Maybe it was the fact that voting took place amid a torrent of tabloid stories but Karl Stefanovic has copped the brunt of the “Worst” votes in the TV Tonight Awards for 2018.
Stefanovic has been voted Most Overexposed Personality and that infamous Uber call has taken out the Blunder of the Year.
The former Today show host has now been voted Most Overexposed for 5 years in a row. If there is any good news, it is that this year the Worst Male / Female categories were abandoned in the spirit of positivity.
But 10’s go-to personalities Grant Denyer and Julia Morris join media man Eddie McGuire on the Over-exposed list and for the first time, Dr. Chris Brown. Readers want to see more variation in host casting, please.
Reality shows dominated the Worst Australian Show of 2018 with My Kitchen Rules a surprise first-time “winner” of this category and concerning, just ahead of a 10th season. Newcomers Dance Boss, Game of Games and Blind Date all made the cut -none have been announced for 2019.
The World Cup fail by Optus was another strong showing in Blunder of the Year followed by the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony and Roseanne‘s online rant which ultimately led to her losing her show. Amongst the “Other” suggestions by readers was a late showing for the 10 Boss / Bold rebranding.
There were 568 completed surveys this year.
Blunder of the Year: Karl Stefanovic Uber Call
#Floptus World Cup Fail
Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony snubs athletes
Roseanne Barr rant
Sunrise: Indigenous adoption panel
10 All Access pricing
Susan Hannaford interview
ACA tracks down The Bachelor in PNG
SKY News: Blair Cottrell, Ross Cameron racism on Outsiders
Tech fail as Ian Henderson bids farewell
Bert Newton Logies speech
Sam Newman “quits” Footy Show on air
Wentworth “axed” rumours
Jessica Mauboy Eurovision dress
Most Overexposed: Karl Stefanovic
Dr. Chris Brown / David Koch
(2017: Karl Stefanovic)
Worst Australian Show: My Kitchen Rules
Married at First Sight
Game of Games
(2017: Yummy Mummies)
Worst International Show: The Big Bang Theory
Keeping up with the Kardashians
Love Island UK
(2017: The Big Bang Theory)
Tomorrow: Story of the Year, Best Channels.