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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016 file photo Megyn Kelly poses at The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles. Kelly defended her decision to feature "InfoWars" host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat Monday from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it's her job to "shine a light" on newsmakers. Critics argue that NBC's platform legitimizes the views of a man who, among other conspiracy theories, has suggested that the killing of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 was a hoax. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview was a ratings dud


Megyn Kelly’s controversial interview with InfoWars founder Alex Jones attracted the fewest viewers of her new NBC broadcast’s tenure so far, according to CNN Media.

CNN Media reported that the latest episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” grabbed an average of 3.5 million viewers.

The viewership is reportedly Kelly’s weakest showing since the debut of her hotly-anticipated NBC show three weeks ago.

News outlets tweeted out headlines characterizing Kelly’s interview with Jones as a bust for the new NBC host.

Sunday’s broadcast trailed a re-run of CBS’ “60 Minutes,” which purportedly pulled in 5.3 million viewers.

ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” reportedly bested both shows by approximately 40 percent among 18-and-49-year-olds, the demographic most prized by advertisers.

CNN Media additionally reported that Kelly’s debut episode, which featured her exclusive interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, grabbed an average of 6.2 million viewers.

Kelly’s interview with Jones stoked controversy over the latter’s past claims about the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT.

Jones has claimed the parents of the 20 children shot and killed during the massacre were “actors.”

The InfoWars founder has also provoked outrage for previously suggesting that the 9/11 terror attacks were an “inside job.”

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