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TODAY Panic: Savannah Guthrie Already Under Pressure As Ratings Fall Again

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By Radar Staff

The game’s just started for TODAY anchor Savannah Guthrie, but the scoreboard’s already not in her favor.

Guthrie — who took over for Ann Curry after TODAY lost a 16-year lead over Good Morning America earlier this year — seems to already be running into the same problems as her predecessor.

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ABC’s morning show beat its rival for the fourth straight week, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while matching NBC’s morning juggernaut in the coveted demographic of adults 25-54. Nielsen’s most recent five-day report report gave GMA 4.598 million viewers to TODAY‘s 4.245 million viewers.

With the Olympics on the horizon — expected to help boost the Peacock network’s sagging numbers — ABC News president Ben Sherwood boasted, “After 879 consecutive weeks, this team stands on the podium in an actual gold medal tie with” TODAY.

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When she took over, the 40-year-old Guthrie admitted her promotion “was a little unexpected,” as is the stress she’s under with the failure to boost ratings following the switch.

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