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The Best Interviewers on TV, According to Mika Brzezinski and Gayle King

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski and “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, who first met 20 years ago while working at a local Hartford station, recently sat down for lunch with The New York Times’ Philip Galanes. The freewheeling conversation — which covers Brzezinski’s recent Russell Brand interview, sleep aids, King’s friendship with Oprah Winfrey and many other topics — eventually finds its way to Brzezinski and King’s respective co-hosts, Joe Scarborough and Charlie Rose:

PG: Who is the best interviewer on TV today, not including either of you or Charlie or Joe?

GK: That rules out a lot of good people.

MB: I’m going to break the rule and say Joe. One of the reasons I sit next to him is because he does fascinating interviews and finds a way to get right to the point in a way I’ve never seen before.

GK: You’re going with Joe Scarborough over Charlie Rose? I have to respectfully disagree.

PG: And you’re going to go with Charlie Rose?

GK: Yeah.

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 5

“Good Morning America” wins another week in the morning, and by its largest margins over NBC’s “Today” in more than five months.

Compared to the same week last year the ABC morning program showed the most growth in the morning: up +20% in total viewers and up +16% in A25-54 viewers. “CBS This Morning” also showed growth: +18% / +8%. “Today” was down significantly year-over-year: -28% / -32%. This time last year was the final week of the London Summer Games. Olympics coverage gives NBC News programs a boost every two years.

“GMA” has a 51-week winning streak among total viewers which began just as the “Today” crew returned from London. Next week, if it holds, “GMA” will experience a full year at No. 1, a streak not seen in more than 21 years.

The averages for the week of August 5:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.225M / NBC: 4.260M / CBS: 2.606M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.868M / NBC: 1.643M / CBS: 874K

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 8

For the second time in three weeks, the “Today” show wins in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo while “Good Morning America” remains No. 1 in total viewers.

But of all three shows, it was No. 3 “CBS This Morning” that showed the most growth. Compared to the same week last year CBS was up +20% in viewers and up +6% in the demo. ABC and NBC were also up: “GMA” added +7% in viewers and +2% in the demo, while “Today” was up +3% in viewers and up +4%.

“Today” topped “GMA” by 44,000 viewers in the demo; its biggest advantage since the week of January 14.

The averages for the week of July 8, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.885M / NBC: 4.359M / CBS: 2.678M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.734M / NBC: 1.778M / CBS: 927,000

Anthony Mason, Gayle King And Norah O’Donnell Get Down To Madonna

Today was “CBS This Morning”‘s 400th edition. The George Zimmerman trial, the Edward Snowden situation and the San Francisco plane crash were the top stories.

After the show, however, co-anchors Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Norah O’Donnell let loose. What better way to commemorate 400 episodes then to have an impromptu dance party in the studio to Madonna’s “Lucky Star”?

This is what happens when Charlie Rose is out of town. The dance even made it into today’s “Eye Closer.” WATCH:
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‘Good Morning America’ Sees Biggest Morning Lead in 21 Years

ABC’s “Good Morning America” finishes the second quarter of 2013 as the most-watched morning show, winning its fourth consecutive quarter — a feat not accomplished since 1993-1994. Not to be outdone, “CBS This Morning” also had a big Q2, its best — and the closest competitively to NBC’s “Today” — since 1994.

“GMA” outranked “Today” by +789,000 viewers — the largest quarterly gap in more than 21 years. “GMA” also won among the A25-54 demo with a +95,000 viewer lead on “Today.”

“GMA” was up versus the year-earlier quarter: +11% in viewers and +5% in the demo. CBS was also up 5% in the demo and up +19% in viewers, while “Today” was down -6% in viewers and down -11% in the demo.

The averages for Q2, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.501M / NBC: 4.712M / CBS: 2.895M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.017M / NBC: 1.922M / CBS: 1.002M

The Ticker: ‘CTM,’ Claman, Benghazi

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 17

“Good Morning America” wins the week and shows big growth compared to the same week last year. The show’s winning streak is now at 44 weeks — its longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 21 years.

The ABC morning show led NBC’s “Today” by +910,000 Total Viewers and +172,000 A25-54 viewers last week. “GMA” was up +17% in both measurements year-over-year. “Today” was down -6% in both.

No. 3 “CBS This Morning” can boast the biggest Total Viewer growth: +21% vs. last year while also up +10% in the demo.

The averages for the week of June 17, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.233M / NBC: 4.323M / CBS: 2.595M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.902M / NBC: 1.730M / CBS: 834,000

Norah O’Donnell On ‘CTM’: ‘There is a genuine affection and friendship’

“CBS This Morning” gets a write-up from TV Guide‘s Stephen Battaglio, who talks to all three anchors, as well as EP Chris Licht. While “CTM” is certainly the newsiest of the network morning shows, one of the key elements to its growth is almost certainly the chemistry the anchors have.

It is a cliche, but when viewers invite you into their home every morning, they have to like the people they see. That is one of the reasons “Good Morning America” cites for its growth. Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell seem to have “it.”

What has also helped is a team of anchors who truly like each other. “We have real admiration and respect,” says Rose. King adds that her relaxed on-air rapport with Rose has led to questions from viewers about how close they really are. “Women are always asking me about the show,” says King. “One asked me ‘what is it between you two?’ I said ‘what do you mean?’ She said ‘you know what I mean.’ I said ‘I don’t know what you mean.’”

“They’re not dating,” O’Donnell notes. “There is a genuine affection and friendship that’s going on here.”

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 10

“Good Morning America” continues to lead the pack in the a.m. The ABC show has been the leading morning show among total viewers for 10 months — its longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 21 years.

“GMA” is up +13% in total viewers and up +12% in the demo compared to the same week last year. “CBS This Morning” is again showing the most total viewer growth, up +22%. The broadcast is also up +2% in the demo.

Week-to-week, only NBC’s “Today” showed both total viewer and younger viewer growth. Year-over-year “Today” is down -5% in total viewers and down -10% in the demo.

The averages for the week of June 10, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.435M / NBC: 4.589M / CBS: 2.720M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.986M / NBC: 1.836M / CBS: 850,000

‘CBS This Morning’: The Mad Lib

On “CBS This Morning,” correspondent Mo Rocca presented a story about the 60th anniversary of Mad Libs.

The folks at Mad Libs decided to repay the favor by creating a special edition of the game based on the CBS morning show. Gayle King tweeted a photo of the “CTM” Mad Lib. Check it out after the jump, or watch Rocca read it below.

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