Bad News for Megyn Kelly’s Sunday Night NBC Show

Former Fox News host has failed to inspire ratings at her new network — and now one of her programs has been demoted

by PopZette Staff | Updated 07 Mar 2018 at 11:54 AM

Megyn Kelly’s move to NBC has been a bit of a disaster thus far. Her morning show has been riddled with controversy, and her Sunday night show was a ratings loser and even more controversial than her morning gig.

“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” was such a roller coaster for NBC that it’s announced the show will return only periodically in the future.

Kelly will sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin this coming Friday — and a press release for the sit-down explained her show had been seriously demoted.

“This special marks the return of the weekend primetime newsmagazines Kelly will anchor periodically this spring and summer until football season,” the release stated, adding that future episodes of the show are “dependent on Kelly’s schedule with her weekday morning program.”

She's been unable to inspire any solid ratings and has created only controversy since moving to NBC — yet the network seems to be figuring out, finally, how to use her in some useful way. (Considering they reportedly pay her $23 million a year, they kind of had to …)

One would assume her new Putin interview will not be as much of a train wreck as the first one — but one never knows.

Kelly participated in NBC's State of the Union coverage recently — and one would assume her new Putin interview will not be as much of a train wreck as the first one, but one never knows.

There can't be too many viewers who will miss "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," considering the backlash against many of her interviews and the program's flat ratings. Its first eight episodes averaged 3.7 million viewers — and it's regularly lost to its Sunday night competition.

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