April 30th, 2013
05:39 PM ET

CNN Shows Most Growth of All Cable News Nets In April and Now Ranks #2 Year-to-Date

CNN Shows Most Growth of All Cable News Nets In April and Now Ranks #2 Year-to-Date

 CNN Has Best Ratings Month Since November 2012

 CNN Tops MSNBC in Key Dayparts for the First Time in Over a Year; MSNBC Slips to 4th

 April 2013 is CNN Digital's Most Trafficked Month in History; Network Breaks Records with1.8+ Billion Page Views

 During a month that saw breaking news and extended coverage from Boston, CNN had its best total day (6a-6a) delivery among total viewers and the demo25-54 since November 2012 and posted double and triple-digit increases vs. a year ago in total day and M-F/M-Su prime in both total viewers and the key demo 25-54.  April marks the first time CNN has outdelivered MSNBC in total viewers and the key demo 25-54 in more than a year (March 2011) in total day and in prime.  MSNBC also slips to 4th place (behind HLN) in total day, the morning, daytime (9a-5p), 6p, 7p and 8p in the key demo 25-54.  CNN is now topping MSNBC year-to-date in total day– ranking second among the cable news networks in total viewers and 25-54. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Ratings
April 30th, 2013
03:38 PM ET

HLN Tops MSNBC In Total Day Demo In April 2013

 

HLN TOPS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY DEMO IN APRIL 2013

"Morning Express with Robin Meade" Once Again Bests MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

HLN Continues to Post Double Digit Gains Across Both Dayparts & Demos; Prime Programs Boast Triple & Double Digit Gains 

  • HLN topped MSNBC by +2% in Total Day among the coveted P25-54 demo (142k vs. 139k) in April 2013; MSNBC slipped to #4 for the month in Total Day P25-54 in cable news;
  • HLN's morning show, "Morning Express with Robin Meade" bested MSNBC's "Morning Joe" by +8% in P25-54 (144k vs. 133k), marking the second consecutive monthly win;
  • Fueled by continuing coverage of the Jodi Arias trial and several breaking news stories, HLN experienced double-digit gains in Total Day and Prime vs. prior year:

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Topics: CNN • Ratings
CNN Digital Wins Two Webby Awards
April 30th, 2013
02:51 PM ET

CNN Digital Wins Two Webby Awards

CNN’s Belief Blog and the CNN mobile website each won a Webby Award today. The Belief Blog took home the award in the Religion and Spirituality category, beating out HuffPost Religion, Oxford University Press, Radio Canada International and CBN. CNN’s mobile web earned the prize in the News (Handheld Devices) category, over NPR, Financial Times, Flipboard and WillowTree Apps.

The Webby Awards is the leading international award that honors excellence on the Internet, with 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide.

On May 21, the winners will give their 5-word acceptance speeches in a ceremony at the Tribeca Grand in Downtown Manhattan.


Topics: Awards • CNN • CNN Belief • CNN Digital • Digital • Mobile • Social Media
CNN Films Announces Acquisition of ‘Pandora’s Promise’ for Fall 2013 Broadcast
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a scene from PANDORA’S PROMISE. Image credit: Courtesy of Robert Stone for CNN.
April 30th, 2013
10:55 AM ET

CNN Films Announces Acquisition of ‘Pandora’s Promise’ for Fall 2013 Broadcast

Director Robert Stone’s film – to bow theatrically nationwide on June 12 – challenges environmentalists’ assumptions on nuclear power

CNN Films has acquired the domestic television rights for PANDORA’S PROMISE, a provocative 2013 Sundance Film Festival selection that explores the potential of nuclear power to combat the worldwide crisis of climate change.  The film will premiere on CNN/U.S. in November 2013, following its U.S. theatrical premiere on June 12, it was announced today.

The atomic bomb and accidents at Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima bring to mind apocalyptic disasters, but the science and experience since suggest that long-held fears about nuclear power may be wrong.  Directed by Academy Award®-nominated Robert Stone, PANDORA’S PROMISE examines how irrational fears of “nukes” may have extended the era of fossil fuels, perilously accelerating the pace of climate change as the global demand for energy, particularly in the developing world, soars to unprecedented levels.  Stone takes his camera inside the exclusion zone around Fukushima, and even ventures inside the notorious Chernobyl nuclear power plant. FULL POST

April 30th, 2013
09:01 AM ET

It’s a “New Day” at CNN

“New Day” with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira Will Air Weekdays from
6-9 am, Beginning June 17th

“Early Start with John Berman & Zoraida Sambolin” Will Air from 5-6 am

CNN announced today that its new morning show will be called “New Day.” Hosted by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan, with Michaela Pereira as news anchor, the program will launch Monday, June 17th. It will broadcast live from CNN’s studios in New York City and air weekdays from 6-9 am ET. As was previously announced, Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Matt Frucci is the executive producer of “New Day.” CNN’s John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin will continue to anchor “Early Start” from 5-6 am ET.

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Topics: Chris Cuomo • CNN • CNN Press Releases • Kate Bolduan • New Day
‘The Fighters' – A new feature-length CNN Freedom Project documentary
April 30th, 2013
04:57 AM ET

‘The Fighters' – A new feature-length CNN Freedom Project documentary

JOINING THE BATTLE AGAINST MODERN-DAY SLAVERY IN THE PHILIPPINES: 

  •     HUMAN RIGHTS PIONEER CECILIA FLORES-OEBANDA
  •     BOXER MANNY PACQUIAO 

       Part One:   Friday 17 May at 2100 BST / 2200 CET

       Part Two:  Saturday 18 May at 2100 BST / 2200 CET

Following a two-year CNN investigation, the two-hour documentary ‘The Fighters’ chronicles Philippine human rights pioneer Cecilia Flores-Oebanda in her journey to protect children from the sex trade and convince the Philippines' biggest star, Manny Pacquiao, to join her as a fighter in the battle against modern-day slavery. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
April 25th, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Rep. Mike Rogers to CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "I argue we could save ourselves a lot of time if we can get the Russians to cooperate fully."

Today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) spoke with Blitzer about the latest in the Boston bombings case. A full transcript from this interview will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html; highlights are below.

Highlights from Full Interview:
THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. IT MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

Rep. Rogers on additional bombings by the suspects, "They had actually built the devices, and not used them.  But from the investigators I've been talking to, they believe it was going to be probably more likely in the Boston area.  They really did believe they weren't going to get caught.  The notion that they decided to go to New York was a rushed event after this thing unraveled on them."

On the Russian govt.,"And, again, a big part of this is what happened in those six months.  The Russian government is not quite cooperating yet, Wolf, to the extent that I think is appropriate...So they cooperated a little.  They didn't cooperate enough.  I believe they have information that is valuable to our investigation here... "

 

On the public safety exception to Mirandizing, "That is highly unusual for a judge to intervene so hastily, and make the decision not based on the facts of the interviews, and the public safety exception, but what they perceived was happening based on what they saw on television. It's dangerous.  It's precedent-setting that I think we need to change and correct right away."


Topics: CNN
CNN Offering Live Coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
April 25th, 2013
03:20 PM ET

CNN Offering Live Coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

On Saturday, April 27, CNN will provide coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. The dinner brings together President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, top lawmakers and Hollywood’s A-list.

The network’s coverage will be hosted by Don Lemon, with White House correspondent Brianna Keilar and entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner. The first hour of coverage will feature the best moments from White House Correspondents’ dinners past and the 10 p.m. hour will provide viewers live coverage of Pres. Obama's remarks and entertainment by comedian Conan O’Brien.

In addition, CNN Newsroom will provide live updates of the red carpet arrivals during the 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET hours.

 


Topics: CNN • CNNEE Press Releases
April 25th, 2013
01:21 PM ET

Zubeidat Tsarnaev speaks to CNN's Nick Paton Walsh

Zubeidat Tsarnaev, the mother of the Boston bombing suspects, tells CNN's Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) she's not sure what to think of the attack that left three people dead last week.

“I saw a very, very interesting video last night that they – the marathon was something like a really big play," says Tsarnaev. "There is like, paint instead of blood, like it is made-up something.”

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Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 20 and 21
CNN Freedom Project documentary starring boxing icon Manny Pacquiao
April 25th, 2013
12:15 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 20 and 21

Open Court

Maria Sharapova kisses her French Open 2012 trophy. Credit: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages

Maria Sharapova kisses her French Open 2012 trophy. Credit: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday 16 May at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 18 May at 0830 BST / 0930 CET and 2200 BST / 2300 CET
Sunday 19 May at 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 25 May at 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Sunday 26 May at 0830 BST / 0930 CET and 2230 BST/ 2330 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
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Topics: CNN
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