A Funny Thing Is Happening to Today Now That Matt Lauer Is Gone: Its Ratings Are Going Up

Here are two facts: 1) Throughout the tail end of Matt Lauer’s tenure at NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America beat it in the ratings, and 2) In the two weeks since Lauer was kicked to the curb for sexual misconduct and replaced by Hoda Kotb, Today’s viewership has surpassed GMA’s by a considerable margin.

Advertisement

Watch Al Roker and Tamron Hall Announce Billy Bush's Suspension Like They Don't Give a Fuck

At the top of the 9:00 am hour of NBC’s Today Monday morning, better known as Today’s Take, the first thing Tamron Hall and Al Roker spoke about was the elephant not in the room: Billy Bush. But because they had better things to talk about—like the substance of Sunday night’s debate and a delicious-looking recipe for…

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Products May Not Be Safe, But They're Definitely Amazing

Jessica Alba was on The Today Show Thursday morning promoting her new film Mechanic: Resurrection (I don’t think I remember the first Mechanic?), but after several minutes talking about working with Jason Statham and “kicking some butt” on set, host Savannah Guthrie pivoted the conversation to the lawsuits currently…

Billy Bush: Matt Lauer and I Aren't Feuding, But Ryan Lochte 'Maybe' Owes Me an Apology

Contrary to what the lamestream tabloids (all of whom are in the pocket of “Big Bush”) have been trying to make you all swallow, William Hall “Billy” Bush was NOT “bigfooted” by his Today cohost Matt Lauer for that big interview with Ryan Lochte. Even though Bush broke the (untrue) robbery story, Lochte demanded…