Karl Stefanovic's This Time Next Year is a ratings smash

He recently admitted that he took a hit with female viewers, after he split with his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn, and later debuted his new relationship.

And it seems things are looking up for Today's Karl Stefanovic. 

The 42-year-old's new show, This Time Next Year, smashed ratings on Monday's premiere, drawing in a whopping 1,282,000 million viewers across the five-city metro. 

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All is forgiven? Karl Stefanovic's new show This Time Next Year is a ratings smash with 1.2 million viewers...following speculation he was losing female fans

All is forgiven? Karl Stefanovic's new show This Time Next Year is a ratings smash with 1.2 million viewers...following speculation he was losing female fans

As reported by Decidertv.com, The Block came a close second, gaining 1,259,000 viewers.

Indeed after the premiere of the show on Monday, fans flocked to Twitter to praise Karl, with some calling him the 'perfect host' and a 'true Aussie legend.'

'What a rad bloke @karlstefanovic is. Dad jokes on point. True Aussie legend,' read one Tweet.

Back on track: He admitted he took a hit with female viewers after split with wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn, and debuting his new relationship with Jasmine Yarbrough (pictured)

Back on track: He admitted he took a hit with female viewers after split with wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn, and debuting his new relationship with Jasmine Yarbrough (pictured)

Another said: 'I love Karl Stefanovic he's beautiful.' 

'Fabulous show U R  (sic) perfect for this program. Love you primetime PM (sic). Such warmth and genuine involvement,' another said. 

The show focuses on everyday people achieving their goals in a year and enduring a dramatic transformation. 

On KIIS 101.1's Matt and Meshel in the Morning on Monday, Karl said the new show had caused him to reflect on his own

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