Megyn Kelly made her Fox primetime hosting debut on Monday evening, dominating in total viewership but losing to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow among the ages 25-54 demographic.
Kelly’s 9 p.m. debut of The Kelly File racked up 2.07M total viewers, more than doubling the 997k total posted by MSNBC’s Maddow, and nearly quadrupling Piers Morgan‘s 530k total on CNN.
However, in the key 25-54 demo, Kelly’s 289k viewers placed second behind Maddow’s 299k. Morgan finished third with 145k demo viewership.
All data via Nielsen:
Fox News, The Kelly File: 2,066,000 total viewers (289,000 in 25-54 demo)
MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show: 997,000 total viewers (299,000 in 25-54 demo)
CNN, Piers Morgan Tonight: 530,000 total viewers (145,000 in 25-54 demo)