Former Fox News mainstay Megyn Kelly is closing in on the end of her summer tryout at NBC News, with this weekend to wrap the initial eight-episode run for “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.” The show concludes its initial run with a Ricky Gervais interview — not quite the buzz generator that launched the show, when Kelly sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The AP notes that audiences are taking a “wait and see” approach to Kelly’s NBC career as they await the Sept. 25 premiere of her one-hour weekday morning show.
“Kelly’s show isn’t as popular as its predecessor in the time slot, ‘Dateline NBC,’ and lost viewers each week,” the AP reports. “But many shows are seeing audience declines, including direct competitor ’60 Minutes.’ NBC says it is proud of the range and ability Kelly showed with her interviews.”
Kelly’s Sunday show will be giving way for the time being to NFL coverage and, later, the 2018 Winter Olympics before settling back in for a regular run in early 2018.