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CBS This Morning Summary

  • Show Status: Active
  • CBS This Morning is 2 hrs long
  • 6 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened January 9, 2012
  • Show Closes: Open ended
  • News Program
  • TV Broadcast

Once a soft-news lifestyle format morning show, CBS This Morning is now a hard-news TV show. As ratings rise and fall, the show adjusts its news format.

CBS This Morning Ticket Information

This TV show does not have a live audience.

CBS This Morning Show Schedule

This show tapes, live to air, Monday to Saturday mornings from 7:00AM to 9:00AM.

CBS This Morning Broadcast Time

CBS This Morning Airs on Channel 2 on CBS (Columbian Broadcasting System)

The show is also broadcast in Australia on Network Ten, This is a CBS news and entertainment affiliate with a national weather map inserted during the slots allocated for local news. Just as in the US Market, the show competes with Good Morning America (Nine Network) and Today (Seven Network).

CBS This Morning Age Requirements

No Age requirement

CBS This Morning Host Profile

Current Hosts

Norah O'Donnell: 2012 - Present.

Former CBS news Chief White House Correspondent

Gayle King: 2012 - Present.

Best friend to Oprah Winfrey, former television news reporter and host of her own Sirius Radio and short lived television show, The Gayle King Show"

Former Notable Hosts:

Charlie Rose: 2012 - 2017:

Award winning journalist and host of his long running interview show, the Charlie Rose Show on PBS Rose was fired from this show in November 2017 following sexual harassment accusations made against him becoming public knowledge. After Rose's firing, various anchors have filled the third spot on a rotating basis.

CBS This Morning Background

CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King

CBS This Morning is a network televised television morning program on CBS. It is CBS's tenth attempt at a morning news program, and the second one to bear this name.

Show Format Keeps Changing

The first CBS This Morning aired from 1987-1999. The show is considered a "hard" news program as opposed to the "soft" news that one sees on Today or Good Morning America. Its current hosts are Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell. The first CBS morning program, The Morning Show, debuted in 1954. Walter Cronkite was the host and it was similar to the Today show on rival NBC.

Over the next decade it had numerous hosts and formats, The last incarnation before it became the show one sees today was The Early Show, which ran from 1999-2011.

No Live Studio Audience

The CBS This Morning TV show no longer has a live studio audience, or any kind of interaction with the public. The show used to have both an inside and outside audience similar to GMA or The Today Show, but when it moved back into the news division both its location and format changed drastically.

Now the show is located in a nondescript building on 57th Street. The target demographic for the show does not warrant the need for a studio audience, as it is focused on news.

Switch to Serious News

The Early Show went back to a more informal, morning show format in 2004 and had contributors like Martha Stewart and musical performances by popular singers like Susan Boyd. This led to the most competitive ratings the show had seen in years, however, they still remained in third place. In 2011, CBS news division head Jeff Fager announced that the new show would be a hard hitting look at news, with no silly banter, cooking segments, goofy weathermen or outdoor audiences.

The new show format premiered January 9, 2012. Although still ranking number three in the morning slot ratings, its serious, in depth news reporting has garnered it critical acclaim and a different demographic than its light-fare competitors at GMA and the Today show.

News Show For Baby Boomers

Both the Today Show and GMA aim for a younger, on-the-go target audience. CBS This Morning finds its viewers in the older, baby boomer generation, much more likely to be home and wanting to see serious news first thing in the morning.

Although still in third place in the morning slot, this show is gaining ground on the other soft-news morning shows compared to the same time last year. Viewership is actually up as well as an increase in its demographic.

The show just recently reported its highest viewing audience in 11 years, which has been a steady climb after it went back to its roots in news.

These types of shows are cyclical and it is expected that it will again, one day, become a frivolous morning TV show with celebrity gossip, lifestyle tips and moms with signs outside the window. That is not currently possible with the tiny sidewalk at the new and depressing studio location.

CBS This Morning Notes

Noteworthy Dates for This TV Show:

1954- The Morning Show debuts as competition to GMA and The Today Show

1955- Show is cut by one hour to make room for Captain Kangaroo, a popular children's show

1965- Show moved from 10 am to 7 am to make room for revenue generating reruns of I Love Lucy

1979- Show becomes The Morning Show (TMS)

1981- Show changes name to CBS Morning News

1983- In August, TMS overtakes Today for number two morning spot after Good Morning America for the first time

1986- After low ratings, CBS cancels the CBS Morning News, and removes CBS News as the morning slot producer

1987- New entertainment focused show, The Morning Show debuts

1999- The Early Show debuts

2012- Control returned to CBS News division, moves to new ""closed"" studio, change to serious news format and debut of CBS This Morning.

Critical Acclaim and Awards:

2014-Peabody Award- Charlie Rose

2014-Emmy Award (News & Documentary Category)

2013- Emmy Award (Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast)

1991- Emmy Award (News & Documentary Category)

CBS Broadcast Center 524

524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Directions: Take the MTA A, C, E or 1 subway trains to 59th Street Columbus Circle. Walk down 8th Ave to 57th Street. Walk West on 57th Street towards 11th Ave. The studio is located between 11th and 10th Ave.
Studio Information

Cast Members

Norah O'Donnell
Gayle King

Past Cast Members

Walter Cronkite
Jack Parr
Will Rogers Jr
Mike Wallace
Charles Kuralt
Maria Shriver
Forrest Sawyer
Bryant Gumbel
Charlie Rose


Executive Producer:

Chris Licht

Senior Producers:

Rachel M. Weintraub

Ryan Kadro


Jill Jackson

Alexandra Gleysteen

Mosheh Oinounou

Production Credits

Columbia Broadcasting System

Creative Team

Randi Clarke Lennon
Series Music
Joel Beckerman
Film Editor
Carl Amoscato
Camera Operator
Rob Massey