This is somewhat embarrassing: Last week, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said it was "impossible" that ratings for Fox News's "The Kelly File" -- the new show hosted by Megyn Kelly -- could have doubled on the show's second night, and suggested Nielsen run an investigation.
“Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic, on the night
that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in
those hours,” Griffin said.
“Tuesday – you guys should be doing some investigations – I have never
seen it in all my years of cable, same overnight, same everything, and
they doubled their ratings in a day? It is impossible."
Well, Nielsen conducted an investigation and, according to The New York Daily News, her numbers were that good: Kelly had a 100% ratings increase on her second night in primetime. (POLITICO)