Mocking Aside, CNN Gets Ratings Hoist From Cruise Ship Coverage

CNN’s all-day coverage of the crippled Carnival Triumph’s slow return to port may have attracted a lot of scorn from Jon Stewart and Joe Scarborough, but it pulled in a hefty number of viewers too. Focusing on the powerless cruise ship’s tug into Mobile, Ala, the cable news network saw a 43% boost in total day viewership from last Thursday. That rise to 565,000 from 395,000 also gave CNN a 54% jump in the adults 25-54 demo over the same day last week.

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