When Megyn Kelly’s new NBC show premiered on June 4, some 6.2 million viewers tuned in.
This past Sunday, just half that number watched. More people chose a rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos (yes, we also didn’t know that show was even still on).
Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, a news magazine show featuring the former Fox News star, pulled in just 3.1million viewers, according to Nielsen. Viewers apparently didn’t much care for the stories: sexual harassment in Silicon Valley and the overtired Russia collusion scandal.
If you’re keeping score at home, Kelly’s ratings have dropped each week since her show’s debut.
60 Minutes won the time slot again with nearly double Kelly’s viewers — 5.9 million. AFHV pulled 4.25 million. Game of Thrones, for the record, pulled in a whopping 16.1 million.
The bad ratings came during the same week that NBC announced Kelly’s upcoming morning show would premiere September 25.
Kelly’s evening show will go on hiatus when the NFL season begins. But NBC is no doubt starting to wonder about paying Kelly $17 million. So far, it’s not getting much bang for the buck and network execs are no doubt wishing for the speedy return of football.
Good for her… …