On Guthrie’s first official day replacing Ann Curry as Matt Lauer’s co-host on NBC’s morning infotainment show, “Today” (4 million viewers) fell short of “GMA” (4.4 million), according to early stats.
“GMA” also beat “Today” among 25- to 54-year-old viewers.
If those numbers hold up when final ratings come in, it’ll be the first time that the ABC show has outstripped the NBC show on a Monday since 2006.
“GMA” has been beating “Today” in the ratings some weeks of late — usually based on wins on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Those are the days that “GMA” often features segments on ABC’s prime-time dance competition “Dancing With the Stars” from the previous night.