Despite ratings flop, NBC doubles down on Megyn Kelly

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According to Page Six (NY POST), former Fox News star, Megyn Kelly will be hosting a morning show called “Megyn Kelly Today.”

The “leak” from NBC comes on the heels of the announcement that Megyn Kelly’s Sunday night show will end its initial run after just eight episodes. The show was expected to run a total of ten episodes.

Ratings for her Sunday magazine show were super pathetic, with her last show hitting just 2.7 million viewers — a complete disaster for Sunday night mainstream TV. In fact, reruns of 60 Minutes were outshining her original programming.

Kelly, who was thought to be the foundation for the future of Fox News, nosedived faster than a dud firework after she tried tossing Donald J. Trump under the bus during the 2016 debates.

She then doubled down a few months later while getting into a heated debate with Newt Gingrich over an issue surrounding Trump. Gingrich absolutely destroyed Kelly on LIVE television, and her fans quickly turned the channel — many vowing never to return.

“Kelly ignored her Fox News audience that wanted no part of Hillary Clinton. She kept hitting them with negative Trump stories that had little merit, and at the time it felt very petty,” a source at Fox News told DML.

“It was a stupid move on her part,” said Dennis Michael Lynch. “I watched Megyn change over time.  Yes, she’s a very nice person, but over time her ego went into supersize mode. That was the turning point for the viewers.  You can’t fake humility in the news business and get away with it.” DML concluded, “Ego or no ego, Kelly versus Trump isn’t a fight, it’s a slaughter. She got killed.”

According to DML, Kelly alienating the only guy who could beat Clinton is what ultimately did her in. “Had she stopped with the Trump bashing and showed a little less anger on air, I think she’d still be at Fox making gazillions.”

Kelly would later go on the attack against the man who gave her the golden ticket of a lifetime, Roger Ailes. Allegedly, Kelly told Fox’s lawyers that Ailes harassed her, or something to that effect, but she continued to stay at Fox and pretend it never happened. DML’s source at Fox said, “She never complained about Ailes until everyone else started piling on — then she jumps in and wants to save the day. It was all part of her wanting to be the next Oprah. It was more phony behavior on her part and everyone at Fox hated her in the hallways.”

The source goes on to say that Kelly felt the pressure to leave: “Feeling the walls caving in around her, Kelly felt it was time to exit while she could still monetize her newly found fame.”

Kelly reached out to see if mainstream media outlets would buy her brand. NBC came calling with tens of millions of dollars.

Kelly left Fox News in late 2016. But it appears she hasn’t been missed when measured by ratings. Her time slot, which was filled by Tucker Carlson, didn’t miss a beat. Now it’s filled by THE FIVE, and ratings remain strong.

As for NBC, it appears the Kelly investment is blowing up in their face. But for some reason, the producers at NBC are ignoring the ratings drop. They are now doubling down on Megyn by naming the new show after her.

The new show will air immediately after the TODAY show. It will run at 9 a.m. in front of a live audience. It premieres September 25.

Page Six claims Megyn is already shooting for the morning show. She was just on the West Coast for a shoot on Tuesday.

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