'GMA' Only 40,000 Viewers Away From 'Today'

So it turns out that the gap between the "Today" show (search) and "Good Morning America" (search) wasn't 70,000 viewers last week — it was a lot less.

"GMA" closed the gap with "Today" to 40,000 viewers last week, according to final Nielsens released Thursday.

That puts "GMA" (Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts) almost 20 times closer to "Today" (Katie Couric, Matt Lauer) in terms of total viewers, from the same week a year ago, when 740,000 viewers separated the two morning shows.

Earlier this week, last week's gap between the two shows was estimated at 70,000 viewers — but, when all was said and done, "Today" aver aged 5.64 million viewers to "GMA's" 5.6 million.

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