For the second week of the London Summer games, NBC’s “Today” show averaged just shy of 6 million viewers, on par with week one but down from the 6.2 million the show drew for the second week of the Beijing games. According to Nielsen Fast National data, “Today” was watched by 1.6 million more viewers than ABC’s “Good Morning America.” During the Beijing games, that gap stood at 2.4 million viewers.
Final numbers will be released Thursday.
And before the they left London, the “Today” team said goodbye to three longtime staffers. Bucky Gunts, who was a longtime director for the show, and who more recently has been working with NBC Olympics, signed off after last night’s Closing Ceremony. Gunts, who won a primetime Emmy for his direction of the Vancouver Opening Ceremony in 2010, has been with NBC for 30 years. Also, Jack Bennett, “Today’s” director of operations and Sue Stogel, who’s been with the show 27 years, made the London Summer Games their final tour of duty.