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Ann Curry fired. Media pundits anxiously await new Nielsen ratings.

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Ann Curry and Matt Lauer

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Will heads roll? Media execs anxiously await to see new Nielsen ratings to gauge how serious the decline at NBC is. 

With Ann Curry no longer hosting as NBC’s co anchor at the Today show media pundits are now anxiously eyeing the latest batch of Nielsen ratings to see how bad things at NBC things really are at the beleaguered network.

With the release of last week’s ratings which showed ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ with a handy 357 000 lead over NBC’s ‘The Today show’ (4.57 million viewers vs 4.21 million viewers) and the biggest lead in the last 17 years questions are starting to be asked whether the ouster of Ann Curry may have been a superficial move that has done little to reverse NBC’s steady viewership decline.

At stake this time isn’t Ann Curry’s job (that came and went) but more the fortunes of the network itself who must be silently seething at the less than stellar numbers, especially as they have since replaced Ms Curry with the show’s legal analyst Savannah Guthrie.

A buoyant return to numbers might put a stop to commentators who have decried the show’s glory days and may by osmosis bring back those viewers who have boycotted the show after Ms Curry’s ouster. On the other hand another less than stellar showing might lead to studio executives silently wondering if the trouble has more to do with their other co anchor, Matt Lauer who was recently signed on for a $25 million package or simply the fact that the dialectics for what counts as morning viewing is no longer easily understood as it once used to be.

For the time being, NBC executive Jim Bell is keeping a happy face for the public with his recently released statement that ”we are incredibly confident in the new `Today’ anchor team. Although it’s premature to look at one week of unofficial numbers and draw any conclusions, we just made a big change that we didn’t take lightly, and we are in this for the long run.”

That said the stoic disposition of studio heads may be about to reverse as more attention is sure to be called in the event that NBC falter at the ticket tape. Let’s hope Matt Lauer keeps a calm head as he wearily drinks his morning chamomile tea…

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  • Morristj66

    I became a Today show fan when Katie Couric was on the show, then after she left I thought they would give co-anchor to Ann, but Meredith Vieira became the co-anchor and I began to like her. But what they did to Ann I felt was not right, no one person is responsibility for the ratings to fall, and now I don’t like what they are doing to Savannah Guthrie, they made her wear flats so that she wasn’t towering over Matt, she is Tall and good looking and she felt more relaxed when she was allowed to be herself. Now if I wanted a more exciting morning show here are my two co-anchor picks Savannah Guthrie (being herself) and Natalie Morales both to me are good and I would love watch the show again and be glad to wake up to the two that can make the impact needed to put the show back on top with the current and next generation of news viewers. NBC why don’t you try that!!!!!

  • FreeFerris

    I saw the Gumbel quote. No surprise him and Matt are BFFs… birds of a feather.

  • Chris

    … anyone that DOESN’T pee standing up. Sorry.

  • Chris

    Matt Lauer is damaged goods. I have absolutely NO idea if he was behind the dismissal of Ann Curry or not. It doesn’t matter. People THINK he had something to do with it. His reputation didn’t just take a hit, it took a missile aimed straight at his heart. The NBC execs who planned that God-awful public flogging of Ann Curry should be fired. They should be hauled onto the couch where they can announce their dismissal on live television and be allowed to speak about their own achievements while co-workers pat them on the back and tell them how loved they are while they simulataneously twist a knife in their backs. And google “Bryant Gumbel”. His latest comments about Ann Curry speak VOLUMES about what happened. It is the good ole boys club alive and well. Bryant will protect Matt no matter what… and bash Ann Curry in an attempt to remain buddy-buddy with the “boys” and keep his spot in the golfing club as they hit the links and bash anyone that pee standing up.

  • Anna Mom

    MR LAUER IS ON HIS WAY OUT….THE PUBLIC HAS LOST RESPECT…THAT IS ONE THING YOU CAN’T LOSE WHEN YOU ARE AN ANCHOR ON A TV SHOW…HIS PERSONAL LIFE IS OUT THERE TOO…HE IS DEFINITELY NOT THE GUY NBC HIRED YEARS AGO…COLD…ARROGANT…IS WHAT HE IS TODAY…WILL NOT WATCH …GMA HAS A LOT LESS DRAMA…

  • Bloonta

    I will never EVER watch the today show again. The way they treated Ann Curry is despicable and unconscionable. M Lauer has worn our his welcome; he shows no compassion (An example is when he made Christie Brinkley cry with his personal questions when she was told she’d be asked about her newest project. Good Morning America, or the CBS morning show and HLN Robin Meade all are so far and above the elderly and boring today show.