'Good Morning America' Poised for a Milestone -- Something It Hasn't Achieved in Nearly Two Decades TVNewser
"Good Morning America" is about to do something it hasn't done in 19 years. TVNewser.com reports that the ABC morning show is on the verge of winning a full TV season in the ratings -- an achievement the show hasn't pulled off since September 1994.
"The last time 'Good Morning America' won a full TV season, 'Frasier' and 'Picket Fences' were the top TV programs, Andre Agassi was the U.S. Open champion, and just-married Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley shared a kiss at the MTV Awards," the story reports.
Back then, Charlie Gibson, Joan Lunden and Spencer Christian were the hosts of "GMA," the report notes.
"With the final ratings to be released [today], 'Good Morning America' is poised to win its first full TV season since 1993-1994 in total viewers and the first since 1992-1993 in the A25-54 demo. And 'GMA' continues to enjoy its largest season lead over 'Today' in more than 21 years, since before Nielsen’s electronic database started in 1991," the piece reports.
Host Robin Roberts, who recently took an extensive leave to get medical treatment, is "the healthiest she’s been after everything she’s been through,” senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski told the website.
“Our gang is so incredibly excited to start the morning every day -- it shows on the air and off. They are friends on and off camera,” Cibrowski said. “Robin, George, Josh, Lara and Sam each bring something special to the table and honestly enjoy putting on the best possible show every morning.”