Thursday, August 27, 2015
Megyn Kelly's ratings soar despite Trump's tweets
"The Kelly File" delivered 3.1 million viewers on Monday, the program's largest audience of the year and more than the rest of the cable news competition on CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined in the 9 p.m. Eastern Time hour, Nielsen data showed. Kelly was also the cable news leader in the time slot among the 25-to-54 age group most desired by advertisers for cable news programming, scoring 603,000 viewers.
Kelly returned from a vacation only to be subjected to harsh tweets from Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination who apparently hasn't gotten over the tough questioning he received from the anchor at the Aug. 6 primary debate. "I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!" Trump tweeted, prompting a spate of other attacks on the anchor that he retweeted.
Trump's display may have had viewers tuning in to see Kelly respond (she didn't, and has refrained from publicly discussing any of Trump's comments about her). Her vacation, the first she has taken in six months, had been planned in advance, Fox News has said. (Full Story)