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Boston Blast Chaos Draws Viewers in the Middle of the Night

Viewers by the millions tuned into the cable networks in the middle of the night as news began to break of the carjacking, shootout and search for suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon attacks. Here are the ratings up to 3amET. (The total day begins at 3am, so we’ll have a better picture of the full coverage on Monday)

  • When coverage began:

CNN (1:13-2am): 1.217,000 total viewers (474,000 in 25-54)
FNC (1:24-2am): 951,000 total viewers (356,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC (1:32-2am): 504,000 total viewers (159,000 in 25-54)

  • 2-3am:

CNN: 986,000 total viewers (419,000 in 25-54)
FNC: 954,000 total viewers (392,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 392,000 total viewers (130,000 in 25-54)

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