Megyn Kelly has struggled since jumping ship to NBC news.
Her shows have been failures and plagued by backstage drama.
With her career on the ropes, Kelly got the worst news of her life when NBC quietly made this announcement.
Megyn Kelly debuted on NBC to much fanfare with a Sunday night news magazine show last summer.
It bombed in the ratings and was yanked from the schedule after only eight episodes when it had been originally scheduled for ten.
Now that football and the Winter Olympics are over, observers were wondering if her show would return to the schedule.
NBC didn’t cancel it, but they demoted Kelly to part-time performer.
The network quietly put out a press release saying her show will only appear “periodically.
Fox News reports:
“Megyn Kelly’s Sunday night newsmagazine on NBC was originally billed as a weekly program, but has been demoted to a program that will air “periodically,” according to a press release sent Tuesday by the network.
“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” had an eight-episode run in the summer of 2017 to kick off Kelly’s tour at the Peacock Network before her 9 a.m. ET daily show premiered in the fall. “Sunday Night” struggled to gain an audience, averaging 3.7 million total viewers during its initial eight-week run. The show typically lost to 7 p.m. broadcast competition such as “60 Minutes” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos…
… NBC News sent a press release touting Kelly’s upcoming hour-long primetime special with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday and media watchdogs were quick to notice a sentence at the end of the release.
“This special marks the return of the weekend primetime newsmagazines Kelly will anchor periodically this spring and summer until football season,” the release stated, adding that it is “dependent on Kelly’s schedule with her weekday morning program.”
NBC is trying to minimize their professional and financial embarrassment by demoting her program to periodic airings instead of outright cancellation.
She was paid tens of millions of dollars to add star power to NBC and now she is little more than a utility player for the network.