Friday, July 27, 2012

Good Morning America Continues To Dominate - Robin Roberts To Take Medical Leave


For the first time in 17 years, Good Morning America beat the Today Show in the total number of viewers. For 852 weeks GMA lost. That all changed and much of the success is because everyone loves Robin Roberts and hates Matt Lauer and whoever he is sleeping with at that particular time. It has nothing to do with Ann Curry. Anyway, Robin told reporters yesterday that she is going to have to take time off in August and September for her bone marrow transplant. Combined with Today having all of this Olympics stuff going for them and her absence, GMA is going to struggle to hang on to first. Robin said that Katie Couric would be filling in a lot. Robin is amazing and I hope she completely recovers from this.

35 comments:

g.strathmore said...

Here here.

Patty said...

That Savannah women is awful.

MISCH said...

Speedy recovery, a bone marrow transplant is no walk in the park...

Cake said...

Enty- did you hear that CBS this morning is replacing Erica Hill with Norah O'Donnell?


Good luck and good wishes to Robin

AuntJess said...

Well wishes to Robin. Take all the time you need honey. I'd rather see you healthy and happy in 3 months than sick just for ratings.

SusanB said...

Not a big fan, but she's handling this with grace and dignity. Best wishes to her.

Ashlea said...

Patty i know. She is so awkward. I cringe when i watch her on tv.

KellyLynn said...

The thing that makes GMA so much more watchable is that Robin Roberts and Sam Champion in particular seem genuine, as if their on-air persona isn't much different than their off-air demeanor. I could take or leave the rest of the cast, but those two make it easier to watch ABC, even if it is sometimes the only over-the-air channel that comes in some mornings.

Ashlea said...

Absolutely adore Robin. Shes a class act. Love Josh Elliot too. I really think they should gove George Stefanopolis (sp) and have Josh be co anchor. I like George but politics is his niche. Sam Champion is such a cheery, gay weatherman. Lara is annoying and overly enthusiastic but they love her for some reason.

JoElla said...

During the school year we all prefer GMA! My kids even like them, and it is a great time keeping get us out the door ontime thing as well.

Me personally, I like that they all get along and seem to really care for eachother.

Good luck Robin! Me and the famdamily will be sending you tons of healing thoughts!

HannahPalindrome said...

I prefer the Today show, but I watch GMA cause I can't stand Savannah Guthrie.

GMA is a little boring...

Della said...

I watch GMA every morning. I switched to today a few mornings ago after hearing all of the curry business. It sucked. Matt is a dork!

Rose said...

I like Robin Roberts a lot. I was pleasantly surprised when they made her a co-anchor. I haven't watched regularly since Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson left but she is a good edition.

I wish her the very best.

nunaurbiz said...

Oh, hey, I was recently notified that I am a possible match for bone marrow donation (second time since I signed up in the '90s). Wouldn't that be interesting if the person needing the bone marrow is Robin and I'm the donor! Probably not, but you never know! LOL

FYI, it's painless to sign up: http://marrow.org/Home.aspx

Liz said...

Who are all these people who hate Matt Lauer?? The Today Show has done fine for the majority of his run as co-anchor. I couldn't stand Ann Curry and Savannah doesn't do much for me, but I don't pin all the blame on Matt Lauer.

I don't watch GMA but wish Robin the best.

MISCH said...

Ah, Lara Spencer if you see her in person she never makes eye contact...

Snowstorms said...

She was just in ATL for the retirement of Monica Pearson - who had been at ATL's WSBtv (ABC) for 37 years! When Monica applied, she beat out Jane Pauley and Oprah! Interesting tidbit...

However, Robin was the mistress of ceremonies and you never would have known she was sick. A true professional and nice to everyone she came in contact with.

I hear GMA is bringing in some great guest/stunt hosts in her absence, but I wish her a speedy recovery and may we see her again very soon! Hopefully she will not be severely affected by nausea and all those other symptoms that are sometimes much worse than any needle!

Snowstorms said...

She was just in ATL for the retirement of Monica Pearson - who had been at ATL's WSBtv (ABC) for 37 years! When Monica applied, she beat out Jane Pauley and Oprah! Interesting tidbit...

However, Robin was the mistress of ceremonies and you never would have known she was sick. A true professional and nice to everyone she came in contact with.

I hear GMA is bringing in some great guest/stunt hosts in her absence, but I wish her a speedy recovery and may we see her again very soon! Hopefully she will not be severely affected by nausea and all those other symptoms that are sometimes much worse than any needle!

MyMamasChild said...

Her sister is her donor.

MontanaMarriott said...

I absolutely adore Robin and wish her great strength through this.

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pegd said...

I like Robin, but will not watch GMA again until George is gone. I agree that Ann and Savannah are the problems at NBC, not Matt.

Unknown said...

It has everything to do with Ann, sorry Lawyer. They blamed the drop on her...they got rid of her and look what happened. Dropped further. If ABC had any brains they would Hire Ann to cover for Robin while she was out.

Dulcinea said...

Best wishes to Robin...I've been a loyal GMA watcher for many, many years and have always adored Robin. Whens he had breast cancer and beat that, I had hoped her health struggles were over. Wish her a very speedy recovery and hope she takes the time she needs to fully heal. She is a true pro.

nunaurbiz said...

Oh, well, someone else in need then :-)

Refugee said...

I watched Today for many years. After Ann took over, I started listening to my ipod before work instead of watching TV. She is so awkward, it made me uncomfortable.

Shallow Gal said...

I adore Robin Roberts. She is the real deal and I so hope she has a speedy and full recovery. Such a class act!

Laura said...

I love her and wish her the best. However, my dad needed a BMT but this took forever once and if there was a donor found. Hopefully she doesnt get special treatment...seems fast to get a BMT already.
my dad, not famous or rich, never did get that BMT.

Laura said...

OH her sister is her donor. that makes a bit more sense. siblings are the best possible. my dads brother was not a match

uofazwildkitty said...

only the perpetually-entertainment informed watch national morning shows. they deserve what they get!

qweetietweets said...

Robin Roberts was lucky enough that her sister is a perfect match. I have been a true fan of GMA since Joan London was on and have never been disappointed yet. Robin is a true professional, and a wonderful person, POSITIVE THOUGHTS being sent her way. Wishing the very best outcome possible!

Christine! said...

LOVE YOU ROBIN ROBERTS!

TSA said...

Blessings & Best Wishes, Robin! Praying for full recovery for you! Although I don't watch GMA, I've always enjoyed Robin's work, especially as a sports anchor. She's tough & I hope she comes thru all this ok.

Don't watch Today either. I enjoy CNN or HLN with Robin "Good Mornin', Sunshine!" Meade. I used to be a Matt Lauer fan (when Katie was his co-host), but not so much now. Did anyone see Ann's coverage of the Colorado shooting? I missed it. She had to co-host with Savannah last Sat & Sun...awkward. I'm sure Ann was a pro, as usual.

Henriette said...

I'm watching Charlie Rose now! Erica Hill is gone? She always seemed like a third wheel anyway.

I use to watch Today, but it got too stupid! All the segments were dumb. I don't care about the three "professionals" who is the latest Food Network star.

Redbeard said...

I've had a chance to meet Ms. Roberts on a number of different occasions and she has to be one of the nicest, most sincere people I've ever had a chance to meet. What you see on TV is not an act... she is truly that sweet.