Viewers reveal the simple reason ABC's News Breakfast can never 'expect to be treated seriously' as a Sunrise and Today competitor

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By Jimmy Briggs For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 19:05 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 21:50 EDT, 31 October 2023

An upset ABC News Breakfast instrumentality has put guardant a bold mentation astir why nan broadcaster's greeting show will ne'er beryllium a threat to its commercialized competitors.

On Tuesday, nan spectator took to nan MediaSpy forums to declare nan ABC allowing its News Breakfast hosts to return time off to activity connected different projects threatens its wide credibility.

'How tin News Breakfast expect to beryllium treated earnestly arsenic a competitor to Sunrise and Today erstwhile they let their presenters to return extended clip disconnected to activity connected different projects?' they began.

'If Tony Armstrong or anyone other want to do other projects, it should beryllium successful summation to their meal TV role. They’re disconnected aerial astatine 9am truthful person nan remainder of nan time to activity connected these projects!'

Their outrage was directed astatine sports presenter Tony Armstrong, 34, who returned to nan show connected Wednesday greeting aft 2 months disconnected to activity connected a caller project. 

An upset ABC News Breakfast instrumentality has put guardant a bold mentation astir why nan broadcaster's greeting show will ne'er beryllium a threat to its commercialized competitors. Pictured: ABC News Breakfast hosts

Armstrong co-hosts nan celebrated programme alongside Michael Rowland, Lisa Millar and Nate Byrne.

On Monday, nan meal slot was led by Sunrise with 379,000 viewers, followed by Today which attracted 325,000 viewers.

News Breakfast meantime trailed acold behind, pinch its ratings figures not moreover being included successful nan apical 30.

While nan hosts of News Breakfast's commercialized competitors - Seven's Sunrise and Nine's Today show - do occasionally activity connected different projects they typically find clip to juggle it pinch their presenting duties.

For example, Today's Karl Stefanovic, 49, filmed a cameo for nan Stan bid C*A*U*G*H*T past year, while continuing to big his programme alongside Sarah Abo. 

On Tuesday, nan spectator took to nan MediaSpy forums to declare nan ABC allowing its News Breakfast hosts to return time off to activity connected different projects threatens its wide credibility. Pictured: Sports presenter Tony Armstrong

Last month, ABC big Madeleine Morris discontinue nan nationalist broadcaster's meal news show aft spending 4 years arsenic finance presenter.

Morris announced her daze departure while unrecorded connected aerial connected ABC News Breakfast.

The news and business anchor told viewers she wished to beryllium much coming successful her children's lives. 

Their outrage was directed astatine sports presenter Tony Armstrong, 34, who returned to nan show connected Wednesday greeting aft taking 2 months disconnected to activity connected a caller project

While nan hosts of News Breakfast's commercialized competitors - Seven's Sunrise and Nine's Today show - do occasionally activity connected different projects they typically find clip to juggle it pinch their presenting duties. Pictured: Today show hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo

'I'd for illustration to beryllium location erstwhile my kids get up successful nan greeting and I'd for illustration to not beryllium capable to request to spell to furniture earlier they go,' she said.

Her past decade astatine nan nationalist broadcaster saw her activity arsenic a newsman for 7.30 for almost six-years, lawman editor of nan ABC master reporting squad and arsenic truth checker. 

While announcing her departure, Morris said it was a privilege to activity arsenic a journalist and inquire questions connected behalf of people.

'I conscionable want to opportunity a monolithic convey you to each of you who person fto maine beryllium portion of your family for nan past 4 years,' she said.

Last month, ABC big Madeleine Morris (right) discontinue nan nationalist broadcaster's meal news show aft spending 4 years arsenic finance presenter


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