Awww, Megyn, are your ratings tanking? Is that little feud you had with Hannity biting you in the ass?
The numbers are in and it’s looking pretty crappy for Megyn.
Check it out:
Well, that’s awkward.
We thought you were the next big thing.
And to think, it’s just in time for your contract negotiations.
…her ratings hovered just below those of her rival Bill O’Reilly, Kelly also became arguably the most coveted anchor on television, just as her contract was set to expire in July 2017.
Kelly’s imminent free agency has been the talk of the very chatty TV-news business. By late summer, James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch, the C.E.O. and co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, respectively, appeared hellbent on re-signing the anchor. Not only was Kelly a meaningful symbol of a post-Ailes culture within the Fox News bunker, but her ratings were also key to preserving Ailes’s estimated $1.5 billion profit machine, which the younger Murdochs were now tasked with maintaining. It didn’t seem to matter that Kelly clashed with O’Reilly, whose own contract expires at the end of 2017. It was clear that the Murdoch sons favored Kelly. They invited her to dinner parties at their homes. They seemed poised to put her on par with O’Reilly’s much larger compensation package, and possibly top his haul, which has been reported to be in the neighborhood of $20 million per year. “It was a perfect storm for her,” said a rival news executive, “and she has made the most of it.”…
…But so far, the purported auction for Kelly’s services has not come to fruition. One CNN insider explained, “of course we would love to have her,” before noting that poaching Kelly, given the likely cost of her contract, “is not something we are seriously considering.” Instead, this person elaborated, CNN is investing more in documentary-style programming after the election. “I don’t believe anyone is pursuing her other than Fox at this point,” said one ABC insider. A source close to CBS said that they are not making an offer, either…
…Kelly’s nightly nine P.M. show, The Kelly File, draws ratings that are typically second only to The O’Reilly Factor at eight P.M. But in recent weeks, it has occasionally slipped behind The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC and Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN. (Her recent on-air confrontation with Newt Gingrich, however, became a viral sensation and dominated a news cycle.) Multiple conservative outlets have attributed the occasional ratings dip to a Trump-supporter boycott of her show. As evidence, news reports noted the ratings surge for Sean Hannity’s show.
Read more: Vanity Fair
Seems like both Megyn and Hillary had high hopes that are now being messed up by their own behavior.
Thousands of you said yes.
Maybe that’s the reason.
We’re just not that into you.