Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon break their silence after falling behind ABC News Breakfast and Sunrise in the ratings

Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon say they aren’t worried about the show’s ratings despite sliding to third place behind ABC News Breakfast and Sunrise earlier this month.

The co-anchors told The Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday it’s normal for ratings to go up and down, and one bad week isn’t anything to panic about.

Stefanovic also said it wasn’t a surprise to see the ABC surge to second place during an election campaign given the public broadcaster’s reputation for hard news.

Speaking out: Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon say they aren’t worried about the ratings despite sliding to third place behind ABC News Breakfast and Sunrise this month

‘If the ABC isn’t having a good time during the elections than they have got serious problems. We love what we are doing and we are committed to doing a great show for our viewers,’ he told radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson. 

‘There is no doubt that what we are doing now is better than it has been the last few years,’ Stefanovic continued.

Langdon agreed, saying: ‘The results change every day. We’ve won Brisbane the last couple days but last week we lost.

‘It is jumping all around and the election coverage plays a role.’

Changes: The co-anchors (pictured on May 6) told The Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday it's normal for ratings to go up and down, and one bad week isn't anything to panic about

Changes: The co-anchors (pictured on May 6) told The Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday it’s normal for ratings to go up and down, and one bad week isn’t anything to panic about

Nine’s Today show suffered a blow earlier this month when it placed third behind Sunrise and ABC News Breakfast for a whole week for the first time in 13 years.

Today’s metro average for the week commencing May 2 was 176,000. 

By contrast, Channel Seven’s Sunrise pulled in 241,000 metro viewers followed by ABC’s News Breakfast with 195,000 viewers.

It comes after Stefanovic and Langdon were reportedly told to ‘shape up or ship out’ earlier this year ahead of the ratings season.

According to a report in The Sunday Telegraph in January, executives were planning on throwing ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ at the program.

A source close to the breakfast show said bosses were looking at making a number of changes, including Scherri-Lee Biggs as permanent weather presenter.

Perspective: Stefanovic also said it wasn't a surprise to see the ABC surge to second place during an election campaign given the public broadcaster's reputation for hard news

Perspective: Stefanovic also said it wasn’t a surprise to see the ABC surge to second place during an election campaign given the public broadcaster’s reputation for hard news 

They also claimed entertainment reporter Brooke Boney could also be made a ‘roving reporter’ for the show.

However, the source told the publication it wasn’t bad news for the show with Nine saying it has found its ‘mojo’ again this year.

‘Today has found its mojo,’ the one source said.

Results: Today suffered a blow earlier this month when it placed third behind Sunrise and ABC News Breakfast for a whole week for the first time in 13 years. Today's metro average for the week commencing May 2 was 176,000. By contrast, Seven's Sunrise pulled in 241,000 viewers followed by ABC's News Breakfast with 195,000. (Pictured: ABC host Michael Rowland)

Results: Today suffered a blow earlier this month when it placed third behind Sunrise and ABC News Breakfast for a whole week for the first time in 13 years. Today’s metro average for the week commencing May 2 was 176,000. By contrast, Seven’s Sunrise pulled in 241,000 viewers followed by ABC’s News Breakfast with 195,000. (Pictured: ABC host Michael Rowland)

The source went on to say the program won a number of wins in the east coast market last year.

‘Even though they didn’t win overall last year, Today had a pretty successful 2021 and claimed wins on the east coast in some markets,’ they added.

Despite Sunrise winning the 18-year breakfast war battle – Today wrapped on a high last year following the end of the ratings season.

Ratings war: It comes after Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon were reportedly told to 'shape up or ship out' earlier this year ahead of the ratings season

Ratings war: It comes after Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon were reportedly told to ‘shape up or ship out’ earlier this year ahead of the ratings season

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