TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’ Slips Again in Week 4

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Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” continued its downward trajectory in the Sunday overnight ratings, with the new NBC newsmagazine slipping to a new low in both the key demo and total viewers. Meanwhile, Fox fell to an average of less than 1 million viewers on a rerun-dominated night.

Airing at 7 p.m., “Sunday Night” averaged a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. That is down from a 0.5 and 3.6 million viewers last week’s episode, which featured Kelly’s controversial interview with InfoWars founder Alex Jones.

In the timeslot, “Sunday Night” lost out to CBS’ “60 Minutes,” which was down from its last new episode on June 11 with a 0.7 and 7.2 million viewers. ABC led the night with a rerun of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (0.7, 3.9 million).

NBC aired “Despicable Me” and a rerun of “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” for the rest of primetime.

ABC’s fortunes improved with its 8-11 p.m. gameshow stack. “Celebrity Family Feud” (1.4, 7.1 million) rose in total viewers. “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (1.1, 5.5 million) ticked up in both measures, as did “The $100,000 Pyramid” (1.1, 5.2 million).

CBS aired only repeats.

Fox aired mostly repeats except at 9 p.m. with a new episode of “American Grit” (0.4, 1 million), which was down in both measures.

ABC won the night with a 1.1 and 5.4 million viewers. NBC was second in the demo with a 0.6 but third in total viewers with 2.7 million. CBS and Fox tied for third in the demo with a 0.4, but CBS was second in total viewers with 4.8 million. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 980,000.

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  1. Jackson says:

    No surprise here … middle-aged broad who best days are in the rear-view mirror.

  2. ILAI BOUTROUS says:

    I LIKE HER and I am interested in the topics she covers. I do not understand the ones who flatly say, I DO NOT LIKE HER, period. It will be a good idea if you give NBC and Miss Kelly some ideas on how to improve the program, like give her another slot time, I hate to see her fail just because some non watchers hates her. Miss Kelly is an excellent journalist, let us appreciate the quality of her magazine,
    besides the fact it is a pleasure to look at.

  3. Taylor Parton says:

    I love the Reporting of this Anchor. Covers things others are afraid to Cover. A Reporter that does the Job without backing down. Many Do Not like the Truth so they take it out on the Anchor. Sad. This Anchor is Bashed because they are Female. Not Cool.. Damn Good Reporter. Keep up the Good Work

  4. Jean says:

    I don’t like her. I don’t trust her. I don’t watch her. I’m a non-viewer. Nothing political about it. Nothing gender-based about it. Yes, re-runs of 60 minutes is more appealing to her news theatrics.

  5. Mikkk says:

    That’s what she gets for taking Tamaron Halls job!

  6. Charlotte Lowe says:

    Obviously most of us really could care less what Megyn Kelly has to say, I have not or will not be watching her show I will watch 60 minutes in this timeslot, I had stopped watching her when she was on fox she just isn’t all that interesting, so overrated by whoever

  7. Margaret Mills says:

    Have they not realized that Megyn lost over 50% if her audience when she turned on Trump. If they put her on a morning show I think it would be devastation for her and the network. I use to like Megyn but could never watch her again after the things she has said ” to” and “about” our President.

  8. Andrea says:

    She is a disgrace to journalism & very phony! NBC can’t cancel her soon enough!

  9. Varun says:

    She left Fox for a few reasons
    1. She wanted a day time slot to be more with her kids
    2. She felt sexually harassed at Fox
    3. Fox upped her pay to equal that of Bill O Reilley at $20 million ( but to do late evening dinner time slot which would mean she would lose out on her own family dinner) so she was definitely not greedy.
    4. She wanted to show she could do it elsewhere just by being an excellent journalist

    She is awesome….give her some time and she will make our time worth it to watch her show.

  10. Ray says:

    She should dress professionally. Not bare shoulders. Loses credibility. What if a guy wore a muscle shirt ?

  11. bryan says:

    “ABC led the night with a rerun of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (0.7, 3.9 million)”
    Poor writing. ABC didn’t lead the night, CBS actually won the time slot with 60 Minutes. What you should have written is, “ABC OPENED the night with a rerun of…”

  12. Faye Canoes says:

    Who would miss Megyn Kelly? – Bill O’Reilly got the hook along with Roger Ailes & FOX goes on without skipping a beat. The FOX brand is what people go to, not the talking head in the seat. It’s been proven mutiple times, but the news media companies don’t see it right in front of them, just like they didn’t see the anger in voters and still don’t.
    We already know how stupid NBC is when they already have Willy Geist right under there nose, but keep going after other network talent like Michael Strahan, Gretchen Carlson, then Greta Van Sesteren who flamed out fast & now Megyn Kelly who was dead on arrival for anyone with eyes & ears. So stupid.

  13. Ed says:

    Awwww…. are the trumpsucker snowflakes bummed because RWBSC is being rejected. Buckle-up buttercups……

  14. Dorian says:

    Now I understand why Ms Hall left.. She got out of the swamp that Megyn would create before it got real dirty.. Ppl like Matt n Hota .. Kathie Lee, Savannah, Al, careers will be tarnished once she hits 9 am of the Today Show.. What a fiasco!! And hiring a Fix (Fox) producer just makes it worse.. You cannot change a weed into a rose.. Just take the hit and build your brand w/o her b/c the more you try .. The worse it will be.. Nobody will ever watch Megyn.. Just face it!!!

  15. It’s summer time people. Let’s hold off on the hook from stage left.

    • bryan says:

      Summer explains why total viewership is down but it doesn’t explain the fact that she’s behind the other shows, i.e. a 60 Minutes rerun.

  16. Henry says:

    0.4 ratings? Another NBC disaster of historic proportions.

  17. Kelly made a unique career move by flipping the bird to her loyal fan base in order to cultivate a new fan base among a demographic known to be unhinged and completely unwilling to forgive anyone they ever felt was an enemy, and they all considered Kelly to be an enemy.

  18. John Beargrass says:

    Most ALL of the TV “news” is bullshit!

  19. Lauraleehobbs says:

    Megan jumped the shark

  20. Larry bays says:

    Its nbc home of fake news and lies that we don’t watch not just ryan that we don’t watch. Nbc is a DEMOCRATIC SLANT tv so I no longer watch any program on nbc or abc

    • bryan says:

      So? Then don’t watch. Why do you have to be a Drama Queen an make a big announcement about it? Do you think we care? Do you think ABC or NBC will beg for your viewership?

  21. william says:

    …what do you expect – karma is here

  22. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the real star is fox, not the people on it. When you have half the country split between 5 networks, and the other half all watching one, its not too stunning to learn that the people on the “one” network are going to be bigger stars.

  23. Red says:

    Kelly is a pain in the ass!

  24. judy black says:

    Fox is the only news channel where you csn grt the truth. Nbc’ abc’ cbs msnbc and don’t forget cnn lie to much. If you want the truth , watch hannity, tucker, the fiveand I wish bill oreilly was still on

    • bryan says:

      And yet college educated viewers tend to shun Fox — just as they shun Trump. And guess what — we love PBS and the New York Times. Why is it that people who have taken college level Critical THINKING, Economics, Earth Science, Statistics, Logic, Epistemology, etc tend to swing more liberal? Is it because we have the intellectual tools to think freely and see through lies with logic? Is it because we rely on facts and evidence, and not faith and hyperbole? THINK about it.

    • DC says:

      Hahahaha, yeah you sure “csn grt the truth” on Faux News. The station that has been proven makes people dumber and less informed. Want the truth? Turn off all corporate propaganda news sources – FOX News, ABC News, CBS News, NBC/MSNBC News.

  25. Megyn went from being a balanced, objective and serious journalist to a tool for the feminazis. Her lack of objectivity and personal grudge got the best of her discernment. The way she went after Trump, guilty as he may have been, was full of leftist vitriol which the objective american can clearly see impaired her balance.

    I liked her when she was balanced and conservative… as soon as she started with all the feminazi propaganda, she lost so much credibility is impossible to get it back. Regardless, good luck to her.

  26. JVJJ says:

    Isn’t this a little soon? Megyn went from the top rated network to its counterpart on the other end of the scale. She cannot be expected to turn THAT network around with one or two entries. Normally turning around a network or station with loser-ratings takes upwards of a year.

  27. Fred says:

    She is old news stop reporting on her and let her fade away!

  28. Sheila Thomas says:

    I think Fox is not watched as closely because we took care of business on election day.

  29. SpeedTimer says:

    Conservatives hate her now, liberals have hated her forever. Who exactly is her audience supposed to be??

  30. Jim says:

    Haughtiness caught up with her. Her pretense at being “nice” on TV was transparent. Maybe she will learn.

  31. gessiewtf says:

    We don’t want her back.

  32. TruthHurts says:

    She was made famous by the Trump campaign and that ship has sailed. She is a text reader in a skirt, nothing more.

  33. Gus says:

    Corporate shill! Bought and paid for! Which makes her a what? Pretty easy. You can’t polish a turd!

  34. Ramona Manthei says:

    Glad she is gone from Fox. She disrespected Trump, we don’t forgive or forget. Her 15 minutes of fame is gone and it’s funny that NBC got stuck with the bill.

    • She “disrespected” trump by asking questions? If he can’t hold up under scrutiny he doesn’t deserve respect. He was hired to be responsive to the people, not to fancy himself a monarch.

  35. dlmstl says:

    Are we watching an accelerated version of a Katie Couric-like death spiral? The fate of the Icarus, a character in Greek mythology, also comes to mind. Sadly the current pop-culture, celebrity ‘woods’ are full of stories like this. Remember Gretchen Carlson? I hope those $2OM George Washington’s help her slide to anonymity.

  36. MH Thomas says:

    This makes me happy.

  37. Susan Daniels says:

    Kelly committed professional suicide when she attacked during the debates. We “deplorable” have a long memory.

    • George Referty says:

      You may have long memories but you can’t reason well, and spelling seems to be an elective that most of you have passed up. Divisive rhetoric might make you feel good but it’s not doing you any good. What good moral victory or functional economic one has made it to your pocketbook? Will your children be better educated, will your parents live out a life of dignity and comfort, if you fall with ill health will you be supported?

  38. Dee Win says:

    Ezekiel 16:28 “Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.”

  39. Vern Daman says:

    This “lady” lies to people, spends her last year at Fox trying to take down future President Trump. I suggest that Megyn start a new news network with Rosie, Hillary (her idol evidently), Lynch, Wasserman-Schultz and let’s throw in a reasonable thinking man… say Bernie or Al Franken??

  40. Jimmy Jenkins says:

    Nothing personal Megyn, but you must now know once you break the trust it never will be the same again.

  41. Sparky2 says:

    Megyn became popular because she was on America’s single most favorite network, Fox News, and told the story that was in line with American thinkers outside the NY/DC/Hollywood bubble. This propelled her to popularity she never imagined and the publicity was huge…and her arrogance became apparent and she went for the money. Problem, Fox News viewers quit watching her, and add that to the distaste millions of TV viewers have for NBC because of their anti-Trump bias reporting, she’s in a lose-lose situation.

  42. Jjeffs63 says:

    Megyn, you need to fire your agent, or whoever it is telling you “you are all that”. Cause you ain’t.

  43. maybe she can start another “The View” like show called “the hasbeens” with kathey griffin and johnny dope

  44. Joe says:

    Newt Gingrich exposed Megan Kelly as a phony biased hack looking for a job in liberal, broadcast
    mainstream media when he asked her to put “Bill Clinton” and “sexual predator” in the same sentence like she had just unfairly done to Trump, and she refused. A few months later she got a job on NBC. It is nice to see her fail.

  45. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.

  46. teddyd49 says:


  47. the blame-e says:

    Megyn Kelly got her undergraduate degree in a broken system — American politics. She then became a lawyer, who trained to represent a broken American legal system. She then moved on to another broken system — wholly owned corporate MSM. Now, Megyn Kelly is just a smart-mouthed, aging badly, burned-out pretty girl, with a bad attitude, past her prime, going downhill fast in a culture where the years always take their toll. I’d say: “Take the money and run,” except the money she made is worthless — coming from a broken, corrupt, and criminal American financial system’.

  48. John says:

    the dinosaur media is slipping,.. I use Drudge and

  49. jonah says:

    Of course nobody wants to watch Megyn Kelly, she’s a dead eyed corporate presstitute. The left will never like her for pretending to be conservative, and the right will never forgive her when her true colors showed as a snake during the election cycle, both can see she’s a soulless mercenary. In addition to her poorly edited hit piece recently on Jones, her softballs to Alefantis are unforgivable. We all know what side she is on, her own, and the globalists, who WE as a whole are increasingly rejecting. All but the most flouridated, and dumbed down victims are rejecting the corporate fake news, culture, and toxic mind poison pushed by the evil Hollywood elite and those who travel with them. That’s why her show sucks and nobody wants to watch.

  50. Barry Wendell Jackson, Esq. says:

    I like her, but she ignored the rule “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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