Meanwhile, Sunday's episode of 60 Minutes drew an average of 5.31 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the news demo, marking the third straight week the veteran news program has bested Kelly's show in total viewers.
During the interview, Jones never gave a direct answer when the 46-year-old TV journalist pressed him to admit he was wrong in his claim about the shootings. Kelly also lost the time slot to a rerun of America's Funniest Home Videos (0.7 rating, 3.7 million viewers) on ABC, while Fox led all networks with its coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, which drew an average of 6.09 million viewers and a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo. "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" had 6.2 million viewers for Kelly's interview of Vladimir Putin on the show's June 4 debut.
After a week of buildup, backlash, retooling, and preemption, Megyn Kelly's interview with Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones aired without incident Sunday night on NBC. Can't they just choose not to watch, just as I would not have watched the interview?
Jones dubbed the interview as "fake news" before it even aired, and started releasing secretly recording recordings with Kelly in an attempt to show her dishonesty in the process.
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Kelly, now with NBC, told A.P. she respected Sandy Hook Promise's decision to drop her from a Wednesday event in Washington, but was disappointed.
As Radar readers know, Kelly received major attention and backlash after she announced her controversial interview with Jones, who shocked Sandy Hook Elementary survivors and their loved ones by denying the mass shooting's existence. He's most despised for pushing the idea that the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 20 children was some sort of government backed false flag using child actors. When Kelly asked him if he had anything to say to Jones for Father's Day, when the interview aired, he responded, "I think he's blessed to have his children to spend the day with, to speak to".
Maybe the ratings were hurt by the pre-airing publicity, maybe Jones' audio leak of the interview had an effect.