Katie’s Old Show Beats Katie’s New Show

By Brian 

First on TVNewser: Maybe Katie Couric should have stayed on The Today Show.

On Friday, Today outrated the CBS Evening News by 200,000 viewers and a full rating point in the demo.

According to fast affiliate data, Today on NBC had 5,100,000 viewers, while the Evening News on CBS had 4,900,000. In the demo, Today had a 2.2 and EN had a 1.2.

“It happens in the metered markets all the time. But this is the first time I’ve seen it in the national numbers,” a competitor says. “I wonder if this will become a regular occurrence?”