Ratings for NBC’s “Today” show continue to enjoy a bump since Matt Lauer was taken off the air in late November amid allegations of sexual impropriety. Deadline reports that the morning show averaged 4.59 million total viewers during the week of Dec. 11, eclipsing the 4.51 million for ABC’s ‘Good Morning America” and well ahead of “CBS This Morning’s” 3.7 million.
“‘Today’ continues to control the 25-54 news demo, last week scoring a 1.4 rating and an average of 1.69M viewers,” the report notes. “‘GMA’ logged a 1.2 rating and 1.4M viewers and ‘CTM’ trailed at 0.9 rating and 1M viewers.”
Deadline adds: “It marks the third straight week that ‘Today’ has taken the ratings in all three metrics. Last time that happened, ‘Today’ basked in Rio Olympics ratings for two weeks in 2016, and the post-Rio week was no ratings slouch, what with all that Ryan Lochte drama.”