‘GMA’ Beats ‘Today’ in Ratings

    Sarah Palin holds a newspaper as she co-hosts NBC News' "Today" show in New York on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Palin was the much-hyped guest co-host on NBC's "Today," going head-to-head against former "Today" anchor Katie Couric, who this week is subbing on "Good Morning America" at her current workplace, ABC. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

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    In a long-running battle that rivals the Yankees vs. Red Sox feud, ABC’s Good Morning America bested NBC’s Today show in ratings last week, the first time ABC’s morning show has prevailed over NBC’s in 16 years. Nielsen ratings paid for by both networks showed that GMA had 13,000 more viewers than Today for the week of April 9. An ABC executive told the Times that the whole network was “quite proud, and very thankful to our audience,” while a producer responded with a one-word email: “Speechless.”

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