KICKOFF IN ARIZONA: RACHEL NICHOLS HOSTS SUPER BOWL SPECIAL WITH DAN MARINO
January 29th, 2015
10:07 AM ET

KICKOFF IN ARIZONA: RACHEL NICHOLS HOSTS SUPER BOWL SPECIAL WITH DAN MARINO

With Guests Pete Carroll and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees 

Airs Saturday, January 31st at 4:30 pm/et

From the heart of Super Bowl central in downtown Phoenix, CNN Sports Anchor Rachel Nichols will go inside football’s biggest game with Pro-Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino.

In the 30 minute special, Nichols sit-downs with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll to discuss how he overcame being fired by the Patriots to bring a championship to Seattle. Also a topic of conversation: deflategate. Click here for a preview of the Carroll interview: http://cnn.it/1Cg6qA4

Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees will also join the special, along with Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb, New Orleans Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson, and former New York Giants Receiver David Tyree.

Nichols and co-host Marino will tackle hot topics, ranging from the state of the league as commissioner Roger Goodell sees it to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s response to those “deflategate” accusations.

Kickoff in Arizona: CNN at Super Bowl Central with Rachel Nichols and Dan Marino airs on CNN Saturday, January 31st at 4:30 PM/ET and on CNNi Saturday, January 31st at 9:30 GMT.


Topics: CNN
HLN Kicks Off The New Year Strong; Posts Increases In Total Day & Prime In All Key Demos
HLN is Also Kicking off 2015 with Solid Ratings and Social Growth
January 28th, 2015
12:53 PM ET

HLN Kicks Off The New Year Strong; Posts Increases In Total Day & Prime In All Key Demos

HLN Beats MSNBC In Total Day & Prime In January 2015

#1 Cable News Network In Weekend Total Day & Prime

In HLN's first month since rebranding, the debut of its first live daily show ("The Daily Share") and original series ("Jack Vale: Offline") under the new brand, HLN is also kicking off 2015 with solid ratings and social growth. 

  • Total Day, HLN is up +39% in P2+ (316k); +32% in P25-54 (135k); +47% in P18-49 (112k) vs January 2014
  • Mon-Sun Prime, HLN is up +19% in P2+ (369k); +12% in P25-54 (140k): +16% in P18-49 (114k) vs prior year
  • HLN & CNN are the only two cable news nets up in all demos January 2015 vs. 2014 in Total Day

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Topics: HLN • HLN Press Releases • Ratings
CNN Exclusive: Luis Figo joins race for FIFA presidency
January 28th, 2015
10:34 AM ET

CNN Exclusive: Luis Figo joins race for FIFA presidency

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Alex Thomas (@alexthomascnn), Former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Luis Figo (@LuisFigo) announces his intention to run against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

On why he is entering the race
“I care about football so what I’m seeing regarding the image of FIFA - not only now but in the past years – I don’t like it”

“If you search FIFA on the internet you see the first word that comes out: scandal, not positive words. It’s that we have to change first and try to improve the image of FIFA. Football deserves much better than this.” FULL POST

CNN Has All The Ratings Momentum In January
January 27th, 2015
03:45 PM ET

CNN Has All The Ratings Momentum In January

Narrows Gap with Fox News to Lowest in Years; Overtakes MSNBC in All Categories

CNN is Up +70% vs. Last Year; Fox News Declines Double-Digits, MSNBC Sheds Nearly 40% of its Audience

CNN Ranks #1 in Total Day and M-Su Primetime among 18-49

New Day Beats Morning Joe in Viewers and Demo; Brooke Baldwin Ranks #1 at 2pm and 3pm; Erin Burnett Grows 100%

CNN had all the ratings momentum in January, with the cable news network closing out the month firmly ahead of MSNBC in all key dayparts in both total viewers and the demo 25-54 rating and also narrowing the gap significantly with Fox News to the closest margin in six years (since January 2009).  CNN has now beaten MSNBC for the seventh straight month in Total Day among both demos, and in M-Su/M-F Primetime in the demo, the longest streak across these dayparts and demos in six years (since November 2008).  CNN (and HLN) are up from year-ago in all categories, with CNN posting the largest growth in cable news.  MSNBC is down double-digits in all three key dayparts among both demos, posting the largest declines.  Fox News is seeing double-digit losses in Total Day among both demos, and in M-Su/M-F Prime among total viewers. CNN also ranked #1 in Total Day and M-Su Primetime among 18-49.

On weekday mornings, CNN’s New Day registered its highest ratings ever in January and posted its largest monthly share of the cable news morning audience since 2009.  The program also easily beat MSNBC’s Morning Joe, topping Joe for four straight months in total viewers and seven consecutive months among A25-54.  Fox and Friends posted its lowest delivery since 2001.

This month, CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin at 2pm and 3pm ranked #1 in the demo 25-54, beating Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson (2pm) and Shepard Smith Reporting (3pm). CNN’s weekday Primetime programs all registered enormous growth especially in the key demo (Outfront with Erin Burnett up +100%,  AC 360 up +81%, CNN 9pm programming up +91% and CNN Tonight up +47%) while Fox News was up single-digits (+4%) and MSNBC lost a whopping -45% of its weekday Primetime audience.  CNN’s D.C.-based and Sunday morning programming all posted significant growth and easily topped MSNBC this month. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN Press Releases • Ratings
Discover CNN on Snapchat!
January 27th, 2015
10:35 AM ET

Discover CNN on Snapchat!

Now Snapchat users can get their daily download of news and information from CNN, right inside the app. Through Snapchat Discover, a new section that launched today, users will be able to peruse articles, photos and video from 10 different partner publishers, including National Geographic, ESPN and CNN.

 “CNN’s Discover channel lives natively within the app - built from the ground up, exclusively for Snapchat. It’s beautiful, informative and driven by great images and video,” said Samantha Barry, CNN’s head of social news. “This partnership provides us another avenue to showcase our creativity, and share CNN's brilliant coverage and storytelling with new audiences."

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Topics: CNN Digital • Social Media
President Obama interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in India for CNN's New Day
January 27th, 2015
09:32 AM ET

President Obama interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in India for CNN's New Day

The following excerpt is from an interview between President Barack Obama and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in New Delhi, IndiaThe President spoke with Zakaria as he concluded his state visit to India and spoke about the passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia for CNN’s NEW DAY.

The full interview between Zakaria and the President will air inside CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, February 1st on CNN/U.S. at 10:00am and 1:00pm and on CNN International at 7:00am.  All times Eastern.

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FAREED ZAKARIA, Host of CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS:  So when Americans think about Saudi Arabia and specifically, I think they find it almost incomprehensible; this is a place where a blogger is sentenced to 1,000 lashes for expressing his opinions, where women can't drive, they can't work without a male member of the family's permission.

What would you say to them if they asked, why are we so closely allied with this regime when we now out-produce it in oil?

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  Well, what we'd say to them is that it is important for us to take into account existing relationships, the existing alignments within a very complicated Middle East, to recognize that we have strategic interests in common with Saudi Arabia and that even as we work on those common interests, for example, countering terrorist organizations, that we are also encouraging them to move in new directions, not just for our sake but more importantly for their sake. FULL POST

January 26th, 2015
06:48 PM ET

President Obama interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in India

Interview to Premiere on CNN’s NEW DAY on CNN/U.S.

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive

President Barack Obama will sit down with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for a wide-ranging interview from New Delhi as the President concludes his state visit to India.

Portions of the interview will air first on CNN’s NEW DAY on Tuesday, January 27, beginning at 6:00amET and then air throughout the day on programs across CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, and on CNN.com.

The full interview will air on CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, February 1st on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

Interview topics will include U.S.-India relations, the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, recent terrorism events in the Middle East and Africa, the long conflict in Ukraine, the fall of the U.S.-allied government of Yemen, and more.

In September 2014, Fareed Zakaria was the first person to interview Prime Minister Modi since Mr. Modi’s election as Prime Minister of India.

AIRTIMES FOR NEW DAY

In the United States on Tuesday, January 27 (U.S. Eastern Time):

  • CNN/U.S.: 6:00a.m.

AIRTIMES FOR FAREED ZAKARIA GPS

In the United States:

Saturday, January 31

  • CNN International: 9:00p.m.

Sunday, February 01 (Eastern Time):

  • CNN International: 7:00a.m., encore at 10:00p.m.
  • CNN/U.S.: 10:00a.m., encore at 1:00p.m.

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Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 5&6
This month’s ‘CNN Ones to Watch’ is dedicated to dance, with choreographer Frank Gatson
January 26th, 2015
12:54 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 5&6

CNN Ones to Watch

This month’s ‘master’ Frank Gatson, choreographer to many global stars

This month’s ‘master’ Frank Gatson, choreographer to many global stars

Friday 13 February at 1030 GMT/ 1130 CET and 1630 GMT / 1730 CET

Saturday 14 February at 1430 GMT / 1530 CET and 2030 GMT / 2130 CET

Sunday 15 February at 0130 GMT / 0230 CET

Monday 16 February at 0430 GMT / 0530 CET

Tuesday 17 February at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET

Wednesday 18 February at 0430 GMT / 0530 CET and 0930 GMT / 1030 CET FULL POST


Topics: CNN
UPDATE: "Voices of Auschwitz" to air Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 9pm ET
January 26th, 2015
11:54 AM ET

UPDATE: "Voices of Auschwitz" to air Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 9pm ET

***UPDATE: "Voices of Auschwitz" will now air Wednesday, January 28 at 9PM ET.***

Eva Kor arrived at Auschwitz with her mother and twin sister in 1944, when she was just 10-years old. That day on the selection platform was the last time she would ever see her mother again. Eva’s mother was sent directly to the gas chamber. For the next nine months, Eva and her sister Miriam were housed in a rat-infested bunk with 300 other children and subjected to medical experiments daily. Despite the daily torture, Eva was determined to survive, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “I was not going to perish here in Auschwitz.” When liberation finally came on January 27, 1945, Eva and Miriam were at the front of the line as the children were led out of Auschwitz.

This one-hour special report, airing on the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, will look back at the atrocities committed at Auschwitz through the eyes of those imprisoned there more than 70 years ago.  In addition to Eva Kor, three other survivors tell their stories of torture, loss, hopelessness and, finally, liberation and survival.
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Topics: Wolf Blitzer
CNNMoney Presents: Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley
January 26th, 2015
08:30 AM ET

CNNMoney Presents: Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley

Monogamy is overrated. Illegal drugs can make you smarter. And sex – it can be hacked.

The current wave of tech innovation and disruption is changing the way the world works. The next wave could change the way the world thinks.

CNNMoney’s technology correspondent Laurie Segall examines how Silicon Valley’s innovators’ are moving on from gadgets and targeting your personal life in the new CNN digital series – Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley.

The latest CNN Digital production debuts across CNNMoney’s platforms on January 26, with all five episodes premiering at once. Smart drugs. Psychedelics. Swingers. Polyamory. Burning Man. You don’t want to miss it.

Watch the series at CNNMoney.com/SexDrugs, join Segall for a Reddit AMA at 12pm ET, Monday January 26 where she’ll take questions and follow the conversation using #SexDrugsSV.

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Topics: CNN Digital • CNNMoney • Laurie Segall
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