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Morning News Ratings Upset: 'Good Day New York' Beats Out 'Today,' 'GMA' for May Sweep

6/17/2014

By Tim Kenneally
TheWrap

"Good Day New York" had a very merry month of May.

The local Fox morning news program took top honors in the May sweep this year, beating out both NBC's "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America" in the 7 to 9 a.m. timeslot in New York.

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For the May sweep, Fox 5's "Good Day New York" took first place in the key 25-54 news demo, inching up from last year's May sweep for a 1.4 rating, its highest May performance since the launch of the Local People Meters in 2004.

By contrast, "Good Morning America" slid 30 percent from last year's May sweep for a 1.4 rating, while "Today" dropped 14 percent from last yeat to a 1.2 rating.

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In the 18-49 demographic, "Good Day New York" also came out on top, averaging a 1.2 rating — a 12 percent boost over the previous May sweep. "Good Morning America" and "Today" both took considerable hits in the demo compared to the 2013 May sweep, dropping 44 percent and 13 percent, respectively. (Both had a 0.9 rating for the May sweep.)

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