The response comes as viewers had predicted Today Show ratings would spike if Karl was absent.
'I watched the show today for the first time in a long time. Only watched because Karl was not presenting! Yippee!' one fan proudly announced.
'Team Ben n Georgie...I wake up with both of them on the Today show,' wrote another.
Meanwhile, others began to band together, calling for Ben to replace Karl permanently.
'Awesome idea, Ben would be so much better and I would start watching the Today show again,' said one.
'Might watch the show if that over-inflated ego male gets sacked,' read another comment.
Karl has been noticeable absent from the Today Show desk this year, with Channel Nine claiming it was due to his commitments filming 60 Minutes and This Time Last Year.
The veteran journalist also took a week off following the now infamous Ubergate scandal, which happened to coincide with his commitment ceremony to fiancé Jasmine Yarbrough.