Megyn Kelly’s NBC ratings sunk for a fourth straight week since her new show debuted earlier this month, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The latest episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” averaged 3.4 million viewers and had a 0.4 rating in the coveted 18-49-year-old demographic, Nielsen said, Variety reported. A week ago, her show had 3.5 million viewers and a 0.5 demographic rating. That’s when she had InfoWars founder Alex Jones on her program.
Her June 4 debut, which featured Russian President Vladimir Putin, averaged 6.2 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the coveted demographic.
Kelly’s latest show on June 25 came in third behind a repeat of CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” which had 7.1 million viewers and a 0.7 demographic. A repeat of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” on ABC did better, with 3.9 million viewers and a 0.7 rating.
According to Variety, “ABC won the night with a 1.1 and 5.4 million viewers. NBC was second in the demo with a 0.6 but third in total viewers with 2.7 million. CBS and Fox tied for third in the demo with a 0.4, but CBS was second in total viewers with 4.8 million. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 980,000.”
Kelly left Fox News earlier this year for NBC, and is reportedly making $17 million per year.
Last week, conservative-leaning website Breitbart News interviewed a “high-ranking Fox News source,” who said there’s “no way” Kelly could return to Fox. She “would not be welcomed back,” the source added.
Before she went to NBC, Kelly hosted the “Kelly File,” and last fall, Fox had reportedly offered her $100 million over four years to stay with the network, The Hill reported.