Viewers Dumped MSNBC During Boston Bomb Coverage

Published on April 21, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 8.27.23 AMThe Hollywood Reporter notes, the numbers mostly surged for CNN and Fox News while MSNBC was left in the dust:

Viewership peaked during primetime, with Fox News Channel (3.9 million), CNN (2.75 million) and MSNBC (1.25 million) pulling in a cumulative average of 7.9 million viewers between 8 and 11 p.m.

These latest numbers appear to show that the fact that MSNBC injects more opinion into their broadcasts compared to their three rivals, and certainly continued their trend toward biased coverage during their Monday programming, viewers are trending more toward Fox News for news and information on days where breaking events draw even more viewers than normal days.

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