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.
FILE THIS ONE UNDER, WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING … MEGYN KELLY’S RATING HITTING THE SKIDS.
As reported at The Hill, Megyn Kelly’s Sunday news magazine this week registered its lowest ratings since its debut on June 4, 2017. The latest installment of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” drew 3.1 million viewers on Sunday, down by one half from her debut. Look for it to go even lower. She is in a no win situation as those that used to watch her on Fox News will no longer because she jumped ship and she is too conservative for NBC. Who is left holding the bag? Why NBC of course. Kelly was hired by NBC News earlier this year for a reported salary of $17 million annually. How anyone in the news is worth this much is beyond me. In what might turn out to be the worst career move ever, Kelly turned down a reported $25 million to stay at Fox News, but instead jumped to NBC in January. In what has to be nothing but embarrassing, no matter how NBC wants to spin it, Kelly’s live Sunday program again lost to repeats of “60 Minutes” on CBS and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
There is a greater question here … how do no talents in the media get paid so much? How are they worth it?
Megyn Kelly’s Sunday news magazine this week registered its lowest ratings since its debut on June 4, according to Nielsen Research.
“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” drew 3.1 million viewers on Sunday, or half of the 6.2 million viewers it brought in for its premiere, which featured an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kelly, 46, was hired by NBC News earlier this year for a reported salary of $17 million annually.
The former attorney-turned-cable-news-star was offered a reported $25 million to stay at Fox News, but jumped to NBC in January. Kelly finished 2016 as the second-highest rated host in cable news behind only the since-ousted Bill O’Reilly, also of Fox News.
Kelly’s Sunday program again lost to repeats of “60 Minutes” on CBS and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” on ABC in both total viewers and the key 18-49 demographic advertisers covet most.
“60 Minutes” tallied 5.9 million viewers to win the 7 p.m. time slot.
Let’s remember what was predicted when Megyn “I think I am better than I am” Kelly left Fox News. Although, she pretty much created a situation for herself where she could not stay.
My personal opinion is that Megyn will become a small fish in a big liberal pond and probably rue the day she made this jump. I cannot believe that her career will be cultivated as it was at FOX. This almost appears to be addition by subtraction by NBC.
TELL US SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW … NEWSFLASH, THE MSM IS BIAS AND HAS AN AGENDA AGAINST TRUMP.
According to a Harvard University study, the MSM bias against President Donald Trump is huge and unprecedented. If it seems like the MSM has it out for President Trump and reports pretty much every thing he does as negative, that is because they do. Just look at the charts below and see how the MSM reports on topics in a positive or negative slant and then take a look at how Trump compares to other presidents, especially Obama.
Keep this in mind when you watch the news. They are no longer reporting it, they are slanting it to fit their liberal, left-wing agenda. The MSM was AWOL for Obama’s eight years and the endless scandals like Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS-gate, let alone the lies of Obamacare. But for Trump, they do not even give him a chance. The MSM is working in lockstep with the Democrat party as their propaganda arm. Remember this, especially at election time.
A major new study out of Harvard University has revealed the true extent of the mainstream media’s bias against Donald Trump.
Academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzed coverage from Trump’s first 100 days in office across 10 major TV and print outlets.
It found that the tone of some outlets was negative in as many as 98% of reports, significantly more hostile than the first 100 days of the three previous administrations:
In America they analyzed CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
They also took into account the BBC, the UK’s Financial Times and the German public broadcaster ARD.
Every outlet was negative more often than positive.
Only Fox News, which features some of Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters and is often given special access to the President, even came close to positivity.
THEY DON’T CALL IT THE DEMOCRAT-MEDIA COMPLEX FOR NOTHING …
As reported at The Washington Free Beacon, former Obama press secretary, Josh Earnest, was named an NBC News and MSNBC political analyst. What a surprise. The main stream media and their liberal agenda has been in bed with the Democrat party for years. However, maybe never so much and maybe has never carried the water so much and defended a president’s agenda, than Barack Obama. This should be an easy transition for Josh Earnest, as his role as Obama’s press secretary has pretty much groomed him to be a liberal media shill. As Twitchy opines, this is yet another move on the part of the MSM to try and make themselves look legit, by hiring a guy who’s sole job was to cover Obama’s backside. Way to go media!!!
This is the liberal bias that we can expect as NBC’s newest political analyst
Former President Barack Obama’s final press secretary, Josh Earnest, was named an NBC News and MSNBC political analyst on Monday morning.
Earnest, a Kansas City native, served as White House press secretary from 2014 to 2017.
Axios obtained an internal memo from NBC New President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin announcing the hire.
He joins a string of recent former White press secretaries who have joined network and cable news outlets after leaving government, the Hill noted.
Two of Obama’s former press secretaries, Jay Carney and Robert Gibbs, were hired by CNN and MSNBC, respectively, after leaving the White House.
Poor Chuck Todd and the Whining Fake Establishmemt News Elite … Says Trump’s Delegitimization of Press ‘Un-American,’ ‘Not a Laughing Matter’
NO CHUCK TODD, YOU ARE A LAUGHING MATTER AND A PARTISAN HACK …
In lockstep with the liberal, establishment MSM, Chuck Todd voiced his partisan horror at President Donald Trump’s press conference on Thursday. Todd called Trump’s presser “Un-American” and “not a laughing matter”. Actually Mr. Todd and the rest of the MSM, it is you that are a laughing matter, partisan hacks and un-American. It is one thing to question authority, although where the hell were you during the last 8 years of the Obama administration, it is quite another thing to just attack, attack and attack with fake news. The days of the Democrat-media complex getting away with their lies and attacking the right are over. The media has met it’s match.
In a tweet sent during President Donald Trump‘s Thursday press conference, MSNBC host Chuck Todd indicated he didn’t find the bizarre hour-long back-and-forth with reporters all that humorous.
The Meet the Press host live tweeted the spectacle, at times sending tweets that indicated he didn’t believe the president was telling the truth, and that the rambling press conference would damage his relationship with Congress.