HONESTLY, WHO COULD NOT HAVE SEEN THIS COMING?
Megyn Kelly’s Sunday show pulled after just eight episodes. Her initial Sunday show debuted to great fanfare in June with a Vladimir Putin interview that brought in 6.1 million viewers, but has continuously fallen and slid to 3.1 million viewers last Sunday. In the end, NBC overpaid for a no talent. Megyn Kelly might have worked on FOX News for ratings, but anyone who thought she would succeed on liberal NBC was fooling themselves. One has to wonder just how far this experiment is going to go before the NBC brass finally admit the truth and pull the plug. For the ratings that Kelly gets, they could have hired anyone and paid half, if not a quarter of her salary. At this point, NBC has no alternative but to see what happens as they are pot committed.
A ratings disaster.
The initial run of Megyn Kelly’s Sunday newsmagazine show will reportedly be taken off the air at least two episodes earlier than scheduled because of her disastrous ratings.
Last week, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly set another viewership low with just 2.71 million total viewers. In the last three weeks, her show has failed to beat the years-old Dateline rerun the network ran in her show’s time slot when Kelly took a week off during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
According to the New York Post, “Kelly’s ratings-challenged Sunday show was announced as a limited” run that would return after the football season. The network was reportedly angling for at least ten episodes but apparently decided to end Kelly’s misery after eight episodes as Kelly’s downward spiral in the ratings did not stop.
An NBC spinmeister claimed that Kelly’s show was going off the air after this week’s show because she needs to be “freed up to focus” on her morning show. Translation: Kelly needs to do all she can to not ruin NBC’s crown jewel Today franchise. Network executives, who reportedly have been freaking out about Kelly’s poor ratings, are probably praying that Kelly simply does no more harm than she has already done in her short time at the network.