CNN Launches CNN Tech
May 25th, 2017
12:31 PM ET

CNN Launches CNN Tech

Today CNN doubled down on its technology coverage by launching an all-new CNN Tech – a multimedia digital destination that will examine the extraordinary state of hyper-growth we live in – equipping today’s curious consumers with the tools to survive in this ever-evolving world. With this move the network is elevating its technology coverage from a beat to a standalone business more closely aligned with premium content brands such as CNN Politics, CNNMoney and CNN Style.

The site will be led by executive editor Sam Grobart who joined the network from Bloomberg Businessweek in March of this year. His growing global team will look beyond the business of technology to focus on the innovation itself, exploring the impact Silicon Valley, science and technology are making on society. FULL POST

CNN #1 IN TOTAL DAY
May 22nd, 2017
01:14 PM ET

CNN #1 IN TOTAL DAY

NETWORK IS POSTING RECORD WINNING STREAKS

The Lead with Jake Tapper #1

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer #1

Erin Burnett Outfront #1

Anderson Cooper 360 #1

CNN has ranked #1 in cable news in Total Day among adults 25-54 for six straight days (Sun 5/14/17-Fri 5/19/17), marking the network’s longest winning streak in six years (since March 2011).

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CNN DIGITAL: #1 ACROSS ALL METRICS IN APRIL 2017
May 18th, 2017
01:38 PM ET

CNN DIGITAL: #1 ACROSS ALL METRICS IN APRIL 2017

#1 IN DIGITAL NEWS VIDEO FOR TWO YEARS RUNNING
CNN POLITICS #1 FOR 26 STRAIGHT MONTHS
CNN DIGITAL NETWORK #1 MILLENNIAL REACH IN APRIL

With more multiplatform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, video starts and millennial users than any other news outlet, CNN Digital again ranked as the nation’s #1 source for news and information in April 2017.

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM UNIQUE VISITORS
More than 109 million unique multiplatform visitors turned to CNN Digital properties in April 2017 – an impressive increase of +17% versus the prior year and +10% versus the prior month. CNN also outperformed second place New York Times by 19 million unique visitors.
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CNN DOMINATES CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT
May 17th, 2017
03:07 PM ET

CNN DOMINATES CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT

TOPS FOX NEWS AND MSNBC IN PRIME TIME

CNN SPECIAL TOWN HALL RANKED #1

During last night’s busy news cycle, CNN ranked #1 in cable news in prime time, easily outperforming both Fox News and MSNBC in the key demographic adults 25-54 according to Nielsen Fast National data.  From 8-11pm, CNN averaged 719k, MSNBC followed with 650k and Fox News ranked #3 with 539k.  In total viewers, CNN averaged 2.113 million, MSNBC had 2.483 million and Fox News posted 2.380 million.

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CNN Greenlights Five New Original Series for 2018; HLN Adds New Original Series for 2018
May 17th, 2017
10:03 AM ET

CNN Greenlights Five New Original Series for 2018; HLN Adds New Original Series for 2018

 CNN Also Picks Up New Seasons of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, This is Life with Lisa Ling, The History of Comedy, Believer with Reza Aslan, The Wonder List with Bill Weir, and The Hunt with John Walsh

NEW YORK – May 17, 2017 - CNN, a division of Turner, will be adding five new Original Series to its slate in 2018, it was announced today at the Turner Upfront presentation in New York City.  Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City; American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story; 1968: The Year That Changed America; Kennedys: An American Dynasty and Pope will join the network’s diverse portfolio of award-winning, critically-acclaimed nonfiction programming.

In addition, HLN will add a new Original Series - Unmasking A Killer - to its slate in 2018. This series will join the growing lineup of unscripted original programming the network has been developing in the past year. FULL POST


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HLN to premiere true crime series “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” on Fri., June 2 at 9PM ET/PT
May 15th, 2017
03:23 PM ET

HLN to premiere true crime series “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” on Fri., June 2 at 9PM ET/PT

New series by Nutopia, creator of top ranked CNN Original Series, “Finding Jesus”

Beyond Reasonable Doubt Trailer: http://cnn.it/2rjzdBw

NEW YORK (May 15, 2017) – HLN debuts Beyond Reasonable Doubt, from executive producers Jane Root and Ben Goold with Nutopia, the team behind the highly rated CNN Original Series, “Finding Jesus” (seasons one and two), on Friday, June 2, 2017, 9 pm ET/PT. Over six one-hour episodes, the true crime documentary series takes viewers inside the world of forensic investigation through high-profile criminal cases of the past century that were ultimately solved by advances in forensic science or technology.

Driven by powerful first-person storytelling, the series features the lead detective of each case (the Green River Killer, 1996 Atlanta bombings) and is elevated by filmic dramatic elements and textures. A supporting cast of world-class forensic scientists contextualizes the incredible history of each forensic advance (DNA, spectral imaging, forensic microscopy) and highlight how forensic technology is changing the face of crime fighting. FULL POST

CNN TO HOST BACK-TO-BACK NIGHTS OF SPECIAL POLITICAL PROGRAMMING  MAY 15 AND 16
May 10th, 2017
09:33 AM ET

CNN TO HOST BACK-TO-BACK NIGHTS OF SPECIAL POLITICAL PROGRAMMING MAY 15 AND 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. — May 10 — CNN will host two nights of special primetime political programming on May 15 and 16, focusing on the major issues facing the nation.

Chris Cuomo will host a Town Hall with U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, a key figure in leading the Democratic opposition against President Donald Trump’s agenda, on Monday, May 15 at 9 p.m. ET.

Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate a Town Hall Debate featuring Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Ohio Governor John Kasich at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 16. Sanders and Kasich were finalists for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations in 2016.

Less than two weeks after House Republicans narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, and with tax reform a top priority for President Trump, Pelosi and then Sanders and Kasich will discuss and debate these and other issues before live studio audiences.

Both primetime events will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, CNNgo, Westwood One Radio Network and on CNN Channel 116 on Sirius XM.

 

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Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show
May 4th, 2017
01:02 PM ET

Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show

Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show

A new political debate show will debut this Friday on CNN International at midday London time. CNN Talk, chaired by Max Foster, will dissect the big stories of the week as several key elections and political events come into focus.

Foster, CNN’s London correspondent, will be joined by economist and commentator Liam Halligan, known for his regular columns in the Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator; former Labour Party advisor turned political commentator Ayesha Hazarika, and LBC Drivetime presenter Iain Dale.

Up for discussion in the first show will be this weekend’s presidential election in France, as well as the latest on the UK election trail, events in Washington, and the big political stories from around the world.

Viewers can interact with the show via social media by watching live on CNN International’s Facebook page. Your live comments will play an active role in the panel’s discussion.

CNN Talk airs Friday at 7am ET/midday BST/1pm CET on CNN International.

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CNN BEATS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY, DAYSIDE
May 2nd, 2017
12:30 PM ET

CNN BEATS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY, DAYSIDE

GROWS DOUBLE DIGITS OVER LAST YEAR 

ALL WEEKDAY PRIME TIME SHOWS ARE UP

AC 360 +24%, CNN at 9pm +18%, CNN Tonight +36%

New Day Overtakes MSNBC’s Morning Joe (Again) 

CNN Ranks Top 10 in ALL of Cable for Third Straight Month; Longest Streak in 15 Years

April was a strong month for CNN, with the network growing double digits from last year’s busy election year. This month, CNN was up in Total Day and dayside and all weekday prime time shows grew vs. a year ago.  CNN also posted the 5th largest growth in ALL of cable in Total Day (25-54). FULL POST


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LAST NIGHT’S CNN ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON PREMIERES RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS
May 1st, 2017
02:29 PM ET

LAST NIGHT’S CNN ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON PREMIERES RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell  Debut as #1 Among 25-54

CNN #1 in Prime Time

Last night’s season premieres of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (season nine, 9pm) and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (season two, 10pm) both ranked #1 among adults 25-54 according to Nielsen Fast National data.

In Parts Unknown, Bourdain took viewers on an alternative tour of Los Angeles, focusing on the impact and contributions of its less photographed and often overlooked Latino communities.  The episode attracted 368k in the key demo 25-54, +22% more than Fox News’ 301k and a whopping +244% advantage over MSNBC’s  107k.  In total viewers, CNN easily topped MSNBC (863k vs. 287k); Fox News averaged 1.680 million.  Last night was Parts Unknown’s second best ever season premiere episode among both 25-54 and total viewers.

In United Shades, Kamau visited Washington, D.C. and its multicultural suburbs to hear the stories of immigrants and refugees and sat down with Richard Spencer, the leader of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute.  The episode averaged 345k among 25-54, +46% more than Fox News’ 236k and +197% above MSNBC’s 116k.  In total viewers, CNN also easily beat MSNBC at 10pm (820k vs. 290k); Fox News averaged 1.236 million. FULL POST

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