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'Good Morning America' Wins Wednesday Ratings War With 'Today'

Posted: 04/ 5/2012 12:55 pm Updated: 04/ 5/2012 1:54 pm

Katie Couric

Wednesday brought good news for "Good Morning America."

The ABC show won the third day of this week's morning show ratings wars — its first win of the intensively hyped battle between Katie Couric and her former colleagues on "Today."

"GMA" drew 5.236 million total viewers, while "Today" was watched by 5.149 million viewers. That's a gap of 87,000 viewers.

With the win, "GMA" has an outside shot at beating "Today" in weekly ratings for the first time in 16 years. It would have to win both Thursday and Friday to accomplish the feat.

"Today" still won in the coveted A25-54 demo, though, drawing 2.25 million viewers to the 1.93 million of its ABC rival.

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Morning show hosts.
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  • Matt Lauer

    Lauer co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Guthrie co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Robin Roberts

    Roberts co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.

  • George Stephanopoulos

    Stephanopoulos co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Charlie Rose

    Rose co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 7-8 a.m. CBS announced the addition of Rose and Gayle King and a decidedly focused hard news program earlier this year.

  • Gayle King

    King co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 8-9 a.m.

  • Steve Doocy

    Doocy co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m. "Fox and Friends" dominates cable news morning shows.

  • Gretchen Carlson

    Carlson co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Brian Kilmeade

    Kilmeade co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Joe Scarborough

    Scarborough co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m. "Morning Joe" focuses solely on hard news and political commentary.

  • Mika Brzezinski

    Brzezinski co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Soledad O'Brien

    O'Brien co-hosts CNN's 7-9 a.m. morning news program. CNN's "American Morning" fell behind MSNBC and even its own HLN. The network recently announced the return of O'Brien and the replacement of "Amerian Morning" with two new morning programs.

  • Zoraida Sambolin

    Sambolin co-hosts CNN's 5-7 a.m. morning news program.

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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |