Last week, Megyn Kelly abruptly left Fox News to take a job at the mainstream network
NBC News. Though she was initially very happy with her decision, it is quickly becoming very clear that she made a huge mistake.
Newsweek reported that though Fox eventually offered Kelly $100 million to stay at the network, she instead opted to take a deal at NBC News. Though her salary has not yet been revealed to the public, sources close to the negotiations say that it is between $17-18 million. Though she was given a three show deal, experts say that each of her three programs are recipes for failure.
The first show Kelly was given was a daytime talk show, which has few models for success. Hard news hosts like Kelly don’t tend to do well in the soft, fluffy world of daytime, so it is predicted that this show will fail quickly. Secondly, Kelly was given a Sunday night news show, which is typically a leader in ratings losses. With that time slot, it will be exceedingly difficult for Kelly to develop any kind of loyal fanbase.
Finally, the door has been left open for the hard-hitting Kelly to join the incredibly soft, 9am hour of the Today show. If she were to do this, she would likely fail faster than she will on her other two NBC shows.
Making matters even worse for Kelly is that she has very few fans to bring with her to NBC, as she alienated most Fox News fans over the past year with her frequent attacks on Trump.
In the end, experts predict that NBC will end up removing Kelly from their main network and exciting her to MSNBC, which would mean she will have fallen from the top-rated news network to the lowest.
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