Well that didn’t last long!
Megyn Kelly’s disastrous Sunday night “news” program has just been pulled by NBC.
According to Breitbart, the show was pulled two episodes before it was normally scheduled to end, signaling that the ratings were so bad NBC couldn’t even finish out the ordered run. Wow.
The show hit another new low this week, and has been plagued by scandal and terrible stories, including a horrible interview with Vladimir Putin and a dumpster fire interview with Alex Jones, where Alex Jones secretly taped Megyn Kelly and then exposed her for deceptive editing.
All in all, a terrible run. And now cancelled, it looks like.
The official story from NBC is that Meg needs to be “freed up” to focus on her morning program, but we can only wonder how long that program will last before also getting pulled.
Here are more details of this breaking story, from Breitbart:
The initial run of Megyn Kelly’s Sunday newsmagazine show will reportedly be taken off the air at least two episodes earlier than scheduled because of her disastrous ratings.
Last week, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly set another viewership low with just 2.71 million total viewers. In the last three weeks, her show has failed to beat the years-old Dateline rerun the network ran in her show’s time slot when Kelly took a week off during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
According to the New York Post, “Kelly’s ratings-challenged Sunday show was announced as a limited” run that would return after the football season. The network was reportedly angling for at least ten episodes but apparently decided to end Kelly’s misery after eight episodes as Kelly’s downward spiral in the ratings did not stop.
An NBC spinmeister claimed that Kelly’s show was going off the air after this week’s show because she needs to be “freed up to focus” on her morning show. Translation: Kelly needs to do all she can to not ruin NBC’s crown jewel Today franchise. Network executives, who reportedly have been freaking out about Kelly’s poor ratings, are probably praying that Kelly simply does no more harm than she has already done in her short time at the network.
Television executives have reportedly wondered whether Kelly Sunday show, which seems to have highlighted her numerous substantive and stylistic flaws, will even return at all.