Viewers tap cable for Bush

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With three of the major broadcast networks sticking to regularly scheduled
fare Monday night, TV viewers who wanted President Bush's speech on Iraq turned
to cable, giving cable news outlets a healthy ratings boost.

Fox News Channel grabbed a 3.7 Nielsen Media Research rating for its coverage
of Bush's address, which ran from 8:02 p.m. to 8:31 p.m. EST and collected 4.6
million viewers.

Cable News Network attracted a 2.3 rating with 2.6 million viewers, and MSNBC notched a 1.1
rating and 1.2 million viewers.