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'Good Morning America' ends 16-season 'Today' winning streak
ABC's "Good Morning America" officially beat NBC's "Today" for the week of April 9. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but it's the first time "GMA" has beaten "Today" for a week since December of 1995.
"Good Morning America" averaged 5.168 million viewers to edge out the 5.137 million viewers for the week. It was the second biggest "GMA" of the year.
Of the season, "GMA" still lags behind "Today" by an average of 482,000 viewers, but that's the closest the morning race has been since the 1995-1996 season.
"First and foremost, we thank our 'GMA' viewers and online audience – a loyal and growing number who motivate us every single morning. All of us at ABC News salute the dynamic team at 'Good Morning America' who never sleep and who care so deeply about the program," states Ben Sherwood, president, ABC News. "We also thank our ABC network colleagues and our powerhouse stations and affiliates for supporting the program in so many ways. Of course, we congratulate our friends at 'Today' for the greatest winning streak in broadcasting history and for their excellence and leadership during this historic run."
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