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Channel Nine deny claims Today show host Karl Stefanovic is 'unpopular'

Network Nine have denied claims Today Show co-host Karl Stefanovic is ‘unpopular’ with viewers.

According to The Daily Telegraph, a rival TV network conducted a survey and found that 40 per cent of viewers felt ‘negatively’ towards him.

But on Sunday, Nine told Daily Mail Australia the Today show is up 10 per cent and is the most ‘watched breakfast show on the East Coast, Melbourne and Brisbane.’

Unpopular: Network Nine have denied claims Today show host Karl Stefanovic (pictured) is 'unpopular' with television viewers after returning to the breakfast show

Unpopular: Network Nine have denied claims Today show host Karl Stefanovic (pictured) is ‘unpopular’ with television viewers after returning to the breakfast show

‘Today is up 10% year-on-year in total people, almost 20% in 25-54 and the show has won the last four weeks in Brisbane,’ a Nine spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added:’On Friday, Today was the most watched breakfast show on the East Coast, Melbourne and Brisbane.’

‘We are – as are viewers – extremely happy to wake up with Ally and Karl five days a week.’

Unsuccessful return? The Daily Telegraph have claimed 3500 TV viewers were surveyed and almost 40 per cent were 'negative' towards Karl (pictured with his co-host Allison Langdon)

Unsuccessful return? The Daily Telegraph have claimed 3500 TV viewers were surveyed and almost 40 per cent were ‘negative’ towards Karl (pictured with his co-host Allison Langdon)

On Sunday, The Daily Telegraph had claimed 3500 viewers were surveyed by a rival Network and almost 40 per cent of TV viewers felt ‘negatively’ towards Karl.

The publication also claimed 30 per cent of Today viewers are reportedly ‘feeling burnt out’ towards him.

Karl was famously axed from the breakfast program in December 2018, after his personal life was blamed for declining ratings.

'Viewers are extremely happy to wake up with Ally and Karl': Network Nine denied the claims and told Daily Mail Australia the Today show is up by 10 per cent

‘Viewers are extremely happy to wake up with Ally and Karl’: Network Nine denied the claims and told Daily Mail Australia the Today show is up by 10 per cent

His departure was effective immediately, with Channel Nine’s director of news, Darren Wick, saying it was ‘time for him to step off’.

In November last year, it was announced Karl would be returning once again alongside Allison Langdon after the show suffered record low ratings under new hosts Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner.

‘Yes, I am as shocked about this as everyone else. It’s not something that I thought would come up again,’ Karl told The Sydney Morning Herald at the time.

He's back! In November last year, it was announced Karl would be returning alongside Allison Langdon after the show suffered record low ratings under new hosts Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner

He’s back! In November last year, it was announced Karl would be returning alongside Allison Langdon after the show suffered record low ratings under new hosts Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner

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