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.
That shouldn't be hard to do. Couric is just plain annoying and overrated.
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.
Everybody loves a good freak show.
I'd say payback is a ****, but people only tuned in to Palin because human nature draws us to disaster.
the only amazing this is that people care about any of these rich bozos
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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.
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.
Of course, it's like watching a car wreck...everyone stops to look.
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!
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.
Wow – this will drive the liberals absolutely CRAZY!!!
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.
Hal , many liberals are already there!! Some have been there a long long time
You Betcha'!!!! (inbred wink)
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
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!
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.
I can now begin living life.
Wasn't it John Lennon who said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ?
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.
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.
everyone was waiting for another huge Palin gaffe...what dumb thing would Palin say again on National TV, thus the ratings "win". sad.
Katie Couric has always been a marginal journalist, and a consistent third among three in primetime anchors. Enough is enough with this rube.
Well at least Palin has a legal birth certificate Katie makes me want to go thru-up such a fake her and Matt both
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.
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.
you have watched the Today show for how many years Jill? Wow, you must be one dumbed down woman
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.
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We love you and need you in Canada Sarah Palin. Way to go Sarah
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.
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.
That's because everyone already knows Katie won't make a fool of herself.
Makes me never want to tune to the Today Show, Lost me forever!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lol, he who laughs last laughs loudest.
She actually said she didnt think actors should play real people.
Train wrecks always get eyeballs....
And I can't spell... lol
Palin won because of curiosity seekers, not people looking for anything of substance. Couric, the lady with the brain, has staying power.
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...
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.
Well we at least know how many idiots were watching that morning.
People watch Palin to see her do stupid things. People watch Couric for information.
Sorry to hear your kids are stupid 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.
I love hearing the stupid excuses stupid libs make. That makes it all worth while.
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.
Sarah Palin is the Britney Spears of politics, just replace the tweens with middle-aged social conservatives. Her path will follow a similar arc.
Katie, it boils down to if you'd rather see an intelligent woman report the news or an idiot...the intelligent woman lost today!
Palin beat Couric. Sux to B Katie. Too funny.
I'm trying to find the "news" in this story.
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.
Very good point !
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.
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.
Hurry up and come back Robin Roberts; I miss you!
I have one edition because that's what just happened to me when I read your comment, and that is "spit-take".
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!
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
@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.
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.
I bet George Stef. wasn't barely catching the puke in his mouth throughout the entire broadcast like Matt Lauer certainly was, though!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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".
Couric is staking her fame on her stupid newspaper question of yesteryear?? Really? Duh!
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.
Couric is a hag and Palin is a major cougar. Would I watch either show? H3ll no.
"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!!
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
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.
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?
Don't forget Oprah.
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
Obama is a child of Satan. So is Couric.
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.
Oh wait. I am named Trigtard. You can't use it.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!!
Sure she won. Everyone wants to see the possible train wreck in action.
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.
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What a waste of a blog
The ratings between the two shows were basically the same as any other day... the results had nothing to do with either guest.
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.
Sarah Palin with Morals!!! Doug where do you get your news. I hope you live in America and not Egypt
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
Dirty Mind. I'm sure you'll do well on FOX News.
How much will your silence cost them?
I wonder what NBC was thinking. I guess you dine with the beast to get ratings
Couric was very rude to Palin. Payback is a beutch!
Yep, sure is rude to ask Sarah a question she can't answer. (Doesn't take much effort either)
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!
i don't think I'm better, I KNOW I'm better.
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..
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.
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.
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.
I don't care for either Couric or Palin. I'd take Katie any day over a dumba$$ like Palin.
This shows the level of intelligence in our country.
no, actually the anti-Palin comments are more indicative of the level of intelligence in the country
Couric is washed up.
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!!!
...you must really be challenging to be around. seriously.
It amazes me how no matter the subject....some always turn it around to bring Obama in to it !
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?
People will always be attracted to the circus freaks!
Some people will watch anything once. Morbid curiosity, I bet.
Where the heck is Robin Roberts??? duh I knew I was missing somebody but just couldn't put my finger on it.
Smug vs smugger. Not sure there is a winner here.
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?
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%.
Your doctor wants to know why you feel the need to come in every day for that.
Palin has a far thicker skin than Mr. Obama. She is just getting started.
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.
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.
I agree. People watched to see how many foolish things she would say. Train wreck. Freak show. apropos.
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 :-)
Palintwit – Yes, yes you are a twit, and you are obviously home from school using your mom's computer.
Go do your homework!
Good for Sarah!
That means their were 10 million people with nothing better to do on a Tuesday morning?
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!
Sand...Many people just can't stand that woman, that doesn't make anyone an "evil little troll".
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?
I was a little taken back at how her hair now looks more like Tina Fey's. Reality imitating art imitating reality....
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.
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.
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.
I really thought the "Today Show" had more class than this. Disappointing...How about having people on the show who really matter?
Conservatives aren't the ones spewing all the hateful words.
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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
I would like to suggest that you go back to school and learn how to spell and put a sentence together.
Sarah Palin is an incompetent wall-eyed shrew. And I say this full knowing that I'm being really mean to shrews everywhere.
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?
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.
An overripe banana would beat Couric in a ratings contest.
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.
Sarah Palin is honest and obviously very intelligent. Liberals just hate conservatives blindly.
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.
Still blowing milk out of my nose over that comment....too funny!!! Palin "intelligent"? And my dog is a calculus wizard too!!
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.
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!
And why is this important to report on?????????????????
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.
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.
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.
Palin is like that expired can of corn at the back of the refrigerator.
or the old girlfriend that you call at 3 in the morning when you can't get hold of any decent girls.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.....
Watching Palin is nothing more than fascination with the abomination.
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.
HA! Palin got elected then chose to leave before she could complete even one term. She's a nightmare.
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.
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.
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.
She is no longer govenor REMEMMBER.? She quit mid-term. Looks good on a resume, "don'tchathink"?
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!
I agree with obama, palin is a pig with lipstick on.
not a classy comment at all.
Yeah, I'll be laughingatyou when OBAMA gets another term. . Maybe u make tons of money and Romney is your man!!
Couric is too smiley, Palin is too old hat. Robin Roberts is Number One!
Polarizing?? Annoying is a better word. There are just a lot of stupid people in this world who got hooked on her. Poor souls.
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!
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?
"Fall gal" you mean!
You have to be liberal with that stupid comment.
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.
So not transfer the actions of brain dead Obamabots to sane people that admire Palin.
Well she may not be smart but she is sure polarizing. Couric was never that and thats why she has always been a flop.
..and her daughter with 3 left feet made it to the finals on DWTS...
FOX is scary
Not as scary as the fact that you may vote. Now that is scary.
It's ok, Katie will always have better numbers than $arah when they're judged on their IQ scores.
I agree with Lynn – people merely watched Palin knowing they would see her make a ... out of herself!
Hey Gay Boy the only one that smells of poo would be you
And in looks as well.
Palin should just stay home and babysit the grand baby.
As much as I dislike Palin, I dislike that smug Couric more. It is hilarious that more people watched Palin!
We tune in to watch Palin cause we like to see how dumb she really is it's. Unbelievable but entertainment.
sad, but oh so very true
Knowing who the guest was ...what kind of people do you think watched the show?
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).
Who cares about her voice? The woman is insane!
I'm hoping you are on your knees thanking the Almighty that you do NOT get FOX news – the hate channel
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.
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!!!!
I hope they do it, just to pizz you off. You sound like such a delightful [sic] being.
@ 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.
I bet Matt Lauser was a lot happier having palin on rather than the short, ugly one.
They are both a couple of idiots but at least palin is better looking than little katie.
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.
Matt stole Sara's panties, Matt stole Sara's Panties...........
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.
Go away Couric please.....
people only watched just to see if palin would screw up.
I can't stand either of them, so I did the smart thing...kept the TV off.
u think sarah palin is intelligent! Wow!
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.
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
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??!!
She beats the dits Kouric, and next to be beat is the trash bag AKA OBAMA!!!
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.
Julie, after that post, do you still think you are smarter than Sarah?
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!
May win in ratings but not even close in intelligence.
couric is too predictable and you never get a sense of what her real personality is. It's no fun.
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).
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.
Of course the Today Show won out. Everyone always goes to the freak show.
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.
I would watch Palin any day before Curic. Neither one of them has anything worthwhile to say, but at least
Palin is hot!!
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.
The difference is katie Couric is a professional and Sarah Palin is a joke.
All this proves is that there are more stupid people in the U.S. than there are smart people. This surprises someone?
All the stupid people voted for Obama.
Can CNN take a poll and ask how many people are tired of this creature called Palin?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
You really should just be silent and count how many times she has made an idiot of herself and those around her! Gottcha!
I'm sure liberal heads must be exploding over this piece of information. Too funny.
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.
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
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!!!!
I will not watch Today show if Palin is on the show.
@ 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.
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?
I've watched Today for years, but am less loyal since it's gone fluffy, and will NOT watch if Palin is on.
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.
Yeah, but Palin's got that trashy flight attendant look going!
Katie Couric has more style and grace in her farts than Palin does in her whole body.
Sarah Palin breathes new life into the term boob-tube.
Two peas in a pod. They deserve each other
Luckily I have a full time job to go to so that I didn't have to watch either of this people.
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.
Is NBC that desperate that they had to hire Palin to co-host the morning show.
I am one of the few here who actually like Sarah. I don't see her as a train wreck at all.
You're not looking hard enough.....
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.
@ 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.
Where is Observer when you need him to call someone liberal garbage??
He's in luv with her!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
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.
All I can say to you is....GET REAL!
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.
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!
You are the fool. Because you dont even know what you are talking about.
Actually I caught parts of both shows and I personally believe Palin did a better job than Couric.
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.
She's a dumb azz, like the some of the ppl here.lol
It seems someone is still tring to see if peace is here or not. I beleve not.
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.
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
Watching either is like a trip to the dentist. I would only watch them at gunpoint...
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...
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?
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.
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
Honey! Be grateful and praise the good Lord she is not one of us!! We have enough problems with her being one of them!!!
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 !!!!
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.
Now you've done it!!! Made me regurgitate all over myself. Thanks. And you a CPA? Where did you learn to count?
Spring break is my favrite holiday.
But I thought she was totally against the maiinstream, excuse me!, that's the "lamestream" media.
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?
U liberals are uneducated trash, I hope KING OBAMA is held in contempt of court AND ARRESTED, What a fake lieing joke Obama is
I didn't watch either one!
Of course she did...everyone wanted to see the freakshow.
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.
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.
GET A LIFE CROWN, WOMEN HATER,SHE IS NOT COMING BACK.
what kind of a name is Rahamlar Hmlar Hmlar? You sound like you're faking a Tonto accent.
I needed a good laugh palin never fails at making me laugh –remember she said the dinasours lived a few thousand years ago hahahahaha !!!!
Everyone can't help but watch a trainwreck.
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!
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.
Intelligent?????!!! Try thinking with the gray matter in your skull rather than the junk in your pants....
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.
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?
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
Spoken like a true conservative moron.....GROW UP, you whining crybaby....you cons are an embarrassment to this country.
Turned on Today. Saw Palin. Today Show is now Yesterday for me.
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?
No doubts after reading comments like yours.
I like Sara. My teacher said she is a good role model for girls in my class.
Oh Billy. Listen to your other teachers, but take the girls in your class and run from that one!
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.
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...
I know, so true.
You probably will – she'll be POTUS one of these days!
I watched Palin cause I am a fan of uneducated white trash.
I am a fan of uneducated black trash that votes for KING OBAMA, NOT
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.
Only reason I turned NBC on is to see Palin. I love that women. A true American and Christen!
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.
Please don't breed.
Have you taken an IQ test ever? I recommend you do...
US gay guys LOVE OUR SARAH, I love NBC Now, Palin is wonderful, U GO GIRL, HOPE OBAMA IS DEPORTED SOON, WHAT A CREEP
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.
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.
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.
I hope your freakin kidding....if not you are an idiot...you cant even spell Christian right
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.
It's perfectly logical you would like her, because you can't spell Christian and, I'm sure, neither can she.
We know you can't think, but now we know you can't spell either.
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.
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
Katie brought down Palin in the campaign. She deserves to be canonized.
Palin brought down Palin – she couldn't answer basic questions.
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"
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.
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?
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.
Everyone tuned in to see a train wreck, and they got one.
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
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
You mean like you just did about her?
I just wanted to see her in those heels and skirt, woman definately has the sltty librarian thing going on.
Pot meet Kettle
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.
The train wreck is Palin. If you want fake, Sarah fits the bill.
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.
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?
Everyone wanted to see Sarah make a fool out of herself as usual...
yes! Palin suffers from foot-in-mouth syndrome in the extreme, you betcha!
well she didn't
How could anyone even think of listening to anything she has to say...it's like listening to a 1st grader.
Palins wonderful, King Obama SUCKS bad, for that matter u liberals STINK OF POOPOO
Yep, they watch Palin for the same reason they watch the Kardashians, just to see how truly dumb humanity can get.
And she didn't disappoint, you betcha!
I agree with Lynn, Katie is a train wreck and acts Fake!
Palin vs Biden in 2016. Those should be fun debates to watch. RY
Palin, The quit-in-the-middle-of-your-term one?
I like Tina Fey better :)
Like Obama and Biden quit the Senate?
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.
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.
Ur not racist rite? U forgot to mention that
Human nature is to watch a train wreck or freak show, she is both. Didn't waste electricity watching her.
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.
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!
You articulated my reaction. So now I have no need to post. Train wreck for sure.
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.
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.
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
why not? i wasted electricity reading your comment.
You took the words right out of my fingers...
Your an Idiot!
you took the words right out of my mouth....
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....
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.
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.
I agraee. That is the only reason her ratings were beter tat Kattie's
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!
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.
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.
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.
You got that right!
Aren't you special?
Just how special are you? You might be a freak show yourself!
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!!!
Exactly what I was thinking – everyone knew what they would get with Couric, but the train-wreck was unpredictable and therefore "more interesting."
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 !!!!
Totally agree–and so disappointed in Today for stooping so low...:(
couric isnt a train wreck, she just smells like one harrrrrrrrrr
You said it. She's train wreck. She's too obtuse to even realize it yet there she is out in public again.
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.
LOL. I wanted to post exactly what you posted. Disasters are far more fun to watch than news.
That is the same reason Obama got elected and why Oprah is so popular.
So true Lynn MerkelPaul@yahoo.com
Sarah Palin is a waste of humanity, If a lot of people tunded in it was only to watch her f- up
Who are you speaking about Couric or Palin?
Palin is just pure entertainment like who in there right mind would take her serious? It's like watching wwe wrestling.
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."
You make a very good point about Katie Couric. good one! I agree no one should watch that hag!
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.
Just when you think the Today Sow couldn't get much worse....IT DOES!
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
First time in years that I chose to not watch the Today Show.
Lol, funny comment. I agree, at least she made fun of herself.
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!
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