Tuesday morning all three of the general cable news channels carried live and uninterrupted testimony of the Parliamentary hearings involving News Corp. and its CEO, Rupert Murdoch. From a little after 9:30 AM ET til just after 12:30 PM ET, all three channels were essentially commercial and anchor-free, as they carried the testimony. All three also carried live testimony from former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks in the early afternoon.
Murdoch can take solace in knowing that the cable news channel News Corp. owns, Fox News, was the highest-rated during the hearing in both total and demo viewers. CNN placed second every hour except for 9-10 AM AM, and in the demo at 12-1 PM.
How are the ratings in perspective?