If Fox News host Bill O'Reilly seems a bit more surly than usual, it might be because Megyn Kelly is taking away the king's crown.
Megyn Kelly is on a ratings roll.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that, fresh off of a rare month atop the cable news ratings heap, the Fox News Channel host is extending her hot streak into July.
The first week of July saw The Kelly File win among the adults 25-54 demographic, averaging 458,000 viewers in the advertiser-favored group over No. 2 The O'Reilly Factor's 431,000.
Bill O'Reilly's 8 p.m. telecast is perennially No. 1 across cable news, but Kelly scored a monthly win in June — only her second month atop the heap since her 2013 move to primetime.
O'Reilly still topped the cable news race with total viewers, netting 2.5 million, but Kelly is gaining ground there too. Her No. 2 status was by a margin of little more than 200,000 viewers, averaging 2.2 million for the week.
Oh boy! Papa bear is going to be pissed.