Alex Jones interview draws 3.5 million viewers

That includes the 6.2 million viewers she recorded for her debut episode, which featured a one-on-one conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Unfortunately, the segment's very important message-about the dangers of giving disproportionate attention to self-aggrandizing ideologues who view making damaging claims about dead children as a form of satirical, "devil's advocate" performance art, and/or why we should do it this time-didn't make much of an impact outside of anyone's confirmation biases.

Kelly's interview with Jones underwent changes as the call to cancel grew louder.

Jones said in the interview that he was a "devil's advocate" for those who believe that the killings in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School did not take place. 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.

"Some of it looks like it's real but then what do you do when they've got the kids going in circles in and out of the building with their hands up".

And Kelly didn't just lose viewers.




Even as viewers and advertisers balked at Jones' inclusion, NBC News defended the segment's journalistic value.

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.

Answered Kelly: "Of course, there is no evidence on the other side".

Ultimately, the public didn't seem all that interested in what Jones had to say.

Kelly, who gained prominence as an anchor at Fox News, joined NBC this year. Kelly wrote of her battles with Trump and Ailes in her best-selling memoir from 2016, "Settle for More".

A parent of one of the children killed in the 2012 CT school shootings says she won't view the Megyn Kelly interview of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that aired Sunday on NBC.

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