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KATIE COURIC DAYTIME SHOW 'AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER' (ABC looking to replace the perky one?)
Big Journalism ^ | 8 Jun 2013, 7:32 PDT

Posted on 06/08/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT by drewh

A long time ago in a media world far, far away, Katie Couric was once seen as a competent, likable, down to earth co-host of NBC's "Today Show." She was appealing, smart, and accessible, But success ruined Couric. Over time, she became a Media Diva and a divisive, hysterical left-wing partisan. Whatever your politics, it is impossible to dispute that Couric went Hollywood -- and narcissism is never pretty

In the wake of her chilling metamorphosis, Couric has only met failure. But her latest endeavor, a daytime talk show, is making Couric's time at CBS look like the glory days of a fast-fading career:

“While all television is going through a difficult time and programming is having a hard time finding its niche, Katie’s new talk show does not live up its expectations,” a source closely connected to the ABC show told FOX411’s column. “Whatever constraints Katie experienced anchoring ‘Evening News’ [it is] certainly taking its toll, and her return to daytime has backfired.”

Others in the industry are even less kind. “It’s an unmitigated disaster,” one seasoned studio executive said. “One of the biggest failures ever in syndication. Terrible ratings, no growth, shouldn’t be on the air. Where did it miss the mark? Let’s start with her, she is dreadfully boring. The show offers nothing new to the audience, nothing to say.”

When “Katie” launched in September 2012, and many expected that Couric would fill Oprah’s shoes as the ultimate talk show Queen, and although the show is number one in the ranks of first-year talk shows in terms of ratings, it has endured an erratic, overall underperformance. Nielsen Media Research reported that in mid-May Couric’s show averaged a 1.6 rating/5 share average in households, down 30 percent from the same time period last year.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abc; cbs; ellen; katiecouric; nbc; newyork; oprah; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; todayshow
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1 posted on 06/08/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Kousin Katie needs to retire to spend more time with her money.


2 posted on 06/08/2013 12:45:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: drewh

Translation - she’s a (rhymes with witch).


3 posted on 06/08/2013 12:47:26 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: drewh

Replace her with Sarah Palin.


4 posted on 06/08/2013 12:47:51 PM PDT by Argus
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I love it when I see go by the wayside when changing channels
It’s still is bad to see her for 1 second!


5 posted on 06/08/2013 12:48:36 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: drewh

“Over time, she became a Media Diva and a divisive, hysterical left-wing partisan.”

AKA “Olbermann Syndrome”


6 posted on 06/08/2013 12:48:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

She’s as popular as Matt Lauer.


7 posted on 06/08/2013 12:48:50 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: drewh

She used to be ‘perky’, now she’s just a bitter old bag.


8 posted on 06/08/2013 12:49:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

With teeth that look like elephant toenails.


9 posted on 06/08/2013 12:50:50 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Conserev1

Who gives a rip? Show biz people are nonentities. What have they done worthwhile?


10 posted on 06/08/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Ouch! :0)


11 posted on 06/08/2013 12:51:21 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Who would watch Katie Commie's dance party anyway?


12 posted on 06/08/2013 12:51:54 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Conserev1

She’s on the same time as “The Five” in our area (DFW).

No contest.


13 posted on 06/08/2013 12:52:26 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: drewh

If you believe in karma bookmark this article.

I have to believe she lost a significant piece of her audience when she sandbagged Palin.


14 posted on 06/08/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: drewh

“Perky”
******************************************************************
She’s like that “perky” aunt who is discovered to have poisoned a number of people over the years and somehow gotten away with it for a long tim.


15 posted on 06/08/2013 12:55:46 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

LOL. That is hilarious.


16 posted on 06/08/2013 12:56:01 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Mrs.Z

How bout we replace ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 06/08/2013 12:56:19 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: drewh

I’d rather watch her colonoscopy.


18 posted on 06/08/2013 12:56:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: drewh

sounds like the perfect replacement for Jay Carney...’cept she’s.....cough cough..............white


19 posted on 06/08/2013 12:57:23 PM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: drewh

Katie who?


20 posted on 06/08/2013 12:57:25 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: drewh

In music they would call her a one-hit wonder. Is she a one-show wonder? Her stint on the Today Show was the apex of her career. Now she’s just an overpaid, glorified newsreader who is going downhill fast.


21 posted on 06/08/2013 12:57:28 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: drewh

LOL couldnt have happened to a nicer person...awwwwwwwwwwww poor perky one..Hey Katie, we havent forgotten what you did to Sarah Palin nor will we forget, so karma’s a b*tch


22 posted on 06/08/2013 12:59:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

Katie needs to wear a sign around her neck saying ‘’Stop Me Before I Destroy Another Network!’’


23 posted on 06/08/2013 12:59:43 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: FlingWingFlyer
LOLOLOL!!!
24 posted on 06/08/2013 1:01:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: drewh

Full blown, train wreck liberalism, is what is killing ratings. While Couric is as liberally vapid as the rest of the drones on liberal TV, she has one major strike against her; she was immortalized on South Park. Parker and Stone named the “Couric Scale” as a size and measurement of feces.
Quite fitting, if you ask me.


25 posted on 06/08/2013 1:02:06 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: drewh

She’s not dancin’, she’s dropping a deuce.


26 posted on 06/08/2013 1:03:06 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: headstamp 2
“Over time, she became a Media Diva and a divisive, hysterical left-wing partisan.”

Don't sugar coat it like that.

Tell us what she's really like.


27 posted on 06/08/2013 1:06:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: drewh

I hear internet cam whore sites are hiring...


28 posted on 06/08/2013 1:06:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: drewh

When she was young, she was attractive. I can’t think of any other positive thing to say about her.


29 posted on 06/08/2013 1:07:50 PM PDT by yarddog (Faith, Hope, and Love--and,the Greatest of These is Love..)
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To: Argus

“Replace her with Sarah Palin.”

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA ! . . Wouldn’t THAT be RICH ?!! . . AND a fitting reward for Katie Obama Baby!


30 posted on 06/08/2013 1:10:25 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Katie Couric? Didn’t she used to be somebody?


31 posted on 06/08/2013 1:11:07 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: dowcaet; All
Now she’s just an overpaid, glorified newsreader who is going downhill fast.

I read an article a few years back about how elite believe money happens, as in knowing the right people etc., it's not earned nor is wealth created.

The time since that has passed has made me realize just how accurate that article was, I wish I could recall who wrote it though.

Anyone here recall it?

I'd love to have it saved, it really was so spot on.

32 posted on 06/08/2013 1:15:27 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medecine is the keystone in the arch of socialism - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Conserev1
How bout we replace ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's a thought. All the networks were declared extinct years ago in this house.

33 posted on 06/08/2013 1:16:14 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: FlingWingFlyer

She proved she was a perfect AH already on national TV, why is she still on??


34 posted on 06/08/2013 1:18:37 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: drewh
many expected that Couric would fill Oprah’s shoes as the ultimate talk show Queen

Why exactly? Because you can read from a prepared script most of the time, or have established Liberal creds that you "care" during your interviews??

Real talent in any field does not have to be manufactured and is more enduring...

35 posted on 06/08/2013 1:21:54 PM PDT by mikrofon (Pan .. Flash)
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To: drewh
I would rather watch a different crack whore high on drugs everyday ask the same interview questions that her staff prepares for her.

Be much more entertaining, huge ratings, and the whores could really use the cash.

Once in a while they could bring in a nice single mom or schoolteacher.

36 posted on 06/08/2013 1:24:21 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: MamaDearest
Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)
37 posted on 06/08/2013 1:25:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mikrofon

Katie Couric is even more repugnant than Diane Sawyer, if that is possible.


38 posted on 06/08/2013 1:27:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: drewh
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39 posted on 06/08/2013 1:28:47 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: Lancey Howard

Which unfortunately means she may still be around for another decade......based on Sawyer’s career.


40 posted on 06/08/2013 1:29:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Wasn’t it announced in the last week or two that her show would be back for another season?


41 posted on 06/08/2013 1:34:46 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Afterguard

Having dumped tv in 1997, I wouldn’t know who she was if not for the Palin interview. When I read the headline, I thought, “Hey. Isn’t that the lady that bushwhacked Palin?


42 posted on 06/08/2013 1:35:16 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: drewh
The highlight of Katie's career was having her colonoscopy on live TV and it has been down hill since then.
43 posted on 06/08/2013 1:38:56 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Average Al

Yes, which will be the second season. This article says there won’t be a third and may not complete the second.


44 posted on 06/08/2013 1:44:23 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: drewh

Absolutely amazing how the media elites can keep “failing up.” Couric left the CBS Evening News in worse shape than she found it, and now her daytime talk show (which airs primarily on ABC affiliates) is tanking. Surprised Big Journalism didn’t ask the sales manager at WABC or KABC how much money they’re losing in Couric’s timeslot, and how much of a drag she’s having on the local news.

The morning and evening news blocs are the most important revenue sources for a local station, and major market affiliates typically air two (or more) hours of local news every evening, starting at 3 or 4 pm. And, since the ABC owned-and-operated stations typically dominate the local ratings, they won’t tolerate a “lead-in” show that delivers fewer viewers and might create an opening for one of their competitors.

Here’s an indicator to watch for (from someone who worked in the broadcast salt mines until I had to good sense to join the U.S. military). If an afternoon talk show is tanking, many local stations will switch it to some ridiculous time slot (say, 2 am) until they can get out of the contract. And when one station makes a move, the others are sure to follow, particularly if they can find something that will deliver better numbers at a lower cost.

“Katie” may have been renewed for a second season, but Disney was probably contractually bound for two years of the program, and probably doesn’t want to write Couric a huge check and get nothing in return. Besides, they need a little time to line up something to replace her show, whether it’s another talk show, or extending their news blocs by another hour.

The most likely time for a change will be after the November ratings period, or sweeps. Some station group will decide they’re tired of paying a premium price for a show that doesn’t deliver, and they’ll banish Katie to an overnight slot. When that happens, the dam will break; other stations will follow suit, and the cancellation notice will be announced sometime in the spring.

After that, Katie will move back to “Today,” or take a seat on “Good Morning America.” Robin Roberts’ long-term health prognosis is uncertain, at best, and ABC figures it might as well get something for all those millions it invested in the Couric brand. Or, they can write another huge check and send her on her way.

And who replaces Couric in the afternoon? Well, there’s a certain former talk host who launched her own network, and it’s burning through money faster than a drunken sailor. And the media companies that helped finance the venture are getting tired of losing all that dough. So watch for Oprah to pull an Algore, sell her network to some sucker (Al Jazerra Daytime, anyone), and quietly return to daytime TV.

Remember: these are the same people that keep hiring Keith Olberman over and over again. In their thinking, Katie and Oprah are “proven talents,” who keep getting fatter paychecks for dwindling audiences.


45 posted on 06/08/2013 1:49:44 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: drewh
Katie Couric is so like yesterday. Katie who?
46 posted on 06/08/2013 1:55:47 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: drewh

47 posted on 06/08/2013 1:56:23 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: drewh

My guess she has always been that way. I don’t know why the person that hired her didn’t see it. She is one of those that is untrustworthy and not promotable. Two reasons you should never hire a person.


48 posted on 06/08/2013 1:59:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mrs.Z

I watch tnt and encore that’s about it!


49 posted on 06/08/2013 1:59:32 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

How bout we replace ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!

How about not! Scandal and Revenge are on there.


50 posted on 06/08/2013 2:00:17 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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