Today Extra (TV program)

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Today Extra
Today Extra logo
Genre Morning Show
Directed by Wayne O'Donnell
Presented by
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 620 (as of 6 February 2015)
Production
Executive producer(s) Louisa Hatfield (2012-2013)
Natasha Daran (2014-present)
Location(s) TCN-9 Willoughby, New South Wales
Running time 150 minutes per episode (inc. commercials)
Release
Original network Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 6 February 2012
Chronology
Preceded by Kerri-Anne (2002-2011)
External links
Website

Today Extra is an Australian morning talk show on the Nine Network. The show is presented by Sonia Kruger and David Campbell and airs between 9:15am and 11:30am weekdays and highlights of the week on Saturday mornings.

History[edit]

Mornings logo (2015–2016)

The show premiered on the Nine Network on 6 February 2012 and features interviews, live music performances and segments on cooking, lifestyle, fashion and beauty, entertainment and a wide range of other topics. It replaced Kerri-Anne, which was originally titled Mornings with Kerri-Anne and formerly aired in the same time slot.[1] [2]

The first guest on the show was actress and comedian Magda Szubanski. Mornings, along with Today went on hiatus during the course of the 2012 London Olympics.

In January 2016, Nine announced that Mornings would be rebranded as Today Extra an extension of the network’s breakfast TV flagship, Today. The show will get a refurbished set, while keeping its focus on light entertainment and news updates to kick off the network’s daytime programming.[3]

Presenters[edit]

Presenter Role Tenure
Sonia Kruger Co-Host 2012–present
David Campbell Co-Host 2012–present

Regular segments[edit]

Today Extra includes a mix of lifestyle, cooking and interview segments along with advertorials. The advertorials are for products from homeshopping companies such as Danoz Direct and Global Shop Direct and are presented by Jaynie Seal.

Ratings[edit]

Today Extra currently trails behind its Seven Network rival The Morning Show,[4] however in October 2012 Mornings beat The Morning Show for the first time since its launch earlier in February.[5] The Nine Network has not won the timeslot since 2008. On Australia Day 2015, Mornings had a major relaunch and rated the highest it has ever seen with an audience greater than 200,000. Since then Mornings has been increasingly gaining on its rival, frequently "beating" The Morning Show throughout the course of the year.

Fill-in presenters[edit]

Fill-in presenters on Today Extra as of 2016 are:

Wendy Kingston (Monday) and Georgie Gardner (Tuesday-Friday) filled in for Sonia Kruger whilst she was on maternity leave. Wendy's last day as host was Monday 20 April while Georgie finished up on Friday 24 April. Sonia returned on Monday 27 April however Kingston and Gardner will still fill-in for her when she is absent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sonia Kruger: Why I'll be funnier than KAK". News.com.au. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Kerri-Anne Kennerley speaks out about Nine replacing her with Sonia Kruger on morning show". Herald Sun. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Channel 9 Mornings show to become Today Extra in 2016". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (19 June 2012). "3.1 As Karise Is Announced As The Voice". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  5. ^ Knox, David. "Mornings beats The Morning Show". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 

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