Chopper Read to Kochie: “King of the ratings now?”

Sunrise this morning interviewed Chopper Read about an imposter account on Twitter.

Despite accumulating nearly 12,000 followers, the account named @RealChopperRead is fake while @TheChopperRead is authentic.

But it was the end of the live cross that led to some of the more colourful comments, with Read joking about Seven’s success in the ratings.

“We’re king of the ratings now aren’t we Kochie? Channel Nine can go and get stuffed.”

As anyone who remembers Elle McFeast on the ABC, having Chopper on live telly is always a lively affair….

You can see the full clip here.


  1. I’m pretty sure that no one in Australia would have watched this and been surprised to hear what he said. At this point, you don’t have to follow the ratings everyday to realise that Channel Seven is number one. A regular viewer would definitely be able to tell. Seven is doing everything right and Nine is doing everything wrong.

  2. Armchair Analyst

    Yes Chopper was a bit blunt about it but he is absolutely right the Nine Network are in the crapper Ten arent much better but at least their prospects are better because of better financial position that they are in. Nine on the other hand is the oposite they are in financial perril it will be only a matter of time before they loose the rights to US Open Tennis, and the ODI cricket internationals plus loose their most coveted sport Rugby League. So in essence Chopper is correct, he also has shown that he is no mug.

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