Saddam Capture Is Good for News Nets

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Cable News Network broke the news of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s capture early Sunday morning, but rival Fox News Channel claimed the highest ratings among cable news nets.

From 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Sunday, Fox notched a 2.6 household rating with 2.95 million viewers. CNN attracted a 2.3 household rating and 2.68 million viewers. MSNBC was a distant third with a 0.8 rating and 846,000 viewers.

In prime time, Fox News averaged a 2.3 rating with 2.57 million viewers and CNN logged a 1.7 rating with 1.91 million viewers. MSNBC tallied a 0.4 rating and 440,000 viewers.