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'Good Morning America' Beats 'Today' For Second Week

Posted: Updated: 04/30/2012 11:41 pm

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"Good Morning America" has beaten "Today" for the second time since it first broke its rival's 16-year winning streak earlier this month.

"Good Morning America" is leading "Today" by 165,000 total viewers for the week of April 23, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. It would be the second week that ABC News has won since ending its competitor's reign as the number one morning show for every week since December 1995.

The announcement comes as both networks have raised the stakes in their ratings war. ABC News teased the possibility of their new win last week, when it was revealed that "Today" had bounced back and won in total viewers for the week of April 16.

The landmark victory for "Good Morning America" happened during the week of April 9 when Matt Lauer was away. This most recent win, however, comes when Lauer was on-air for four out of five days.

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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 Katherine Fung  |