Fox News gets 3.1 million viewers for Duggar interview

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A photo of the Duggars from TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”

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NEW YORK (AP) – Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly reached 3.1 million viewers for the first part of her interview with TLC’s Duggar family about their son’s sexual misconduct, her largest audience of the year.

The Nielsen company said Kelly’s show on Wednesday doubled its typical audience among younger viewers. Her nightly show averages 2.2 million viewers.

The parents who star in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” acknowledged their son Josh fondled five girls, including four of his sisters, about a dozen years ago. Their reality sow has been put on hold by TLC since reports of Josh’s behavior surfaced two weeks ago, and the network would not comment Thursday on the Duggar interview.

Kelly will air the second part of her interview, with two of the sisters who were Josh’s victims, on Friday.

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