'Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly' ends limited summer run

'Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly' ends limited summer run

Megyn Kelly's Sunday night newsmagazine show on NBC is ending its summer run after eight episodes, but it is scheduled to return in the spring.

"That's all for tonight, and for the summer run of this program," said Kelly to close the show on Sunday night.

"But soon, I'll be seeing you in the mornings! I'll be on at 9 a.m., right after Matt and Savannah — on our new show, ‘Megyn Kelly Today,’ starting on September 25th," she added. "And I'll be back right here Sunday nights in the spring. We are so grateful to you for watching. I'm Megyn Kelly. For all of us here at NBC News … goodnight.”

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"Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" delivered 6.2 million viewers with its debut on June 4 featuring an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Viewership dropped to 3.51 million viewers last night, which was the show's best total audience since a June 18 episode with controversial conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

The network had announced before Kelly's Sunday program debuted in early June that it would be go off the air until the spring to make way for the top-rated "Sunday Night Football" after Labor Day.

Kelly's newsmagazine is slated to return after the NFL season and NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

The former Fox News star will now turn her attention to "Megyn Kelly Today," which is set to debut on Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. ET.

The program replaces "Today's Take," hosted by Al Roker and Tamron Hall, which regularly won its time slot against ABC and CBS.

Hall, the first black female anchor in the 65-year history of the "Today Show," parted ways with NBC after her program was canceled. She has since signed with the Weinstein Company to executive produce and host a daytime talk show on an as-yet-to-be-determined network.

Kelly came to NBC News in January after turning down a reported $25 million annual salary to stay at Fox News. The onetime attorney reportedly makes $17 million per year at NBC.