SUZLON GROUP PROMOTES ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION THROUGH GLOBAL CAMPAIGN ON CNN
July 27th, 2016
05:29 AM ET

SUZLON GROUP PROMOTES ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION THROUGH GLOBAL CAMPAIGN ON CNN

  • Multi-platform content, including 15-minute program ‘Eco Solutions’, to focus on green pioneers and their projects

Suzlon Group is embarking on a global multi-platform sponsorship of ‘Eco Solutions’, CNN’s TV and digital series that tells the stories of people around the world creating innovative solutions to preserve the planet. This annual campaign builds on the longstanding relationship between CNN and Suzlon Group and will amplify the company’s position as one of the leading clean energy solutions providers in the world.

Starting in July, the brand solution is tailored to reach CNN’s upscale and sought-after international audiences across all CNN platforms – this includes on-air billboards, vignettes and exclusive digital ads on the ‘Eco Solutions’ feature page www.cnn.com/ecosolutions. Furthermore, the campaign takes advantage of CNN Audience Insight Measurement (CNN AIM) to specifically reach audience segments such as opinion leaders, C-suites and business decision makers across CNN’s digital platforms. CREATE, CNN International Commercial’s award-winning, in-house brand studio, has devised and produced branded video content and adverts for Suzlon Group.

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INDONESIA’S YOUNG INNOVATORS ON CNN’S TALK ASIA
Formula One driver Rio Haryanto
July 27th, 2016
03:10 AM ET

INDONESIA’S YOUNG INNOVATORS ON CNN’S TALK ASIA

Next month, CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ has got its eyes on Indonesia – the world’s fourth largest country. CNN takes a look at some of the country’s biggest game changers and the personalities that are making waves in the archipelago both domestically and internationally.

In this episode, CNN’s Manisha Tank sits down with three key Indonesian figures who are young, innovative and represent a rapidly changing and fast developing Indonesia.

‘Talk Asia’ catches up with Indonesia’s first Formula One racer Rio Haryanto (Pictured), as he opens up about making history and representing Indonesia on the Grand Prix stage. Manisha Tank then meets one of the founders of lifestyle concept group Potato Head, Ronald Akili, who is representing Indonesia internationally. At his notable Potato Head Beach Club in Bali, Ronald Akili opens up about his success in starting one of the country’s most successful business brands. Finally, CNN gets access to one of the hottest start-ups in Indonesia, Go Jek, to find out how Nadiem Makarim is hoping his app will help solve an age old problem: traffic and congestion.

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CNN #1 by Far Last Night Among Broadcast and Cable News Networks
July 26th, 2016
02:29 PM ET

CNN #1 by Far Last Night Among Broadcast and Cable News Networks

CNN is Way up vs. 2012

CNN Digital Opens DNC Convention With 19 Million Unique Visitors

First Night DNC:  Broadcast and Cable News Coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders

During the first night of the Democratic National Convention, CNN outperformed all the cable and broadcast news channels by wide margins in both total viewers and among adults 25-54

CNN delivered 6.208 million P2+and 2.187m adults 25-54 (10-11:30pm)

MSNBC delivered 4.597 million  P2+ and 1.398m adults 25-54 (10-11:30pm)

NBC News delivered 4.293 million P2+ and 1.731m adults 25-54 (10-11:25pm)

ABC News delivered 4.107 million  P2+ and 1.351m adults 25-54 (10-11:28pm)

Fox News delivered 3.330 million P2+ and 898k adults 25-54 (10-11:30pm)

CBS News delivered 3.206 million P2+ and 1.052m adults 25-54 (10-11:25pm)

First Night DNC:  Cable News Primetime 8-11pm

Last night during primetime, CNN ranked #1 in cable news with 5.120 million total viewers, +37% more than second place MSNBC’s 3.749 million and Fox News’  3.731 million.   Among adults 25-54, CNN also ranked #1 with 1.702 million, MSNBC followed with 1.075 million and Fox News’ lagged far behind with 858k.

Compared to the first night of the DNC 2012 (Tuesday, September 4), CNN is up by a dramatic +70% in total viewers (5.120 million vs. 3.003 million 2012) and is up an impressive +70% among adults 25-54 (1.702 million vs. 1.002 million 2012)  during primetime.

CNN has overtaken MSNBC to rank #1 in both total viewers and adults 25-54 this year vs 2012 when MSNBC was ranked first on the first night of the DNC.

CNN Digital

CNN Digital opened the DNC Convention week with 19 million unique visitors across desktop and mobile devices — matching the start of the RNC Convention in Cleveland. CNNgo live stream starts were up double-digits from the first day of the RNC. CNN Politics also welcomed 7 million unique visitors across properties, along with 8 million video starts.

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Topics: 2016 Election • Ratings
Axelrod on how he would advise Wasserman Schultz "I would ask her to step aside"
July 24th, 2016
03:52 PM ET

Axelrod on how he would advise Wasserman Schultz "I would ask her to step aside"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama,  joins anchor, Van Jones, CNN political commentator, Maria Cardona, CNN political commentator and Andre Bauer, CNN political commentator, Jake Tapper to discuss repercussions of the recent DNC e-mail leak, repercussions and more.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

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Axelrod responds to the DNC e-mail leak: Well, it's not the story you want going into a - into the week.  And, you know, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has worked very hard for a long time in this job, but she's going to have to make a decision as to whether she wants to be a distraction or not. And I'm sure there are people who are talking to her about that. I think that this, by the end of the week, will not have been the story. But at a time when they're trying to bring the party together, bring the Bernie Sanders people on board, this is not a helpful - a helpful development. [TAPPER]  What would you tell them to do? If you were senior adviser to Hillary Clinton, which you are not, what - what needs to be done? Does she need to resign or does she need to apologize and fire those people that wrote those emails? What? [AXELROD]  I would… [TAPPER]  What's the solution? [AXELROD]  - I would ask her to step aside.  I would ask her to step aside, because she's a distraction on a week that is Hillary Clinton's week.  So, yes, I would - I would ask her to.

Jones the leaked DNC e-mails: Yes, well, I think a couple of things. First of all, this whole Trump moment, I've been fighting and - let's not adapt to absurdity.  Let's not start lowering our standards for what we expect from people who are in public life.  And that has to hold up.I had to resign.  You sometimes, when you're the distraction, you become the story, you fall on your sword.  It's what you're supposed to do.  That's how it works. And so I don't know who she's helping now by staying there.The other thing I just want to say is simply this, we've got a lot of work to do as a party to come together period.  Not everybody in the Sanders wing is where Bernie is yet.  We've got to - we - we need time for that.  This is in the way. Not every young activist of color is happy that we don't have a - a VP of color.  We've - we've got to work on that.  We've got - we - and so, there's real work to be done and this is a distraction.

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Former Bernie Sanders campaign manager says it "would be a really big mistake" if Wasserman Schultz doesn't step down
July 24th, 2016
03:49 PM ET

Former Bernie Sanders campaign manager says it "would be a really big mistake" if Wasserman Schultz doesn't step down

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Jeff Weaver, Senator Bernie Sanders campaign manager,  joins anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss repercussions of the recent DNC e-mail leak, repercussions and more.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

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Weaver on DNC e-mail leak: [TAPPER]  I'm - I don't know about you, but these e-mails are pretty stunning.  [WEAVER]  They are stunning.  And it's very, very disappointing that you see, in black and white, how top officials at the DNC were plotting to put negative stories out about Senator Sanders, about how they planned to attack him on his religion.  It's really - I mean, that's just not what the Democratic Party is about.

Weaver responds to DNC e-mails plotting to leak stories about Sanders to the press: [TAPPER]  The chief financial officer, Tom Marshall, I think is his name, was the one talking about the religion, and whether Bernie was Jewish or believed in God, or was an atheist or whatever, and how that might help Hillary, presumably, win voters in Kentucky and West Virginia….Is there any evidence that any of these plots actually went to were reporters and were pitched as stories?  [WEAVER]  Well, it's hard to know, because, as you know, a lot of time reporters get off the record documents and they're loath to give up their sources.  So it's difficult to document when these things happen. But what is really very disturbing is that you had not only the CFO but you had the top staffer at the DNC, Amy Dacey, responding to that whole chain with the word, "Amen."  So it was clearly from the top - you know, all the top people were involved and it's very disappointing.  And I think, you know, it's great that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is not going to be speaking here, but, look, we saw in the Republican convention, we spent 48 hours with a drip, drip, drip as they refused to deal with the fact that Mrs. Trump had obviously lifted some lines from Michelle Obama's speech.  I think that we should show, as Democrats, that we're more mature than that.  There's obviously a problem here.  Someone should resign.  It should be - Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign.  Maybe some staffers should resign.  We're just going to pull the Band-aid off this, get past it.  I mean, there's likely to be more e-mails released in the next couple days, and I'm sure there other time periods in the campaign - which you're aware of, like the data breach time period - where there was a lot of tension.  I'm sure those e-mails will be even worse.

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Donald Trump Jr. on Mook's response to e-mail leak "If a republican did that they would be calling for people to bring out the electric chair"
July 24th, 2016
03:46 PM ET

Donald Trump Jr. on Mook's response to e-mail leak "If a republican did that they would be calling for people to bring out the electric chair"

Today on CNN’s State of the UnionDonald Trump Jr., Son of Donald J. Trump  joins anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss repercussions of the recent DNC e-mail leak, Roger Ailes stepping down, the possibility of running for Mayor of New York and more.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

Donald Trump Jr. on how Mook responded to DNC email leak: [TAPPER] So, I don't know if you were hearing earlier, but Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I asked him about the DNC leak.And he suggested that experts are saying that Russians were behind both the leak - the hacking of the DNC e-mails and their release.  He seemed to be suggesting that this is part of a plot to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.  Your response?[TRUMP JR] Well, it just goes to show you their exact moral compass.  I mean, they will say anything to be able to win this.  I mean, this is time and time again, lie after lie.  You notice he won't say, well, I say this.  We hear experts. You know, here’s (INAUDIBLE) at home once said that this is what's happening with the Russians.  It's disgusting.  It's so phony.  I watched him bumble through the interview, I was able to hear it on audio a little bit.  I mean, I can't think of bigger lies, but that exactly goes to show you what the DNC and what the Clinton camp will do.  They will lie and do anything to win.You hear it with the DNC where they're leaking emails about Bernie Sanders and his Jewish heritage, to be able to try to destroy him in the south.  It's a rigged system. It's disgusting and the people who should be fed up because when I heard it I certainly was.[TAPPER]  President Obama –There’s nothing wrong with a fair fight, Jake.  I don't mind a fair fight, but these lies and the perpetuating of that kind of nonsense to try, you know, gain some political capital is just outrageous and he should be ashamed of himself.  If a Republican did that…[TAPPER] President Obama –[TRUMP JR]: … they would be calling for people to bring out the electric chair.

Donald Trump Jr. on the possibility of Roger Ailes joining the campaign: [TAPPER]  Your father raised the prospect of bringing on Roger Ailes the former chairman and CEO of FOX News and the idea being Mr. Trump said something along the lines of people are talking about maybe he would run my campaign.  Is that actually in play, roger Ailes coming on board and running the campaign? [TRUMP JR.] Not that I’m aware of.  I mean, I know they are friends and have a long-term relationship but I’m happy with the work that Paul Manafort is doing, I think our team is really coming into place and swing, it's been exciting to be a fly on the wall watching a lot of this stuff go down.  Because - you know, again, we're trying to give a voice to the people who have been forgotten and I think the campaign is doing a wonderful job of that.  

Donald Trump Jr. on the possibility of running for Mayor of New York: [TAPPER] Lastly, Don, your speech obviously very well received and there are Republicans out there wondering if you might run for office someday yourself. It has even been raised a possible run against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.  Are these ideas that you're contemplating [TRUMP JR.]  You know, listen, I had a good time up there.  It was exciting to be able to have a platform like that to speak my voice because as you can hear from this interview I’m really frustrated with what's going on in this country, Jake.  And if I can do that one day I’d love to be able to do it for the people of this country.  That’s how I can pay back and give something back.  I’d love to do it but right now I’m more concerned about getting my father in there because I know that he will do a wonderful job with that.  I know he’s going to fight for the people. You know, it’s not going to be about signed (ph) by politics.  It’s not going to be about divisive politics and emails.  You know, accusing people of working with the Russian government.  It’s not going to be about, you know, going against our opponents calling it a Jewish heritage and try to use that against them in the (INAUDIBLE).If Republicans did that it would be disgusting and that’s what you’re going to see in a Clinton administration.  This sort of divisiveness has to stop.  They should be ashamed of themselves.And again, if we did that, if the RNC did that, if my father’s campaign did that they’d be calling for people to get the electric chair. So I want my father to win.  I know he can fix this country.  I know he can take care of the people that needs to be taken care of for a change.  And I think we’re going to do a great job.  So that’s my 100 percent focus until November. [TAPPER] But after that you might actually consider running for office yourself including mayor of New York. [TRUMP JR.] Well, I never like to rule anything out, Jake.  You know, I want to keep optionality.  As my father has always said, I want to - we always like to keep our options open.  So if I can do that as a service to our country I’d love to do it.

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Mook on DNC e-mail leak: Experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these e-mails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump
July 24th, 2016
03:44 PM ET

Mook on DNC e-mail leak: Experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these e-mails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump


Today on CNN’s State of the Union,Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager, Robby Mook  joins anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss repercussions of the recent DNC e-mail leak, Wasserman Schultz as head of DNC, Clinton’s running-mate choice and more.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

Mook responds to DNC email leak: [TAPPER] So, I have to ask, what is the reaction of the Clinton campaign to these DNC leaked e-mails suggesting that top officials, including the CFO there, were actively discussing ways to hurt Bernie Sanders in the primaries?  [MOOK] Well, I think the DNC needs to look into this and take appropriate action, and I'm sure that they will. What's disturbing to us is that we - experts are telling us that Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these e-mails.  And other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these e-mails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump. I don't think it's coincidental that these e-mails were released on the eve of our convention here.  And that's disturbing.  And I think we need to be concerned about that.  I think we need to be concerned that we also saw last week at the Republican Convention that Trump and his allies made changes to the Republican platform to make it more pro-Russian. And we saw him talking about how NATO shouldn't intervene to defend - necessarily should intervene to defend our Eastern European allies if they are attacked by Russia.  So, I think, when you put all this together, it's a disturbing picture.  And I think voters need to reflect on that.


Mook on why he believes Russians were behind DNC e-mail leak: [TAPPER] What evidence is there that the Russians were behind this in terms of the hacking or in terms of the timing by WikiLeaks?  [MOOK] Well, we need to let the experts speak on this.  It's been reported on in the press that the - that the hackers that got into the DNC are very likely by to be working in coordination with Russia. And, again, I think it's - if the Russians in fact had these e-mails, again, I don't think it's very coincidental that they are being released at this time to create maximum damage on Hillary Clinton and to help Donald Trump.  [TAPPER]  But it is a very, very strong charge that you're leveling here.  You're basically suggesting that Russians hacked into the DNC and now are releasing these files through WikiLeaks to help elect Donald Trump.  [MOOK] Well, this isn't my assertion.  There are a number of experts that are asserting this.  I think we need to get to the bottom of these facts.  But that is what experts are telling us.  Experts have said that it is the Russians that, in fact, went in and took these e-mails.  And then, if they are the ones who took them, we have to infer that they are the ones then releasing them 

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Sanders: "I'm not atheist..it's an outrage"
July 24th, 2016
03:37 PM ET

Sanders: "I'm not atheist..it's an outrage"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Bernie Sanders, joins anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the recent DNC e-mail leak, Wasserman Schultz as head of DNC, Clinton’s running-mate choice and more.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

Sanders responds to DNC  e-mail leak: Well, I think it's outrageous, but it is not a great shock to me. I think, as I said, it's what we talked about six months ago.  I mean, there's no question to my mind and I think no question to any objective observer's mind that the DNC was supporting Hillary Clinton, was in opposition to our campaign.  So, I'm not quite shocked by this.  And that is why many, many months ago, I made it clear that I thought Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign, should step down, not only because of the prejudice I think they showed during the campaign, but also because I think we need a new leadership of the Democratic Party which is going to open up that party to working people, to young people, to have the kind of vitality we need to not only win the presidency, but gain control of the Senate and the House as well.  [TAPPER]  Senator, what is your personal response, though, to having your faith questioned like that by a fellow Democrat?  Well, you are now a Democrat, or you were a Democratic candidate, but by somebody supposedly neutral and theoretically on your team?  [SANDERS] Well, first of all, I am not an atheist. But aside from all of that, I mean, it is an outrage and sad that you would have people in important positions in the DNC trying to undermine my campaign. It goes without saying the function of the DNC is to represent all of the candidates, to be fair and even-minded.But, again, I - we discussed this many, many months ago on this show.  So, what is revealed now is not a shock to me. I think the focus, though, that I am going to go forward on right now is to make sure that Donald Trump, perhaps the worst Republican candidate in the modern history of this country, somebody by temperament, somebody by ideology must not become president of the United States.  I'm going to do everything I can to defeat him, to elect Hillary Clinton, and to keep focusing, keep focusing on the real issues facing the American people.  And that is the decline of the American middle class going on for 40 years, massive levels of income and wealth inequality.And I will tell you, Jake, that I'm proud that, in the Democratic platform that was passed a few weeks ago, we are making some real progress.  We're talking about breaking up the large banks on Wall Street who have been ripping off the American people for years.  

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CNN DELIVERS HIGHEST RNC PERFORMANCE ON RECORD
July 22nd, 2016
02:08 PM ET

CNN DELIVERS HIGHEST RNC PERFORMANCE ON RECORD

CNN Beats All the Broadcast Networks for the First Time Ever on the Final Night of the Republican National Convention

 CNN Way Up vs. 2012; Narrows Demo Gap with Fox Significantly Since Four Years Ago

CNN Digital 2016 Convention Performance Tops 2012 & 2008

Final Night:  Cable News Prime Time 

On the final night of the Republican National Convention, CNN delivered its highest RNC performance on record among total viewers.  Last night, CNN attracted 4.323 million total viewers, +81% more than MSNBC’s 2.395 million; Fox News had 7.179 million in total viewers in prime time.  Among adults 25-54, CNN had 1.375m, MSNBC trailed with 716k and Fox News delivered 1.728 million.

Compared to the final night of the RNC in 2012, CNN is up by a dramatic +161% in total viewers (4.323m vs. 1.658m in 2012) and is also up an impressive +137% among adults 25-54 (1.375m vs. 581k in 2012) during primetime.  CNN has narrowed the gap with Fox in the demo 25-54 compared to four years ago.  In 2012, CNN averaged 581k to Fox News’ 1.627m on the final night; this year, CNN averaged 1.375m to Fox’s 1.728m on the final night in primetime.

Final Night:  Broadcast and Cable – 10 pm11:45pm (except CBS 11:42pm)

For the first time ever, CNN beat all three broadcast networks during their prime time RNC coverage in both total viewers and adults 25-54.

CNN also easily outperformed MSNBC during this time period.

Total Viewers

Fox News – 9.354m

CNN — 5.477m

NBC – 4.587m

ABC – 3.867m

CBS – 3.809m

MSNBC 2.954m

Adults 25-54

Fox News – 2.483m

CNN – 1.901m

NBC – 1.766m

ABC – 1.434m

CBS  – 1.208m

MSNBC – 927k

CNN Digital

Across all metrics, the 2016 RNC Convention outpaced both the 2008 and 2012 RNC Conventions on CNN Digital properties. 18 million multiplatform visitors turned to CNN Digital, and 7 million visited CNN Politics on the final day of the Cleveland convention. Video starts also reached 16 million on CNN.com and across mobile apps.

 

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Topics: 2016 Election • Ratings
CNN Politics: #1 for 16 Months Straight
July 21st, 2016
03:08 PM ET

CNN Politics: #1 for 16 Months Straight

More Video Starts Than Fox News Politics & MSNBC Combined

June 2016 marked the 16th straight month of CNN Politics winning streak online. The network topped all competitors by triple-digit percentages, and saw more video starts than Fox News Politics and MSNBC combined.

#1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors

Doubling the traffic of nearly every other outlet, CNN Politics attracted an audience of 39 million unique visitors across platforms in June 2016 beating second place HuffPost Politics by 19 mm visitors.

39 mm: CNN Politics

  • 19 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 18 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 14.0 mm: Politico.com
  • 13.8 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 9 mm: The Hill

Source: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, June 2015 – June 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

#1 in Video Starts

CNN Politics topped every category competitor for the month with 77 million video starts in June —more than the combined total of MSNBC, Fox News Politics and TYT Network.

77 mm: CNN Politics

  • 25 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 22.4 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 22.1 mm: TYT Network
  • 8 mm: Politico.com
  • 7 mm: Bloomberg.com – Politics

Source: comScore Video Metrix, June 2015 – June 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category. Video is desktop only.

#1 in Multiplatform Views

More than doubling the views of every other outlet, CNN Politics earned 267 million multiplatform views in June. CNN posted gains of 139% from the prior year while Fox News Politics dropped 21% from the month prior.

267 mm: CNN Politics

  • 115 mm: Politico.com
  • 92 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 79 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 77 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 67 mm: RealClearPolitics.com

Source: comScore Multi-Platform, June 2015 – June 2016; Views are browser only and include desktop video. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

#1 in Minutes

For the month of June, audiences spent more time consuming CNN Politics content than that of any other political news outlet. In fact, users interacted with CNN Politics twice as long as MSNBC and Fox News Politics.

667 mm: CNN Politics

  • 335 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 304 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 181 mm: Politico.com
  • 75 mm: Salon.com
  • 71 mm: HuffPost Politics

Source: comScore Multi-Platform, June 2015 – June 2016; Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

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