Fueled by the Oscars, ABC’s Good Morning America is celebrating its most-watched week in nearly 23 years.
The Nielsen Co. said Thursday that ABC’s morning show averaged 6.3 million viewers last week, the most since the company began keeping electronic records in 1991. ABC’s Monday telecast from Los Angeles the morning after the Academy Awards had nearly 7.2 million people watching the show.
The big week helped GMA regain some momentum from NBC’s Today show, which had won their morning-show competition for two weeks during the Olympics. Nielsen said last week that Good Morning America averaged 988,000 more viewers than Today.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Michael Caine is 81. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 81. Comedian Billy Crystal is 66. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald is 53. Singer Kristian Bush is 44. Actress Grace Park is 40. Actor Chris Klein is 35. Singer-keyboardist Taylor Hanson of Hanson is 31.