Most Brits turn to BBC after attacks

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Around half the British population watched the BBC’s TV coverage of the London bombings Thursday.

Director general Mark Thompson said Tuesday that 30 million people turned in to the pubcaster’s broadcasts of the terrorist attacks, while the BBC’s news Web site received 100 million page hits that same day.

This was double the highest previous number, achieved when the results came in for the British general election May 6.

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