News watchers have been tracking "The Katie Couric Effect" ever since she announced her departure from NBC's "Today Show" to join the "CBS Evening News" last September.
After a fast start as America's first female evening news anchor, her ratings quickly declined, stalling her in 3rd place for the last 6 months.
Meanwhile, Charlie Gibson's "World News" on ABC has overtaken former news champ Brian Williams of NBC's "Nightly News" for 1st place.
Here at the Jointblog, we're still amazed how often people keep searching online for Katie Couric's legs. She may not have the ratings...but her fans still love her online.
Katie's 15 years at The Today Show proved she knows how to have fun, even when she's ultra-competitive. Don't forget, she did have a colonoscopy on live TV (which, in all seriousness, increased the number of health screenings around the world simply because Katie made it less scary). ThisJustIn.com has some suggestions to help give Katie Couric some fresh legs in the ratings race, including this posting's spoof picture (above, along with 9 others):
Drastic changes are afoot to fix The CBS Evening News. In addition to firing their executive producer, here are several other changes that This Just In has learned are already in the works to grab viewers away from those sexy devils Brian Williams and Charles Gibson...Yes, she has plenty of critics. How would you help lift her ratings?
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Friday, March 16, 2007,
- At 7:15 PM, LongviewCityComputers said...
Katie is awesome. Katie has always been a very beautiful sexy woman. I wish her a lot of luck with beating Brian Williams and the guy on ABC. Katie puts a softer touch..a woman's touch to the hard times that the US is going through. I will try to think of some ideas of how she can beat Brian Williams and ABC.
Thanks Katie for doing the news! :),