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It appears the ratings for the “Today” show have received a 5 to 11 percent boost after Megyn Kelly‘s departure.

The former Fox News darling was canceled like Nino after she defended wearing blackface on Halloween.

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Via Deadline:

Megyn Kelly Today was canceled on October 26, though NBC News had pulled the former Fox News star off its air two days earlier when she seemed to say Halloween costume blackface used to be okay when she was growing up and wonder why it was not okay now.

That week, Megyn Kelly Today clocked 2.522 million viewers, including 675K in the news demographic.

The following week, Today’s Megyn-free 9 AM hour averaged 2.649M viewers, including 752K in the news demographic – jumping 5% and 11%, respectively.

Welp. When you drop dead weight…