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The Ticker: ‘GMA,’ Brockman, FBN Prime

  • “Good Morning America” had 6.1 million viewers Wednesday, the morning after the “Dancing with the Stars” finale, according to Nielsen fast affiliate data. The early numbers indicate it was “GMA”‘s largest Total Viewer advantage ever over the “Today” show, which drew 4.5 million.

  • Kevin Brockman, the EVP of Global Communications for Disney/ABC Television Group, has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, an organization focused on school safety. He’s been on the Board of Trustees since 2007.

  • A first for Fox Business this week: the network scored its first primetime wins against CNBC (excluding Election coverage) Tuesday night. At 8pmET, “Cavuto” beat “Crowd Rules” by +88,000 Total Viewers and +1,000 demo viewers. At 9pmET, a re-air of “The Willis Report” beat the second hour of “Crowd Rules” by +34,000 Total Viewers and +2,000 A25-54 viewers.

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News Division a part of ABC’s Extreme Makeover

The NYPost’s Claire Atkinson writes about the challenges and opportunities ahead for ABC which has seen the revolving door spinning for top execs as both ABC News president David Westin and EVP of marketing Mike Benson announced their departure last week.

One person familiar with [Disney CEO Bob] Iger’s thinking said, “Their concern with ABC News was not just about cost, but about [former chief] David [Westin]. He was not getting what was required for the next wave of ratings. They needed someone who was much more agile and cost was only one piece of it.”

Says Disney/ABC spokesman Kevin Brockman, “The New York Post story is unequivocally untrue.”

Earlier: David Westin to Resign From ABC News