Since moving to NBC it’s been a complete disaster for Megyn Kelly. Well, it gets worse. Megyn Kelly’s Sunday night show pulled earlier than originally planned. It was pulled two episodes sooner than originally planned. Why? Poor ratings. Yikes.
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.
Television executives have reportedly wondered whether Kelly Sunday show, which seems to have highlighted her numerous substantive and stylistic flaws, will even return at all.
This isn’t the first time we’ve told you this: Megyn Kelly is not doing well on NBC. We have had several articles about plummeting ratings. We previously reported that her show was beat by a rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos back in June.
Per Think Americana:
Once again there is a big letdown for NBC on Sunday night. Megyn Kelly’s ratings go even lower, this time beat by a rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos and a new episode of 60 Minutes. According to Variety, her show slipped to “a new low in both the key demo and total viewers.”