After Matt Lauer firing, NBC gets ratings boost

Well! After my co-worker got to talk about our plans to move; and my boss just kept to himself; I get to talk about the latest media blitz:

While surely a week NBC wouldn’t want to repeat, Matt Lauer’s firing lured viewers to the Today show.

The NBC morning show beat ABC Good Morning America last week for the first week in three months, the Nielsen company said. Today had more viewers than GMA every day last week — the first time that has happened since last December.

NBC fired Lauer following a colleague’s charge of an inappropriate relationship that began in 2014, and since then other women have come forward to charge him with impropriety. Viewers were told of his dismissal at the top of last Wednesday’s show.

THEN one of our HYPERLOOP contacts “got his ass in a sling”

Hyperloop Co-Founder Steps Down Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Following a report that detailed numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations against Shervin Pishevar, the venture capitalist is taking a leave of absence from Virgin Hyperloop One and VC firms Sherpa Capital and Silicon Foundry. Pishevar released a statement on Tuesday announcing his departure, saying that it was his own decision. He noted that he is going to focus on the defamation lawsuit he filed against Definers Public Affairs, the organisation Pishevar has claimed is responsible for a “smear campaign” against him

 

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