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Four Shows That Rated Better Than Megyn Kelly’s News Failure

When even 'Candy Crush' beats a heavily promoted Sunday night program, something's very wrong

The only useful thing “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” has done since its debut in June is provide a play-by-play instructional guide for exactly how not to build a respectable news program.

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NBC reportedly paid $17 million or more for the TV journalist’s services when they first hired her as host — and apparently they remain committed to expanding her presence on the network. (Her morning show is debuting in September.)

But the logic behind that plan and investment has many people perplexed, as the television host has been embroiled in controversy since the show’s debut and has suffered embarrassing ratings. Her poor ratings have somehow managed to slip even further week after week since the program’s soft debut.

To give a more rounded idea of what a disaster Kelly’s new program has been thus far, take a look at four shows that have somehow managed to beat the program in the ratings on Sunday night — the results may surprise you. (go to page 2 to continue reading) [lz_pagination]

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