Megyn Kelly FOX Special “Underwhelming” As Trump Supporters Still Tune Her Out
FOX News host Megyn Kelly upset thousands of conservatives after her tabloid style attacks on Donald Trump at the first FOX News GOP debate.
In November conservative Trump supporters were outraged at Megyn Kelly after targeting Donald Trump during the first GOP debate.
Twitter exploded with attacks on Kelly, her fellow debate hosts and FOX News for the constant attacks on the Republican candidates.
Here is just one example:
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) August 7, 2015
After the debate Megyn Kelly bragged that – The candidates are in the arena “and so am I.”
Liberal media outlets praised Kelly and FOX News for their nonstop attacks against the candidates. The New York Times, MSNBC and Media Matters all praised Kelly and FOX for berating Trump and the Republican candidates.
Since the first debate Kelly has aired several breathless attacks on Donald Trump. Megyn Kelly attacked Trump’s campaign manager on several occasions for an assault and battery that never happened and was thrown out of court. Kelly ran with the story even after the case was thrown out of court.
Thousands of conservatives still feel hurt by her betrayal.
Last night Megyn Kelly held her first FOX Special.
Only 4.7 (updated to 5.1) million viewers tuned in to FOX for the big special.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:
Dating show ‘Coupled’ fizzles in its premiere, making for another soft reality launch.
Megyn Kelly stepped out on Big Fox Tuesday night with her inaugural Megyn Kelly Presents interview special — notably featuring a sit-down interview with GOP presidential Donald Trump, who’s made a frequent target of the cable news personality since they sparred during a 2015 debate.
Facing stiff competition from The Voice and the season finale of NCIS, the special did give Kelly a larger audience than she typically sees on Fox News Channel. Fast National ratings give their meeting 4.7 million viewers and a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. It was a chummy exchange, given the duo’s history, so the lack of fireworks naturally kept it from the kind of ratings highs associated with some of Trump’s TV appearances.
Compared to Kelly’s FNC show, the hour more than doubled her April average of 2.3 million viewers.
Kelly led into the series premiere of dating series Coupled. That, keeping in line with all reality launches since ratings anomaly Little Big Shots, was pretty weak. Coupled only averaged a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers.
NCIS topped the night with a massive 17.6 million viewers and a 2.5 rating in the key demo, easily outpacing The Voice and everything else on broadcast.
The Daily Mail called it an “underwhelming” event.