Megyn Kelly’s career took a turn for the worse after getting into an argument with presidential candidate Donald Trump during the first Republican debate back in August, 2015.
It’s been all downhill career-wise since then, despite the massive pay day from NBC after leaving Fox News.
Now, Kelly gets more terrible news. Her poorly rated show was demoted to ‘periodic’ airings.
From Fox News:
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.”
The newsmagazine was also beset by bad publicity, including harsh criticism of Kelly’s interview with alt-right provocateur Alex Jones. The ratings-challenged Sunday show was always scheduled to take a break for NBC’s coverage of “Sunday Night Football” and the Winter Olympics but was expected to return.
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According to Nielsen data, the eight episodes of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” averaged 3.69 million viewers, often losing to repeats of “60 Minutes” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
On Friday, Kelly stars in a one-hour special in which she interviews Putin for a second time.
Sorry, not sorry?
Better luck…in the future?