Megyn Kelly's interview with controversial Infowars host Alex Jones failed to garner significant TV viewer interest, coming in third in the Sunday night ratings, behind the U.S. Open golf championships and a rerun of "America's Funniest Home Videos."
NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" brought in 3.5 million viewers and placed third in the Nielsen ratings in the main 18-49 viewer demographic, behind the U.S. Open on Fox and "America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC, and tied CBS' "60 Minutes" rerun.
In total viewership, however, Kelly fell far behind the 5.31 million who tuned in to "60 Minutes."
Despite the intense media coverage leading into Sunday night's broadcast, Variety reported that viewership was lower than Kelly's previous two episodes.
Kelly's interview with Jones gained controversy due to criticism that it allowed Jones a platform to promote his ideas, such as a conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting was a hoax. Some sponsors like JPMorgan Chase pulled their advertising and Newtown, Conn.'s local NBC affiliate did not air the episode.