Best advantage in 18 years for 'GMA'

Associated Press
FILE - This Aug. 20, 2012 file photo released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of "Good Morning America," in New York. Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant earlier this month and recorded a message to fans from a hospital bed that she could "feel the love." ABC News' website encourages people to "follow Robin's journey." (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik, file)
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FILE - This Aug. 20, 2012 file photo released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of "Good Morning America," in New York. Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant earlier this month and recorded a message to fans from a hospital bed that she could "feel the love." ABC News' website encourages people to "follow Robin's journey." (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's "Good Morning America" is celebrating its biggest ratings victory over NBC's "Today" show in more than 18 years.

The Nielsen Co. says "Good Morning America" averaged 4.97 million viewers last week, compared with 4.09 million who watched "Today." The ABC morning show, which snapped a 17-year losing streak against "Today" this spring, hasn't won by that many viewers since August 1994.

"Good Morning America" has won every week since the London Olympics, the last time "Today" had the advantage.

ABC's big week also came without co-host Robin Roberts, who underwent a bone marrow transplant and is hospitalized.

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