Scrambling Breakfast to air was always going to be ambitious for TEN, four days ahead of schedule.
With the news landscape changing minute by minute, everybody was surely flying by the seat of their pants -both cast and crew.
But it was the right decision given the day’s news.
TEN also extended Breakfast to 10:20am to accommodate Julia Gillard’s press conference.
But it missed bringing Gillard live to viewers in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
Seven, Nine and ABC News 24 all showed the Rudd and Gillard conferences live into other states.
A TEN Spokesperson acknowledged the time delay in three states and said Gillard’s conference was now available on its website.
“Ordinarily it would be the case (playing it live) however given the unusual circumstances this morning, we were a little stretched.”