Jane Pauley takes the reins of “CBS Sunday Morning” tomorrow for the first time as host. The former “Today” show co-anchor will fill in for Charles Osgood, and she’ll also sit in for Gayle King on “CBS This Morning” all next week. Pauley, who spent 13 years at the “Today” show, signed on as a contributor for CBS News in April.
Pauley hosts “Sunday Morning” as the show comes off another big win. Last Sunday, “CSM” averaged 5.19 million viewers — more than the averages for “Good Morning America,” “Today,” and “CBS This Morning’s” for the Monday thru Friday editions in July. That’s up +11% vs. the same week last year. The show drew 1.2 million A25-54 viewers, flat vs. last year.