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Katrina: Cable News Nets Attract More Viewers As Disaster Worsens

“The all-news networks continued to draw more viewers as the scale of the disaster spawned by Hurricane Katrina worsens each day,” Multichannel News recaps. “Fox News Channel set a new primetime record for 2005 Wednesday night, drawing 4.9 million viewers, compared to Cable News Network’s 3.6 million and MSNBC’s 1.5 million.”

More: “Fox News averaged 2.8 million viewers on Wednesday during the total-day period, topping CNN’s 2.0 million viewers and MSNBC’s 736,000.”

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