8.7 Million Watch the Final Presidential Debate on CNN
October 20th, 2016
01:54 PM ET

8.7 Million Watch the Final Presidential Debate on CNN

Tops MSNBC in all Demos

CNN #1 in Cable News During Post-Debate Coverage in Total Viewers and Demos

1.9 Million Live Streams on CNN Digital

CNN easily topped MSNBC during the final presidential commission debate last night in both total viewers and adults 25-54 according to Nielsen Fast National data*.  CNN ranked #1 in cable news among millennials.  Last night’s debate was moderated by Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace.

CNN:             8.712m P2+ / 3.462m adults 25-54 / 1.642m among 18-34

MSNBC:        5.517m P2+ / 1.801m adults 25-54 / 604k among 18-34

FNC:             11.349m P2+ / 3.500m adults 25-54 / 1.117m among 18-34

*Numbers could change when final program data is released at 4pm today.

During the post-debate coverage block (10:30p-1:00a), CNN was #1 in cable news among total viewers with 5.031 million, Fox News followed with 4.873 million and MSNBC was third with 3.820 million.  In the key demo adults 25-54, CNN outperformed the competition with 2.008 million, Fox News was second with 1.493 million and MSNBC lagged behind with 1.162 million.  And among millennials (18-34), CNN was top-rated during post-debate coverage with 727k, Fox News had 431k and MSNBC averaged 316k.

CNN Digital’s live stream of the final debate of the 2016 campaign saw 1.9 million live starts on CNN.com, CNNgo and mobile apps. On debate day, CNN Digital also saw more than 16 million unique multiplatform visitors and 15 million video starts across desktop and mobile devices. On average the three 2016 presidential debates far outpaced all other presidential debates on record across metrics.

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CNNMoney Presents: The Science of Political Deception
October 20th, 2016
09:13 AM ET

CNNMoney Presents: The Science of Political Deception

Can a honest politician succeed in this election? Lying in politics is nothing new, and there's a science behind it.

CNNMoney uncovers how voters judge a candidate’s truthfulness – and if that even matters at the ballot box, taking a closer look at how politicians lie and how their speech patterns give them away in a new video series – The Science of Political Deception.

The five-part CNN Digital video series features scientists and deception experts discussing what happens in the brain as a lie is being created, what makes the voting public believe a candidate is trustworthy, and how this election fits into a vast history of Oval Office deception.

The full series is available at CNNMoney.com/lies.


Topics: CNN Digital • CNN DIGITAL • CNN Tech • CNNMoney
CNN ‘ON JAPAN’ DELVES INTO THE LATEST JAPANESE INNOVATIONS
October 20th, 2016
05:22 AM ET

CNN ‘ON JAPAN’ DELVES INTO THE LATEST JAPANESE INNOVATIONS

Japan is a country proud of its past with a reputation for looking to the future. A country known for its innovation and impeccable quality. Despite decades of battling deflation, a shrinking population, and more global competition than ever, how are Japanese innovators are stepping up to the plate? Join CNN’s Will Ripley, as he uncovers what is driving the country’s ambition - discovering how today’s technology can alter tomorrow’s reality.

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CNN #1 in Cable News Last Week among Adults 25-54 for Third Straight Week
October 18th, 2016
05:18 PM ET

CNN #1 in Cable News Last Week among Adults 25-54 for Third Straight Week

Erin Burnett OutFront Beats Fox News’ On the Record with Brit Hume for 8 Straight Days, Longest Streak Ever

Reliable Sources Beats Fox News’ Media Buzz for Three Weeks

CNN Beats Fox News and MSNBC for 9 of the last 12 Days

WEEKLY WIN:

CNN was #1 in cable news last week (October 10-16) in Total Day and Prime time among adults 25-54; Fox News followed, MSNBC trailed behind.  CNN also ranked #3 in ALL of cable in Total Day among total viewers last week.

Total Day 25-54

CNN 323k

Fox News 300k

MSNBC 228k

(P2+:  CNN 1.052mm, FNC 1.478mm, MSNBC 928k)

M-Su Prime Time 25-54

CNN 478k

Fox News 476k

MSNBC 393k

(P2+:  CNN 1.469mm, FNC 2.493mm, MSNBC 1.612mm)

CNN beat Fox News and MSNBC in Total Day and prime among 25-54 during the weeks of 10/3 and 9/26/2016.  This three week winning streak marks the first time in nearly 15 years that CNN won both dayparts among the demo 25-54 for three weeks in a row (since November 2001).

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CNN's Reliable Sources #1 Among Adults 25-54 for Third Straight Week
October 18th, 2016
03:17 PM ET

CNN's Reliable Sources #1 Among Adults 25-54 for Third Straight Week

CNN and Fox News Media Programs Tie for #1 for the First Time Ever in Total Viewers

Reliable Sources has Best Deliveries Ever in both Demos

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter was the No. 1 media program beating Fox News’ Media Buzz with Howard Kurtz in the key demographic adults 25-54 now for the third straight week. On Sunday, October 16, CNN had 423k, a +45% advantage over Fox News’ 291k. This is the CNN program’s best delivery in the demo 25-54 since launch (November 2013).

CNN’s Reliable Sources and Fox News’ Media Buzz with Howard Kurtz also tied for the first time ever in total viewers (1.356m vs. 1.356m) on Sunday. This also represents Reliable’s highest total viewer delivery since launching in November 2013.

MSNBC trailed in both total viewers and adults 25-54 on Sunday.

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Topics: Ratings • Reliable Sources
CNN To Live Stream The Final 2016 Presidential Debate on CNN.com
October 18th, 2016
03:05 PM ET

CNN To Live Stream The Final 2016 Presidential Debate on CNN.com

CNN will live stream the final presidential debate on CNN.com’s homepage, across mobile devices and via apps on iOS and Android, starting at 8:00pm ET.

The live stream will add to CNN Politics' live coverage and analysis including updates from CNN’s Reality Check team.


Topics: 2016 Election • CNN Digital • CNNgo
Asha Ahmed Mwilu & Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016
Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi (pictured, centre) with Greg Beitchman, VP, Content Sales and Partnerships, CNN International and Yolisa Phahle, CEO of M-Net.
October 17th, 2016
05:05 AM ET

Asha Ahmed Mwilu & Rashid Idi named CNN Multichoice African Journalists 2016

Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi have been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards Ceremony.

The pair shared the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award for their combined work ‘Terror Crossing’ which was chosen from record number of 1,637 entries spanning 38 countries across the African continent.

Mwilu and Idi’s ‘Terror Crossing’ is an in-depth investigative documentary about security at the Kenya-Somali border in Mandera county. The story was aired by Kenya Television Network in its investigative programme "The Lead".

Mwilu and Idi said: “We are overwhelmed by this accolade. It is a dream come true to win the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award for a story that we believe passionately in and one that we felt was important to tell.”

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CNN PRESENTS "YOUR MONEY, YOUR VOTE: THE BATTLEGROUND STATES"
October 13th, 2016
04:02 PM ET

CNN PRESENTS "YOUR MONEY, YOUR VOTE: THE BATTLEGROUND STATES"

THIRTY-MINUTE ELECTION SPECIAL TO AIR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th AT 7:30PM/ET

ACCOMPANYING DIGITAL SERIES AVAILABLE AT CNNMONEY ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th

CNN’s Poppy Harlow talks to voters from three battleground states that could decide this election: Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. In a cross-platform TV and digital special, Harlow and her CNNMoney colleagues travel to crucial districts in the three battleground states to speak with voters about a top issue: the economy. Your Money, Your Vote: The Battleground States includes a thirty-minute TV special, airing Saturday, October 15th at 7:30PM/ET, during CNN Newsroom Weekend, and a video-led essay series available online at CNNMoney starting, today, Thursday, October 13th.

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Topics: 2016 Election • CNN • CNNMoney
WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World debuts tonight in simulcast on CNN & CNN International
October 12th, 2016
06:33 PM ET

WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World debuts tonight in simulcast on CNN & CNN International

we-will-rise-final-poster

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World featuring Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and Isha Sesay premieres tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 12, on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm in simulcast.  According to the USAID, more than 62 million adolescent girls around the world are not enrolled in school, yet societies with educated girls have lower rates of infant mortality, higher GDPs, and contribute to the financial success of their families.

The one-hour film, We Will Rise, explores stories of sacrifice, perseverance, and success among girls in Liberia and Morocco who are pursuing their educations despite societal pressures, family obligations, and few financial resources.

Singer Andra Day's moving anthem, "We Will Rise" is the theme song for the film.  The trailer to the film can be seen, here: http://cnn.it/2er26sj

We Will Rise will encore Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:00am.  The film premieres on HLN on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00pm.  All times Eastern.

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"Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield," New Nightly HLN Program, Launches Oct. 17
October 12th, 2016
01:12 PM ET

"Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield," New Nightly HLN Program, Launches Oct. 17

Banfield’s New Show to Air Live from New York, 
Monday through Thursday, 8pm- 9pm, ET 

New York, October 12, 2016 –  HLN debuts its new nightly program Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield live from the CNN New York bureau on Monday, October 17. Hosted by seasoned anchor/journalist Ashleigh Banfield, the program will air Monday through Thursday, 8pm-9pm, ET.

On this new program, Banfield will tackle the day's most pressing legal and social issues, trials and hot topic debates with her own passionate point of view. Also featured on the program will be expert guests who can contribute to the conversation.

Just prior to joining HLN, the host anchored Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on sister network CNN. Banfield joined CNN in 2011 as co-anchor of the morning news show Early Start. Over the course of her career, she has covered breaking news from across the country and around the globe.
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