On the heels of Megyn Kelly’s disastrous stint on NBC, it appears NBC thinks they can build ratings for her by continuing to treat her like a DIVA and sending her out on a campaign tour in a private jet and her own entourage.
It’s only been a little over a week since NBC ended Megyn Kelly’s misery and canceled Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly two episodes sooner than planned.
A Dateline rerun last Sunday still received more views than Kelly’s last show did the previous week.
“An NBC spinmeister claimed that Kelly’s show was going off the air” earlier than scheduled because Kelly apparently “needs to be ‘freed up to focus’ on her morning show. Translation: Kelly needs to do all she can to not ruin NBC’s crown jewel Today franchise. Network executives, who reportedly have been freaking out about Kelly’s poor ratings, are probably praying that Kelly simply does no more harm than she has already done in her short time at the network.”
Breitbart has been keeping an eye on Kelly’s disastrous ratings at the network and offered up these tidbits from their observation:
Kelly has alienated everyone except the small band of “Never Trumpers” on Twitter and anti-Trump pundits who, so desperate for affirmation and attention to make up for their numerous insecurities, gleefully allow themselves to be used as the legacy media’s useful idiots. The only silver lining for Today may be that Kelly’s tremendously bad ratings may have given Matt Lauer plenty of job security.
Kelly’s ratings were so terrible that NBC executives were reportedly even considering unloading her contract and trying to get Fox News to take her back. But a high-ranking Fox News official told Breitbart News that Kelly “would not be welcomed back” at the network.
As Breitbart News has previously noted, “NBC looks like the Houston Texans when they foolishly tried to build their franchise around former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler at the start of last year. When Kelly went to NBC, a television executive told CNN that if Kelly fails, she could end up ‘fading into obscurity’ just like Osweiler went from ‘the penthouse to the outhouse.’”
Now, according to a new report from PageSix, lowly rated Megyn Kelly is now ruffling feathers at NBC with her “diva like way.”
NBC News is sparing no expense on its new star, Megyn Kelly, and the lavish spending is ticking off some of her new colleagues at the Peacock Network.
Kelly is on a five-day nationwide tour to visit affiliates in major markets, and she is traveling on a charter jet with a support staff of five or six people, including a hairstylist, a makeup artist, a publicist and a security detail.
“People are outraged over her divalike ways,” one network source told me. “They wonder, ‘When does NBC stop throwing money at her?’ ”
Kelly left Fox News in January to take over the 9 a.m. hour of “Today,” which launches on Sept. 25 as “Megyn Kelly Today.” Her salary is said to be $18 million a year.
NBC hired new staff, built a new set and will be spending extra on a live audience for the show, which Kelly’s been touting in Dallas, Houston and Denver.
It would be one thing is she had outstanding ratings, but she has continued to lose out to reruns to the point they pulled her show 2 episodes short out of embarrassment.
I guess they majorly screwed up giving her an $18 million per year contract, now they don’t know what to do with her other than to keep treating her like she is something special and send her out on a posh campaign trail to try and salvage her failed image.
Will you be watching her return to NBC on her new 9 a.m. show?
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