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It’s Official: Megyn Kelly Is Finished

Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:25
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Megyn Kelly was her own ruin. The former Fox News host has no one to blame for the failure of her Sunday night news magazine show but herself.

Last week, Kelly received the bad news that her new NBC offering, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, will be taken off the air early due to disastrous ratings. Kelly’s fate was sealed this week. Deadline reports that last week’s season finale of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly was surpassed by reruns of NBC’s Dateline aired last Sunday.

Kelly’s news magazine style show was originally scheduled for a 10-episode limited summer run. However, NBC canceled the run after only eight episodes due to an underwhelming performance, according to Breitbart.

Undoubtedly, Kelly was the problem with Sunday Night. NBC executives are attempting to paint the show’s cancellation in a positive light, but TV ratings reveal that Kelly is unpalatable to the majority of Americans. This is consistent with her declining performance at Fox News before her departure with the network. A source for Fox News told Breitbart that “there is ‘no way’ Kelly could come back to the network.”

The season finale on Sunday Night featured an interview with British comedian Ricky Gervais and was watched by only 3.5 million people, scoring a meager 0.5 rating in the key 18 – 49-year-old viewer demographic. The following week, NBC aired a rerun of Dateline in the same 7 PM Sunday night time slot.

The Dateline rerun drew an audience of 4 million viewers and received a rating of 0.6. This reveals that Kelly’s poor viewership was not a matter of the time slot or the news magazine format of the show, but rather Kelly, who is responsible for the NBC failure.

This is not the first time that Kelly was beaten by reruns of NBC’s original news magazine show, Dateline. A Dateline rerun outperformed the last three weeks of original episodes of Sunday Night when the new show enjoyed a week off for the extended Fourth of July weekend.

However, NBC is not deterred. The network is dedicated to generating a return on the $17 million contract they signed with Kelly to steal her from Fox News. NBC explains that the cancellation of Sunday Night will offer the news anchor the time she “needs to be freed up to focus” on her other roles at NBC.

NBC didn’t just buy a failing Sunday night show for $17 million, but also a daily morning show offering and special event coverage from Kelly. Now, the network is desperately prepping Kelly for her role as the host of the third hour of the Today show now ominously named Megyn Kelly Today. This is the final test for Kelly’s career.

Before the launch of her primetime show, an executive from a rival network told CNN Money that “daytime is a huge gamble and the whole thing unravels if it fails.” Adding, “The verdict will be in very fast in daytime and very fast in prime time.” But if the show fails “she could end up fading into obscurity.”

Well, the verdict is in for Kelly’s primetime show. The success of Megyn Kelly Today is the only thing standing between Kelly and a complete end to her TV career.


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  • Arte Vespule

    Maybe it’s time for a sex tape Kelly…

  • unidentified

    people are sick of news magazine shows, she could try 60 minutes they already have a good reputation

  • Boo

    People might be depressed with so called news magazine shows formatted with gotcha moments and littered with sly innuendo’s showing there guest’s or subject matter in the most pathetic light. Example’s of man’s worst traits wrapped in excuse’s that drain the viewer’s emotional coffer’s. Yeah, like I want to hurry up and pop some more popcorn in anticipation for that.

    …When’s the next episode of Forged In Steel coming on again?

  • Thom V

    A lot of us are just TIRED of all the MSM b.s. whether it be the “news”, or other meaningless shows and garbage on t.v. . Time to pull the plug on cable; nothing but lies/half truths/fake news/omissions/ stupid comments, etc, etc…She surely won’t be missed. FOX is about to implode from what I read on the alternative news..They won’t be missed either….

    • Boo

      Thom…They haven’t been missed in my house for awhile now. Saturday nights filled with rip roaring laughter and profound whit over a marathon game of Spades and evenings throughout the week laced with philosophical epiphany’s over home cooked meals is all we treat ourselves to around our ole home stead.

      … ahhhh….life is sweet when you know what fruits to choose from:)

  • Bob DD

    Couldn’t wait until 9PM 2 C her show. Then she showed her true colors and cheap shotted then candidate , now President, Trump. Haven’t watched her since. Bye, Bye.

  • Jeffery Pritchett

    Who’s Megyn Kelly?


      One of the characters from South Park

      Ain’t she the little girl Stan always be pukin on?

  • AJ

    She was always a POS lawyer and her head got blown up too big. Not even good looking which would have added a couple points…

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