Folks, remember, you read it here first: The Today Show kicked out Ann Curry for hurting the ratings, yet, as I predicted, that snowball’s still rolling downhill.
We switched to CBS This Morning the day after Ann left, but we still start the day with local news on NBC. Then Karen waits until Today begins and Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie come on screen before she pointedly changes the channel. She says it still feels good, too.
Apparently, our defection isn’t the only one, because Good Morning America has been eating Today’s lunch lately.
So now who are they going to blame? Is Al Roker next in line for a pink slip for not making the weather entertaining enough?
The New York Post reports Lauer has turned into an “anchor animal,” trying to rule the Today roost like an executive producer, and his IQ popularity numbers are down 25%.
Lauer claims he’s open to new ideas for the show. He should have read the slew of ideas I supplied right before Ann Curry left.
But now, the only idea that may actually work is to say “buh-bye” to Matt Lauer. Maybe Katie Couric could use a gofer on her new show.