Megyn Kelly’s career has been going down in flames since she left Fox News after making a name for herself by trashing President Trump.
Ratings for Kelly’s NBC news magazine show plunged for the third straight week. “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” pulled in a dismal 3.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That’s half the 6.2 million viewers the show had when it debuted in early-June.
Amazingly, “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” was beaten once again by repeats of both “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “60 Minutes,” which won the time slot with 5.9 million viewers.
Kelly was hired by NBC News earlier this year after spending 12 years at Fox News Channel, the No. 1 cable news network in the world. Kelly — who was once a superstar at FNC — began losing favor after she slammed Trump every night on her show. Viewers who once loved Kelly felt her attacks were unnecessarily vicious and gradually turned on her.
Meanwhile, Kelly’s relentless attacks on Trump won her mainstream praise and dramatically raised her profile. Clashing with Trump literally made her world-famous.
But the left’s fickle embrace of Kelly appears to be short-lived based on her ratings free fall. So now she is unpopular on both the left and the right.
When Donald Trump became president, he promised Americans their best days were ahead of them. But for Kelly’s career, her best days appear to be behind her.
“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” will go on hiatus at the end of the summer and is set to return in February 2018. Her daily morning program, which is being billed as the third hour of the “Today Show,” debuts September 25.
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