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Fox News Turns In Ratings Thriller

Fox News Channel was the big winner in the June 13 Michael Jackson verdict ratings sweepstakes.

More than 4.5 million viewers tuned into Fox News from 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m. to hear 12 Santa Maria, Calif., jurors sitting on the Jackson child-molestation case clear the pop star of all charges.

Cable News Network drew 3.5 million viewers to its coverage of the Jackson verdict during the quarter hour, while MSNBC garnered 1.3 million viewers during the time period.