Best of Breakfast?

By David Knox on August 15, 2012 / Filed Under Programming 18

TEN’s latest move to lift numbers for its ailing Breakfast show is to screen an hour of highlights on Saturday mornings.

From this Saturday TEN screens Best Of Breakfast at 11am following an hour of Breakthrough with Tony Robbins at 10am.


  1. dannyboy November 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm -

    Worst Breakfast show I have seen in many years. What’s the point in questioning the guests if you just talk over the top of them Paul Henry. The whole show was so quick and fast paced with Paul Henry talking – it felt like I was about to have a heart attack. And what’s with that stupid high pitched voice you use sometimes?

  2. mistaken August 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm -

    “Best of Breakfast”. Now there’s an oxymoron.

  3. Craig August 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm -

    Best of… so the show is 3 minutes long each week?

  4. Maev....Sydney August 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm -

    For me…ABC1 or ABC 24 at that time…
    But if for nothing else….the comments generated by this story ….have given a jolly good laugh today…. :D

  5. Secret Squirrel August 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm -

    To fill an hour they must be taking the best bits from when the show first started, since they’ll be all of the times when Henry wasn’t talking which doesn’t seem to happen very often.

  6. oztvheritage August 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm -

    Sounds like another excuse to show some more advertorials – Probably make goods from The Circles axing!

    If It has no advertorials – It’s probably a good idea. Anything is worth a try to broaden the audience.

    People forget – Sunrise had a very small set when it started.

  7. tomothyd August 15, 2012 at 11:41 am -

    I hadn’t watched this show in months, after seeing it not long after the premiere for about 30 mins and seeing it was terrible.
    Friday of last week I had the TV on TEN from 8-8.30, so half an hour once again. In that time I saw two advertorials, 3 commercial breaks and only a tiny bit of the actual hosts. Even then it was that unfunny Jonathan Coleman doing a weekly wrap up of rubbish. The new set seemed okay until I realised it was so tiny! The budget certainly has been reigned in on repairing this train wreck.

  8. DanR August 15, 2012 at 11:37 am -

    Get rid of Henry and replace him with someone Australians actually know and like and the show has some chance to build a solid, niche audience.

    And Lachlan should go with him – he’s the kiss of death and has been an unmitigated disaster for Ten.

  9. JoshS August 15, 2012 at 11:37 am -

    Best of breakfast…

    So it’ll be a short program then?

  10. Bella August 15, 2012 at 11:29 am -

    Really? I can’t see why TEN would bother. I don’t think many people would be wanting to watch it.

  11. Andrew August 15, 2012 at 11:09 am -

    Saturday mornings… another timeslot that Ten has trashed after ditching Video Hits

    Add that to weekday mornings (Breakfast, axing The Circle) and much of prime time and commissioning trash shows like Lara Bingle and The Shire, pretty anything the new management have touched has turned to mud. The multi-channel strategy is now blurred and confused and Ten just isn’t on people’s radars anymore (apart from MasterChef) and shows like Puberty Blues which have got mostly positive reviews will probably be ignored because the rest of the network is a train wreck.

    Shareholders must be asking Lachlan was the previous management really so bad, now?

  12. daveinprogress August 15, 2012 at 10:36 am -

    Does the title represent an oxymoron? What’se worse than umpteen hours of Paul Henry a week?
    Another hour of Paul Henry..,….

  13. Ingle August 15, 2012 at 10:13 am -

    “Best Of Breakfast”??
    The whole hour must be advertorials as they are currently the best of breakfast as everything else is so bad.

  14. Sharpy August 15, 2012 at 9:58 am -

    Like others, I find it hard to believe that they can come up with an hour of material to show every week…

  15. kas August 15, 2012 at 9:33 am -

    Could be the shortest show in history.

  16. Dr_Rudi August 15, 2012 at 8:59 am -

    Perhaps the Breakfast should be watching Breakthrough with Tony Robbins.

  17. TVScene August 15, 2012 at 8:26 am -

    A whole Hour of highlights? Struggling…

  18. Bazza August 15, 2012 at 8:22 am -

    Will they include the steam mop ads?

    Is there actually any news left? I’ve noticed the advertorials have crept earlier and earlier, they kick in after half-six now. We’ve stopped watching to all intents and purposes, I just like to flick over and see how badly mangled the train wreck is now and then.

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