Daybreak's relaunch with Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones was seen by 400,000 fewer viewers than tuned in to see the programme make its debut two years ago, overnight figures show.
The programme drew an average audience of 600,000 when it was given its revamp on Monday, compared with the one million who were drawn to the programme's birth in 2010 with presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley.
Chiles and Bleakley were axed in December of last year after they failed to prove enough of a draw and audiences slipped away.
The ITV1 breakfast programme has been given a makeover with its two new hosts in a bid to boost the viewing figures.
However, the relaunch on Monday still drew fewer fans than would often tune in to GMTV, which Daybreak was brought in to replace two years ago.
Since Chiles and Bleakley bowed out, the programme has been in the hands of Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway. The show drew just 350,000 viewers on the Monday prior to its relaunch.
Also on the Daybreak presenting team are Ranvir Singh and Matt Barbet.
ITV remained upbeat about the debut audience. A spokeswoman said: "We were very pleased with how the first day of the new Daybreak went yesterday, and we look forward to building on this with more from Ranvir and Matt, and Lorraine and Aled."
PHOTOS: Aled Jones is a former child star, here are 10 more...
HENRY THOMAS <strong>Then: </strong>As little Elliott, who famously took ET flying on a bicycle in the hit film about the Extra Terrestrial (30 years old today). (Picture: Amblin). <strong>Now:</strong> An actor and a musician living in LA, most recent film appearance was in The Last Ride, and plays with the band Farspeaker. <strong>Conversion rating: 4</strong>
<strong>CHRISTIAN BALE:</strong> <strong>Then:</strong> In Spielberg's epic <em>Empire of the Sun</em>, Bale shone as the little boy left behind by his parents during the fall of Singapore. He almost single-handedly carried the film, a sign of things to come. <strong>Now:</strong> An Oscar winner for <em>The Fighter</em>, and the Dark Knight is shortly to rise once more - enough said. <strong>Conversation Rating: 10</strong>
JAMIE BELL <strong>Then:</strong> Took a pair of pumps, made a few leaps and made ballet cool for boys in Stephen Daldry's BAFTA winning film. <strong>Now:</strong> Has carved out a life in Hollywood, working for Steven Spielberg in <em>Tintin</em>, and for Peter Jackson in <em>King Kong.</em> Reported to be engaged to Evan Rachel Wood. <strong>Conversation rating: 7 </strong>
DREW BARRYMORE <strong>Then:</strong> Screamed her head off when confronted by a wide-eyed alien, but went on her own galactic trip for a few years after that. <strong>Now:</strong> Consistent rather than spectacular on screen, but runs her own production company with hits under its belt including the Charlie's Angels big screen franchise. Very recently remarried, and expecting her first child. <strong>Conversation rating: 8</strong>
DANIEL RADCLIFFE <strong>Then:</strong> Was plucked from a choice of thousands to play the boy wizard in a series of eight films, in what turned out to be the most lucrative film franchise ever. <strong>Now: </strong>Admitted to letting his drinking get out of hand last year, but has since converted his juvenile success with a respected turn in <em>The Woman in Black</em>. Too early to tell if he'll stay the course, but the harbingers are good. <strong>Conversation rating: 7 and a half, thus far</strong>
SCOTT BAIO <strong>Then</strong>: Cute as a button, Scott Baio took the title role in Alan Parker's spectacular custard pie-fest Bugsy Malone, <strong>Now</strong>: Via a scene-stealing role of Chachi in Happy Days, and further US success in Charles in Charge, Baio officially became America's young male sweetheart, filling the gap left by David Cassidy. Then burst back onto TV screens five years ago with Scott Baio is 45... And Single. Has since become a husband and a father, and turns up on continuing reality TV shows. Most noted these days for his staunch right-wing politics. <strong>Conversation rating: 5</strong>
JODIE FOSTER Then: Baio's fellow Bugsy Maloner, Jodie Foster gave a turn beyond her years as the knowing Tallulah. Now: Holds a unique position within the film industry - armed with two acting Oscars (Silence of The Lambs and The Accused), and respected as a director, too. Came out publicly in the last few years, and is very politically motivated. <strong>Conversation rating: 9</strong>
RICKY SCHRODER <strong>Then</strong>: Broke everyone's hearts as the son of <em>The Champ</em>, played by Jon Voight, and then continued as a child star in <em>Silver Spoons.</em> <strong>Now</strong>: Converted to adult roles with <em>Lonesome Dove</em> and <em>NYPD Blue</em>. Now working on a reality TV project for the US Army. <strong>Conversion rating: 5</strong>
HALEY JOEL OSMENT <strong>Then</strong>: Stole the show as young Cole in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller, <em>The Sixth Sense,</em> which won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination at the age of 11. <strong>Now:</strong> Last reported to be working on Wake the Dead, a modern day retelling of the Frankenstein story. <strong>Conversion Rating</strong>: Only four, because of the great height at which he began.
No catalogue of child stars would be complete without... MACAULAY CULKIN <strong>Then</strong>: Secured his place in Hollywood history, with a phenomenal turn as Kevin McAllister in Home Alone and its sequel. Became one of Hollywood's highest paid stars of any age with his films Richie Rich, Uncle Buck and My Girl. <strong>Now</strong>: Following theatre work, commercials, family estrangement, divorce, the loss of his friend Michael Jackson, Culkin last year featured in experimental film The Wrong Film, shot entirely on an iPhone. <strong>Conversion Rating: 2</strong>