Market Meltdown Pumps Up Ratings for Cable News

Aug 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The cable news networks received a ratings boost from coverage of the market meltdown on Monday, reports Deadline.com.

Fox News posted the biggest gain, with ratings up 29% from July averages to 1.3 million viewers in total day, the story says. CNN drew 538,000 viewers, an increase of 21%, while MSNBC was up 2% to 455,000 total viewers, the story says.

Fox News’ "The Five," a replacement for Glenn Beck, achieved a series high with 1.8 million total viewers, the story adds.

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