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Karl Stefanovic wants to steal Sunrise's Sam Mac

Woman's Day logo Woman's Day 18/10/2020 21:30:00 Woman's Day team
Samantha Armytage, David H. Koch, Karl Stefanovic posing for the camera: As the Today Show closes in on Sunrise in the ratings war, Woman's Day can exclusively reveal Today anchor Karl Stefanovic wants to steal Sunrise's golden boy Sam Mac to help close the gap. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdAs the Today Show closes in on Sunrise in the ratings war, Woman's Day can exclusively reveal Today anchor Karl Stefanovic wants to steal Sunrise's golden boy Sam Mac to help close the gap.

Slowly but surely, Nine's breakfast show Today has closed in on rival Sunrise.

In the past few months, the long-embattled program has been steadily narrowing the ratings gap.

Now one TV insider tells Woman's Day Nine has a secret plan that will help it grab the number-one spot - poaching weatherman Sam "Sam Mac" McMillan!

Samantha Armytage, David H. Koch posing for the camera: According to the source, Today's bigwigs are hoping to nab the TV WEEK Gold Logie (pictured centre) nominee in a bid to steal their rival's thunder. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdAccording to the source, Today's bigwigs are hoping to nab the TV WEEK Gold Logie (pictured centre) nominee in a bid to steal their rival's thunder.

According to the source, Today's bigwigs are hoping to nab the TV WEEK Gold Logie nominee in a bid to steal their rival's thunder.

"The big bosses are pulling out all stops to lure in breakfast TV's favourite weatherman," says the insider.

"After Stevie Jacobs left a few years ago, they've realised how much the success of the half-hour weather crosses bring to their ratings.

"While they're very happy with Stevie's replacement Tim Davies, he doesn't have the 'cut-through' Sam Mac has got."

The 38-year-old larrikin is said to be a "big drawcard" for Sunrise, given that he appeals to a wide range of demographics.

"They think he could be the perfect fit for what they're looking for," says the source.

Karl Stefanovic standing in front of a sign: Interestingly, Sam's biggest supporter is said to be none other than Karl Stefanovic, 46, who was sensationally dumped from Today in late 2018 before being reinstated as co-host 12 months later. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdInterestingly, Sam's biggest supporter is said to be none other than Karl Stefanovic, 46, who was sensationally dumped from Today in late 2018 before being reinstated as co-host 12 months later.

Interestingly, Sam's biggest supporter is said to be none other than Karl Stefanovic, 46, who was sensationally dumped from Today in late 2018 before being reinstated as co-host 12 months later.

"Karl is keen to get Sam over so they can get that fun stuff back in the mix," says the insider.

"Karl knows this is his last chance - he's taken a huge pay cut but he has incentives built into his new contract, which would mean bonuses for him if they get ahead of Sunrise.

"In order to do that they will need breakfast TV's secret weapon - and Sam Mac is it!"

19. lokakuuta 2020 0:30:00 Categories: Woman's Day

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