April 4th, 2012
10:07 AM ET
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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