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Paul Henry's Australian show a 'disaster'

Published: 9:15AM Sunday July 15, 2012 Source: ONE News

Ratings for Paul Henry's Australian breakfast show are at an all-time low with just 1000 viewers tuning in one day last week.

Sydney's Sunday Telegraph reported the low viewing numbers for Channel Ten's Breakfast programme on Tuesday July 10, which have been in a downwards slide since the programme aired in February this year.

In recent weeks, the show has been attracting an average daily national audience of around 32,000 people.

Channel Seven's rival morning news programme Sunrise regularly attracts more than 300,000 viewers daily, while Nine's Today attracts around 260,000.

A source close to the production told the Telegraph the show was "an absolute disaster".

"I've heard pretty much everyone on the show is looking for another job."

The numbers come among a number of departures from the programme, including the resignation of executive producer Majella Weimers just over a week ago.

Co-host Andrew Rochford left the show last month to continue work on the channel's show The Project, leaving hosting duties to be shared among Paul Henry and Australian Kathryn Robinson.

A spokesperson for Ten said the channel is still committed to the show, saying the departures are all part of usual changes to production staff.