Looks like ANN CURRY might get the last laugh after Matt Lauer helped push her out..
The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that parachuting Hoda Kotb across the pond was a direct response to the ratings flop. The paper splashed the story on the front page.
An insider told the Daily News that NBC flew Hoda Kotb to London over the weekend to take part in the “Today” show's Olympic coverage because audiences weren’t digging Curry's replacement, Savannah Guthrie.
The show source said that the beloved Kotb, who co-hosts the wine-filled, fourth hour of “Today” with Kathie Lee Gifford, received a call from the network on Thursday after a pre-Olympics broadcast fell short in the ratings department against the network's rival, ABC's “Good Morning America.”
Executives wanted Kotb to join Guthrie, co-hosts Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales and Al Roker, who were already in London.