(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) A surge of breaking news — the Boston Marathon bombing, Oklahoma tornadoes, the Jodi Arias trial — brings a new (distant) runner-up to Fox News Channel, but the cable networks end the first half of 2013 with a lackluster June.

Two quarters into its rebrand under Jeff Zucker, there’s good news and bad news for CNN. Nielsen Media Research has the cable news network rising to top MSNBC for a rare second-place finish behind Fox News Channel during the second quarter, but CNN ended the first half of the year with June viewership dipping to a monthly low not seen in nearly a year.

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