'Today' show winning ratings battle after Matt Lauer's firing

'Today' show winning ratings battle after Matt Lauer's firing

For the second week in a row, the "Today" show ratings are continuing to dominate early morning television programming in the wake of former host Matt Lauer's firing. Around the same time, a video of Lauer uttering lewd comments against Meredith Vieira also surfaced. The budding on-air journalist began as a news anchor for the show and became a co-host three years later.

Matt Lauer was sacked by NBC following an accusation of sexual misconduct.

"While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he's been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident", NBC said in a statement.

In the case of Matt Lauer, who was sacked from NBC News at the end of November for alleged "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace", viewers have been clamoring for reactions from his female ex-colleagues, namely Ann Curry and now Katie Couric.

Currently, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are co-hosting "Today", but it is not known whether that arrangement will be permanent.

Most morning TV observers anticipated that "Today" would take a hit in its ratings with the departure of Lauer, who was sacked on November 28 for inappropriate behavior involving a female employee who filed a complaint against him. "As a result, we've made a decision to terminate his employment".

Lauer wrote a statement of apology after the allegations broke. "To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry". It's been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by people I love. "I thank them for their patience and grace". "And that's exactly how these predators get on these victims", he said.

"He is weak and broken and ashamed by his own admission", one of Lauer's former colleagues told People magazine. According to the insider, for both of them, "their first thought is their children". "Matt drove out to Jack's prep school this morning", the source said.

"He doesn't want a divorce", an anonymous source told PEOPLE. Roque got very angry at Lauer that she no longer wears her wedding ring. Lauer was the longest-serving "Today" host in history with a $20 million dollar contract according to a New York Post report.

"Matt's office is being completely demolished", a source told the website.

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