Paul Henry’s show axed
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:55a.m.
By 3 News online staff / NZN
Australia’s Channel Ten has axed Paul Henry’s Breakfast show after failing to increase the show’s ratings.
Breakfast will cease production on November 30, after lasting less than a year.
Channel Ten’s spokesman Neil Shoebridge admitted the show had not resonated with viewers.
“But breakfast television still represents an opportunity for Ten and we will return to the breakfast TV market at some point next year,” he said in a statement.
There have been persistent rumours that the show would not survive, after only averaging around 40,000 viewers per day since its February 23 launch.
Henry, who is reported to be commanding AU$1 million a year, caused a stir in Australia with comments about asylum seekers in May.
New of the show's axing was welcomed by his critics on Twitter.
"Guys, our prayers have been answered. Channel Ten is canceling 'Breakfast'. No more horrid Paul Henry!" Brodi Lucas tweeted.
The broadcaster caused controversy as co-host of TVNZ's Breakfast for comments suggesting former governor-general Sir Anand Satyanand was not a real New Zealander, and his ridicule of Indian diplomat Sheila Dikshit's name.
Henry moved to Australia after leaving TVNZ and spending a short stint as host of RadioLIVE’s drive show and TV3 show Would I Lie to You?
3 News / NZN
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18/11/2012 9:06:20 p.m.
Ex - Pat Kiwi wrote:
Will miss Paul Henry - he was a breath of fresh air in this country especially in regards to our do gooder asylum seeker policy which is costing the taxpayers billions.
15/11/2012 12:24:55 p.m.
Im not sure i agree with this "don't like it don't watch it" attitude. Standards should be higher than they are as we all have to live the the society that all this rubbish is aired to.
13/11/2012 11:17:25 a.m.
Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke!
12/11/2012 11:02:27 p.m.
It is scary that some people regard this jerk as funny and talented. We like to think of ourselves as so sophisticated but Henry is the "Cold Duck wine and asparagus rolls and the elderly uncle who keeps farting at the most inappropriate moments" from years long ago. He is an embarrassment. For Gods Sake don’t bring him back here.
12/11/2012 7:59:14 p.m.
I JUST luvvvvvv paul Henry, he says the things no one else would /will,, Its better than the straight shows Breakfast tv has to offer for the past TOO many years,, loss to Aussiess,,
12/11/2012 4:33:05 p.m.
I did not think the Australians would be so refined, even they cannot abide the man and his "humour" Maybe he should seek another job but darned if I know what he would be good at.
12/11/2012 3:59:55 p.m.
He is so not funny, actually quite lame in my opinion.
12/11/2012 3:41:04 p.m.
That won't be the end of him. I hope he comes back to NZ where I can enjoy watching him again. But please not inane crap like "Would I Lie to You" I would like to see him do a politically incorrect show. Offend everybody if they don't like it don't watch it.
12/11/2012 3:31:47 p.m.
oh awesome, pleeze come back to Kiwi land... I have missed you...missed your humour making my breakfasts so enjoyable..love you long time...
12/11/2012 3:01:23 p.m.
Haha, Sheila Dikshit still makes me laugh
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