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.”