TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’ Holds Even, ‘Candy Crush’ Opens Solid

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This week’s “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” held even in the overnight ratings with its last original episode, while the series premiere of “Candy Crush” enjoyed a decent opening, according to Nielsen data.

Airing at 7 p.m., Kelly averaged a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers. That is even in the key demo with her last original episode on June 25, though down slightly in total viewers (3.2 million vs. 3.4 million). It is also the first time since the new news show premiered on June 4 that it has not declined in the ratings week-to-week. Kelly originally opened to a 0.8 in the key demo, and dropped to a 0.6, 0.5, and 0.4 rating in subsequent weeks. “Sunday Night” still lost in the timeslot in both measures to reruns of both “60 Minutes” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”


FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly poses for a portrait in New York. Kelly's debut on NBC News this Sunday is a real-life cliffhanger involving Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former Fox News Channel personality is in Russia and going down to the wire to land a Putin interview for the first episode of NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly."  (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

NBC’s Megyn Kelly Problem (Column)

NBC aired only repeats for the rest of primetime.

On CBS, “Big Brother” (1.8, 6.5 million) was the top-rated show of the night and improved in both measures from last week’s Sunday episode. The series premiere of the “Candy Crush” game show (1.1, 4.1 million) enjoyed a solid premiere on par with other network alternative programming for the night.

For ABC, “Celebrity Family Feud” (1.3, 6.8 million) held even, while “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (0.9, 4.6 million) was down in both measures. “The $100,000 Pyramid” (0.9, 4.6 million) also dipped in both measures.

Fox aired only repeats.

CBS and ABC tied for the night in the key demo with a 1.0 each, but CBS was first in total viewers with 5.3 million. ABC was second in total viewers with 5.1 million. NBC was third overall with a 0.6 and 2.7 million viewers. Fox finished fourth with a 0.4 and 1.2 million.

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  1. pat rahn says:

    I.m Not watching Megan Kelly on the Today show. She totally needs to get over herself and be genuine.

  2. Bruno says:

    Megyn’s act worked well at FOX but I’m afraid she’s toast anywhere else.

  3. Faye Canoes says:

    With millions of dollars at work for production, her salary & a giant network pr & marketing push, she lost to re-runs of a decades old show made from home video clips.What more evidence do you need?

    This whole scenario is such a mirror image of our country right now. Throw millions of dollars at something (or someone) that gets attention for a few months, then pretend to not see it failing right in front of our eyes, before quietly flushing it down the toilet with pallets of hush money, then repeat. #smh

  4. Not sure if Tamron can, but I know OReilly can fill Megyn’s slot.

  5. Haha says:

    lol you SJWs are funny. Nobody cares about the black supremacist Tamron Hall. White people do not watch her.

  6. Dee says:

    It’s time for NBC to let her go

  7. Nancy says:

    The problem with Megyn is the displacement of Tamron. Many are boycotting for that reason.

  8. Carol says:

    NBC made a awful move replacing Tamara Hall with Megan Kelly On the Today Show. They need to beg Tamara to come back and give her back her slot as well as her show on MSNBC.

    I was so disappointed when she had Alex Jones in. This idiot disrespected the Families of the elementary school shooting. He said it never happen. Trolls started harassing these poor families because of what the lies Alex Jones incited on his show.

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