TV ratings: Megyn Kelly's Fox debut brings 4.7 million viewers, 'NCIS' dominates in finale

Trump clears air with Fox's Kelly, talks about 'regrets'
Trump clears air with Fox's Kelly, talks about 'regrets'

Megyn Kelly stepped out on Big Fox Tuesday night with her inaugural Megyn Kelly Presents interview special -- notably featuring a sit-down interview with GOP presidential Donald Trump, who's made a frequent target of the cable news personality since they sparred during a 2015 debate.

Facing stiff competition from The Voice and the season finale of NCIS, the special did give Kelly a larger audience than she typically sees on Fox News Channel. Fast National ratings give their meeting 4.7 million viewers and a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. It was a chummy exchange, given the duo's history, so the lack of fireworks naturally kept it from the kind of ratings highs associated with some of Trump's TV appearances.

Kelly led into the series premiere of dating series Coupled. That, keeping in line with all reality launches since ratings anomaly Little Big Shots, was pretty weak. Coupled only averaged a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers.

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NCIS topped the night with a massive 17.6 million viewers and a 2.5 rating in the key demo, easily outpacing The Voice and everything else on broadcast. CBS also had a lifted episode of NCIS: New Orleans (1.8 adults) and a new Person of Interest (1.1 adults).

The Voice averaged a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers on NBC. Both of the subsequent Chicago series, Med and Fire, averaged a 1.6 rating in the key demo. ABC had new episodes of Fresh Off the Boat (1.1 adults), The Real O'Neals (0.9 adults), and a two-for of Agents of SHIELD (1.0 adults).

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