Chaos at Nine as Today is forced to run ads and TV show reruns for over an hour as ‘engineering issue’ reaches Nine’s studio on one of the biggest viewing mornings of the year following The Block’s finale
- Today Show faces technical issues at North Sydney HQ on Monday
- Viewers had to watch ads and reruns of TV shows for an hour
- Nine Network said the studio had a ‘technical issue’ that had been resolved
- Glitch struck on one of the biggest viewing mornings of 2022 after The Block finale
The Today Show has been forced to run ads and reruns of TV shows for more than an hour after the breakfast show experienced a “technical problem.”
The program, normally hosted by Ally Langdon and Karl Stefanovic, suffered a technical glitch halfway through the show on Monday morning.
“We had a technical problem at our studios in Northern Sydney that has now been resolved,” said a statement from the Nine Network.
The Today Show was taken off the air after playing without sound for a minute and replaced with a pre-recorded episode of Talking Honey.
The glitch struck when the Nine Network was due to celebrate one of the biggest ratings of the year after The Block’s finale on Sunday night.
Today, Extra presenter David Campbell and former 9News foreign correspondent Amelia Adams (pictured) filled in for Ally Langdon and Karl Stefanovic when the outage struck Monday
Viewers were quick to vent their frustration after a Today Show outage on Monday
The Today Show was taken off the air after playing without sound for a minute and replaced with a pre-recorded episode of Talking Honey (pictured)
Today, Extra presenter David Campbell and former 9News foreign correspondent Amelia Adams took the place of Langdon and Stefanovic.
When the show came back on air, Campbell and Adams joked that the outage was an act of sabotage concocted by the regular hosts.
“We’re doing you a favor here and then you pulled the plug on us. So much so that we went to Nine Honey,” Adams joked.
“While we look pretty calm, there are a lot of people behind the scenes at Nine who have been trying really hard to get us back on the air, so we want to thank them for their dedication to getting us back on the air,” Campbell added. ready.
Viewers were quick to vent their frustration on social media.
‘What’s happening @Channel9? No Today Show? 5 minutes of in-house ads, Talking Honey pre-recorded EP now playing?’ one tweeted.
Amelia Adams (right) was warmly welcomed on Thursday by Stefanovic (left), who described the Nine Veteran as ‘one of Australia’s greatest correspondents of all time’
‘@TheTodayShow am I on the wrong channel? Why is 9Honey on my screen?? Did I miss something??? Change channel!!!!’ said another.
“What happened to @TheTodayShow? A minute in the air with noise problems neck minute out of the air,” said a third.
Adams, 39, has just returned to Sydney after four years as Nine’s Senior International Correspondent in Europe and North America.
The journalist was warmly welcomed on Thursday by Stefanovic, who described the Nine Veteran as “one of Australia’s greatest correspondents of all time”.
Her live coverage from the US Capitol during the January 6 uprising saw her win two Kennedy Awards and a Walkley nomination.