Cable news channel CNN saw a big spike in ratings as viewers kept tuned to its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, even after an embarrassing mistake in which it claimed a suspect was taken into custody earlier in the week.
Viewership on Time Warner-owned CNN nearly doubled from the previous week, from the first news of the bombings that killed three people at the race's finish line to the start of a manhunt for two suspects.
CNN's Monday-to-Thursday audience jumped by 194 percent, according to Nielsen data provided by Horizon Media, to an average of 1 million viewers throughout an entire day.
That enabled CNN to leap over Comcast Corp's MSNBC, which had led CNN by an average of 18,000 viewers before the bombings. Both trailed ratings leader News Corp's Fox News Channel, whose audience increased by 48 percent to an average of 1.6 million viewers.