Megyn Kelly returned to Fox News last week as a guest on " Tucker Carlson Tucker CarlsonThe Hill's 12:30 PM Report: Hunter Biden speaks out in Ukraine's controversy Tucker Carlson will interview Megyn Kelly Hillicon Valley: Warren takes on Facebook over political ads | Zuckerberg defends meetings with conservatives | Civil liberties groups raise alarm over extremism online MORE Tonight "delivered more than 4 million viewers, helping the program to be the most watched on cable, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The Kelly interview, which included clear commentary on her former employer, NBC News, marked her first television appearance in almost a year and her first appearance on Fox News in almost three years.
Kelly made a very visible jump from Fox News to NBC News 201
The lawyer once parted ways with NBC almost a year ago after controversy over her comments during a Halloween costume panel stating that wearing a black surface was "OK" when she was growing up "as long as you dressed up as a character."
She quickly apologized for the comments, but she still canceled the show.
Kelly also delayed NBC executives when she showed a willingness to book sexual misconduct allegations by former host "Today" Matt Lauer Matthew (Matt) Todd LauerFarrow: Clinton staff raised concerns about Weinstein reports The Insurance Group calls on DNC to cancel debate held by MSNBC, quoting "toxic culture" on the network Megyn Kelly pledges "good forces" Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry in the Matt Lauer scandal MER with some media experts suggesting it helped lead to her exit from the network.
During the Fox News appearance, Kelly urged NBC News to bring in an outside company to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Lauer.
"There must be an outside investigation ation in this company," Kelly told Carlson on Wednesday night. "They examined themselves. It does not work. This is how it is done. You get someone on the outside who can be trusted, "she added.
Linda Vester, also a former NBC News host, also said in an interview with Fox News's Shannon Bream Shannon BreamBaier , Bream, Hemmer, Hume, Wallace among interim anchors to fill Shep Smith's 3 PM slot machine Neil Gorsuch to show up in the first TV interview with Fox's Shannon Bream Was Mueller a Fumbling Fool or Stoic Hero? you saw MORE that she thought an external investigation needed to open.
Fox News allowed an outside company to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against the then chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in 2016, which led to his departure just three weeks after that the investigation began in July of that year.
NBC confirmed through a spokesman for The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that it will not open a new investigation.
"There is no further investigation to begin. We are very confident in the report that was carried out, "spokeswoman Hilary Smith told THR.
" We fired Matt Lauer within 24 hours after we learned what he was doing and immediately started a business investigation, "she added." survey results we have quickly taken the appropriate measures to deal with the situation and improve the culture of the workplace. It is also worth noting that this was a corporate investigation conducted by an almost entirely female team, none of whom are part of the News Department. "
Carlson drew a total of 4.06 million viewers to win the cable news with Kelly appearance, followed by Sean Hannity Sean Patrick HannityHannity beats" stupid "Mulvaney after White House press conference Donald Trump Jr. hits back at critics over hypocrisy claims Trump's tirades, taunts and threats damage our democracy MER with 3.65 million viewers MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Rachel Anne Maddow Crystal Ball dismisses Ukraine scandal as "manufactured drama" Rachel Maddow signs on the "Batwoman" TV series Whistleblowers and the hypocrisy of the ruling class MER was third with 3.44 million.  In the 25-54 demographic that advertisers covet most, 689,000 viewers followed, followed by Hannity's 632,000 and Maddow's 574,000 in the category.