RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that former Fox personality Megyn Kelly has been a “ratings disaster” — and she’s only been on the job a few weeks!
The new NBC personality’s interview with Erin Andrews for Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly was destroyed by 60 Minutes, which scored 7.66 million total viewers. Kelly got a paltry 4.35 million people to tune in to her program.
And the controversy surrounding her upcoming Father’s Day interview with Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has insisted that the Sandy Hook school massacre is a hoax, isn’t exactly helping matters.
"NBC is freaking out,” a source told Radar. “They didn't pay her $15 million for this. They are now worried that her numbers will be bad when she joins the 9 am hour of Today.”
“If Kelly tanks at 9 am she will also bring down Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb at 10am,” warned the source.
In order to do damage control, producers are scrambling to land Kelly some major “gets” to improve the 46-year-old journalist’s ratings.
"They are trying to get first interviews with Kathy Griffin,” the comedian who created a scandal when she held up a fake severed Trump head, “and the first interview with Arianna Grande,” who was performing recently in England when a suicide bomber attacked the arena, said the source.
“NBC needs big gets to increase Megyn’s numbers,” added the source. “People are not tuning in to watch Megyn without huge guests.”
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