Anyone else remember this gem from early August, when news broke that Megyn Kelly would be taking on Fox News’ 9 p.m. time slot opposite “Piers Morgan Tonight” on CNN?
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 8, 2013
These folks did.
— David (@AngryDingo) October 4, 2013
— The Dishonorable DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) October 9, 2013
Kelly did indeed bring it on, handily trouncing Morgan in total viewers with her debut on “The Kelly File.” According to Variety, Kelly’s premiere attracted 2.1 million viewers to Morgan’s 530,000 — beating the host by nearly a factor of four.
Right out of the box Megyn Kelly's virgin venture into prime time pummels CNN, MSNBC in ratings. http://t.co/7QyJe5I52J
— Marty Davis (@MartyDavis) October 8, 2013
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) October 8, 2013
Greta van Susteren might have had Donald Trump as a guest, but Kelly had her own trump card.
Megyn Kelly needed instant ratings so her first interview was with a superstar: President Ted Cruz.
— James Yontrofsky (@Jamesyontrofsky) October 8, 2013