode was met with a resounding response by her program’s chief rival this week, as Good Morning America scored its first ratings win on a Monday since 2006.
Fast affiliate numbers show GMA garnering an advantage of 6,000 households over Today in the key demographic of 24-54-year olds (1.68 million over 1.674 million), along with a 356,000 lead in total viewers (4.425 million over 4.069 million).
It’s very, very early, but the dismissal of Ann Curry certainly has not paidMore >
It felt all but official this morning, but NBC finally and formally announced that Savannah Guthrie will be the new co-anchor of Today.
Savannah Guthrie debuted Friday but no mention was made on-air.
She had been rumored to be the network’s preferred replacement for Ann Curry, who had fallen out of favor with executives and Matt Lauer.
Ann Curry’s farewell speech yesterday ended her 14-year tenure at Today, but she only served as Lauer’s co-anchor for the last 12 months.
Rumors of NBC firing her began surfacing late last week.
Today executive producer Jim Bell released a statementMore >