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‘Today’ Back on Top in the Mornings

A week after breaking the “Today” show’s 852-week win streak, “Good Morning America” slipped back to second place last week, according to just-released Nielsen ratings.

“Today” drew 5.253 million viewers  to “GMA’s” 5.010 million for the week of April 16. Also some good news for “CBS This Morning.” The perennial third-pace show is up in households, Total Viewers, and A25-54 compared to the same week last year, but still a distant third with 2.527 million viewers. We’ll have the complete Morning Show ratings coming up later.

“GMA” won the week of April 9, 2012 — the first time they’d done so since December, 1995 — during a week that saw Matt Lauer on vacation and two big name guests on “GMA”: Tim Tebow and, as George Stephanopoulos acknowledged on “The View” Tuesday, Sherri Shepard. Also on “The View,” Barbara Walters asked the GMA anchors, “How do you continue, what do you feel you all have to do?”

“It think we have to keep doing what we’re doing,” said Robin Roberts. “And that’s having a lot of fun.” Watch, after the jump…

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