Football fans aren’t likely the only ones excited for fall.
With dismal ratings this summer — losing out to America’s Funniest Home Videos repeatedly — “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” really was nothing short of a disaster.
Now after cutting the show two weeks early, NBC executives may be left wondering if they made a major mistake and counting down the weeks until Sunday Night Football returns.
Megyn Kelly was supposed to represent a big steal for NBC from Fox News.
After all, her $17.5 million annual contract with NBC was $8 million less than Fox had offered, and the host had finished 2016 as the second-highest rated cable news host.
But by all accounts the release of her “Sunday Night” magazine show has been a complete failure.
The Hill reports:
Megyn Kelly’s Sunday night newsmagazine show on NBC is ending its summer run after eight episodes, but it is scheduled to return in the spring.
“That’s all for tonight, and for the summer run of this program,” said Kelly to close the show on Sunday night.
“But soon, I’ll be seeing you in the mornings! I’ll be on at 9 a.m., right after Matt and Savannah — on our new show, ‘Megyn Kelly Today,’ starting on September 25th,” she added. “And I’ll be back right here Sunday nights in the spring. We are so grateful to you for watching. I’m Megyn Kelly. For all of us here at NBC News … goodnight.”
Kelly’s newsmagazine is slated to return after the NFL season and NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics.
The long break would give plenty of opportunity for NBC to axe the show without viewers taking much notice.
Only time will tell if the show will return at the end of February after all.
But if Kelly’s “Today” show fails to take off like her “Sunday Night” program, Kelly’s career might be in free fall right along with her dismal ratings.
Once she started going after Trump the decline was fast. She always belonged with fake news because of her elitist attitude and liberal bias. I am glad they the 9 PM time slot went to Tucker. He will take on liberals fiercely instead of sucking up to them .
No one will watch this woman, as she is loathed by both the liberals and the conservatives. She is motivated by money and her perceived personality! Now that the Country has “seen” her oerssinality, she is done forever! Good riddance to the fallen primadona!!!!