9am with David & Kim
|9am with David & Kim|
|Also known as||9am|
|Presented by||Kim Watkins
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||938|
|Running time||120 minutes per episode (inc. commercials)|
|Original network||Network Ten|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Original release||30 January 2006 – 11 December 2009|
|Preceded by||Good Morning Australia (1981 – 2005)|
|Followed by||The Circle (2010-2012)|
9am with David & Kim is an Australian morning show which premiered on Monday 30 January 2006 on Network Ten. It aired live from 9am - 11am weekday mornings, and was hosted by former National Nine News presenter Kim Watkins and musician and former Getaway reporter David Reyne. Fill in presenters have included Ann-Maree Biggar, Christi Malthouse, Corinne Grant, Kathryn Robinson, Stephen Quartermain and Australian Idol's Ian Dickson.
The program replaced long time morning program Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton, which finished in late 2005, after Bert Newton returned to the Nine Network. Sandy Paterson was the executive producer of the program. Throughout its run the show had struggled behind competing programs The Morning Show and Mornings with Kerri-Anne, averaging around 50,000 viewers an episode.
In August 2009, Reyne announced that he will be leaving 9am at the end of the year, after 4 years with the show and Ten. On 7 December 2009 Watkins also confirmed she had also quit the show, with Ten programmer David Mott announcing a brand new concept for the timeslot next year. It is unclear whether Watkins has left the network altogether. The final ever show aired on Friday 11 December 2009 due to a strong competition with Seven's The Morning Show. 9am Summertime concluded on 5 February 2010. The following week after the demise the 9am website will be removed.
9am included a mix of lifestyle, cooking and interview segments along with advertorials. The advertorials were for products from home-shopping companies such as Danoz Direct and Global Shop Direct, and were mostly presented by Marianne van Dorslar & Ann-Maree Biggar.
Regular segments and their hosts included:
- Family Matters: Dr John Irvine
- Your Garden: David Kirkpatrick
- Health and Fitness: Christi Malthouse and Craig Harper
- Entertainment: Benjamin Hart
- Your Pets: Dr Julie Summerfield
- Your Health: Dr David Spencer
- Music: Ian Dickson
- Cooking: Chef Arianne Spratt
- Your Place: Ann-Maree Biggar
- Lifestyle Travel: Shannon Watts
At the start of the program Kim Watkins read the news headlines, and at 10.15am Ten News presenter Natarsha Belling presents a news update. At the end of each show, Reyne used his trademark sign-off - using a different adjective in place of "nice" as in "Have a nice day" (for example, "Have a colossal day").
- Martin Short (Monday 25 May 2009)
- Nia Vardalos (Friday 10 July 2009)
- Frank Woodley (Friday 23 October 2009)
Over summer Ann-Maree Biggar presented a pre-recorded show of highlights throughout the year.
Although the program was pre-recorded the advertorials shown were live.
- ^ This includes 30 "Summertime" episodes which ran from 18 December 2006 to 26 January 2007.
- Leo, Jessica, "Couple of morning naturals", Herald Sun, 19 July 2006
- Network Ten Media Release: "TEN Announces 9am With David and Kim"