Nov 13, 2012

Heads spinning after Ten’s ‘bloody Monday’ makes news

Helen Kapalos, Bill Woods, Paul Henry, Ron Wilson, Kathryn Robinson ... the bodies are piling up at the Ten Network as Lachlan Murdoch makes up for past mistakes.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Channel 10

Call it “bloody Monday”, or the most cynical set of sackings since Eddie McGuire and Jeff Browne wondered if they would “bone” newsreader Jessica Rowe from the Nine Network a few years ago.

The Ten Network continues to wield the axe and cut its most successful ratings business, its news division, with three newsreaders sacked in Sydney and Perth late yesterday. That followed the axing of the Breakfast program on and the mid-morning news bulletin earlier in the day, and the hasty forced redundancy of Melbourne news reader Helen Kapalos on Friday night.

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9 thoughts on “Heads spinning after Ten’s ‘bloody Monday’ makes news

  1. kristyne weiss

    The news division washer one shining light in otherwise dismal programming. Yes, they’ve always appealed the Gen X & Y demographic but dropping to the lowest socioeconomic audience of those generations was a failure. Lovers of the Simpsons and even the quirk of Masterchef aren’t going to be lovers of the freaking Shire and other such rubbish. UNDERSTAND YOUR AUDIENCE

  2. (the other) HR Nicholls

    This is seriously shaping up as One.Tel: Redux.

  3. Ruprecht

    I can think of another presenter of a low-rating Ten show who may not be representing much value for money….

  4. Shaniq'ua Chardonnay

    I think the Blot would probably rant for free

  5. dunph

    Well that’s the News dealt with, so when does Russell Howcroft get started on the Ads?
    Oh hang on – that’s right – advertisers like to show their wares around newstime …
    Gee that will make for a bit of a Gruen Transfer for Mr Howcroft!

  6. Lynne Davison Johansen

    A suggestion now that Breakfast is ending, thank The Lord. Channel Ten would blitze the morning ratings if a Breakfast show returned with The Circle panel. Live is what these women/man do best. So best you get organised Ten and start grovelling to get those fabulous women back on the couch!!

  7. mrsynik

    Going to be an exciting time when Rupert drops off the twig and the kids get the keys to the big car (News Corp). Given both the kids have had a dubious track record, it will be interesting to see how quickly they crash it into the preverbial treee when the time comes!

  8. Mike Flanagan

    Mr Synik;
    Yea! Gina must be rueing the day she was introduced to the Murdooch menagerie.

  9. Merve

    Court case, Gina vs Murdoch. She likes a good stoush, Murdoch has cost her a fair bit of money.

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