'The Jinx' proves that documentaries can draw big audiences

March 20, 2015 3:58 PM

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The nation buzzed about the finale of the HBO documentary series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" as if it were the shocking twist of a Shonda Rhimes drama series or a marriage proposal gone wrong on "The Bachelor."

More than 1 million people watched the two live airings of "The Jinx" - an 80 percent increase over the previous week's penultimate episode. Several million more viewers probably checked it out on demand after word spread on social media and news reports that real estate heir and murder suspect Durs...

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