This was due in large part to her profile of Vance, which benefited greatly from Kelly's interviews with Vance's wife Usha and his older sister Lindsay.
That ran along with an investigative piece about the prevalence of fraud and patient overdoses that occur in the billion-dollar Florida rehab industry, which proved to be an original and fascinating look at the current drug epidemic.
'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' hit a new ratings low on NBC over the weekend, with the show's total viewers declining for the third straight week.
And filling out the show was a story on global warming and the impact it is having on penguins, whose populations are dwindling in some areas of Antarctica and thriving in others based on their ability to adapt.
'Execs and show producers are feeling very proud of the show and the quality of stories, and they are playing the long game here,' an NBC source told Daily 'They know it’s a matter of years, not weeks, for this show to build an audience, especially with the limited initial schedule this summer.'Kelly gave a preview of that summer run on Sunday, which will include interviews with: Chicago Cubs coach and World Series victor Joe Maddon, former Spirits Airline CEO Ben Baldanza, and ballerina Michaela De Prince, who made her way from war torn Sierra Leone to the biggest stages in the world (and a Beyonce music video).
The ABC clip show has actually been gaining ground in the summer months, and on Sunday was actually able to match '60 Minutes' with a 0.7 rating and 3 share among adults 18 to 49 in the 7pm time slot.
Kelly did handily defeat the Fox comedy line-up on Sunday, which included a repeat of Bob's Burgers at 7pm and Last man on Earth at pm, which both had less than a million total viewers.
She will return on July 9 to wrap up her limited summer run, which will end when NBC begins airing their ratings juggernaut 'Sunday Night Football' in September.
As has been the case the past few weeks, Kelly lost out to a repeat of reigning champ '60 Minutes' on CBS (7.21 million total viewers and 'America's Funniest Home Videos' on ABC (3.92 million total viewers).
Prior to that, Kelly notched 3.61 million total viewers when she sat down with sportscaster Erin Andrews in week two, and an impressive 6.1 million people tuning in for the program's premiere featuring an interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Kelly is now getting a little bit of a break after a month on the air, as NBC will not be airing an episode next Sunday over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
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