I’ve sampled. Their weekday team is ok, but not my preference. I still prefer WS over WT. These days when I visit my parents I quite happily watch Today where once I couldn’t tolerate it at all.
So… I guess Sunrise are lucky atm. If I was a viewer who watched the whole show, I’d be changing channels as I think I’d find Sam unbearable. But as I only see part of the show before work, it’s still ok atm.
Sunrise won Thursday ratings; it was just under 30,000 ahead of a more competitive Today that saw its audience lift from Wednesday at the expense of News Breakfast that was more than 30,000 behind Today.
Sunrise had a big Sydney audience but Today was competitive drawing its best Sydney audience of the week. News Breakfast continued its winning streak in Melbourne with Sunrise second just ahead of Today. Today continued to win in Brisbane, where Sunrise was third. Sunrise won Adelaide and Perth with today second in both markets.
Overall this is great for the show as viewers can tune in and expect to see the same team each weekday.
But it kind of has a downside for each of the presenters as Kochie and Sam now have to work an extra day, Nat won’t be hosting and is back on news 5 days a week, and Eddy won’t be reading the news 2 days a week and is back on entertainment duties only.
I wonder if Seven will try and keep Kochie from going to watch Port Adelaide’s finals games (except for the GF if Port make it)?