Today


#6253

Sounding very messy.

No sports reader for 3 days of the week.

David only on Today Extra half the week.

It’s not sounding very consistent. Guess we can only wait and see.


#6254

yeah I reckon what they’re doing is making the weekend the focus of the sport, by having reports Friday and Monday with a sports journalist like TJ - the rest of the week, when there’s little live sport, will be Tom’s domain alongside of news. If anything major breaks, they’ll call TJ in.


#6255

That could make sense actually because they are saying Tom will be doing more than what Sylvia did… Time well tell l suppose.


#6256

Maybe an idea that should do is drop the “Weekend” from Weekend Today and try and sell it as a 7 day a week Today program. There’s no weekday or weekend team. They are all one team.


#6257

first time I’ve been accused of that :stuck_out_tongue:


#6258

agree with that. It’s a brand. It’s Today. I don’t even like Today Extra. Just call it Today and code it in ratings as Today (Late) instead of the 8-9am hour being coded that way.

And I think they should strengthen the news component by labelling it as National Nine News - so “it’s 8.01 on Today, now here’s Tom with what’s making headlines from National Nine News”

That brand was synonymous with Nine in its heyday. Time for a return imo.


#6259

Didn’t this already happen years ago? The opener and graphics make no mention of Weekend Today since at least 2016.


#6260

So based on the promo and press releases, 2019 logo
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Be interesting to see what package they put with it.


#6261

So no more of this image


#6262

Maybe to people in Queensland. I always thought she was a fairly average newsreader compared to the people who had filled that role before her- Ian Ross and Eric Walters.


#6263

#6264

Some old prognostications.


#6265

Yet Karl Stefanovic’s age, his children and their ages, his ex-wife and her age, have featured heavily in news coverage of his Today trouble’s. There was no bias in mentioning ages.


#6267

They do always point out if they’re a mum or not which is irrelevant to hosting a TV show.


#6268

A few things here, one Tom isn’t a host whereas Deb and Georgie are, plus this doesn’t appear to be have come from the press release, looks to be an addition by Newscorp.


#6269

No one said it came from Nine?


#6270

And perhaps they’re not quite sure, just a little nervous about the all chick thing… so better throw a bloke’s name into the mix just to cover all the bases…


#6271

There was no mention of QLD, yes a larger population is in NSW/VIC but I don’t think they are in a position right now to be singling in a specific state saying it “got neglected” They should really be adopting a holistic approach of Australia not just NSW.

The WA/SA issue has been around well before breakfast TV and it will continue to be that way because no one can change a time difference. Yes, Today Perth News is around but they still need a bit of balance like Sunrise.


#6273

Today twitter has been updated IMG_20190106_133218


#6274

New promo