Thursday, June 20, 2024

Megyn Kelly’s Low Rated Sunday Show Done This Weekend, Morning Show Set for September 25th


Megyn Kelly’s low rated Sunday night news show will wrap up this weekend, at least four weeks ahead of schedule. (It was always set for a “summer” run, but summer has a ways to go.)

Every week since it began, Kelly’s show has dropped in the ratings from its original 6 million viewers. This past week was the worst, with only 2.71 million people tuning in. NBC is yanking it now rather than continue through August and watch things get worse.

Kelly’s daily morning show is now set for September 25th, three weeks later than previously announced. Airing at 9am, Kelly will face another Kelly– Ripa–and it’s going to be a bloodbath say TV insiders.

Indeed, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” has been averaging 2.2 million viewers daily all summer. That number will rise when its new season begins on Labor Day. When Megyn Kelly unrolls three weeks later, the odds are she’ll be run over with a steam roller.

NBC won’t wait long to pull the plug on Megyn if things go wrong, I’m told. They’re not going to jeopardize the main “Today” show from 7 to 9 am, or “Kathie Lee and Hoda” at 10am. “I think Andy Lack is really regretting this,” a seasoned TV insider tells me of the NBC News chief.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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