Ramsey special ups MSNBC ratings

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NEW YORK — Up against “The Sopranos,” “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “The Golden Globes,” MSNBC earned impressive ratings Sunday night for its two-hour investigative special on the JonBenet Ramsey murder case.

“MSNBC Investigates JonBenet Ramsey,” anchored by Forrest Sawyer, with reporting from NBC News legal analyst Dan Abrams, logged a 0.9 (479,000 households) for the 8-10 p.m. period, a 160% increase over December’s average of 0.4 (184,000 households) in that timeslot, according to MSNBC.

By comparison, on Sunday night CNN earned a 0.4 (302,000 households), down 8% from its December average of 0.4 (328,000 households), and Fox News Channel got a 0.2 (91,000 households), down 41% from its December average of 0.4 (155,000 households).

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