“CBS This Morning” needs all the help it can get. The daily talk and news program ranks third out of the big three broadcast networks’ morning shows, and really isn’t even all that close in viewership to NBC’s “Today” show or ABC’s “Good Morning America.” But it’s made progress.
CBS This Morning is shaking up its co-host lineup, with Nate Burleson joining the show in September. Burleson will join Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil on the show. Burleson had guest hosted the show in May. Anthony Mason, co-host since 2019, will shift to a role as reporter on culture.
For generations of Americans, the morning shows on ABC, CBS and NBC have been habitual places to turn to for some news and a check of the traffic and weather as they got ready for work and hustled the kids off to school. Yet who cares about the traffic and weather if you’re not leaving the house? Viewership is down at all three programs, although to be fair, it is for television in general. But for the morning shows, the loss hits hardest among viewers aged 25-to-54 —- working people. In that age group, viewing dropped 22% between the first three months of 2020 and this year at Today, 24% at Good Morning America and 16% at CBS This Morning, according to Nielsen.
Monday’s edition of CBS This Morning beat Today and Good Morning America for the first time, thanks to exclusive new clips of Sunday night’s blockbuster Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. CBS, which drew 17 million viewers for the Sunday primetime special, got another lift the following morning when Winfrey appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss the sit-down and air previously unseen clips from the exchange.
Shawna Thomas, a veteran of upstart journalism efforts like Vice and Quibi as well as mainstays like NBC News’ Meet the Press, will take the reins of CBS This Morning, filling a role that has been empty for months. Thomas has logged hours working as a Capitol Hill producer and also covering President Barack Obama. She spent a decade at NBC News before moving to Vice News, where she spent three years as its Washington bureau chief.
CBS This Morning could get a new sunrise perch. CBS is contemplating a move that could harness a cavernous studio facility in the New York headquarters of its corporate parent, ViacomCBS, for use by CBS News — in particular its a.m. program. The studio offers panoramic views of Times Square, was once used as a base for the legendary MTV program TRL, and can be seen from the windows of the New York building that houses ABC morning rival Good Morning America.
There’s yet another major change coming to CBS This Morning. The show was rebuilt from the ground up after Susan Zirinsky took over the CBS News division in 2019. Now, the show will be getting its second new executive producer in two years because current EP, Diana Miller, is quitting. She took a leave of absence in the summer to attend to personal matters, and has decided not to return.
After nearly 100 days away from the office, CBS This Morning returned to its home, Studio 57 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Not only have the show’s host trio of Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil been remote for the entire time, but the control room has been away from its stomping grounds for this entire time as well. King and Mason were back at the table this morning, while Dokoupil remained at his makeshift home studio in Brooklyn. But that won’t be the case each day. The hosts will rotate.
CBS This Morning co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil anchored the Monday morning broadcast from each of their respective homes as the coronavirus crisis continues. “Welcome to CBS This Morning — from our house to yours,” King said at the opening of the show. “We’re coming to you from each of our homes this morning because we, like you, are practicing social distancing out of an abundance of caution. Like so many Americans watching right now, we are at home.”
In what may have been the most peripatetic week in broadcast news history, CBS This Morning was likely the nation’s most dramatically displaced production with three moves in one week. Its executive producer shares details of the numerous challenges the show faced working with a skeleton crew under exhausting conditions, ultimately finding a home at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS’ Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. A video clip distributed on CBS News’ social media accounts, taken from a wide-ranging […]
The revamp of CBS This Morning continues, with the appointment of a new director, a new managing editor and a new senior broadcast producer.
King is, perhaps, what the culture needs right now: a soothing voice of reason, an adult who isn’t drowning in cynicism, who is still capable of being let down by her fellow humans if only because she still has faith in them. Someone who lives in this real-world Truman Show without feeling the need to perform.
David Begnaud, Jericka Duncan, Anna Werner and Vladimir Duthiers are the new members of the a.m. squad.
CBS News president and senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky on Monday unveiled a new weekday anchor lineup, naming Norah O’Donnell anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil co-hosts of CBS This Morning.
Norah O’Donnell is officially out as co-host of CBS’s struggling morning show. Sources close to CBS say that the new anchor lineup for CBS This Morning has been set and it doesn’t include O’Donnell because co-anchor Gayle King — riding high off her big interview R. Kelly — has demanded she be sent elsewhere. CBS News President Susan Zirinsky denied that King had anything to do with O’Donnell leaving the morning show.
For decades, the TV morning shows that are designed to appeal primarily to women have been produced mostly by men. But that’s changed. On Thursday, CBS named Diana Miller the new executive producer of CBS This Morning, filling a void left when Ryan Kadro exited the show three months ago. Now, for the first time, all three network morning programs have female EPs.
Diana Miller has been named executive producer of CBS This Morning. The announcement came Thursday from CBS News President Susan Zirinsky. Miller has been running the show since Ryan Kadro left in January and she was widely expected to be tapped for the top job permanently. She has been a senior producer on the broadcast since 2014.
Bianna Golodryg will be exiting CBS after a six-month stint as co-host of the network’s CBS This Morning program, a source close to the now Susan Zirinsky-run CBS News confirmed. This latest game of morning show chairs comes as Gayle King nears inking a new multi-year deal with CBS News.
Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson and Bianna Golodryga have scored a notable string of scoops for CBS This Morning in recent weeks. Now executives at the network’s news division are considering something that would also make headlines — a new anchor lineup for the show.
CBS is trying to lock up CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King to a new contract as the network is looking to her to be a pivotal player in a turnaround of the news division. According to two people at the network with knowledge of the situation, King is in talks for a new deal that would more than double her current annual salary to around $12 million — putting her closer to the range of the morning anchors at ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today.
Momentum at CBS This Morning, the most buzzworthy morning show for a handful of years, stopped dead with Charlie Rose’s firing. Last week CBS announced the exit of Ryan Kadro, the show’s top executive who had worked there since its 2012 launch, leaving an uncertain future. Today is hardly problem-free — remember Megyn Kelly? — but it has the steadiest audience of all three network morning shows. The elevation of Hoda Kotb into Lauer’s role is widely perceived as a winner.
Executive Producer Ryan Kadro will be leaving CBS This Morning and the network. He’s been with the show since its 2012 launch and been running it since his predecessor, Chris Licht, left to take over Stephen Colbert’s Late Show three years ago. CBS said Kadro’s exit had nothing to do with the network’s settlement this week of a lawsuit filed by three women concerning Rose’s behavior that had faulted management, including Kadro, for not acting to stop him. No replacement has been named.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News is adding Bianna Golodryga (go-low-DREEG-ah) as a fourth anchor to its morning show. The network announced Wednesday that Golodryga will join the team of Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson at the table on “CBS This Morning.” Golodryga is familiar to the show’s audience as a frequent substitute […]
CBS News named Face the Nation host John Dickerson as the new co-anchor of its CBS This Morning, replacing Charlie Rose. He will join Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell on the A.M. franchise and will no longer host his Washington-based Sunday morning political show..
Norah O’Donnell has been working on a six-month investigation into sexual assault at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the first report on what was found aired today on CBS This Morning. CBS said more than a dozen current and former cadets at the Air Force believe their cases had been mishandled and that they faced retaliation.
Since its launch in January 2012, CBS This Morning, with Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose, is the only one of the major morning shows that is consistently adding audience, adding 1.2 million viewers, or 47%, from 2.5 million viewers in the 2011-12 season to 3.7 million now.
In TV’s scorched-earth morning-TV wars, Madison Avenue is placing more stock in broadcast TV’s third-place show — a signal of growing confidence in CBS’s CBS This Morning. While advertisers continued in 2016 to commit more dollars to the show’s two main rivals — NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America — the ad-revenue take at the CBS show rose more on a percentage basis last year, according to data from Standard Media Index.
The morning program shows slight gains among total viewers this season, while ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today dip versus a year ago
NBC News’ Today finished first among broadcast morning shows in total viewers and demos in December, celebrating its first non-Olympics monthly win in more than four years. As the programs all talked up their stats for the final quarter of 2016, Today topped the pack in the news demo, with 1.79 million viewers aged 25-54, besting ABC’s Good Morning America (1.53M) and CBS This Morning (1.12M).
It took 16 years for ABC’s Good Morning America to end the historic streak by NBC’s Today as the most-watched program in morning television in 2012. But the race has tightened considerably over the last year. GMA is still the most popular show overall in the 2016-17 TV season, but NBC has topped GMA twice in overall viewers in the last five weeks and CBS This Morning is up 6% this season.
Gayle King has signed a $16.5 million deal to remain co-host of CBS This Morning for another three years alongside Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell.