June 30th, 2015
06:01 PM ET

Sen. Ted Cruz on The Lead with Jake Tapper

the lead

Today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, Senator and Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, joined the program to discuss the latest Supreme Court rulings, the 2016 race and more.  A full transcript of the interview is below. Visit: http://www.cnn.com/shows/the-lead   for additional information.

Please credit all usage to CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper




June 30th, 2015
04:05 PM ET



 Network Posts Largest Quarterly Lead Over MSNBC in Primetime in Nearly Nine Years

CNN’s New Day Beats MSNBC’s Morning Joe for Fourth Straight Quarter; The Lead has Most Growth in Cable News; CNN Tonight Tops MSNBC in Total Viewers for the First Time Since 2Q-2013

MSNBC Hits Quarterly Lows Dating Back at Least 10 Years;

Fox News Registers Ratings Lows Since Before 9/11/01

CNN Original Series and Films Post Strong Ratings this Quarter

CNN’s competitive ratings performance and momentum continued this quarter with the network ranking #1 on weekends in both Total Day and Primetime in the demo 25-54 and a solid #2 in weekday cable across all dayparts (Total day, M-Su/M-F primetime and daytime), up significantly from year-ago levels while posting the largest growth in cable news. CNN has now beaten MSNBC in Total Day for the fifth straight quarter among both total viewers and 25-54 demo.  In primetime, CNN also posted its largest quarterly advantage over MSNBC in nearly nine years among 25-54 (M-Su prime +50% since 3Q-06). FULL POST

Topics: CNN • Ratings
June 30th, 2015
01:24 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 29 & 30

Open Court 

Elena Baltacha Wimbledon 2013 Credit: Dennis Grombkowski / Getty

Elena Baltacha Wimbledon 2013 (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski / Getty)

Thursday 16 July at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 18 July at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Sunday 19 July at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 25 July at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Sunday 26 July at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

July’s ‘Open Court,’ is a Wimbledon special with host Pat Cash reflecting on how the most prestigious grass court tournament played out. A former Wimbledon champion himself, Cash will look at who took home this year’s trophies and explore the prestige that comes with the tournament win.

Also, the programme will remember Elena Baltacha (pictured). The former British Number One died last year from liver cancer at the age of 30, but her legacy is burning bright. ‘Open Court’ travels to the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis, an organisation that provides high quality programmes for both young girls and boys. The organisation was set up by Baltacha to give those less fortunate the opportunity to play tennis. Baltacha’s widower Nino Severino, talks to CNN about Elena’s legacy.  FULL POST

Topics: CNN
June 30th, 2015
12:40 PM ET

Cruz: Supreme Court Justices 'put on Obama jerseys'

"Six justices violated their judicial oath" with Obamacare decision, five justices did the same thing with same-sex marriage ruling, says Sen. Ted Cruz to CNN's Jake Tapper. Full interview will air on The Lead, June 30th at 4:00pmET.

June 29th, 2015
07:49 PM ET

Premiere of GLEN CAMPBELL…I’ll Be Me is Most Watched CNN Films Broadcast in History of Franchise – in Total Viewers, 25 to 54 Demo

The Rhinestone Cowboy reaches #1 in demo and total viewers during first broadcasts; Encores Saturday, July 4 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S.

Among the now 20 films within the CNN Films franchise, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me was the highest-rated in both adults 25 to 54 and total viewers, and the second highest-rated among adults 18 to 34 (after CNN Films Blackfish).

Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me easily won first place in cable news for its time period on Sunday night for all three demos. The broadcast had 2.76M total viewers and 510k viewers aged 25 to 54 for its 9:00pm to 10:45pm premiere. These ratings beat the cable news competition: MSNBC placed third with 463k total viewers and 251k viewers aged 25 to 54, while Fox News straggled in at fourth with 139k viewers aged 25 to 54, and second place with 593k among total viewers.

With 125k viewers aged 18 to 34, CNN also won the evening’s cable news competition in its time period. This figure easily topped MSNBC, which had 48k viewers 18 to 34 years old, and Fox News, with 33k viewers aged 18 to 34.

The encore broadcast at 10:45pm delivered big numbers as well, CNN came in first place among total viewers and viewers 25 to 54, with 1.26M and 268k respectively. Fox News placed second among total viewers with 482k and last for the demo with 89k. MSNBC was last among total viewers with 403k and second among viewers 25 to 54 with 219k.

Glen Campbell’s extraordinary life, musical legacy, and brave battle against Alzheimer’s disease are the focus of the film, which was sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, and presented back-to-back on CNN/U.S. with limited commercial interruptions. The award-winning film was directed by James Keach and produced by Trevor Albert and James Keach. Sister network, HLN, will encore Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me on Friday, July 3, at 9:00pm Eastern. The film will encore on CNN/U.S. on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00pm Eastern.

In observance of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, CNN/U.S. will encore the beautiful and inspirational film later this year during the month of November. In between the broadcasts, online users can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and Campbell’s life and career, by visiting www.cnn.com/glencampbell, www.cnn.com/impact, and www.glencampbellmovie.com.

About CNN Films Presents

CNN Films Presents is a curated series of feature documentary films acquired for CNN following film festival and theatrical presentation. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide, and Courtney Sexton, senior director of program development, oversee the strategy for documentaries for CNN Films and CNN Films Presents.  For more information about CNN Films and CNN Films Presents, please visit www.cnn.com/CNNFilms and follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.


CNNgo Adds CNNi Live Stream
CNN International's live stream is now available on CNNgo.
June 29th, 2015
03:31 PM ET

CNNgo Adds CNNi Live Stream

CNN announced today an update to CNNgo, which will allow users to watch CNN International’s live stream on CNN.com and through CNN’s iPad app.  This will bring CNNi’s streaming footprint in the U.S. to more than 86 million households via TV Everywhere.

"This is a significant milestone for CNN,” said Alex Wellen, CNN’s Chief Product Officer.  “With the availability of CNNi TV on CNNgo, tens of millions of new viewers will gain access to our compelling international news coverage, overnight. Never before has the network had such a massive reach in the US.”

By bringing shows like Amanpour., Quest Means BusinessConnect the World and International Desk to CNNgo, U.S. viewers will have the full range of CNN’s worldwide programming right at their fingertips.

"With our global presence, we are pleased we can deliver CNN International live breaking news, programs and analysis on CNNgo," said Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International.

CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience through TV Everywhere.  It is available in the U.S. on CNN.com, the CNN App for iPad and on Apple TV.

CNN International’s presence on the U.S. CNNgo platform is ahead of an international roll-out of the platform, which will begin in the next 12 months.

About TV Everywhere

CNN Worldwide was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials. CNN’s TV Everywhere option is available in more than 86 million homes and with more than 320 distribution partners.  In 2014, 13.2 million hours of CNN TV content were consumed via the TVE platform.  (Source: Adobe, Bango 2014)


Additional image of CNNgo.

Topics: CNN Digital • CNN International • CNNgo
2 Degrees and a Disappearing Island
June 29th, 2015
11:44 AM ET

2 Degrees and a Disappearing Island

CNN Digital opinion writer John Sutter continues to report on climate change through his “2 Degrees” project.  Scientists and economists say that if the climate warms more than 2 degrees Celsius, it will greatly up the odds of climate catastrophe….and it’s happening to Marshall Island.

When he launched this project in April, Sutter asked what readers were most interested in CNN covering — and they chose how 2 Degrees could affect climate refugees from a disappearing coast.  After searching for a country that met the criteria, Sutter traveled to the Marshall Islands and spent 9 days there learning about how the Marshallese were affected by the rising sea and their disappearing coast.

In this multi-part report, he tells the story of the Marshallese through photos and videos with the engaging and heart-breaking narratives of the inhabitants weaved throughout.  He also visits northwest Arkansas, where some people have relocated to escape the threat of being swept away.


Topics: CNN Digital • CNN Opinion
TWC's Sam Champion & Husband Rubem Robierb Talk Supreme Court Same-Sex Ruling with Smerconish
June 28th, 2015
06:33 PM ET

TWC's Sam Champion & Husband Rubem Robierb Talk Supreme Court Same-Sex Ruling with Smerconish

Please Credit Reference & Usage: “CNN’s Michael Smerconish”
The Weather Channel’s Sam Champion and his husband, Rubem Robierb, talk to Michael Smerconish about the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage and his struggle to come out as gay. 


Topics: CNN
June 28th, 2015
06:20 PM ET

Former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey Talks Same-Sex Marriage Ruling with CNN's Smerconish

Please Credit Reference & Usage: “CNN’s Michael Smerconish”

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey talks to Michael Smerconish about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage and personal impact that it has and could have had on his life.


Smerconish airs Saturdays at 9amET and replays at 6pmET


Topics: CNN
June 28th, 2015
01:58 PM ET

Reliable Sources: Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb discuss their personal journey of being gay, married and a part of the media


Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, The Weather Channel managing editor and anchor, Sam Champion and his husband and fine-arts photographer, Rubem Robierb, joined senior media correspondent Brian Stelter to discuss their personal journey of being gay, married and a part of the media.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

Text highlights and a full transcript from the show are available below.


Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
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