(National Sentinel)Â Media:Â It seems like forever ago when then-Fox News evening hostess Megyn Kelly was near the top of the primetime cable news viewership, as the latest numbers for herÂ NBC Sunday night show hit a new ratingsÂ low.
As reported byÂ Variety:
Airing at 9 p.m., â€œCandy Crushâ€ averaged a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.9 million viewers this week, down nearly 30% in both key measures compared to the premiere last weekÂ (1.1, 4.1 million).Â It is worth pointing out that â€œGame of Thronesâ€ returned for its seventh season on HBO in the same timeslot.
Earlier in the night at 7 p.m. on NBC, â€œSunday Night with Megyn Kellyâ€ drew a 0.4 rating and 3.1 million viewers, the newsmagazineâ€™s lowest total viewer number since it debuted at the beginning of June. Kelly also matched a series low in the key demo.
Whatever it is — her personality, the Alex Jones interview debacle, the loss of Fox viewers, the fact that she’s now on just another “mainstream” media network — or a combination of these and other factors, it’s become clear to us that Kelly’s meteoric rise has ended and she is crashing back to earth. Personally, we believe she lost her mojo after undercutting then-GOP candidate Donald J. Trump during the very first Republican debate last year.
The only question now is how longÂ NBC will continue hemorrhaging money it has invested in her.
Earlier we reported that radio personality Mark Simone claimed in a tweet thatÂ NBCÂ execs were in a panic over her ratings disasters, even suggesting that they may approach rivalÂ Fox News to see if there was any interest in buying her out.
Inside scoop: NBC now trying to get rid of Megyn Kelly. Even trying to get FOX to buy out her contract and take her back.
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) June 19, 2017
That hasn’t happened yet, so we can only speculate that a) the story was never true; or b)Â Fox News wasn’t interested.