Good Morning America Snaps Today's 852-Week Ratings Streak
Posted on Thu Apr 19, 2012 01:10 PM PDT

rroberts022209_02_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - NBC's Today show has enjoyed a 16 year leading the ratings race but Good Morning America has finally broken the streak.

ABC's morning show drew 5.17 million viewers for the week ending in April 13 while Today took in 5.13, beating the NBC show by 31,000 viewers. This marks the first time GMA has surpassed one of modern TV's more remarkable streaks.

“Of course, we congratulate our friends at Today for the greatest winning streak in broadcasting history and for their excellence and leadership during this historic run,” ABC News president Ben Sherwood said. "It’s a special day for ABC News, and, after a proper celebration 852 weeks in the making, we'll get right back to work to be ready tomorrow to help GMA viewers start their day with a rewarding experience and big-picture understanding of the world."