Saturday, May 26, 2018

Network Morning Shows Losing Viewers

The three network morning shows have losing viewers for years. With the May sweeps numbers just out that downward trend continued, reports TVNewser.

ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today show, and CBS This Morning averaged a combined 11.502 million viewers each day for the month of May. That’s down 1.8 million, or -14 percent, from the 13.332 million average of May 2016.

In the advertiser-friendly A25-54 demo, the three shows drew a combined average of 3.505 million daily viewers, down from 4.480 million, or -22 percent, since May 2016.

In the last 6 months, all three shows have seen anchor shake-ups. NBC and CBS split with their male anchors, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, respectively, following sexual harassment claims. GMA is paring down its anchor team, focusing on Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan as Amy Robach moves to 20/20 and Lara Spencer cuts back her time on the show.

The averages for the May, 2018 sweep:
  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.164M / NBC: 4.062M / CBS: 3.276M
  • A25-54 Viewers: ABC: 1.246M / NBC: 1.392M / CBS: 867,000

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