With a month of prime-time hosting under her belt, Megyn Kelly’s show "The Kelly File" on Fox News Channel is now ranked as the No. 2 show on cable news, the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports.
The show drew an average of 2.2. million viewers in October, placing it behind only the longtime ratings champ, FNC’s "The O’Reilly Factor," which drew 2.8 million viewers, the story notes.
Kelly is a veteran daytime host on Fox News, but moved to the 9 p.m. slot as part of the network’s scheduling overhaul earlier this year. Sean Hannity moved to 10 p.m., while O’Reilly remained at 8 p.m.
"Kelly appears to have already improved on Hannity’s numbers. As recently as August, he was averaging 1.6 million total viewers. However, October was a fairly high-traffic period for cable news, given concern over the government shutdown," the story notes.
The report adds: "Fox News still has a commanding lead in cable news, averaging 1.9 million total viewers in prime time. MSNBC is No. 2 with 780,000, while CNN is third with 525,000."