Has karma caught up with the pompous Matt Lauer? The juicy rumor is his Today’s hefty salary as co-host, will go down if the ratings don’t go up. I guess the network should have fired Lauer instead of Ann Curry, sweet revenge for our Scorpio girl.
According to RadarOnline, “Matt Lauer will be asked to take a significant cut in his $25 million salary if TODAY doesn’t win the key November sweeps,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “The May and November sweeps dictate how much the networks can charge for advertising and they are extremely important to the bottom line. The TODAY show had always been a cash cow for NBC, generating hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lauer’s popularity with viewers is in a free fall. According to the influential Q Scores, his “likability” has plummeted 25 percent in just 12 months.
Yes, I guess the suits got it wrong, viewers don’t want to see a younger female co-host, they want a HOTTER male co-host. They need to follow in the footsteps of Kelly + Michael. Astrochicks thinks they should get rid of Matt Lauer, asap.
Radar Online’s source continued to say, “Matt is under contract so it will have to be a voluntary decision, but the argument will be made that if he doesn’t agree to lose some of his salary then people’s jobs will have to be cut. Bottom line is money will have to be saved somewhere and he will be asked to do the ‘right thing’ by his staff.”
Astrochicks thinks NBC should ask Ann Curry back, fire Matt Lauer and his new sidekick. Bring in a younger male-co host to sit next to our girl. With Saturn in Scorpio hitting Curry’s sun, she’s ready to dial up her personal power, and make some big career moves. Go get em Ann!
For Matt Lauer, who’s a Capricorn, has Uranus knocking at his door, making for a swift departure from the Today show in 2013, Astrochicks predict. Major changes ahead, Lauer better buckle up. Stay tuned.