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A Random Sample of TV Shows That Scored Better Ratings than Megyn Kelly This Week

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 17, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 17, 2017 |

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

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To its credit, however, Kelly did beat out the second episode of Candy Crush, which was seen by 200,000 people fewer than Kelly’s newsmagazine (although, Candy Crush trounced Kelly in the 18-49 demo). Plus, you know: It’s not like viewers are that interested in political news right now, right Rachel Maddow?

Megyn Kelly’s timeslot competitor this fall, Kelly Ripa, can dial back the Adderall; she has nothing to fear.

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