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Matt Lauer’s Paula Deen Interview Greases Today’s Ratings

It seems Paula Deen still has at least one successful recipe in her proverbial recipe box, at least when it comes to TV ratings. Deen’s much anticipated interview with Matt Lauer helped cook up Today’s best ratings against Good Morning America since November, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Today beat GMA by 168,000 total viewers, and in the 25-54 adult demos as well.

Today saw another victory in the targeted adults 25-54 demographic, again topping GMA by 168,000 with a total of 1.876 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. GMA averaged a 1.4 rating. Wednesday's Morning show ratings were also likely affected by the half-hour special report on the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage. It aired live during the broadcasts on the west coast. Final ratings will come in on Friday, July 5.

Good Morning America's Sam Champion, HLN's AJ Hammer and Robin Meade to Co-Host 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Good Morning America’s Sam Champion, along with HLN's A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade have been tapped to co-host the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Hammer, anchor of HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, will also host this year’s live, red carpet special, Showbiz @ The Daytime Emmys, with HLN’s Christi Paul. READ MORE

Good Morning America Dominates Today During May Sweeps

It looks like Good Morning America’s dominance over the wounded Today is becoming more permanent. According to The Hollywood Reporter, GMA ruled the ratings roost during May, in both total viewers and the 25-54 adult demographic. It was GMA's biggest win over their NBC nemesis since 1994.

GMA averaged 2.1 million viewers in the key demo, up 2 percent from the same period last year and 110,000 viewers north of Today. The last May sweep that saw a victory of that size was in 1994. CBS This Morning came in a distant third, just under a million shy of GMA. READ MORE

Robin Roberts Nixes Daytime Talk Show Rumors; Is Katie in Trouble?

Could Robin Roberts be the next celeb-friendly journalist to attempt a daytime talk show? The Good Morning America anchor tells Broadcasting & Cable no, but that isn't stopping the industry rumor mill from buzzing over talk of another planned GMA spinoff. 

From the report:

ABC News has made no secret of its desire to elevate its GMA franchise further. But in a statement to B&C, Roberts said a new show for her is not on the table: "No one is developing any show for me nor are discussions being had to that effect. I am 100% focused on my health and anchoring GMA, now and in the future." READ MORE

Oprah, Anne Sweeney and Ellen Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List


Who are the most powerful women in the world, and what presence do they have in shaping daytime television? Forbes addressed the first part of that question in their annual ranking of the World's Most Powerful Women.

Among those associated with daytime who made the cut, Oprah Winfrey came in highest at No. 13. The former daytime talk show host, who still produces daytime programming (Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray) via Harpo Productions, was cited for the turnaround at her cable network OWN. READ MORE

Good Morning America's Robin Roberts to Pen Memoir

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts is set to pen a memoir about her inspirational fight against a rare bone marrow and blood disease, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"I have long admired Robin Roberts’s career and courage and am so honored to be publishing her book," said Jamie Raab, president and publisher of Grand Central, in a statement Wednesday. "Her story is both dramatic and inspiring, and will capture the incredible spirit that has endeared her to all of us who have followed her remarkable career and life." READ MORE