Major news stories -- including the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Missouri by a white police officer, and escalating tensions in the Middle East -- helped boost ratings for cable news channels during August.
Fox News was unshakable as the No. 1 cable news channel last month, averaging 1.8 million viewers in prime time. Fox News' prime-time ratings jumped 15% compared with August 2013.
CNN, meanwhile, surged to become the No. 2 cable news channel in prime time last month, surpassing MSNBC, which came in third.
CNN's audience grew nearly 40% in prime time to 629,000 viewers a night, according to Nielsen rankings released by the networks...