News nets up in wake of crash

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The three cable news networks saw ratings jump slightly Monday above last
month's averages following the crash of American Airlines flight 587.

As expected in a breaking news situation, CNN led the pack in prime time and
total day ratings, harvesting a 2.1 rating with 1.8 million households in prime
time, according to overnight Nielsen numbers.

Fox News notched a 1.9 rating (1.4 million households) in prime and MSNBC
followed with 1.2 (848,000 households).

Total day numbers were slightly lower, with CNN pulling in a 2.0, Fox News
earned a 1.5 and MSNBC a 1.0.

In October, CNN averaged a 1.8 in prime time, Fox followed with a 1.6 and
MSNBC trailed with a 1.1 average rating.