Down 32% from 2016
A new report in Page Six says Megyn Kelly is damaging NBC's morning ratings.
The former "Fox News" host, who is reportedly being paid between $15 million to $20 million for the gig, has struggled since she started her show last month. And now an insider is telling Page Six that "Megyn Kelly Today" is not a singular problem, but it is bringing down the entire "Today" show.
"Not only are ratings plummeting since Megyn Kelly joined the 'Today' franchise, but the numbers show Kelly's lead-in has also affected Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda Kotb's show, which follows straight afterwards," a source said.
Megyn's hour is down 32% compared to a year ago and "Kathie Lee and Hoda" is down 26%. According to another source, Megyn's fellow "Today" show talent is concerned, believing her format doesn't make sense and distracts from the whole franchise.