The cringeworthy moments of 2012

Sad confession Big Brother winner Ben saying he's been applying to get in the house for 10 years.

Channel Ten vigorously denying reports Sydney newsreader Bill Woods had been sacked Then he was sacked two days later.

Yumi-gate #teamyumi

How much Sunrise and Today are often showing the same footage and talking about the same things at the same time Uncanny.

A Current Affair using Pauline Hanson as a pundit I don't like it.

Seven's refusal to show the AFL grand final in HD Dogmatic.

The Block's constant upselling #synergy #integration

A Current Affair's murky turn for the worse And we used to think ACA was slightly above Today Tonight.

The Australian Story episode on Clive Palmer Lenient. Pointless.

Sunday Night's horrible re-enactment of Molly's fall If this is how they treat their own … Sheesh.

Actually, that Sunday Night rates as highly as it does Baffling.

You can run, Kevin, but Excess Baggage will always be on your resume´.

Angela Bishop's interview with Gina Rinehart on Ten News ''Exclusive''.

The phrase ''Adorkable'' Remember that?

Tim Allen's ''comeback'' show Last Man Standing Insipid.

Hugh Sheridan changing networks Is there room back at the Rafter house?

Liam Pickering and Alastair Lynch Which hat do they have on today? Manager or commentator? We're unsure.

Simon Baker's and Toni Collette's bank ads Suffering for their art.

That nobody watched Sherlock What's wrong with you, people?

Bones out-rates Homeland See above.

We put Paul Henry on the cover of Green Guide Yes, we know, we know.

Cartoonish violence in The Straits Silly.

The fake beards in Australia on Trial Very fake.

Sitting up all night watching Adam Scott crumble in the British Open Dispiriting.

Titanic mini-series Sunk without a trace.

Wog Boy 2 This super turkey was on telly a couple of weeks ago, that counts, surely?

Grant Thomas leaving Footy Classified You will be missed, sir.

The Bolt Report is still on-air Helping us believe in conspiracy theories since 2011.

Nobody watched Marngrook Footy Show But everyone complained when it was canned.

OVEREXPOSED AWARD: Tom Waterhouse and his gambling ads
THERE was a time when you could watch your favourite sport and not be  bombarded with commercials imploring you to bet. Although Channel Nine has long had a penchant for incorporating ugly gambling advertising into its rugby league coverage, this was the year when gambling ads crossed the line. The networks integrated gambling more thoroughly (and offensively) into their sports.  Although we would love to take to that guy from the TAB Sportsbet ads with a baseball bat, nothing, in our opinion, was more galling than the rise of Tom Waterhouse. He is, for us, perhaps the most annoying man on television. PS: don't get us started on Jaimee Rogers.

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