On Friday, ABC announced that "GMA" was the No. 1 morning show for the 2012-13 TV season, beating "Today" in total viewers and in the key adult demographic. It's the first time "GMA" has been No. 1 in 19 years.
"GMA," which has received a boost from the likability and medical travails of co-anchor
It's the third straight year of growth for the ABC morning show, which saw its audience grow by 9% over last season.
"Today's" run atop the morning show ratings heap came to an end in April 2012, and though it returned to the top a few times after that, "GMA" has consistently beaten it the last 51 weeks.
Third-ranked "CBS This Morning" averaged just 2.7 million viewers during the season.