Almost a year after he was axed as co-host of Today, Karl Stefanovic is tipped to be reinstated to Channel Nine’s struggling breakfast show, where he is likely to be paired with 60 Minutes reporter Allison Langdon.
The Nine Network (owner of this masthead) declined to comment on News Corp reports claiming an overhaul of Today – currently hosted by Georgie Gardner and Deb Knight – is imminent.
Last Friday, Today’s ratings hit a record low of 155,000 metropolitan viewers; barely half the audience of Seven’s Sunrise.
“Nine’s waited a whole year to see signs of improvement but now the ratings are softening, they have to act,” said a source with knowledge of situation. “The momentum is going the wrong way. It’s as simple as that.”