CNN might not have gotten all the facts straight, but viewers desperate for information on the Boston bombing manhunt seem willing to overlook some errors.
The cable news network has seen huge ratings spikes after Monday's bombing at the Boston marathon and through the dramatic law-enforcement investigation that has followed.
CNN drew a 194% ratings boost Monday through Thursday compared to the same period one week earlier, according to Nielsen. Fox News was up 48%, while MSNBC got a 37% lift.
Between 11 p.m. and midnight Thursday — when news first broke of the first suspect's death after a fiery shootout with police and the resulting chaos in a Boston suburb — CNN narrowly edged Fox News, 986,000 versus 954,000 total viewers. MSNBC ran third with 392,000.