Today Extra

Today Extra is an Australian morning talk show, hosted by Sylvia Jeffreys, David Campbell (Monday to Wednesday) and Richard Wilkins (Thursday & Friday). The show airs between 9:00am and 11:30am weekdays and follows the Nine Network's breakfast news program Today, with both programs closely interlinked. The program is filmed at the TCN-9 studio in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales.

Today Extra
GenreMorning show, infotainment
Directed byWayne O'Donnell
Presented by
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons7
Production
Executive producer(s)Louisa Hatfield (2012-2013)
Natasha Daran (2014-2016)
Mark Calvert (2017-2018)
Bree Dwyer (2018-present)
Production location(s)Sydney, New South Wales
Running time150 minutes (Weekdays)
60 minutes (Saturdays)
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release6 February 2012 
present
Chronology
Preceded byKerri-Anne (2002-2011)
Related showsToday
Weekend Today
External links
Website

History

The show premiered on the Nine Network on 6 February 2012 as Mornings and features interviews, live music performances and segments on cooking, lifestyle, fashion and beauty, entertainment and a wide range of other topics. Mornings replaced the long-running Kerri-Anne.[1]

In January 2015, Nine relaunched Mornings with a new set and logo.[2] Wendy Kingston and Georgie Gardner filled in for Sonia Kruger whilst she was on maternity leave. Kingston presented on Monday and Gardner presented from Tuesday to Friday.[2] They presented until Kruger returned on Monday 27 April.[3]

On 5 May 2015, Mornings was extended to 11.30am. As a result Nine's Morning News was moved to 11.30am.[4]

In January 2016, Nine announced that Mornings would be rebranded as Today Extra to become an extension of the network’s breakfast show Today. The show was moved to the Today studio, while keeping its focus on light entertainment and news updates.[5]

In January 2019, Campbell was announced the new host of Weekend Today. He will continue to host the program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with Richard Wilkins joining the show as co-host on Thursdays and Fridays.[6]

In November 2019, Kruger announced her resignation from the Nine Network, with her last show on Friday 15 November.[7]

Presenters

PresenterRoleTenure
Sylvia JeffreysCo-host2019-present
David CampbellCo-host (Monday-Wednesday)
Co-host (Monday - Friday)
2019–present
2012 – 2018
Richard WilkinsCo-host (Thursday & Friday)2019–present
Davina Smith News 2014–present

Fill-in presenters

Regular segments

PresenterRole
Jaynie SealAdvertorials
Giles HardieMovies
Brad McKayHealth and lifestyle
Shelly HortonLifestyle
Harry TAsk The Psychic
Mat Woolfrey Entertainment

Ratings

The first episode of Mornings attracted 104,000, trailing The Morning Show which attracted 166,000 viewers.[8] However, in October 2012, Mornings beat The Morning Show for the first time since its launch.[9]

On 19 March 2016, six weeks after the relaunch to Today Extra, the program won the week against The Morning Show. This included a victory in Perth, which for many years has been Nine's weakest market ratings-wise. It was the first time The Morning Show lost a week in its nine year history.[10]

References

  1. Knox, David (29 January 2012). "Airdate: Mornings". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  2. Knox, David (24 January 2015). "Gallery: New Set For Nine's Mornings". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. Knox, David (19 April 2015). "Sonia Kruger Returning To Mornings". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  4. Knox, David (27 April 2015). "Mornings To Extend to 11.30am". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  5. Knox, David (23 January 2016). "Mornings To Rebrand As Today Extra". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  6. Knox, David (5 January 2019). "Deb Knight, Tom Steinfort Join Georgie on Today". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. Lallo, Michael (14 November 2019). "Sonia Kruger resigns on-air from Nine Network". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  8. Knox, David (7 February 2012). "The Reality of Mondays". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  9. Knox, David (1 November 2012). "Mornings beats The Morning Show". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  10. Knox, David (20 March 2016). "Nine Takes Week From The Morning Show For First Time in 9 Years". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
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