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  1. https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/morning-show-ratings-week-of-nov-12-2/385079


    Today beats GMA, for 4 weeks in row, in total and in the demo.

    Do you think it has to do with Megyn Kelly leaving the Today franchise, or is GMA becoming unwatchable for a large number of viewers that might have switched to Today?


    Maybe a combo of both. These ratings wins are different the ratings wins back in January after the firing of Matt Lauer because Megyn Kelly was never really apart of the first two hours. Interesting too that TODAY did post growth in both categories. Interesting to see what happens in the weeks to come.

  2. For the time being the format of the 9:00 is going to back to what it was prior to 2012. Hoda and Savannah will appear for the first segment and they will hand it off Al Roker, and a rotating group other TODAY personalities such as Criag ,Jenna, Dylan and Sheinelle.

  3. Carson is out filming The Voice and as for the Orange room, NBC News's election night coverage is going to be originating from studio 1a and they are redoing the orange room to be used as part of the election night coverage for the midterms.



    The Orange Room is blocked off now for what I assume is when Carson is gone. It’s slide in wall with wooden “steps” of the Today show logo seen similar to the acrylic one that’s out orange that’s immediately next to the video wall.


    Now as a Savannah fan I think she should get the third hour to even hours up (between her and Hoda). She could make it newsy while also pop culture friendly.



    Seems like you don’t have any like for NBC at all yet so why are you watching?


    At this rate your beating dead horse on your end but is making NBC hundreds of millions.

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  4. Page Six is reporting that next week due to how little time they have had to prepare, the third hour will just be an extension of the flagship main hours. Savannah, Hoda, Al and Craig will anchor/ co-host. and Yes according to their source Hoda will anchor/ be apart of all four of TODAY for the time being.


    After next week expect to see a lot of different people filling in, as NBC tests out new talent.

  5. Megan Kelly is on vacation this week and Savannah Guthrie filled in for her today and I have to say she did a really good job.


    She is much better fit for the type of program, then Megyn.


    Savannah can easily switch from a serious story to a lighter one, in a very believable way.


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  6. The time switch was reported on earlier in the thread. I don’t remember Matt and Katie ever hosting the third hour.


    Once Kathie Lee leaves, they should give Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Hour to Jenna Bush Hager and bring on Chelsea Clinton to be her co-host.


    Matt Lauer and Katie anchored up until 2006, when Meredith Veria joined.


    Because Meredith hosted millionaire she could not appear after 9:00. That when they transition to the "Show with in a Show model" and Natalie Morales began co-hosting the 9:00 with Al Roker

  7. From a source,


    According to this person, NBC may move Megyn Kelly to 10:00, but it depends on a few variables.


    Apparently Kathie Lee Gifford had schedule to leave TODAY after the tenth anniversary, however that was before Matt Lauer was fired, after that NBC asked if she would stay on due to all the changes happening and Hoda's promotion to Co-Anchor.


    Kathie Lee Gifford agreed as long as she would be allowed to take 3 months off durning the summer to film a movie she wrote ( which explains her absence lately). Kathie Lee only signed a 1 year deal and their is no guarantee that she will re up with the network.


    NBC is hoping that Gifford stays on... but if she leaves, NBC 's plan is to move Megyn to 10:00 and make the 9:00 hour an extension of the first two hours, where Savannah Guthrie and Hoda will serve as the Co-anchor.


    It would be similar to what they did in the early 2000s when Matt, and Katie anchored the third hour.


    However the source pointed out that every year since Kathie has joined NBC she signed 1 year deals, and their always was a question about wether she would re up each year.

  8. I can't see Lara being too heavily involved in the show, since she only works three days a week now.


    I wonder if ABC is looking for new talent for the program, or hiring from within.


    If they do a four person panel, I could see them moving Sara Haines over from The View, she is much better at entertainment, Pop news, and celebrity interviews then she is at the political stuff on The View.


    Paula Faris, Gio Benitez, T.J Homes could all be likely if they are hiring from within.


    However, they might want a fresh face, and look for new talent.


    I wonder if Josh Elliot might be coming back into the fold. ABC President Ben Shepherd always regretted that he got away.

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  9. Ann Curry is appearing on CBS This Morning tomorrow to talk about her new PBS series, she also going to be asked about Matt Lauer and her firing from Today as well.


    Ann is going to be appearing on ABC's The View next Tuesday. Their are no plans for Ann to appear on NBC/ Today Show, which could mean Ann does not want go back to do an interview on NBC or NBC does not want NBC to come back to do an interview because of the sensitivity of NBC/Ann Curry relation. If the later is true that is a mistake. It would be a good idea to ask Ann on to promote her new show on the network. If the terms of the interview and the interview itself is conducted correctly is could help to close the chapter on Ann Curry for NBC.


    The interview could be done on the Today Show, Hoda and Ann are still on good terms I believe I remember few years after Ann was let go from Today, Hoda talked about having lunch with Ann Curry to catch up.


    However the other options could include


    Doing the interview as a taped piece on Nightly News or she could appear on MSNBC (Morning Joe, MSNBC LIVE)

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  10. Courious how today at 10am started since Hoda was with Savannah to open the show forbidden the west coast edition.


    It did not seem to affect the 10 AM start. I wonder if they taped the 10 o'clock hour durning the 9 am hour and then played it at 10. This might be a viable way of having Hoda with Savannah to update the 7:00 clock start for the West Coast instead of having someone else do it with Savannah. (This is just my speculation)

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  11. We'll Meet Again is hosted by Ann Curry and is coming to PBS on January 23rd at 8pm ET/7pm CT.


    In other words... YES. Ann Curry has moved on.


    I am very excited to watch her new show! From the clips I have seen it looks very good!

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  12. This is just an hypothetical opinion question, so be nice in your response.


    If Megyn Kelly decided to leave Today or NBC decided to move her off the 9 am hour


    Do you think NBC would ever consider bringing back Ann Curry and doing ANN CURRY TODAY and give her her own show?


    Prior to Matt determination, I would never thought NBC would bring her back, However I feel that if NBC brought her back it would be a great PR move for the Network and it would be very highly rated because everyone would watch at first out of curiosity.


    Logitically I think their would be several things NBC would need to do first before they even consider doing such a show.


    First, they would need to develop a good format, and help her develop a good show.


    This is something I was thinking about, and is just hypothetical. NBC has invested a lot in Megyn Kelly and I doubt they would want remove her or she would want to leave after only 1 year. Also this would depend on Ann Curry wanting to come back to NBC, which she may not want to.

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  13. Does anybody know who will co-anchor the Inauguration coverage? Will Savannah come back as she did for Matt's 20th anniversary?


    On the NBC/MSNBC press notice about it coverage for Friday they said that Today will be a spilt edition with Matt co-hosting and Al providing weather updates from D.C.

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  14. I recently noticed Hoda is now on the 8:00 hour every day last week and so far this week, she comes out for the 8:00 and 8:30 open, contributes to What's trending today, sit at the couch with rest of the anchors, has conducted segment along side Savannah and Matt and today she, Savannah, and Matt did an interview together.


    Something tell me Hoda might becoming something like an 8:00 hour anchor,


    or we could see something like this.


    Live from studio 1a with Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotp.


    (Think about CBS This morning as three anchors, GMA is now emphasizing Robin, George, and Micheal)



    They definitely need to add another person to the 7-9 crew since Natalie is gone.

  15. What exactly is Savannah's role on the show for the few weeks where they go all out Olympics? She's obviously back in New York but is she doing the headlines or what?


    She reads the headlines at 7:15ish and also reads the headlines at 8:00. They still call it a special split edition of Today, evan though 90 % is coming from Rio. She is only on air for around 15 combined minutes of the entire show. The really just having her come on to remind viewers who do not normally watch the show that Savannah is still the co-Anchor.


    The coverage as been really well put together overall! I think they really made an effort to make the show good and they handle Savannah not being their in rio very well with when they have come to read the news!!

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    Joy, Whoopi, Raven, Candace, and Paula will all be back!!


    Sara Haines will also take seat at the table,


    Sunny and Jedediah will take on a semi-regular position at the table.



    Whoopi also went on twitter rant about how people need to stop thinking she can get people fired from the view!




    Barbra Walter is also planing to do a special on the 20 years of the view, later this summer which will feature all past and current View Co Hosts

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  17. Hoda Kotb is expected to take on a major roles for the Today show coverage of the olympics games for the next 3 weeks, since Savannah is Manhattan Bound (due to Zika concerns) .


    She will be co hosting with Matt Lauer on the Main Show and will anchor the opening Ceremony alongside Matt and Meredith .


    Does anyone possible think she could join Matt and Savannah premantaly in the Fall or take on a large role with the Today show franchise ? She has been making a lot of aprrenace durning the 8 o'clock hour the past 2 weeks, because of the Today's convention coverage.


    She also has been making random appearances in the 8'o clock hour to disuse, What's Trending Today.


    Since a avoid is going to be left with Natalie gone (and no reports to replace her/ add a new news anchor) do you think Today might add her as an anchor on 7-9 team???


    I personally think she would be AMAZING with Matt and Savannah they seem to gel well together.

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  18. Interesting to watch the video. I think Natalie seems to smart for a job like that, a job like that seems more suited for Tamron. I heard rumors that they did not get along.


    I thought that she was too smart too , but she and Kit seem to get along really well, from what I saw and If she is happy then I think it is fine!

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