Good Morning America is an American morning television show on the ABC television network. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993, the Sunday edition was later cancelled in 1999 with weekend editions returning on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7 to 9 a.m. in all U.S. time zones; the weekend edition is one hour long. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now.
The program features news, interviews, weather foreasts, special-interest stories, and feature segments such as “Pop News” and “Play of the Day”. It is produced by ABC News and broadcasts from the Times Square Studios in New York City’s Times Square district. The current primary anchors are Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, along with newsreader Josh Elliott, weather anchor Sam Champion and lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer.
Good Morning America has generally run second in the ratings to NBC’s Today since 1995. It overtook its rival for a period from the early to mid-1980s with anchors David Hartman and Joan Lunden, from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s with Charles Gibson and Lunden, and in April 2012 with Roberts and Stephanopoulos. The program has recently started to dominate over its competitors and in August 2013, it celebrated 52 consecutive weeks as the top-rated network morning news program.