Katie Couric's 'GMA' spot doesn't best 'Today'
April 4th, 2012
10:07 AM ET

Katie Couric's 'GMA' spot doesn't best 'Today'

Katie Couric's guest host gig on Monday's edition of "Good Morning America" wasn't enough to beat her old job, NBC's "Today" show, in ratings.

With Couric on board, ABC's "GMA" brought in 4.8 million viewers, reports the L.A. Times, while 5.1 million tuned in to NBC on Monday morning.

It's another chapter in the lengthy ratings battle between the two shows, with "GMA" trailing "Today" for almost 17 years, although lately the morning program has been closing in on the ratings gap.

NBC is likely hoping having Sarah Palin as a guest host on Tuesday kept the ratings momentum going, and the network will learn if it was successful today.

Update, 1:50 p.m.: "Today" pulled off the ratings win for the second morning in a row in their face-off against former host Katie Couric.

With Sarah Palin on board as a guest host, 5.497 million viewers tuned in to "Today" Tuesday, Mediabistro's TVNewser reports.

ABC's "Good Morning America," meanwhile, wasn't far behind with 5.141 million watching Tuesday's show.


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  1. haha***

    That shouldn't be hard to do. Couric is just plain annoying and overrated.

    April 5, 2012 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. jay

    Liberals vs. Conservatives, it makes you wonder what happened to the unity 9/11 brought our country. I knew that would not last. Very sad day.

    April 5, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. SixDegrees

    Everybody loves a good freak show.

    April 5, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Red Pison

    I'd say payback is a ****, but people only tuned in to Palin because human nature draws us to disaster.

    April 5, 2012 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mark

    the only amazing this is that people care about any of these rich bozos

    April 5, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dino

    observation post secure, recondo complete, bravo zulu iron eagle over and out

    April 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Argle Bargle

    I would rather watch a horror show over cutesy-cheesey any day, so it makes sense that Frankenpalin would get high ratings. People must have been waiting with bated breath for what kind of gaffe she would pull.

    April 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey B

    Why do people watch that train wreck of a woman? Because she will say something stupid and we will laugh. Lots of idiots have people watch them on tv, paris, kim and her brood, etc... They arent popular for good reasons.

    April 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ohsnap

    Of course, it's like watching a car wreck...everyone stops to look.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sassysticks53

    Doug your Sarah started all this ugliness and hate. She divided and polarized this country with fear/hate mongering. What did her supporters expect? That the whole nation would love this woman? She quit her job as Governor of Alaska to go be a FAUX News contributor so that she could continue to sow the seeds of hate and intolerance. Being a fan of Palin is like being a fan of the KKK, which I have no doubt some of her supporters are members of. Hate breeds hate. Thanks John McCain!

    April 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Paul

    People watch Palin for 2 main reasons: 1 they really like her
    2 They want to see what stupid thing she will say or do next.
    I watch her because i like to see a quitter get ahead in life.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hal

    Wow – this will drive the liberals absolutely CRAZY!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jerry

    I am all for Sarah. I would love to see her run again. Most of you are bad mouthing because she is beautiful, and highly informed and intelligent, and would make a wonderful federal public servant. Thank God she has a strong back, she's young and has the guts to ignore people like some of you. Go Sarah! You have muli millions of fans and supporters.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Hal , many liberals are already there!! Some have been there a long long time

      April 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jj

    Boo

    April 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bill

    You Betcha'!!!! (inbred wink)

    April 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Devosays

    it is fun to watch the hate and intellect of the liberal mind, it is hilarious that you people spend so much of your time and energy hating someone as unimportant as Palin, she loves it when you think of her..... lol

    April 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. sassysticks53

    Hey Dave if she was loved by most of America McCain Would have won the election. You're delusional and Palin appeals to ignorant, frightened, bigoted hypocrites!

    April 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jeanne

    After reading a review of yesterday's show I am sorry I didn't watch it to once again see SP make a fool of herself. She truly is not the brightest bulb in the pack. I'm not a fan of Katie either, however I would much prefer to see her over SP.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  19. hefstillrules

    I can now begin living life.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Wildone

    Wasn't it John Lennon who said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ?

    April 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Sandi

    Palin needs NOT think she is a rating helper. But I would rather watch her than Katie Couric, just pray she (palin) isn't a daily face we need to see. As far as Katie Couric I was happy whe she left today, and agree with you that she fails at everything. GMA just hurt their ratings. Yes I watch both but it also depends on what they have to share.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Lynn W

    Have been so disappointed with NBC/Today for months and switched to CBS as I'd read they weren't going to follow the 'formula' of the other two morning shows. Got to tell you, with Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill, it's 90 seconds of fluff and then news stories of more than sixty seconds. Today having Palin on was so low a ratings grab, I'm so done. I've watched Matt Lauer cringe with some of the interviews he's had to do (Brittaney Spears? really?), and rightfully so, he should be doing real news. Bye bye, NBC, I love you Al, Ann, Matt, Natalie (Jane Pauley was my idol), but I guess I don't need condensed news anymore, will go with "Progresso", i.e., Charlie Rose.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. tvbiz

    everyone was waiting for another huge Palin gaffe...what dumb thing would Palin say again on National TV, thus the ratings "win". sad.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dann

    Katie Couric has always been a marginal journalist, and a consistent third among three in primetime anchors. Enough is enough with this rube.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. giggity

    really sad

    April 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Mary

    Well at least Palin has a legal birth certificate Katie makes me want to go thru-up such a fake her and Matt both

    April 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Natalie

    And Jerry Springer probably has beat out the Discovery Channel too, so what? All that proves is that America has a lot of people watching TV who have low standards.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jill Block

    Sarah Palin? Come on, TODAY. I've watched TODAY religiously for 25 years, but yesterday I watched Katie on GMA. And you know what? It was nice.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Devosays

      you have watched the Today show for how many years Jill? Wow, you must be one dumbed down woman

      April 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Not the point

    Actually, Katie is bringing in more viewers than Sarah, compared to the rest of the season – it's just that GMA typically trails Today by a larger number.
    In A25-54 viewers, “Today lead by +249,000 viewers (2.209 vs. 1.917). The season-to-date gap in that demo is +449,000.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/category/morning-show-ratings

    April 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
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    How well-groomed and beautiful woman ... makyaz made ​​in ancient times? Look Where is Aizanoi
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    April 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Bover

    We love you and need you in Canada Sarah Palin. Way to go Sarah

    April 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  32. The_Mick

    The morning "news" shows are so much about promoting someone's book, movie, and gush uncritically over them that I generally scan them and then switch to either the local news or PBS. Even drop-dead gorgeous Erica Hill and the brilliant Charlie Rose can't hold me to the pablum being fed the viewer at CBS.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jim

    I always respect those who are willing to poke fun of themselves. And Palin did just that on the Today Show. And there is no one more boring than those who take themselves so seriously they cannot fathom the thought many do not take them seriously.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Pediody

    That's because everyone already knows Katie won't make a fool of herself.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  35. louise

    Makes me never want to tune to the Today Show, Lost me forever!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Chattahoochee River Girl

    Lol, he who laughs last laughs loudest.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  37. svann

    She actually said she didnt think actors should play real people.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Tom in Baton Rougw

    Train wrecks always get eyeballs....

    April 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Carol

    Palin won because of curiosity seekers, not people looking for anything of substance. Couric, the lady with the brain, has staying power.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  40. DaisyinNY

    AAAHHH, so that was the reason Sara Palin was on Today. I just couldn't make sense of it. Darn woman has ruined the Today show for me, I always loved to watch. Now it just feels tainted...

    April 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jim

    I am beginning to wonder whatever happened to the virtue of civility to those who you disagree with. Quite apparent this virtue does not exist when Palin is the subject of discussion.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  42. brianna

    Well we at least know how many idiots were watching that morning.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Tom

    People watch Palin to see her do stupid things. People watch Couric for information.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Bill Watson

    Sorry to hear your kids are stupid Mickey

    April 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Mickey

    That *anyone* would watch Palin is indicative of the lack of funding for education – children grow up to be stupid and with no tools with which to deal with Life.

    Those same uneducated children become the adults who vote.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Bill Watson

    I love hearing the stupid excuses stupid libs make. That makes it all worth while.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Jim

    You could fill volumes of pages of the stupid comments conservatives and liberals have said over the past couple of years. And Palin would have have a few entries herself. But judging by todays reaction of Palins hosting of the Today Show it is a wonder if many here today are even aware of the world outside of there narrow minded head.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. akork

    Sarah Palin is the Britney Spears of politics, just replace the tweens with middle-aged social conservatives. Her path will follow a similar arc.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  49. MassiveMarbles

    Katie, it boils down to if you'd rather see an intelligent woman report the news or an idiot...the intelligent woman lost today!

    April 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Bill Watson

    Palin beat Couric. Sux to B Katie. Too funny.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  51. marc

    I'm trying to find the "news" in this story.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  52. skarphace

    It is not surprising that Sarah Palin pulls a large audience.

    Many Americans are able to identify with her as they are also ignorant to the point where they do not realize that they are ignorant. Birds of a feather, and all.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  53. andy

    I'm not a big Palin fan, actually not one at all. But isn't it a boot to read all the negatives about her from those same people who voted for the no-experience Obama and the foot-in-mouth-constantly Biden?? Do you all really believe there are 58 states? And that FDR went on TV to promote his ideas? These are bloopers or idiotic statments that compare favorably to "I can see Russia from Alaska". Wow. Always attacking the conservatives and not noticing that the liberals are leading us – with GREAT compassion – off a financial cliff. Can you say Greece? Or Spain? And if you guys believe the ridiculous math that you can tax the rich and lower taxes for the masses and get to fiscal sanity you deserve what's ahead. Or if you believe that "waste and fraud" can be eliminated, you probably also believe the millions of words the IRS created, or the intrusive, stupidly administered inspections by the TRS are good. There's big government at work for you!! And how about the polls that say that everything people don't have to pay for in Obamacare they like, but what they don't like is the mandate which says there is something they have to pay for. Ha! Big surprise. People like free stuff and don't like stuff they have to pay for. Do you great compassionate, liberal thinkers ever think about that kind of thing? Nahh, it's too much fun bashing Sarah.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • skarphace

      So you criticise those who bash Palin and then go on to bash Obama?

      Look at my post below. You are one of those Americans I was referring to.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Rlg

    Hurry up and come back Robin Roberts; I miss you!

    April 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Johnjon

    I have one edition because that's what just happened to me when I read your comment, and that is "spit-take".

    April 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Rock A Billy Bobblehead

    Talent has nothing to do with this. It's all novelty. Announce that a monkey wearing lipstick will cohost next time. Will ratings go through the roof? You betcha!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Jeremiah

    If you voted for Barry Obama in 2008 to prove you were not a racist, vote for someone else (anyone) in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot. JC

    April 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • keith

      @Jeremiah Do all of you cons think you are being witty when you say that? You and every other fool on the internet has been posting that stupid thing for the past three months. I am guessing either Rush or someone on Fox said it and you dopes fawned over it like the cult members you are.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Not sure about that, the registered Democrat George Zimmerman voted for Obama and he shot that kid not because he is a cop wannabe idiot, but beause he is a racist white hispanic.

      Any honest person who listened to and or reads what Democrats say and wish for, and observes their actions towards their fellow Americans in the bluest parts of America knows that they have a moral obligation to vote Republican.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Spencer

    I bet George Stef. wasn't barely catching the puke in his mouth throughout the entire broadcast like Matt Lauer certainly was, though!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Bob

    Sarah Palin "beat" Couric for the same reason a broadcast of a car crash will beat a broadcast of a Shakespeare play- people like to watch chaos and bloody messes more than high art.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jim

    Once again CNN gives the Palin haters space to vent their insane anger and stupidity. Though I'm not much of a fan of Palin I will always stand up for those whose families are abused simply because one member stands out for their political and social views. I am and will always be appalled at the gross comments Bill Maher made about Palins 1 year son afflicted with Down Syndrome. It cannot get any lower than this. Though some here today are doing their very best to match Bill Maher.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • doug

      A majority of Democrats in America today would love nothing more than to see their conservative neighbors and their families rounded up for a mass extermination, what they really are is National Socialists, as their wishes and desires mirror those of history's worst National Socialists.

      This administration is filled with people who actually admire Mao, a man who killed 50 million people. One member of the Obama administration who admiitted to Mao being her hero is now working for Fluke.

      I love these comments here from the Democrats, just more proof for the Americans who have good in their hearts that they have a moral obligation to vote Republican. Truth never gets old and the Democrats in this forum are being honest about who and what they really are.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Chris

    Perky Katie Should've stayed home and read a Newspaper or Book!!!! She is as boring as watching paint dry!!! Sarah had Courage to do the show!!! From what I saw, She wasn"t treated very good by one of the women co-hosts!!! Sarah did GREAT!!! Much better that the ones that get paid to do so everyday!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  62. LtButRt

    I rarely watch TV especially when S. Palin is on. Newton Minow might have said it this way; "Sarah Palin is a shallow and vast wasteland".

    April 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Shadynuk

    Couric is staking her fame on her stupid newspaper question of yesteryear?? Really? Duh!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  64. LushRimfire

    I'm glad Sarah Palin is doing well in her latest endeavour, she is a great american , I wish she had made a run for president, and I know she will excel at whatever she sets her sights on. God bless her.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  65. j0nx

    Couric is a hag and Palin is a major cougar. Would I watch either show? H3ll no.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  66. charles

    "ryche" remember three years ago during the campaign when Sarah palin came up with stupid stories about the President, politics like we know it changed from then. The hatred to share is nothing compared with what Libreals do. Watch Fox News or Noise for 10 minutes, all lies!!!! If Sarah Palin thinks she is a leader, then she should run, why wait, but no she is interested in making money. She quit her job as half Governor to go to Fox and make noise!! For her show no mercy. She dosen't deserve it!!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  67. jackie

    people can relate to both women. people can see their points of view. why does this have to be a battle all the time. why do we have to fight. thats what the terrorists want for us to fight among ourselves. stop it people for the sake of our country. stop it now. one love, one heart. lets get togehter and feel all right

    April 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Kathy

    I sure didn't watch that trash. I have watched the Today show for as long as I can remember, but I changed to GMA and liked it! And it is staying on GMA from now on.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Chloe Swift

    Do you ever re-read your postings? I wonder if you giggle at your childishness, or are you red-faced at how stupid you make us all look?

    April 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Tammy

    Don't forget Oprah.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Gottatrollnow

    Palin's good for a one or two-time laugh but nobody wants to listen to her nonsense every day that's why nobody intelligent voted for that presidential ticket

    April 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Heather

    Obama is a child of Satan. So is Couric.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Paul

    Someone in the Media decided to put wedges between Couric and Palin, some time ago. Now they want the dual to do a showdown to pander to the public's passion over prime time. Time which most people can use to develop their brains and lives are being used for Media to make money over cheap thrills.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  74. palintwitt

    Oh wait. I am named Trigtard. You can't use it.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  75. sje1023

    WHO CARES!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  76. jeni mac

    I cannot for the life of me understand the hatred that people have for Sarah Palin. She's a decent, hard working person who truly cares for the future of this country. She didn't do anything on this show to embarass herself; in fact she did a great job co-hosting. The very people who criticize her, condem her, display hatred for her are the same ones who demand "tolerance" and claim to want everyone to accept people for who they are. The hypocracy that oozes from the pours of people on the left is enough to make me physically ill. To all of you who are writing nasty, hurtful comments – remember the words of President Obama who you revere and admire – "expand our moral imaginations", "sharpen our instincts for empathy" and "debate in a way that heals". Comments you all leave are disgusting, hurtful and in fact show into the true nature of who YOU really are, not who Sarah Palin is.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shadynuk

      Jealousy!

      April 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      What do people have a against Palin? Decent, hard-working? Based on what? When she was mayor, she left her city with a $30 million debt (the town had no debts or financial responsibilities before she took office) for a hockey rink. As governor, she took money for the "bridge to nowhere" and then lied about it. She used the governor's office to wage a personal vendetta against her brother-in-law- even giving her husband an office and then threatening state officials if they didn't fire her brother. As candidate, she charged travel expense for her and her family while she was staying at her own house. She took tax payer campaign money and went on shopping sprees for herself. Her family was also treated to spa visits and shopping sprees with the same tax payer money. She quit her elected job to pursue a book and broadcast deal with Fox News (although since she racked up so much debt as governor of Alaska in debt, she probably did it a favor). Her own state government found her guilty of ethics violations. Just because she did nothing technically illegal doesn't mean she did the right thing. That's why they're called "ethics violations"- a doctor can't go to jail for violating doctor-patient confidentiality but they can lose their license. That's why Palin quit, she got out before she was forcibly removed (because an audit of her fraud would have revealed she stole millions in tax payer money). So what do people have against Palin? Quite a lot.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  77. ryche

    Look at all the hateful compassionate liberals on this board.. i love when cnn puts up a Palin article.. they know it's a click fest when they do.. Just look at all the comments in regards to Palin... The hate just spews forth from the liberals here... and im never dissapointed when i come to read a Palin article... I think most of you here are less mature than a 1st grader.. you come to a board to bad mouth someone... what does that show you about your own life... Looosers.. all of you...

    April 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • doug

      Sarah Palin makes Democrats show what they are really all about and that is hate, lies, intolerance, and a desire to see your fellow Americans harmed and even killed if they don't agree with your leftist poltiics.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Reggie from LA

    Now if she could just out wit Katie. Well, so much for that. Just speaks to the caliber of who was sittin' around the house that time of day and takin' a break from Faux. Bwa ha ha!!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Joe

    Sure she won. Everyone wants to see the possible train wreck in action.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  80. nateru

    obviously, you are a very angry person with a lot of pent up issues that need to be resolved. May I suggest seeking counseling to work through them, rather than taking written pop-shots at people on a blog? I think it's fantastic you feel strongly about this...people are blessed with the emotion to feel passionate about things...that's what makes us great. Just don't keep using that passion to bash people. sooner or later, people will just know you as a bitter, sour complainer, nothing more.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  81. palintwit

    I iz wanting to pump da plump rump of sum lil gayboy chump! I iz a fruit and a freak!!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Baroo

    What a waste of a blog

    April 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  83. MK

    The ratings between the two shows were basically the same as any other day... the results had nothing to do with either guest.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Doug

    There are a number of issues where I differ with Palin but if it were her or Obama for President Sarah would benefit from my moral obligation. A moral obligation based upon observing Democrat behavior first hand in one America's most blue areas and reading the hate from the left, which clearly shows that a majority of Democrats would like to see their conservative neighbors and their families at the very least harmed and stripped of their rights and wealth.

    Sarah Palin is a more honest, fair-minded, compassionate, person than every Democrat in America. Not a single Democrat comes close to her morals, values, and integrity because Sarah has some and no Democrat has any.

    Those of you who live in red areas need to witness what goes down in blue America. The total disregard for human life you will witness on the roads is unlike anything you have ever seen, it is sad to realize that we have people like this in America but you should be aware of just how evil they truly are.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • charles

      Sarah Palin with Morals!!! Doug where do you get your news. I hope you live in America and not Egypt

      April 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  85. jeremy toler

    Palin is HOT ....i am 28 and I would love to get some of her, and her daughter......Katie.....I would do her..... but i wouldnt tell anyone

    April 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Charles

    I wonder what NBC was thinking. I guess you dine with the beast to get ratings

    April 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  87. dc

    Couric was very rude to Palin. Payback is a beutch!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Yep, sure is rude to ask Sarah a question she can't answer. (Doesn't take much effort either)

      April 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  88. corvair60

    wow, you people who call yourselves liberals and democrats sound just like the hateful, mean-spirited George Wallace/Lester Maddox democrats of 50 years ago. nasty and proud! i hope you don't REALLY think you're somehow better than Palin. ha!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  89. livingston1

    Sorry TODAY Show – it was just to early in the morning to have to deal with that level of stupid. I tuned to Good Morning America and watched Katie! People will watch some pretty stupid things out of curiosity so one day ratings really mean nothing. Unfortunately for them I'm sure that I'm not the only one who liked GMA and tuned in again today. At least they didn't insult me by putting the screeching harpy on..

    April 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Blazing Sunrise

    Haven't read the article, just went straight to the comments and disappointed find so many Palin hate mongers (trolls). Is CNN pulling a conspiracy and is this all CNN attract? I thought Ms Palin was refreshing and wonderful on the Today show. Raw, impulsively funny and doesn't hold back on her truth and values. Very pretty and smart, too. A refreshing opposite of NBC's values they seem to represent through the content of the Today Show.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      If you didn't bother to read the article, then what makes you think anyone will believe you watched the show, especially after that glowing review. I hear there are many alternate universes out there.

      April 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • PotKettleBlack

      I'm pretty sure the definition of Troll is someone who doesn't read the article (kinda weird how you and Sarah are alike here) and goes directly to the comments to leave their opinion about something they know nothing about.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Johnjon

    I don't care for either Couric or Palin. I'd take Katie any day over a dumba$$ like Palin.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Reuben

    This shows the level of intelligence in our country.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • corvair 60

      no, actually the anti-Palin comments are more indicative of the level of intelligence in the country

      April 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Mfr

    Couric is washed up.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  94. justaminit

    Couric is a journalist. She did her job. Palin, who couldn't name anything that she read, tried to blame that stupidity on being asked a question. Palin is a shallow, money-grubbing publicity hound. Period!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  95. nateru

    ...you must really be challenging to be around. seriously.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Tim W.

    It amazes me how no matter the subject....some always turn it around to bring Obama in to it !

    April 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  97. John

    So let's try another experiment. Let's put Miss April on one network and Sarah on another and see which one gets higher ratings. American men love bubble heads with big ones. Any bets on who wins?

    April 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Dee G.

    People will always be attracted to the circus freaks!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  99. bxgrrl

    Some people will watch anything once. Morbid curiosity, I bet.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  100. lars

    Where the heck is Robin Roberts??? duh I knew I was missing somebody but just couldn't put my finger on it.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Feminutzi's for Christ

    Smug vs smugger. Not sure there is a winner here.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  102. DuhStupid

    And if you advertised that you had 10 Naked Cheerleaders jumping on a trampoline wet on Channel 7, which one do you think would win? Yep... the cheerleaders.

    I did some consulting for a Cable Company a few years ago – and got to look at their data model – which showed their sales. – Guess how far down on the list from 1 to 10,000 I had to go on "Best Selling Movies" before I got to a non-Adult Related Movie. (I.e. porn) – Number 2,021 was Spider Man. Everything above it was PORN. And in terms of their monthly "On-Demand" Movie revenue, guess what % came from Porn? – 99.5%.

    Again,..... it doesn't take much to distract a dog. – Which is the average intelligence of someone who watches syndicated TV shows. DUH?

    April 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  103. DuhStupid

    And if you advertised that you had 10 Naked Cheerleaders jumping on a trampoline wet on Channel 7, which one do you think would win? Yep... the cheerleaders.

    I didn't some consulting for a Cable Company a few years ago – and got to look at their data model – which showed their sales. – Guess how far down on the list from 1 to 10,000 I had to go on "Best Selling Movies" before I got to a non-Adult Related Movie. (I.e. porn) – Number 2,021 was Spider Man. Everything above it was PORN. And in terms of their monthly "On-Demand" Movie revenue, guess what % came from Porn? – 99.5%.

    Again,..... it doesn't take much to distract a dog. – Which is the average intelligence of someone who watches syndicated TV shows. DUH?

    April 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Joe B

    Your doctor wants to know why you feel the need to come in every day for that.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Seth

    Palin has a far thicker skin than Mr. Obama. She is just getting started.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • carol

      Amazing that you would say Palin has a thick skin. She is constantly chasing after people who criticize or disagree with her. Obama has better things to do.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Robert

    Put anything you want on every other channel then tell the world there is a train wreck on one of those channels and see who gets the ratings.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  107. David

    I agree. People watched to see how many foolish things she would say. Train wreck. Freak show. apropos.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Anita

    While I used to watch the CBS Nightly News with Couric on it I never really cared for her all that much, so she really wouldn't draw me to watch GMA because she's on it....I don't dislike her, she just doesn't really make me want to watch her. As for Palin, I wouldn't watch any program she's involved in. I definitely don't care for her AT ALL. So while I might have watched TODAY before, I won't now. Basically...didn't watch either :-)

    April 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Middle-of-the-Road

    Palintwit – Yes, yes you are a twit, and you are obviously home from school using your mom's computer.

    Go do your homework!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Jose

    Good for Sarah!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  111. jb1963

    That means their were 10 million people with nothing better to do on a Tuesday morning?

    April 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  112. sand

    No all the haters out there: you all are just jealous of Sarah Palin. She's not my favorite but you all are just evil little trolls for being so mean!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anita

      Sand...Many people just can't stand that woman, that doesn't make anyone an "evil little troll".

      April 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  113. nateru

    seriously, folks...does everything need to circle back to the upcoming election or politics. I really think we'll all be getting our fill of that sort of thing very soon. These are both very talented women...can't we just be happy with their success?

    April 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Jim in PA

    I was a little taken back at how her hair now looks more like Tina Fey's. Reality imitating art imitating reality....

    April 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  115. KoolAid

    For a woman who has taken so much beating from press, media.. and yet endured (where a whole lot others would have easily crumbled)-you need to admire Palin just for that.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  116. I would not last

    Simple reason for the ratings. Many people like me tuned in just to see how funny it might be, just to see if Sarah would say something re t ard ed as she usually does. So if they made her regular host it would be high ratings by people like me looking for a quick laugh at this buffoon.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Jim in PA

    Of course Palin did well; Everyone loves a train wreck and a freak show. But put her on for a month and her ratings will plunge.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl

      I really thought the "Today Show" had more class than this. Disappointing...How about having people on the show who really matter?

      April 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  118. pbj

    Conservatives aren't the ones spewing all the hateful words.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  119. cBlack

    @gay boy... GO GET RAMMED.... YOU ARE AN IDIOT.. AND I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE GAY... I'M BETTIN YOU ARE A 55 YEAR OLD MARRIED W/4 CHILDREN WHITE WOMAN!!! HAHAHAHAHA

    April 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  120. art

    To laughingatyou I'am Laughing at you, you just keep watching faux and friends. Now I would like to prematurely congratualte our President for winning the 2012 election by a land slide

    April 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Middle-of-the-Road

      I would like to suggest that you go back to school and learn how to spell and put a sentence together.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Can't Mouth Batch

    Sarah Palin is an incompetent wall-eyed shrew. And I say this full knowing that I'm being really mean to shrews everywhere.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  122. b

    I saw maybe 30 seconds of the show with Sara...her whole demeanor was tacky. Hey and didn't teased hair like hers go out of style in the early 1970s?

    April 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Roscoe Chait

    What a waste of time my education was. I didn't have to go to journalism school so I could learn my trade. Palin spent 5 or 7 years and they passed her because they wanted to get rid of her. Why have I wasted my time reading newspapers, magazines and books? Palin doesn't read, but pretends to know everything. Why have I wasted my time working in newsrooms and striving for excellence when I could have written cliches and garbage, just like Palin? What's Palin got that I don't have? Right... boobs. And a black vengeful heart. And a determination to ridicule anybody with a brain.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  124. J.C.

    An overripe banana would beat Couric in a ratings contest.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  125. cutedog2

    It was by curiosity that people tuned in; Palin has her fans, but also a lot of critics who would love to see her screw up and be the first to post about it. That said, I am not a fan of political talking heads as morning show hosts. I always feel like they have an agenda. I stopped watching GMA when Stephanoplis stepped in.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Derri Baumbusch

    Sarah Palin is honest and obviously very intelligent. Liberals just hate conservatives blindly.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave P

      Maybe only 'obvious' to those who are similarly mentally challenged. I think you have it wrong. Conservative religious fanatics hate all who are not straight, white, and Christian.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Natalie

      Still blowing milk out of my nose over that comment....too funny!!! Palin "intelligent"? And my dog is a calculus wizard too!!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Dave P

    Palin is hotter and has a nicer rack. That is the reason she 'won' the ratings.

    Put the TV on mute so you don't have to deal with Palin's screeching and mind numbing comments. How a person of less than mediocre intelligence and evangelical extremism got to a point of prominence is laughable.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Vivi

    Palin as a regular on any show would make me watch something entirely different. She is useless. Couric, on the other hand, seems to be getting quite the "big head" lately. She is about to pick up where Oprah left off. This will be another failure. She thought she was too good for the Today show and became an anchor....got too good for that and NOW...her own talk show???. I hope we don't see her perky little face for much longer. She is so annoying!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Martha in CF

    And why is this important to report on?????????????????

    April 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  130. eleanor fitzgerald

    I would rather watch Chritiane Armanpour than either Sarah Palin or Katie Couric for substantive and thought provoking conversation. The U.S. isn't Disneyland and Stephanopolis should not be hosting a lot of mind numbing drivel and pablum.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  131. RinosRwinos

    Who cares? Ratings are not based on intelligence. The only thing that proves is that more people tuned in to watch this imbecile. More people may have tuned in just to see this train wreck live. Palin proves the two must abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Joe Blow

    Palin is an idiot and a one day guest host does not help her pathetic legacy. Let her stay on for a month and we could once again bask in her stupidity.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Bill

    Palin is like that expired can of corn at the back of the refrigerator.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson1867

      or the old girlfriend that you call at 3 in the morning when you can't get hold of any decent girls.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  134. blog_o_matic

    @Palin_twit

    Why do you have so much hate in your heart?

    How much BHO kool-aid did you drink today?

    Try cutting back. By November, you will want to save your insults for the man who will but even you to shame. Mitt'ns

    You won't have any BHO juice to survive on if you use it up on hating Sarah.

    Save your energy.

    We love your blogs, when they make sense.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  135. PS

    Hey CNN, your Reply button does not place the reply under the intended comment! CNN takes a generation to improve! Your videos have distortions frequently and they are interlinked to the next one, which is very annoying! Wake up and compete with the rest of the world!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • blog_o_matic

      @PS

      You have too much faith in CNN.

      They and the webmaster don't give a rip about you. Or anyone.

      They are fighting for ratings too.

      More we blog- more they put stupid articles to keep the left winger's happy.

      I just like comments people put. Shows how hateful people can be. The CNN, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC are all alike.

      Join the smart people – move over to FOXNEWS.

      Bye.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  136. NOT SURPRISED!

    If there were two show's.
    One featuring a genius with all the answers to every question, and the other featuring a clown putting lipstick on a pig. You can bet your azz that America would be watching the clown!
    And thats just what happened! However NBC's "TODAY" has always had better ratings than CBS's "GMA" so I dont really understand the point!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Tim from Toledo

    Show me the ratings BEFORE either of them were on, and then show me the ratings when they are on....give me something to compare...otherwise the numbers are meaningless. I'm guessing most people tuned into the same show they always watch – regardless of who the guest host is.....

    April 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Babs

    Watching Palin is nothing more than fascination with the abomination.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  139. K.C.

    To all these posters that think Sarah Palin is dumb and think the Today Show is a good show....No one on that show, particularly Couric, is smart enough to be elected governor of a state. I'll give Couric credit though, she knows how to get paid good money. The Today Show sucks and when they see the ratings they will be begging Gov. Palin to come back on a regular basis. How ridiculous it is to see all these liberal left wing losers always passing judgement on the intelligence and moral character of someone they don't know anything about other than the character assassination stories they have seen and heard in the liberal media.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Madmen2

      HA! Palin got elected then chose to leave before she could complete even one term. She's a nightmare.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim from Toledo

      Always cracks me up how quickly conservatives claim that there is a "liberal media" bias every time one of their people is ridiculed publicly. I can name SEVERAL democrats that have been crucified by the same media....
      At this point in her career, Sarah Palin is a money grabbing attention hound, nothing more.
      You've been listening to Rush Limbaugh too much.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Babs

      Rightwing ideologues are nothing more than rednecks hiding behind the flag and invoking their own distorted brand of jingoistic "patriotism" in an attempt to hide their ignorance and contempt for those who are their intellectual betters. Blaming the "liberal media" is an attempt to deny the inability of the right to develop cogent intellectual discourse by invoking a straw man. Look in the mirror for someone to blame for your own ignorance.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave P

      So quitting office mid term is acceptable? You are blinded by your extremist religious views. Anyone who doesn't agree with your psychotic religious agenda is considered 'liberal'. You and the GOP are a joke.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vivi

      She is no longer govenor REMEMMBER.? She quit mid-term. Looks good on a resume, "don'tchathink"?

      April 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  140. PS

    How can we miss Sarah the clown show? We all secretly watch freak shows and no one is better than Sarah! Katie was on that Disney channel which I do not watch anyway!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  141. danika

    I agree with obama, palin is a pig with lipstick on.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Beth

    Couric is too smiley, Palin is too old hat. Robin Roberts is Number One!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  143. jan

    Polarizing?? Annoying is a better word. There are just a lot of stupid people in this world who got hooked on her. Poor souls.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Debbie

    Sarah Palin- I like her. She's just like me! Kills animals for sport- oh, wait, I don't do that. Quit in the middle of a job- wait, I don't do that, either. I gues I'm not like her after all. Whew!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  145. nateru

    I wonder why so many here feel the need to say mean things about either of these two women. They both are professional and successful in their own right. And, as the ratings show, both have the ability to bring in viewers. Can't THAT be enough of a story...does one have to be superior, or better, or more entertaining? Do we really need to have a 'fall guy' in every situation?

    April 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Debby

    You have to be liberal with that stupid comment.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Eric

    A more appropriate comparison would be for Palin to host all week against Couric. But still, Palin was the bigger hit for the one day.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Laughingatyou

    So not transfer the actions of brain dead Obamabots to sane people that admire Palin.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Debby

    Well she may not be smart but she is sure polarizing. Couric was never that and thats why she has always been a flop.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Leslie

    ..and her daughter with 3 left feet made it to the finals on DWTS...

    April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  151. jan

    FOX is scary

    April 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laughingatyou

      Not as scary as the fact that you may vote. Now that is scary.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Madtown

    It's ok, Katie will always have better numbers than $arah when they're judged on their IQ scores.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  153. ldean50

    I agree with Lynn – people merely watched Palin knowing they would see her make a ... out of herself!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  154. art

    Hey Gay Boy the only one that smells of poo would be you

    April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Rob

    And in looks as well.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Chailai

    Palin should just stay home and babysit the grand baby.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Middle-of-the-Road

    As much as I dislike Palin, I dislike that smug Couric more. It is hilarious that more people watched Palin!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Mike

    We tune in to watch Palin cause we like to see how dumb she really is it's. Unbelievable but entertainment.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  159. caeser

    Knowing who the guest was ...what kind of people do you think watched the show?

    April 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  160. mimisroom

    Ok. I'll say it. Even though I'm not a Palin fan, I watched out of curiosity and thought she did pretty well. I do understand why people think her voice is annoying, and I don't agree with all of her politics, but overall I thought she seemed personal and real. I really thought she did well in the segments that were not just about politics. If NBC brings her back, I'll watch her again (I don't have cable but if I did, I might even watch her on Fox).

    April 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Jackdaw

      Who cares about her voice? The woman is insane!

      April 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • ldean50

      I'm hoping you are on your knees thanking the Almighty that you do NOT get FOX news – the hate channel

      April 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  161. The Jackdaw

    This is so stupid. People tuned in to watch a train wreck, not because she is any better than Katie Couric. Numbers dont mean anything if you dont understand them. Palin will take this as a sign from God that she needs to run for president.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Cheryl Lopez

    Today show is beating everyone in the morning ratings- want to see that disappear- put Sara Palin on full time.
    If the soaps can go – so can the today show! – DOWN DOWN DOWN- Hope not – love that show- thought
    she was not that good. not enough to sway my mind! I never watched when katie was on- YUk but loved Meridith- led me to love Matt and Crew – Sara- will watch Animal Planet rather than her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CBS beat Katie – not Sara!!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laughingatyou

      I hope they do it, just to pizz you off. You sound like such a delightful [sic] being.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  163. barbraS

    @ TSB8C..yeah, "Couric failed at every show she's been on like the 15 years she failed on the Today show". What a tool you are.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  164. the_dude

    I bet Matt Lauser was a lot happier having palin on rather than the short, ugly one.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  165. the_dude

    They are both a couple of idiots but at least palin is better looking than little katie.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Lynn

    WOW, after reading these post I came to this conclusion: The green eyed monster is revealed. You all are jealous. I guess I will be attacked next.
    Jealousy is an emotion and typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something that the person values, particularly in reference to a human connection. Jealousy often consists of a combination of presenting emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness and disgust.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  167. ron

    Matt stole Sara's panties, Matt stole Sara's Panties...........

    April 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  168. @George

    George, we almost had him beat! Why'd you have to go and mess it up, buddy? If you just ignore the TROLLS, they eventually get tired and slither back under their little bridges.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  169. BostonSteve

    Go away Couric please.....

    April 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  170. hank

    people only watched just to see if palin would screw up.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Beck

    I can't stand either of them, so I did the smart thing...kept the TV off.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  172. warren

    u think sarah palin is intelligent! Wow!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  173. blog_o_matic

    Palin wins.

    Do not believe it – but the left wing nuts helped. They just tuned in for the fun of it and killed ABC's ratings.

    I'll keep with FOX and Friends. Much better programming.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  174. NanookoftheNorth

    Music to my ears ! For Sarah to sit there in the opening segment with a lap full of newspapers and holding up two to 'read' at the same time...priceless ! Also the gag bit of "just making a few last min. notes" on her palm only shows the woman has a great sense of humor and can laugh at herself :-) Take that Couric...oh, and while you're at it...we soap fans don't want any part of your crappy show this fall that is replacing our 40-something yr. old shows ! Prediction: Couric's show will go down in flames, just like 'The Spew' and 'The Revultion' !!!

    Nanook of Alaska

    April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      Hey!!! Isn't the sun out yet in Alaska??? Damn those long dark days really do have an adverse effect on some people don't they??!!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  175. mo johnson

    She beats the dits Kouric, and next to be beat is the trash bag AKA OBAMA!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Julie

    Don't know what act of desperation caused the Today show to sink to that level. If it was for ratings I have a feeling it may have backfired.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laughingatyou

      Julie, after that post, do you still think you are smarter than Sarah?

      April 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Christy

    boy I agree! it's not surprising that people watched Palin...just for the guilty pleasure of watching her screw up!

    I remember when McCain first introduced her as his fatal VP choice... I told my sister 'she needs to shut up." She asked why. I said 'cuz the more she talks the more I hate her.'

    fingernails on chalkboard!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Mike

    May win in ratings but not even close in intelligence.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  179. m

    couric is too predictable and you never get a sense of what her real personality is. It's no fun.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  180. ChiTown

    @gay boy

    Not sure what I find more humurous, the fact you tried to use an id name like "gay boy" to hide the fact you're an ignorant conservative running their mouth. Or the fact you're probably not American Indian and suggesting a black man go back to Africa. Why don't you go back to Europe....racist redneck. LOL everyone is brave on the internet, huh tough guy (or girl).

    April 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • blog_o_matic

      @Chitown

      Bully – defined as "someone who hurts smaller or weaker person, use influence to frighten or threaten someone"

      You may have come very close to crossing the line.

      With due respect. Remember in the USA free speech is not what you were doing.

      Behave. Please – for the sake of the rest of the folks blogging.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Greyfox

    Of course the Today Show won out. Everyone always goes to the freak show.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  182. catharsus

    The American public voted with their channel clickers and seemed to say resoundingly that they prefer to watch somebody who has actually, oh, accomplished something, rather than a regurgitation of the same liberal, feel-good pap that Katie serves up.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Bill

    I would watch Palin any day before Curic. Neither one of them has anything worthwhile to say, but at least
    Palin is hot!!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  184. crapviewer

    The day americans learn to distinguish between poor quality and good quality will be teh day when ABC will run away with many million more viewers. The NBC show is popular becaus of Al the weather man. Really folks do you think that Matt the bald head is in ????? Besides, who is doing teh ratings??? The ex Governor is being fed the popularity BS by all the low life we have in America. 360 million people with an IQ of 50 watching TV each night.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  185. HammerTime

    The difference is katie Couric is a professional and Sarah Palin is a joke.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  186. jim

    All this proves is that there are more stupid people in the U.S. than there are smart people. This surprises someone?

    April 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  187. RJ1008

    Can CNN take a poll and ask how many people are tired of this creature called Palin?

    April 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • :|

      Nah. They tried that already with the tired creature known as palintwit. The overflow of traffic to the site actually caused it to go down for the better part of a day.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laughingatfools

      Since the bunch of you here don't have an original thought of your own, why waste the effort? You know what the 'poll' would find – you hate for no other reason than the your beloved CNN told you to 1 hour after her VP pick was announced.

      You do not know anything about her that is not false, made up or a Tina Fey impersonation that you are too stupid to know which is which.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  188. jamesjoyce

    I love Palin. I'm a Vietnam era vet, and I was cursed and spit on by many of the same people who hate Palin. GO SARAH!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      I am a Vietnam vet too James but Sarah is no more than a Jane Fonda to me bud. Sorry. Love ya but don't agree with ya!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  189. kj

    I think the Today Show should hire her as a FULL time anchor...then lets see where the ratings go. Done with the Today Show for good!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  190. silentcount

    Don't understand all of the hate directed at wholesome Sarah. It's like hating your mom, who doesn't just talk the talk, but walks the walk. You gotta respect that. I enjoyed watching Sarah on the show and I think others did as well, although they won't admit it.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      You really should just be silent and count how many times she has made an idiot of herself and those around her! Gottcha!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Rachel

    I'm sure liberal heads must be exploding over this piece of information. Too funny.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  192. art

    I'am sorry but I refused for the firsat time in years to watch the Today show. I generally don't like watching any person I think is a nincompoop on TV, and boy was their a nincompoop on the Today show yesterday.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Robbin

    Boycotted the Today show yesterday because I don't believe in helping the profoundly stupid line their pocketbooks. Same reason the Kardashians should be banished to a remote island to die

    April 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Kevin

    Ratings went up cuz it's something they been talking about for weeks. Something new to watch. They are also looking for Palin to fail at hosting. Palin is a failure anyway, at everything. MAJOR FAIL!!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Diana Friedlander

    I will not watch Today show if Palin is on the show.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  196. george

    @ Gay Boy. Are you stupid? You must be if you think sarah and the rest of the repug party wouldn't like to see you, me and every oter gay person in the country burned at the stake. Get a clue.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  197. superchunk

    What a useless article. Says nothing about the content of the shows. CNN is resorting to the lowest form of journalism ever seen. Anyone actually see these shows?

    April 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Kathleen Farrell

    I've watched Today for years, but am less loyal since it's gone fluffy, and will NOT watch if Palin is on.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  199. David

    Palin beats Couric in TV ratings. Couric beats Palin in IQ ratings. But then again that wouldn't be newsworthy. Anyone can beat Palin in IQ ratings.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Chris B

    Katie Couric has more style and grace in her farts than Palin does in her whole body.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  201. fheal

    Sarah Palin breathes new life into the term boob-tube.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  202. ivnprt

    Two peas in a pod. They deserve each other

    April 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Timme62

    Luckily I have a full time job to go to so that I didn't have to watch either of this people.

    April 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      I'm with you buddy? Fully employed here too!! Not that I would have watched knowing she was on but grateful I didn't have to make that decision. Economy is improving. Anyone notice? Must be OBAMA's fault.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  204. joygalore

    Is NBC that desperate that they had to hire Palin to co-host the morning show.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  205. kikky56

    I am one of the few here who actually like Sarah. I don't see her as a train wreck at all.

    April 4, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • fisk

      You're not looking hard enough.....

      April 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • punchy

      I like her libertarian politics–personal responsibility over nanny state, personal freedom over big brother, domestic energy production over international subservience. But she never had a chance, because the media told the sheep to hate her, so they did.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • punchy

      @ Kikky: I like her libertarian politics–personal responsibility over nanny state, personal freedom over big brother, domestic energy production over international subservience. But she never had a chance, because the media told the sheep to hate her, so they did.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Hey U

    Where is Observer when you need him to call someone liberal garbage??

    April 4, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  207. Brad

    Katie Couric is a "HAS BEEN', and , worthless to watch. She thinks just because she host's something that people will flock to her and watch. She is nothing but a "an old wrinkled COUGAR'. She makes me ill every time I see her. On the other hand Palin is a "HAS BEEN" also, and, dose'nt offer much either. Trying to still captivate on her 3 seconds of fame from the 2008 Presidential elections. Why won't these people just go away. We need something new and fresh, not the old Moldy faces we are continually bombarded with on the Networks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  208. DavidTalbot

    I do not agree with Sarah Pailin on almost anyhing, but she is a force to be recognized.
    I think it was a big mistake for her not to run for President this time. She would have aced Romney and Santorum.
    With Obama weak, she could have been President this time.
    Next time, she will be older news, and there will be good Republican challengers.
    I acknowledge I am looking in hindsight, but I think Sarah Palin lost her best opportunity

    April 4, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • @David

      She didn't run #1 cause she would lose. #2 not enough money in it for her. #3 she knows she doesn't have enough brains to do the job. #4 Obama would wipe the floor with her in a debate. She could never hold her own against him. They only people that would vote for her are the tea party nut cases. The woman is stupid, clueless, biased, & just a money grubbing opportunist. She wouldn't even make a good greeter at the local Walmart.

      April 4, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      All I can say to you is....GET REAL!

      April 4, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  209. Anita York

    This article is SO misleading. It only talks about the ratings from Monday. Palin was on Tuesday. What are those numbers. I, like a lot of people, watched GMA not Today on TUESDAY.

    April 4, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  210. Mary

    I agree with the vast majority here. Palin is a stain on this country. She couldn't make it as a governor. She said she could do more for the state of Alaska out of office. Really? I would think being governor would be the best way to help my state out. Mccain made a huge mistake having her as his VP choice. She wasn't fit to be governor, but yet fit enought to be second in charge of our country! Can you imagine if Mccain died & she was in charge? OMG! She saw that money making machine after the election & decided to jump on it. It has always been about the money & fame. So Sarah, what great works have you done for the state of Alaska? None? I will never watch anything to do with this women. Enough of the dumbing down of America!

    April 4, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • liz Carr

      You are the fool. Because you dont even know what you are talking about.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Katie

    Actually I caught parts of both shows and I personally believe Palin did a better job than Couric.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  212. DetMom

    Many people watched to see how many mistakes Palin would make. I didn't. We know Couric is a competent host. Long-term, Couric would bury Palin in the ratings because people would quickly tire of pink slime when they could enjoy the real thing.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  213. peace

    She's a dumb azz, like the some of the ppl here.lol

    April 4, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • ?

      It seems someone is still tring to see if peace is here or not. I beleve not.

      April 4, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  214. tonyl

    Of course she gets more ratings. Conservatives watch her cause they love her. Fanatics watch her cause they love her. Rest of the nation watch her to see how she makes fool of herself. She is an comical entertainment to most Americans.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  215. James Hall

    Palin is just as stiff as mitt romney is an the real truth is just not in her for her to speak it over any political subject. just as it is with the entire republican party these day the only pay lip service to the real truth when in fact thay cant stand for someone to tell the truth an to speak truth to power. in my personal opinion she should never again be allowed to have any form of air time on any t.v network an not even on the rush limbugh show an he needs to be replace an remove form the nation air waves once an for all palin is an idoit for sure an is just as unelecltable as is romney santoruom or gingrich or paul they will see the real truth when they come face to face with it after the people of this country have had their say so in the november elections thye will surely lose seate in the house an the senate come november. good riddiance to bad rubbish thank you

    April 4, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  216. Paganini

    Watching either is like a trip to the dentist. I would only watch them at gunpoint...

    April 4, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  217. evelyn2

    DrEvil – so quitting in the middle of their term to run for President and Vice President (or McCain would have done if he had won) is the same as quitting in the middle of your term to go cash in on your 15 minutes of fame? Speeches, books, reality TV, bus tours, tweets, etc. What a noble enterprise she has undertaken when she selflessly resigned again...

    April 4, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  218. drobat

    You've got to wonder if NBC execs are rolling laughing, knowing that their ratings grab with Spalin worked to perfection. Who could resist, if you're a network morning news watcher, the allure of Sarah and what is her one woman carnival attraction?

    April 4, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  219. Fred Dee

    I watched it (I'm guessing from the comments I'm probably one of the few here who did); she seemed quite nice. Why so much hate for her? Is it because she belongs to the other party? Really people – we should be bigger than that. I'm sure if she was one of us you all would love her. Be fair.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Liz Carr

      I agree with you. Some women cannot stand the thought of PALIN NOT ONLY BEING A GOOD PERSON BUT BEING GOOD LOOKING TOO. One of these people is Katie Curic

      April 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      Honey! Be grateful and praise the good Lord she is not one of us!! We have enough problems with her being one of them!!!

      AMEN!!!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Billy

    Pooooooop. D00000000DEY.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  221. william d trask cpa

    KATIE COURIC IS A CREEP,,, AND IS A BIG FAKE,, I LEFT CBS NEWS AFTER 30 YEARS BACAUSE OF HER NAUSEA,,, , SHE NEEDS TO RETIRE,,,,, SARAH PALIN TELLS IT LIKE IT IS,, HOORAY FOR STRONG WILLED , INSPRING WOMEN LIKE HER,, IM GLAD THE RATINGS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE, GOD GIVES US ALL A FATHOM FOR THE TRUTH,, WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Rolyat

      The only reason why Palin beat her in the ratings was because people wanted to see her make a fool of herself. Which she did very well. Very well.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      Now you've done it!!! Made me regurgitate all over myself. Thanks. And you a CPA? Where did you learn to count?

      April 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Billy

    Spring break is my favrite holiday.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  223. Manu

    But I thought she was totally against the maiinstream, excuse me!, that's the "lamestream" media.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  224. Paul

    I loved when they had Sarah do a segment about raising a teen. An unwed mother doing a reality show. What could Palin have to say that I would need to hear?

    April 4, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • gay boy

      U liberals are uneducated trash, I hope KING OBAMA is held in contempt of court AND ARRESTED, What a fake lieing joke Obama is

      April 4, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  225. Sue

    I didn't watch either one!

    April 4, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  226. Joshua Ludd

    Of course she did...everyone wanted to see the freakshow.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  227. Jackson

    The Today Show has finished first in the ratings for YEARS now. Sarah's appearance on the show had ZERO to do with it beating out GMA, just as Katie's appearance on GMA had ZERO to do with them not beating the Today Show.

    This is a non-story.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  228. رهملارهملارهملا

    Katie is most sinful for going in TV uncovered. She is practically naked with her hair thusly exposed. I wonder at society of West sometime. Woman dominate everything, keep men down. Should be reversed.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  229. kkummen

    I needed a good laugh palin never fails at making me laugh –remember she said the dinasours lived a few thousand years ago hahahahaha !!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  230. Trainwreck

    Everyone can't help but watch a trainwreck.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  231. Shane Bridges

    I watched the today show with Couric and Brokaw in the early 80's,could not stand Couric and was glad when she left. Her little girl charm and butter face made her hard to look at and listen to. Palin on the other hand is intelligent, manipulative and hot to boot. She is not the standard shallow journalist. But a shallow leader who at the very least has accomplished much and is stll hot!

    April 4, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Joshua Ludd

      One thing Palin is not is intelligent... and she has actually accomplished relatively little. Half a term as governor and a miserable failure of a run for VP, she being the one thing that definitely sank her party's ticket.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      Intelligent?????!!! Try thinking with the gray matter in your skull rather than the junk in your pants....

      April 4, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  232. keb carerra

    Please don't pull stunts like this. Every time I see and hear Sarah Palin I feel ashamed for my country.
    Do you know anyone that quit their job as governor of a State ? Our past follows us and defines who we are , have her ring that bell again and tell us the British are coming.or tell us what job the Vice President does or a thousand other things she says and does to make us all dizzy in her soccer mom "folksy" dribble.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      Yeah I do! Mitt Romney!!! Too busy running for POTUS and away from MA after leaving debris in his path!!! 47th out of 50th state with Job creation. Highest health care costs of any state. Does anyone wonder what a great President he will make if he is elected? Will turn Bain Capital into a conglomerate. Ship all jobs overseas and bury the rest of his 13% tax rebate into foreign venture capital. Don't you just love those millionaires?

      April 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Alex

    Katie who go crawel back under the rock you came from. Loser for 5 years as an anchor loser here again. Time to retire and see if you can see Russia from your apartment. hahahaha

    April 4, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      Spoken like a true conservative moron.....GROW UP, you whining crybaby....you cons are an embarrassment to this country.

      April 4, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  234. Johnny Z

    Turned on Today. Saw Palin. Today Show is now Yesterday for me.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  235. Bob

    Duh of course BUT only because it was the first time. People would tune in to see Donald Duck the "first time". Ok now her 15 minutes (way to many of them) is over and so is she. P.S. anyone have any doubts that the U.S. has a lot of dummies in it?

    April 4, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  236. Billy

    I like Sara. My teacher said she is a good role model for girls in my class.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Johnny Z

      Oh Billy. Listen to your other teachers, but take the girls in your class and run from that one!

      April 4, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  237. Lloyd DeMoss

    I left CBS because of Couric, don't like the present group any better. Went to ABC and was perfectly happy and NOW for the rest of the story, Fox News here I come.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  238. Dave

    UGH!!! Once again, an idiot gains celebrity status in America and is set for life. We will be reading about Sarah Palin in one form or another for the rest of our lives. What a joke...

    April 4, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  239. krb

    I watched Palin cause I am a fan of uneducated white trash.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  240. calvin

    Having Sarah P turned it into a reality show and that's what people watch, sadly enough... I meant to tell SP that I can see the moon from my house.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  241. Fae

    Only reason I turned NBC on is to see Palin. I love that women. A true American and Christen!

    April 4, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Let It Bleed

      Yeah, she really is. Quits her job with actual responsiblity half way through, takes 10 years and 5 schools to get an associates degree, preaches abstinance only and then wonders how her kid gets pregnant at 17. Yep. A true American.

      PS, its "Christian", but then again, sycophants aren't too big on dat der Book learnin anyway.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • DTK

      Please don't breed.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Have you taken an IQ test ever? I recommend you do...

      April 4, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • gay boy

      US gay guys LOVE OUR SARAH, I love NBC Now, Palin is wonderful, U GO GIRL, HOPE OBAMA IS DEPORTED SOON, WHAT A CREEP

      April 4, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • znhcats

      You stated that you didn't agree with her but thought she would beat Obama? Not the majority has your IQ, thank God! Her supporter is less than 20% national wide, she's smart enough to be aware of that there is noway she'd win in any high position. The reason she got a high rate in Today's was viewers expected she would make another big jokes. Her next path in career will be comedian, she should talk to Fox about it.

      April 4, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • lathebiosas

      You spell like a backwards Christen. Woman is singular, and Christen is Christian. I hope our post was irony, if not you truly represent the typical education level of Palin's target audience.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • lathebiosas

      You spell like a backwards Christen. Woman is singular, and Christen is Christian. I hope our post was irony, if not you truly represent the typical education level of Palin's target audience.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      I hope your freakin kidding....if not you are an idiot...you cant even spell Christian right

      April 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      I believe the word is Christian not Christen which I have trouble believing you are a believer since you believe in a liar and an anti-Christian at that. Certainly don't know how to love one's neighbor as thyself. But I love you neighbor so you can go on believing anything you want to honey.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • cookie

      It's perfectly logical you would like her, because you can't spell Christian and, I'm sure, neither can she.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynn W

      We know you can't think, but now we know you can't spell either.

      April 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  242. JJ

    Palin beats Couric in ratings? Fox beats CNN in ratings? Big surprise. Just like McDonald's cheap fast food beats out higher quality food chains in sales.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • TommyBoy

      Hey, if Clinton didn't let some fat intern sukk his c@ck, we would have had Gore for 8 yrs and now Obama for 8yrs. Could have been 24 yrs of left wing dems, if not for a stained blue dress. Just saying.... TB

      April 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Monrob

    Katie brought down Palin in the campaign. She deserves to be canonized.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • FF3A24

      Palin brought down Palin – she couldn't answer basic questions.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • :-O

      You cannot be serious.
      Palin brought herself down.
      She could not answer simple questions like "What newspapers do you read". Yep, a real "gotcha question"

      April 4, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • odk1

      KATIE DID'NT BROUGHT SARA PALIN LETS HER SELF DOWN,SHE WASNT SMART FROM DAY ONE,NOW IT MAKES ME QUESTION THE GUY CHOOSES HER FOR VP. JOB.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      Yep. Katie got Palin in that infamous "gotcha" moment when Katie asked the most difficult question ever....... "What newspapers and magazines do you read"? Who can answer such a difficult question? Palin didn't know that being able to read was required to be Vice President. She thought that spouting the Fox News soundbites would suffice.

      It truly is sad that so many people in the US actually look up to Palin. How far down does one have to be to look up to a quitter?

      April 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • G

      Katie didn't bring down semi-gov Sarah, Sarah did that on her own because she was totally unprepared to answer basic questions. But Sarah was prepared to blame her unpreparedness on others. Same old, same old.

      April 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Kathy

    Everyone tuned in to see a train wreck, and they got one.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • gay boy

      Same thing with KING OBAMA, WE GOT A HUGE TRAIN WRECK, IS THEIR A TRAIN HEADED BACK TO KENYA? Pray that fake, lieing, obamanation IS ON IT, WHAT A JOKE HE IS, Hey Obama can u see KENYA from the WHITE house cause u headed back their bud

      April 4, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  245. bill

    I think what most folks wanted to see was a train wreck. And I'm sure that's what they got. Palin is nothing more than a real life SNL skit. albeit one that spews hate, fear and utter nonsense

    April 4, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  246. sharon in syracuse

    she's like the energizer bunny. she pops up everywhere. i didn't like the energizer bunny either. i am tired of her, my family is tired of her. we got tired of tiny tim too. but at least he served a purpose.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  247. Carol

    The train wreck is Palin. If you want fake, Sarah fits the bill.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  248. Let It Bleed

    I think I'd rather watch Battlefield Earth on repeat for 3 weeks than listen to this inbred B lister blather on about whatever KOCH/FAUX tripe she's been programed to speak for this infiltration mission.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  249. Pat

    Have you seen what shows top the ratings these days? Reality crap for people who can't think for themselves. Is it a wonder that palin did well?

    April 4, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  250. shannon g

    Everyone wanted to see Sarah make a fool out of herself as usual...

    April 4, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  251. blackperson3

    I agree with Lynn, Katie is a train wreck and acts Fake!

    April 4, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  252. Marty in MA

    Palin, The quit-in-the-middle-of-your-term one?

    I like Tina Fey better :)

    April 4, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • DrEvil

      Like Obama and Biden quit the Senate?

      April 4, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • ?

      Dr Evil really?
      Obama and Biden left the senate to assume higher office, which they were elected to.

      Palin lost, had half a term left and still quit.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Oh Really

      Dr Evil really?
      Obama and Biden left the senate to assume higher office, which they were elected to.

      Palin lost, had half a term left and still quit.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Raha

      Quit? How about got a promotion. Sarah on the other hand quit, no if ands or buts about it. Citing that politics had become too tough in AK since running as a vice pres candidate. Welcome to the real world chick. Or maybe it was to figure out if she was a realistic candidate for president. Well thankfully that was a reality show that never got filmed. The only thing she can handle is very scripted dialogue that requires no free thinking.

      April 4, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Jae

      Drevil
      Ur not racist rite? U forgot to mention that

      April 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Lynn

    Human nature is to watch a train wreck or freak show, she is both. Didn't waste electricity watching her.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Pander Express

      Exactly right.
      If Palin were to be on the Today show as a regular, as one poster below put it, it would soon become the Yesterday Show.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Christy9

      You've got that right! The sound of her voice is like scraping chalk on a blackboard. She has nothing worthwhile to say and is a self appointed critic in the political world. Like a plague, there's no getting rid of her!

      April 4, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Emmy

      You articulated my reaction. So now I have no need to post. Train wreck for sure.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Imjesayin

      Right on. They could have just put a TV screen on the couch next to Matt Lauer with a loop of the Texas tornadoes and people would watch it.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • CAT 222

      I agree!

      April 4, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • TSB8C

      I'd watch Palin over Couric any day of the week. Katie Couric has failed at every show she does and they just keep bouncing her from one to the other in the hopes they can eventually find a place where she doesn't such so bad.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • gay boy

      Yes and we have watched KING OBAMA, the biggest train wreck in AMERICAN HISTORY destroy America for years, Now hes in trouble with the federal judges, I hope hes found in contemt of court and arrested and sent back to kenya

      April 4, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      why not? i wasted electricity reading your comment.

      April 4, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • catene

      You took the words right out of my fingers...

      April 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bentley

      Your an Idiot!

      April 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      you took the words right out of my mouth....

      April 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • elmer

      Exactly, I hadn't see her in awhile and I needed a laugh. Unfortunately, what does it
      say about us, that this lady was one step from the White House and OUR WMD's.

      We've nothing to fear, but ourselves....

      April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • hecep

      Of course. If it was Snooki instead of Palin, you'd have the same result. Which means this has nothing to do with Couric's personality or personability. Most people tend to slow down to watch the accident.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lean6

      I was just thinking, "people just want to see Palin fall on her face." After knowing her story, and how we dodged a bullet with her standing in line to be number 2 in the White House, it is a bit of a peek into a circus tent. I hope people keep tuning in so that they keep constantly reminded of what the GOP is capable of attempting in their quest for power.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joyce

      I agraee. That is the only reason her ratings were beter tat Kattie's

      April 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Burbank

      I agree, they are only watching because most of them hate her and want to see her fall on her narcissistic face. I doubt ithe extra ratings will last more than a week, if that. Anyone notice that she snuck away for a few weeks and got a face lift last year? I'm suprised that wasn't all over the news!

      April 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • PALINTASTIC

      If Palin were to be a regular, I would definately make the Today show my "EVERYDAY" show.
      LISTEN UP – NBC. Only thing is that I don't want Palin to boost NBC's ratings. Why should she
      when they did not do her any favors in the past.

      She should stick with Fox – have her own morning show or help Oprah bring in some women viewers.
      I bet OWN network would see a spike in viewership. I would watch it for the first time if Palin was on.
      And I am not even Republican, White or a morning show person.... some of us have jobs...
      I am SO glad she beat the tired Katie Couric – I am so sick of slick anchors like her.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • mimi

      I didn't bother to watch either one of those morning shows because of the guest host. Turn to CBS morning show and was very impressed with Charlie Rose and group. Finally an intelligent adult program on in the morning, I am going to continue to watch. Bye NBC and ABC.

      April 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      Oh Lynn, you are a very nice person, aren't you. Don't let me bump into the likes of a hateful you anytime.

      I think Palin did great and I would watch her any time of any day. But I don't think NBC deserves to have her
      boost their ratings. She needs to choose her alliances carefully.
      Good Job Sarah Palin.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jannynet

      You got that right!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • TTNYC

      Aren't you special?

      April 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom breneman

      Just how special are you? You might be a freak show yourself!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      All you Palin haters make me laugh. It just kills you that this down to earth woman of faith is loved by most of America. Go Sarah!!!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Exactly what I was thinking – everyone knew what they would get with Couric, but the train-wreck was unpredictable and therefore "more interesting."

      April 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Freddie

      You people need to take a moment to check your MEAN, BULLY behavior for posting such nonsense
      about someone that you don't care about. I think if you guys with all your stomach full of hate, if you channel
      that towards something meaningful and constructive, you would be so much more productive. But hate is more fun,
      for you, right ?

      People like you writing such crap is embarassing. It makes CNN.com a trashy place to even go to. They need to get rid of this type of comments so no one is allowed to post hateful stuff for the world to read. How embarassing !!!!

      April 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynda

      Totally agree–and so disappointed in Today for stooping so low...:(

      April 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • shut_up

      couric isnt a train wreck, she just smells like one harrrrrrrrrr

      April 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      You said it. She's train wreck. She's too obtuse to even realize it yet there she is out in public again.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nunya

      Darn, beat me to it, i.e. everyone loves a trainwreck. And in true form she was indeed a trainwreck, going off on embarassing and non-sensical tangents continuously throughout the show. I think she got trolled by Couric again and Couric wasn't even there.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      LOL. I wanted to post exactly what you posted. Disasters are far more fun to watch than news.

      April 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim B

      That is the same reason Obama got elected and why Oprah is so popular.

      April 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      So true Lynn MerkelPaul@yahoo.com

      April 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon Baker Highland springs VA

      Sarah Palin is a waste of humanity, If a lot of people tunded in it was only to watch her f- up

      April 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      Who are you speaking about Couric or Palin?

      April 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      Palin is just pure entertainment like who in there right mind would take her serious? It's like watching wwe wrestling.

      April 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • agathokles

      Absolutely! You got that one right! More relevant would be if they gave Palin and Couric the jobs for a year, what would happen to the ratings? Palin didn't do so well with her "Sarah Palin's Alaska."

      April 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gop

      You make a very good point about Katie Couric. good one! I agree no one should watch that hag!

      April 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kurt

      Why is she a "train wreck and a "freak"? I'm not a fan of hers for many reasons, but I don't see her as either. Seems to me you're just resorting to name calling and band-wagoning.

      April 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • mimigarrett

      Just when you think the Today Sow couldn't get much worse....IT DOES!

      April 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • mimigarrett

      Hey, you might be watching the next VP Nominee (Palin)........if her many fans are voters, she may just get another chance....If it happens and she is elected, 12/21/12 will be the end of the world for sure....be afraid....be very afraid

      April 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shels6

      First time in years that I chose to not watch the Today Show.

      April 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phillco24

      Lol, funny comment. I agree, at least she made fun of herself.

      April 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howie

      TV always presents junk for ratings – They did it again – Not worth watching... I am sure I did not miss anything!

      Palin... a waste of time – perfect for TV – You go TV-Idiots!

      April 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |

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