Megyn Kelly: Fox News Doesn't 'Pick Up The New York Times and Put it on TV' Like CNN and MSNBC

Explaining the success of her new highly-rated show on Fox News, and the popularity of the network in general, The Kelly File anchor Megyn Kelly told Access Hollywood: "It's a different slice of television than you'd get at 8 p.m. or 9 p.m., or that you get from my competitors at 9 p.m. on the other channels....we here at Fox News don't get paid to pick up The New York Times and put it on TV. So it's not gonna look and feel and sound like that offering would." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Billy Bush, the host of the syndicated entertainment program aired on NBC, described Kelly's strong debut: "The Kelly File, is the hottest thing on the network and gaining viewers in droves....Kelly doubled her TV ratings between the first and second night. Something so seldomly done that it's competitors asked for and received an investigation. It proved to be true."

That was in reference to MSNBC president Phil Griffin expressing disbelief at the ratings surge, claiming the numbers were "impossible."


Here is a portion of the October 21 Access Hollywood segment:

7:51PM ET

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BILLY BUSH: Between the support of Fox News and her growing fan base, Megyn's new primetime show, The Kelly File, is the hottest thing on the network and gaining viewers in droves.

MEGYN KELLY: Hi, everybody. This is me going into the studio right down this hallway.

BUSH: We were on set with Megyn right up until show time. Now just two weeks old, Kelly doubled her TV ratings between the first and second night. Something so seldomly done that it's competitors asked for and received an investigation. It proved to be true.

KELLY: It's a different slice of television than you'd get at 8 p.m. or 9 p.m., or that you get from my competitors at 9 p.m. on the other channels. That's what I get paid to do. I think – I've always said, and I think this is true, we here at Fox News don't get paid to pick up The New York Times and put it on TV. So it's not gonna look and feel and sound like that offering would.

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Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst for MRC