While Fox News’s Megyn Kelly Is on Vacation, She’s Giving Up a Lot of Viewers to…Maddow?

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly has been on vacation since August 5th and the ratings are reflecting it.

The news anchor of “The Kelly File” has had Trish Regan, Sandra Smith and Martha MacCallum fill in while she’s been gone. But it turns out that desirable viewers are peeling off and watching something else. That something else could be — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow … ?

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Image Credit: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Breitbart reports that Maddow’s show is virtually tied with Kelly’s show with the 25- 54-year-old demographic, which is the most coveted by advertisers.

According to TV Newser, she’s neck and neck with Kelly:

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Image Credit: Screenshot/TV Newser

Fox News was beaten in the ratings by both CNN and MSNBC during the Democratic National Convention and, earlier this month, MSNBC announced its best ratings in four years.

Still, when it comes to overall viewership, Fox News is still blowing the doors off the competition.

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Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The soft spot in Fox’s ratings in that desirable demo, however, may also give Fox executives an idea of what might happen if Kelly ever chooses to leave the network.

Editor’s note: This article was updated after publication. 

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