Bookies make HUGE prediction about Karl Stefanovic’s breakfast TV future


HUGE prediction about Karl Stefanovic’s breakfast TV future after Today is trounced by ABC News Breakfast for the first time in 13 years

Betting markets have made a grim prediction about Karl Stefanovic’s future as Today co-host.

Sportsbet has opened markets on the future of both Karl and his co-host Ally Langdon in the wake of their ratings loss to ABC News Breakfast this week.

The website has Stefanovic at only $1.40 to remain as Today co-host until the end of the year, while paying $2.70 if he leaves the Channel Nine flagship show. 

Hanging tough: Betting markets have made a grim prediction about Karl Stefanovic’s (pictured) future as Today co-host

At $1.35, Nine presenter Charles Croucher is favourite to take over from Karl should he leave.

Piers Morgan is second favourite, with the British journalist paying out $6.00 should he take over the hot seat.

Slim chance: Sportsbet has Stefanovic at only $1.40 to remain as Today co-host until the end of the year, while paying $2.70 if he leaves the Channel Nine flagship show

Slim chance: Sportsbet has Stefanovic at only $1.40 to remain as Today co-host until the end of the year, while paying $2.70 if he leaves the Channel Nine flagship show

The news comes after ABC News Breakfast host Michael Rowland took a very subtle swipe at the Today show on Monday.

The ABC show, hosted by Michael and co-host Lisa Millar, finally beat Nine’s program every day last week after more than 13 years.

Michael told TV Tonight: ‘The result reflects our key point of difference to the other shows. We don’t have ‘News’ in our title for nothing.’

Swipe: ABC News Breakfast host Michael Rowland (pictured) has taken a very subtle swipe at the Today show after his show finally beat Nine's program every day last week after more than 13 years

Swipe: ABC News Breakfast host Michael Rowland (pictured) has taken a very subtle swipe at the Today show after his show finally beat Nine’s program every day last week after more than 13 years

‘It is really pleasing to see viewers coming to us for information and analysis, particularly in the election campaign. And of course they still get some laughs!’

Last week, Channel Seven’s Sunrise pulled in 241,000 metro viewers followed by ABC’s News Breakfast with 195,000 viewers.

In third place was Today show, hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon, with an average of 176,000 viewers. 

Karl and Ally were reportedly told to ‘shape up or ship out’ earlier this year ahead of the ratings season.

The results are in! Last week, Channel Seven's Sunrise pulled in 241,000 metro viewers followed by ABC's News Breakfast with 195,000 viewers. In third place was Today (pictured here), with an average of 176,000 viewers

The results are in! Last week, Channel Seven’s Sunrise pulled in 241,000 metro viewers followed by ABC’s News Breakfast with 195,000 viewers. In third place was Today (pictured here), with an average of 176,000 viewers

According to a report in The Sunday Telegraph back in January, executives were planning on throwing ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ at the program.

A source close to the breakfast show said bosses were looking at making a number of changes, including Scherri-Lee Biggs as permanent weather presenter.

They also claimed entertainment reporter Brooke Boney could also be made a ‘roving reporter’ for the show.

However, the source told the publication it wasn’t bad news for the show with Nine saying it has found its ‘mojo’ again this year.

‘Today has found its mojo,’ the one source said.

Michael told TV Tonight : 'The result reflects our key point of difference to the other shows. We don't have 'News' in our title for nothing'

Michael told TV Tonight : ‘The result reflects our key point of difference to the other shows. We don’t have ‘News’ in our title for nothing’

The source went on to say the program won a number of wins in the east coast market last year.

‘Even though they didn’t win overall last year, Today had a pretty successful 2021 and claimed wins on the east coast in some markets,’ they added.

Despite Sunrise winning the 18-year breakfast war battle – Today wrapped on a high last year following the end of the ratings season.

Ratings war: It comes after Karl and Ally were reportedly told to 'shape up or ship out' earlier this year ahead of the ratings season

Ratings war: It comes after Karl and Ally were reportedly told to ‘shape up or ship out’ earlier this year ahead of the ratings season 

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