It's a terrible position to be in & # 39 ;: Nine bosses are genuinely concerned about the future of Today after it debuts with nightmare mismatches … amid allegations & dissatisfied employees sabotaging the network by leaking secrets & # 39;
Monique Friedlander for Daily Mail Australia
The future of the panel with the new look of Today may already be in danger.
According to The Daily Telegraph, network bosses & # 39; were sincerely worried & # 39; about the future of the program, and debuted with a week long nightmares that stayed behind that of rival show Sunrise.
"They had two things that worked for them – all the press and the sound of a relaunch," said an insider of nine reportedly publishing on Sunday,
Poor start: network bosses remained & # 39; sincerely worried & # 39; about the future of today after it debuted with a week full of nightmares, according to The Daily Telegraph. Pictured: Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner
& # 39; Also (Nine) expected a big curiosity factor with an entirely new team. That did not happen at all. In fact, it was DOA (dead on arrival), & # 39; said the insider.
According to the insider, Nine's problems are aggravated by an increase in information leaks by dissatisfied employees on the network.
& # 39; There are a few too many people in the network who want this to fail. And that's a terrible position for Nine to be in, "the source claimed.
& # 39; There are a few too many people on the network who really want this to fail & # 39 ;: that's not very fun! According to the insider, Nine's problems are aggravated by an increase in information leaks by dissatisfied employees on the network. Pictured (from left to right): Brooke Boney, Tony Jones, Deborah Knight, Georgie Gardner and Tom Steinfort
When he was approached for commentary on The Daily Telegraph's allegations, a spokesman for the Nine said: "Those statements are nonsense. Those claims are not correct. & # 39;
Overall, in the first week, Today earned an average of 211,000, with a whopping 61,000 fewer than Sunrise's rating, the Daily Telegraph reported.
After the controversial ax of the former host Karl Stefanovic in December, the long-awaited relaunch of today with Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner debuted with disappointing viewing figures on Monday.
Sweat out already? Overall, in the first week, Today earned an average of 211,000, with a whopping 61,000 fewer than Sunrise's rating, the Daily Telegraph reported. Pictured: Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner
The program was staged that day by Channel Seven, rival Sunrise, with Today in a meager 197,000 viewers, compared to Sunrise's 266,000.
Tuesday recorded another disappointing result, with Sunrise increasing its lead even further and attracting 275,000 viewers compared to the 202,000 viewers of the Today show.
The outcome was described by Newscorp as Today & # 39; s & # 39; lowest in 10 years & # 39 ;.
Noticeably absent: after the controversial slogan of former host Karl Stefanovic (left) in December, the long-awaited relaunch of today with Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner (right) Monday debuted with disappointing viewing figures