nbc regretting hiring megyn kelly for the today show

NBC Regretting Decision To Put Megyn Kelly On ‘Today Show’? Freaking Out After ‘Sunday Night’ Ratings Disaster

NBC executives are regretting their decision to put Megyn Kelly on the Today Show this fall and are reportedly “pulling their hair out” over the record low ratings Sunday Night received.

Did NBC make a mistake hiring Kelly?

NBC executives are worried and looking for a fast fix after Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly received horrible ratings.

According to Radar Online, NBC senior staff are regretting their decision to make Megyn Kelly a part of the Today Show in September.

NBC reportedly offered Megyn Kelly $18 million to join the network after she left Fox News in January. She is supposed to take over the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. slot of the Today Show.

Sunday Night had only 3.41 million people tuning in compared to the 7.21 million watching 60 Minutes on CBS. That same night, 3.92 million were watching a repeat episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC.

Ratings disaster

An insider claimed that NBC executives were “pulling their hair out.”

“They don’t know what to do. They are talking about a huge shakeup and changing the format into more of a live NEWS show like her show at FOX.”

Sources from NBC production told reporters that some executives are saying “they shouldn’t go forward with the plan of Kelly joining the Today Show at the 9 a.m. hour.”

“Executives are worried that Kelly will tank the entire Today Show. Some doubt that she will ever make it to the hit morning show.”

NBC reportedly thinks that Megyn Kelly is “killing NBC on Sundays” and that they “cannot have her do the same thing to the Today Show.”

“These Sunday ratings are a disaster.”

People who work at NBC are allegedly “placing bets” on how long Kelly will last on the Today Show. One thing is for sure, NBC cannot continue to have such low ratings or they are going to find themselves in some seriously hot water.

Struggling to find an audience

Forbes reported that Megyn Kelly is struggling to find an audience that she resonates with.

Many believe that Kelly will be unable to move beyond the persona that she has developed over the past 13 years at Fox News.

The Boston Globe reported that people say that she “may not have the magnetism and acumen” to succeed at NBC on the Today Show.

Do you think NBC made a mistake to put news anchor Megyn Kelly on the Today Show? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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