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Laugh it up, Jon Stewart: CNN's coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 drew average weekly ratings on par with the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Eric Chemi reports.

"Let media critics howl," Chemi writes. "In truth, viewers come in droves to CNN when there are big global news events. For all the talk about the increasingly fragmented world of television audiences, CNN’s saturation-coverage strategy works."

Almost half of the people surveyed by Pew thought media outlets provided the right amount of coverage of the missing plane.