Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

What Matt Lauer Could Be Doing After 'Today' Termination

What Matt Lauer Could Be Doing After 'Today' Termination

"Today" delivered an average 4.9 million viewers, while ABC's "GMA" registered 4.36 million.

Disgraced anchor Matt Lauer has been keeping a low profile since his dismissal from the "Today" show, but what could his future plans be? That episode's audience jumped to 5.7 million viewers - 1.5 million more than the previous day.

The last time "Today" beat "Good Morning America" in weekly viewership was September 4 through 8.

According to Page Six, Lauer's rumored big ego on the set of "TODAY" may make it hard to find a suitable replacement, as he allegedly sabotaged any other man who came on-set.

With Rose and Lauer ousted in the span of two weeks, ABC's George Stephanopoulos remains the only male host of a network morning show.

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Shortly after the firing, Variety released a report about with details of the allegations, and in the days since, more complaints have been made public and there have been many accounts of the type of unhealthy work environment Lauer allegedly created at NBC. It is rumored that "Weekend Today" anchor Craig Melvin may be the front runner at this time. Willie Geist, who has hosted "Today" in the past, is also being considered.

Lauer exited NBC as the highest-paid anchor in broadcast news at an estimated $25 million per year.

Lauer (pictured, November 2017) was sacked by NBC News on Tuesday, November 28, amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. "And, I am heartbroken for the courageous colleague who came forward with her story and any women who have their own stories to tell", Guthrie said at the time. "CBS This Morning" was in third for the week with 3.5 million.

Lauer broke his silence last week, saying in part, "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly", he continued. "As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC". It's been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love.

Insiders close to "TODAY" reportedly said that new addition Megyn Kelly would not be tapped for the job, as she recently had the "worst November sweeps ratings of any in the history of the 9a.m. hour of 'Today, '" reported Page Six. "I thank them for their patience and grace".

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