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Boston Blasts: Friday Night Ratings; 46 Million Tune in During Crucial Hour

The frenetic end to the day-long search for Boston blast suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to a head just after 7pmET Friday as the three networks were in the midst of expanded evening newscasts. The capture would come 90 minutes later, and the network coverage would continue until 11pm on the broadcasters, longer on the cable nets. NBC won the night and each hour, peaking at 8pmET with 10.70 million viewers. Across the 5 English-language broadcast networks and three cable news channels 46 million tuned in for the 8pm hour. Fox News drew the most cable news viewers in primetime (8-11pm) with 5.97 million while CNN won the night in younger viwers with 2.47 million. Here are the Nielsen Time Period averages (in millions of viewers) for the big three broadcasters and cable networks.

  • 8-11pmET

NBC – 8.933
ABC – 7.207
CBS – 6.741
FNC – 5.970
CNN – 5.371
MSNBC – 1.717

  • 7pmET (Cable Only)

FNC – 5.748
CNN – 5.195
MSNBC – 1.429

  • 8pmET (Broadcast & Cable):

NBC – 10.703
ABC – 7.794
FNC – 7.645 / 1.926 A25-54
CBS – 6.858
CNN – 6.784 / 2.474 A25-54
MSNBC – 1.744 / 618K A25-54

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‘I Guess I Started Working Thursday at 5:00 a.m. and Have Been Working Straight Through’

Friday night capped off a long week for local, state and federal investigators, the people of Watertown, Cambridge and Boston and the media covering the manhunt for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and this longer than most week in Boston. A few of the correspondents still on the scene last night had put in some of the longest days in a long time. “I guess I started working thursday at 5:00 a.m. and have been working straight through,” said NBC’s Kerry Sanders, a Boston area native, not long after Tsarnaev was taken into custody last night. “It’s hard to keep clear everything that’s been going on.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper began reporting Thursday morning too, through the chaotic overnight events of Friday morning, into late Friday afternoon. FNC’s Bill Hemmer reported for about 32 hours straight Thursday into Friday. And NBC’s Lester Holt, stationed in Watertown, a city which had been under siege all day, finally jubilant as local, state and federal officials made their way out of town. “They were preparing for the worst. Now they are basking in the applause of the crowd. I may be punchy because I have gone 40-some hours without sleep,” said Holt, adding, “I have a big grin on my face. This does take me back to one of the very few good memories of the time related around 9/11. That was when we recognized the hard job our first responders do. They got their credit. That’s what we are seeing here in Watertown tonight.”

Holt, Sanders and dozens of other correspondents and anchors — network and local — who’ve worked long hours all week, are back on the air this morning as the full investigation into the bombings gets underway.

Networks Extend Coverage, Plan Specials for Boston Manhunt

The broadcast networks have expanded their coverage into the late-morning as the manhunt for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev intensifies.

The networks are preparing for extended coverage throughout the day and CBS News has already scheduled a primetime special at 9pmET anchored by Scott Pelley. Also, “Evening News” will be expanded to an hour.

More: “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” will expand to a full hour tonight. “Rock Center” will dedicate the full live hour (10pmET/9pmCT) to the investigation.

More: ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” will also be an hour. Elizabeth Vargas anchors a special edition of “20/20″ from Boston tonight.

More: Fox News is preempting “The Five” today, instead Bill Hemmer will anchor the hour from Boston. Shepard Smith will anchor his shows from Watertown and Greta Van Susteren will anchor from 10pm-Midnight also from Watertown.

More: CNN’s will be live until at least 1am, starting at 7pm, in this order: Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Cooper, Burnett, Morgan.

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