The folks at Nielsen Ratings have conducted a thorough investigation into Megyn Kelly’s meteoric rise at at Fox News and pronounced her stardom 100 percent legit.
When Kelly’s new Fox show, “The Kelly File,” rolled out last week and almost immediately shot to the top for the 9 p.m. Eastern time slot for cable news programming, MSNBC’s chief Phil Griffin smelled a rat and called for an investigation.
Although MSNBC’s competition in that time slot, its long-running “The Rachel Maddow Show,” slightly overtook Kelly on her Monday, Oct. 7th show premier, “The Kelly File” crushed Maddow in the ratings on Tuesday the 8th and she never looked back since.
Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic, on the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours. Tuesday – you guys should be doing some investigations – I have never seen it in all my years of cable, same overnight, same everything, and they doubled their ratings in a day? It is impossible.
Nielsen conducted its investigation and everything is on the up-and-up, according to the New York Daily News. On the other hand, I’m sure Griffin’s smelling of a rat was legit also. The trouble is, the rat was none other than MSNBC’s Maddow.