Maybe Megyn Kelly isn't the answer to all of NBC's problems.
Her 7 p.m. Sunday show, suffering from low ratings that plunged after her debut, has been pulled off the schedule after just eight weeks.
The network "was angling for around 10 episodes," the New York Post reported, citing a defensive NBC source who said, “The exact number of shows was never set,” and that Kelly “needs to be freed up to focus” on Megyn Kelly Today.
But the show was set to run for the summer — and summer's got four more weeks. Plus, Kelly's morning show doesn't begin until Sept. 25, so there's plenty of time to continue the weekly news magazine.
The show, humbly titled Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, opened to big numbers when it debuted in June. Kelly scored an interview with Vladimir Putin — the mainstream media's current whipping boy — and some 6.1 million viewers tuned it. Kelly made sure to wear a dress with a high slit to show off her legs.
But the latest episode brought just 2.7 million viewers, down from 3.1 million the week before — and then, suddenly, NBC was done with the show, which routinely gets beat in the ratings by years-old reruns of Dateline.