“Crossfire” is Up +11% in Total Viewers and +17% in Demo Rating; “New Day” is also Up Compared to CNN Programming a Year Ago
“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” Ranks #1 in Cable News in Demo Rating and is Up Triple-Digits in Both Total Viewers and Demo 25-54
CNN Mobile Video Up 10x; Politics Section Posts Best Month of the Year
In spite of October’s highly partisan news cycle, all CNN weekday programs were up this month vs. a year ago; while every FXNC and MSNBC weekday program was down. This month, Fox News Channel’s program line-up declined each weekday hour by double-digits vs. a year ago among the 25-54 demo rating. MSNBC posted the largest 25-54 rating declines in cable news vs. a year ago every weekday hour from 8:00a – 10:00p (with the exception of 7p).
Year-to-date, CNN ranks as the #2 cable news network in total day (6a-6a) in both total viewers (434k) and in the demo 25-54 rating (140k). FULL POST
PANDORA’S PROMISE, premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will receive its global television debut as a CNN Films broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9:00pm to 11:00pm, with encores from 11:00pm to 1:00am and 2:00am to 4:00am. All times Eastern.
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. Academy Award®-nominated director Robert Stone examines how fears of “nukes” may have extended the era of fossil fuels, perilously accelerating the pace of climate change as the global demand for energy soars, particularly in the developing world. Stone takes his camera inside the exclusion zone around Fukushima, and even ventures inside the notorious Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Stone tells the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone profound conversions from being passionately against, to strongly favoring nuclear energy – putting their careers and reputations on the line in the process. Through the voices of Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas, Richard Rhodes, and Michael Shellenberger, Stone exposes this rift within the environmental movement as they describe their individual journeys of defection. Also included are interviews with two pioneering engineers of next generation nuclear reactors. FULL POST
CNN’s Jake Tapper sat down with former Vice President Dick Cheney to discuss his new book Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, NSA spying, his daughter's Wyoming Senate race and more. This interview will air today on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper at 4 p.m. ET. A preview from the interview is below.
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Season Two Premieres in Spring 2014 with Eight Episodes; Topics Include Celebrity, Income Inequality and The Future
CNN’s popular original series Inside Man, produced and hosted by Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, is renewed for a second season, it was announced today.
The new season of eight, one-hour episodes launches in Spring 2014 and features Spurlock immersing himself in topical subjects while offering an intimate look into diverse aspects of the human condition.
In season two, Spurlock takes a deep dive into topics that include, “Celebrity” (the job of satisfying the public’s constant appetite for the famous), “Income Disparity” (the 1% vs. the 99%), and “The Future” (where Morgan Spurlock goes on an epic quest to live forever). FULL POST
Neil Patrick Harris visited CNN’s morning show “New Day” and opened up about directing magic show “Nothing to Hide,” wrapping up the ninth and final season of “How I Met Your Mother,” and guest starring in PunchDrunk’s “Sleep No More.”
“Two amazing card magicians named Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães performed at the Magic Castle, and I’m the President of the Academy of Magical Arts there at the Magic Castle,” Harris said about ‘Nothing to Hide.’ “I saw them do this show together; it was wildly successful, but only in that little, small world. So I had them do it at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A. It broke records there. It extended four times. And so now we’re bringing it to New York. So, it’s guys doing card magic like you’ve never seen.”
On his interest in magic, Harris said, “I’m a big fan of live, variety arts. I’ve always loved it. I love the Cirque du Soleils. I love the David Copperfield. I love going out and seeing things. That’s why I’m a proponent of theater and the Tonys and all of that. Because I think there is a better, more complete experience when you’re immersed in something, as opposed to just sitting and watching it.”
“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS featured an interview with Malcolm Gladwell, author of David and Goliath- Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (October 2013), and staff writer for The New Yorker.
Gladwell discussed how disabilities and obstacles- in life and in business- can become advantages. He chose to retell the Biblical parable of "David and Goliath" in order to dispute the notion that "the weak" can only succeed by "some improbable miracle" in a modern context.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former health policy advisor during the Obama Administration from 2009-2011, and Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), one-time Louisiana Family Doctor of the Year, spoke with CNN about the troubles with the Obamacare website, the accountability for the challenges, and the Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
A transcript and videos are available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke EXCLUSIVELY to CNN about the U.S. – Saudi Arabia rift over U.S. policy in Syria, drones, and NSA spying. Additionally, Rogers discussed his concerns about the security of the Obamacare computer system.
A transcript is available after the jump.
Part of CNN’s continued commitment to environmental programming, ‘Going Green: Ice and Fire’ is a special theme week which sees CNN’s ecological correspondent Philippe Cousteau explore the rugged and breathtaking landscape of Iceland. FULL POST