NBC’s Kerry Sanders, who has covered the Casey Anthony case since Caylee Anthony first went missing, reported on the media coverage of the trial for “Today.”
As we’ve been reporting the trial has been a spectacle not seen in many years. In fact the judge in the case has said Anthony’s trial might “even dwarf” the coverage of the so-called “trail of the century,” the first OJ Simpson trial — in the last century. The biggest ratings beneficiary is HLN which continues to see stellar daytime ratings, and for Nancy Grace’s (the second-most watched show in younger viewers Tuesday night) and other shows in primetime.
The biggest change since O.J.? The media has gotten social. Here’s Sanders’s piece from this morning: