Last night, Megyn Kelly’s NBC newsmagazine hit a new low in the ratings two months ahead of her debut on the Today show, where she will take over the 9 a.m. hour on September 25th. The show was only seen by 2.9 million people.
It’s the summer, though, so maybe it’s hard to put that into perspective. So, let’s look at it this way: Megyn Kelly is paid between $17.5 million a year, and her show got beat by the following shows last week:
Steve Harvey’s Funderdome
The $100,000 Pyramid
A rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos
A rerun of Shark Tank
A rerun of Blue Bloods
A re-airing of a show on CBS I’ve never heard of, Salvation, which first aired earlier in the week
Something called The Wall on NBC
American Ninja Warrior
A rerun of Matt LeBlanc’s CBS sitcom, A Man with a Plan
A thoroughly debunked History Channel documentary on Amelia Earhart
A rerun of The Gong Show with Mike Myers
Megyn Kelly’s timeslot competitor this fall, Kelly Ripa, can dial back the Adderall; she has nothing to fear.