Megyn Kelly’s career is suffering.
Kelly’s NBC show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly debuted to unimpressive ratings and has continued to slide.
Now new information shows that Kelly’s career is on the brink of collapse.
Megyn Kelly makes a reported $15 million a year from NBC.
And her show has been nothing short of a ratings disaster.
Kelly’s debut episode featured an exclusive interview with Vladimir Putin, which was destroyed in the ratings by a rerun of 60 Minutes.
Following that, Kelly interviewed the highly controversial Alex Jones of InfoWars, which was met with enormous backlash because of his conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was faked.
Kelly’s sponsors began to pull out and it was widely regarded as tasteless because it was a serious interview of a man who views himself as a performance artist.
But things just went from bad to worse for Kelly.
Megyn Kelly’s Sunday newsmagazine show took a week off, and a Dateline rerun promptly got more viewers than Kelly’s last show.
Two weeks ago, Kelly’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly had its lowest ratings to date, averaging a “0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers.”
Last night, a Dateline rerun on NBC averaged a .5 rating in the 18-49 demo and got 3.73 million total viewers compared to the 3.4 million viewers Kelly got the week before, according to Nielsen data.
The fact that a rerun of Dateline got more viewers than Kelly’s last show in her 7 p.m. time slot on a holiday weekend when many television viewers were out barbecuing or at the beach may lead NBC to consider whether the show is worth putting back on the air after football season.
CNN recently pointed out that television executives have already been wondering whether the show will get axed.
A network executive reportedly told CNN that NBC’s ‘fundamental mistake’ was thinking Kelly was a ‘superstar’ while Variety noted that Kelly’s star is ‘dimmer than ever’ The Boston Globe eviscerated Kelly for being a ‘poseur’ who lacks the ‘acumen’ and ‘magnetism’ to succeed at NBC News.
Variety also pointed out that Kelly has pretty much alienated everyone in just three weeks at NBC.
NBC News has reportedly been ‘freaking out’ over the ‘ratings disaster’ that Kelly is turning out to be.
Her ratings have been so terrible a New York radio host said NBC may be looking to unload Kelly and even ask Fox News to take her back.”
And unfortunately for Kelly, a Fox News executive recently said that they would not take her back.
“New York radio host Mark Simone tweeted on Monday that NBC is trying to unload Kelly and convince Fox News to take her back.
But a high-ranking Fox News source told Breitbart News that there is ‘no way’ Kelly could come back to the network. Quite simply, the source told Breitbart News, Kelly ‘would not be welcomed back.’”
Inside scoop: NBC now trying to get rid of Megyn Kelly. Even trying to get FOX to buy out her contract and take her back.
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) June 19, 2017
And apparently, if Kelly’s ratings do not pick up very soon, she will be moved to MSNBC for a new show where she’ll never return to her status as a once-budding star.