ABC's morning show also delivered its first February sweep win in total viewers in 19 years
ABC's "Good Morning America" continued to gain ratings ground in the morning-show arena last month, scoring its first ratings win in the key 25-54 news demographic during a February sweep in 20 years, and coming out on top in total viewership in a February sweep for the first time in 19 years.
For February's sweep, "Good Morning America" averaged 5.669 million total viewers, with 2.130 million of them in the 25-54 demographic. That's compared to 4.821 million total viewers for NBC's "Today," which averaged 2.033 million viewers in the demo.
CBS's "This Morning" drew third place with 3.012 million total viewers, with 1.146 million in the demo.
Aside from representing "Good Morning America's" first February sweep victory in two decades, those numbers also represent the largest total viewer margin — 848,000 — against "Today" that it's had in 21 years, and the largest gap in the demo — 97,000 viewers — that it's had against its NBC competitor in 19 years.