"The Kelly File," the new 9 p.m. show on Fox News Channel with the longtime network anchor, got off to a good start, grabbing 2.1 million viewers with Monday's premiere, according to Nielsen.
The week before, Sean Hannity's Fox News show -- which was moved to accomodate Kelly's show -- gathered about 1.8 million in the same time slot.
However, Maddow, who tends to draw a younger audience than Fox News, slipped past Kelly in the crucial adults 25 to 54 demographic, which governs most of the TV news business.
On her first show, Kelly featured an interview with firebrand Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, whom she called "the most hated man in America."
What do you think of Kelly and her new show?