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“Good Morning America” averaged 5.147 million viewers for the week, to the “Today” show’s 5.134 million, Nielsen said in its fast national estimate. ABC was cautious in its response because the final ratings aren’t due until Thursday and, occasionally, the numbers shift as Nielsen looks for conflicts in local markets.

Co-host George Stephanopoulos, however, tweeted some celebratory remarks.

On Twitter, he thanked “GMA” viewers “for giving us a week we’ll never forget,” adding, “What a milestone!”