Closet Democrat, Hillary Clinton supporting reporter Megyn Kelly thought she had the world on a string when she decided to leave Fox News to pursue a new role on liberal-biased competing network NBC.

NBC clearly thought they had scored a major coup by signing Megyn Kelly, and thought that they had one-upped Fox News, who scrambled to fill Megyn’s The Kelly File time slot, which they did with Tucker Carlson. Now it seems like NBC was the organization that was duped, and Kelly is in trouble.

Reported The Hill, “Fox News’s Tucker Carlson is nearly doubling the ratings of his predecessor, Megyn Kelly, when compared to the same time period last year, according to Nielsen Media Research. ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ is up 95 percent in the 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most compared with the same period in 2016, when ‘The Kelly File’ occupied the 9 p.m. ET time slot. Carlson has averaged 775,000 viewers per night in the category, while Kelly averaged 398,000 during the same time period, Jan. 11–22.”

Explained political media analyst Jack Safer, “One lesson [Barbara] Walters and [Katie] Couric — and the other high-profile network defectors (Harry Reasoner, Diane Sawyer, Roger Mudd, et al.) — teach is of the non-transferability of TV star power. TV stars struggle to survive outside of the context in which they were nurtured.”

H/T Conservative101

He continued, clearly zeroing in on Megyn, “The current network anchors — Scott Pelley, David Muir and Lester Holt — all benefited from the fact that they ripened their talents at their respective networks before they got their evening chairs. Viewers grew accustomed to their faces and their styles.” He added, “As the history of broadcasting shows us, a single major defection by a popular anchor rarely improves that acquiring network’s ratings or public appeal.” Are you happy that Megyn’s move looks like it will backfire both on her and on NBC?