October 29, 2013 |
Well, that didn't take long. Just one month after taking over her new 9 p.m. time slot at Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has the No. 2 show on cable news. "The Kelly File" averaged 2.2 million total viewers for October, behind only "The O'Reilly Factor" (2.8 million), according to Nielsen. (The ratings measurement company ends its month a little sooner than most people's calendars do.) Kelly, a longtime anchor for Fox News, took over the 9 p.m. slot from Sean Hannity, who moved to 10 p.m. as part of a broader network shake-up.
October 9, 2013 |
Bill O'Reilly, you have a new contender for the cable-news throne: Megyn Kelly. "The Kelly File" -- with former daytime host Kelly carving up the issues of the day -- delivered big returns for Fox News Channel in its second outing at 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to Nielsen. Kelly rounded up 2.8 million total viewers, which dominated the time slot over MSNBC's Rachel Maddow (1.1 million) and CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" (590,858). That was a huge increase over the 2.1 million "Kelly File" saw for Monday's premiere. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll More important, Kelly was within hailing distance of the man who has dominated cable news for more than a decade: O'Reilly (3 million)
October 7, 2013 |
Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly is bright, beautiful and blunt when she needs to be. Just ask Karl Rove. Her willingness to take on all-comers, even conservative hero Rove - as she famously did on election night last November - is one reason Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has promoted Kelly to a plum prime-time perch. On Monday, the network's 17th anniversary, "The Kelly File" premieres between the opinion-heavy programs of the network's conservative firebrands Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
August 21, 2013 |
Brian Lewis, the fired Fox News executive vice president, is declining to fire back at his former bosses who accused him of breach of contract and financial misconduct. In a brief interview, Lewis said he had a "great 20 years" working for Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and declined to get into the specifics of what led to his departure or the charges leveled at him. As for the nastiness surrounding the situation, Lewis said, "it comes with the territory. " The exit of Lewis took the insular world of television news by surprise, as did the harshness of the statement from Fox News parent 21st Century Fox, which said Lewis was guilty of "multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract.
July 26, 2013 |
Megyn Kelly and her husband Douglas Brunt have welcomed their third baby. The Fox News Channel anchor, soon to be seen in the evenings instead of afternoons, delivered Thatcher Bray Brunt on Tuesday, the network announced Friday. Thatcher, who arrived at 8 pounds, 2 ounces - giving weighty royal baby George a run for his money , albeit with a lot less media attention - joins big brother Yates, who turns 4 in September, and big sis Yardley,...
July 3, 2013 |
These days, Greta Van Susteren isn't just covering the news, she's making it. Speculation is rampant that Van Susteren may be getting ready to walk away from her 10 p.m. Fox News Channel show and head back to CNN, where she rose to prominence in the 1990s as a legal analyst. One catalyst behind such a possible move? This week's announcement that hard-hitting anchor Megyn Kelly will get a prime-time slot after she returns from maternity leave later this year. Word is that Kelly could get the 10 p.m. real estate, which might leave Van Susteren with no home in prime time, between 8 and 11 p.m. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings Meanwhile, CNN is in the middle of yet another reinvention, this one overseen by former NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker.