Report: Roger Ailes Was Heard “Snickering” With Glee Over Megyn Kelly’s Failed FOX Special
FOX News host Megyn Kelly upset thousands of conservatives after her tabloid style attacks on Donald Trump at the first FOX News GOP debate.
This week Megyn Kelly held her first FOX Channel Special.
Only 4.7 (updated to 5.1) million viewers tuned in to FOX for the big special.
Obviously, the Trump supporters tuned her out.
Megyn’s boss Roger Ailes was reportedly heard snickering over her failed special.
New York’s Gabriel Sherman is reporting that in addition to being a ratings and financial failure, Megyn Kelly’s interview with Donald Trump has resulted in her losing most of the leverage she had in her upcoming contract negotiations.
Fox executives were willing to consider 9 million viewers a success, but Kelly’s supposedly mainstream appeal didn’t translate to the parent network, and she only netted 4.8 million viewers. It was, as one Fox insider told Sherman, “not good for her at all.”
In fact, her boss Roger Ailes was apparently so tickled by the fact that he would not have to pay her a reported $25 million to remain at Fox News that he was heard “snickering” in a Thursday meeting when the special was mentioned.