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Olympics Preview: Live From Sochi… NBC Goes for Ratings Gold at the Winter Games

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics logo

Most Americans would be hard-pressed to locate Sochi, Russia, on a map. But the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics will be easy to find on their screens this month. read more

Ann Curry: Today Show Colleagues Made My Last Months "Professional Torture"

Ann Curry

A new book reveals that Ann Curry told friends her final months at the Today show were "professional torture."

There was "a general sense of meanness" on the set of the morning show, New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter writes in his book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, which is excerpted in New York Times Magazine.

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The Biz: Today Executive Producer Addresses Shakeup

Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer

Don't blame Matt Lauer if you miss Ann Curry on NBC's Today. The morning show's executive producer Jim Bell said Wednesday it was his decision to eject Curry from the co-anchor chair back in June.

Lauer has rarely been the subject of unfavorable press since he became a star co-anchor on Today in 1997. But Today's ratings have dropped further behind ABC's Good Morning America since Curry was replaced by Savannah Guthrie. read more

Ratings: Good Morning America Ends Today's 16-Year Winning Streak

Good Morning America

The Today show's 16-year winning streak is over.

ABC's Good Morning America toppled its NBC rival for the week ending April 13 by 13,000 viewers, according to preliminary numbers. GMA averaged 5,147,000 viewers; Today, 5,134,000. Final numbers are due Thursday.

The Biz: Inside the morning show wars and Matt Lauer's new deal

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The Biz: Inside the Morning Show Wars and Matt Lauer's New Today Deal

Matt Lauer

The team from ABC's Good Morning America sent a bucket of golf balls to Matt Lauer to congratulate him on his new deal to remain at NBC's Today. But the game for ratings leadership will only get more intense. 

Lauer's new agreement keeps him in the coanchor chair of the morning show for... read more

Charlie Sheen Interview to Air on Today Monday

Charlie Sheen

ABC isn't the only TV network sitting down with Charlie Sheen.

NBC's Today show will also air an interview with the Two and a Half Men star Monday morning. Jeff Rossen conducted the one-on-one interview over the weekend.

ABC to air promos during Oscars for Sheen interview

"Charlie Sheen demands personal apology from Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre and... read more

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