Matt Lauer absence on Today show leads to huge sigh of relief from staff.

Matt Lauer absence on Today show leads to huge sigh of relief from staff.

Matt Lauer vacation. Image via radar.

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Radaronline are reporting that the cast and crew of NBC’s ‘Today show’ spent the past week in almost glee mode pursuant to co host Matt Lauer been off for holidays.

Said an insider to the radar: “The energy is just so much lighter and not as tense while Matt has been on vacation this past week. Everyone has breathed a sigh of relief. The crew just works better together, things just flow a lot easier, and no one is looking forward to Matt returning. Savannah is now settling into her role as being co-host and the staff is truly embracing her now. David Gregory has been filling on for Matt this past week and he and Savannah have a good chemistry. The cast and crew are very much aware that Good Morning America has been consistently beating them in the ratings but while Matt has been gone, it hasn’t been thrown in their faces everyday.”

Kids can we go over that again. No one is looking forward to Matt returning, and the bad shit that GMA is now spitting at the Today show is for now not been thrown back  in their faces courtesy of the individual who many believe is the reason why GMA is pulling ranks over the Today show in the first place. Kids tell me there wasn’t a bottle of the good fizz in the background the moment Matt put away his chamomile tea cup and headed out for vacation? Phew!

And in case the reality check is a bit unsettling for Matt Lauer it might be a little more unsettling for Matt’s bosses over at Comcast who must be slowly chewing over the numbers below, which of course might explain the network’s recent about face in trying to get more of Ann Curry back on the morning show. Let’s see what happens when Matt gets back from vacation but then again it sounds like some might not mind if it were all a permanent vacation….

“Notching victories not seen in two decades, GMA won premiere week of the 2012-13 season (Sept. 24) in both adults 25-54 and total viewers, besting TODAY by significant margins. In the key demo, the ABC broadcast topped TODAY by 254,000 viewers (1.937 million over 1.683 million). And in total viewers, GMA won by a margin of 808,000 viewers (4.957 million over 4.149 million).”

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Ann Curry Fired. ‘I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line…

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Ann Curry fired. Lap dances, grumpy fits and behind the scenes back stabbing…

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Ann Curry rumored to be fired because her co host Matt Lauer hates her guts.

  • BJ Nakamura

    And the Lauer saga continues! It obviously looked simple to dismiss Ann Curry!
    So do the same thing for a simple solution plus keep the crew happy:
    Return Ann Curry to her rightful place (the viewers love her; ratings
    would increase); & have Lauer take a permanent vacation! It’s much
    easier to permanently remove a bad bug rather than infesting the
    entire nest! And all would be happy! Simple enough! Simple as
    simple does! Let the Autumn leaves fall & hopefully the autumn sun
    will shine brighter again for Today! Life is too short to have a nervous
    crew, a sulking male coanchor, a flighty childish coanchor, & a fantastic
    journalist out in harms way! What’s so hard to implement a simple
    solution? The viewers have spoken; they should be the one to rule!
    How’s that? Once again: simple as simple does! Now go & do it!

  • Bob

    FIRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE MATT LAUER and replace him with David Gregory

  • Nancy

    yeah i think that David should replace matt lauer

  • Michael

    I have no idea why they havent fired Matt yet

  • VANESSA

    i CANT STAND MATT LAUER ANYMORE. SWITCHED TO GMA

  • VANESSA

    YEAH DAVID FITS SO GOOD WITH THE REST THE OF THE TEAM BETTER THAN MATT

  • Shel

    Saw the show last week and do agree, the kids were having a great time. I really enjoyed watching and laughing with them. A fresh start!