Savannah Guthrie Had a Weak Debut Hosting Today

TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer -- "Today" show co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer appear on the "Today" show .
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The Today show spent a good chunk of Monday’s episode welcoming new co-host Savannah Guthrie on her official first day after taking over for the ousted Ann Curry, but the ratings-oriented swap did not immediately deliver. Preliminary numbers have the NBC morning show losing a Monday to ABC’s Good Morning America in both total viewers and the coveted 25 to 54 demographic for the first time since 2006, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Somewhere, Hoda Kotb is already plotting her ascent, drink in hand.