CNN #2 IN TOTAL DAY IN JULY AMONG 25-54
August 1st, 2017
01:38 PM ET

CNN #2 IN TOTAL DAY IN JULY AMONG 25-54

Beats MSNBC for 37th Straight Month

2017 Pacing to be CNN’s Highest on Record in Total Day and Second Highest since 2008 in Primetime

CNN was the #2 cable news network in Total Day in July, beating MSNBC for the 37th consecutive month in the demo adults 25-54. That is CNN’s longest winning streak over MSNBC in more than seven years (dating back to January 2010).

CNN also beat MSNBC in daytime, with a 22% advantage. That is the 41st consecutive month that CNN has beaten MSNBC in daytime among adults 25-54.

In addition, CNN was the #1 network in cable news in weekend prime time (8-11 pm) among adults 25-54, largely on the strength of its CNN Original Series (The Nineties, The History of Comedy and Declassified).

Fox News in July posted its lowest monthly share of the Total Day cable news audience among total viewers in six years.

Year to date, 2017 is pacing to be CNN’s highest on record in Total Day among total viewers and highest among 25-54 since 2003.  2017 is also pacing to be CNN’s second largest audience since 2008 in primetime among 25-54 and total viewers.

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Season Two of CNN Original Series "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies" Premieres Saturday, July 22
July 10th, 2017
11:40 AM ET

Season Two of CNN Original Series "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies" Premieres Saturday, July 22

CNN’s Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies returns for a second season on Saturday, July 22, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The eight-part CNN Original Series provides viewers with unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage.  Hosted by former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, also the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, each episode features a newly declassified mission told first-hand by the agents who lived it.  Intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, NSA, DEA, Homeland Security and the State Department are represented, revealing the unbelievable true stories of America’s covert operations in the United States and around the world.

The second season of Declassified will chronicle successful missions to target America’s biggest threats including a software pirate, an international arms dealer, terrorist hijackers and the world’s biggest heroin trafficker. The season two premiere, “The Spies Next Door: Operation Ghost Stories,” reveals the story of undercover Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S. and one of the largest counterintelligence investigations in the history of the FBI.

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CNN HAS MOST-WATCHED SECOND QUARTER ON RECORD
June 27th, 2017
02:38 PM ET

CNN HAS MOST-WATCHED SECOND QUARTER ON RECORD

BEATS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY, DAYSIDE AND WEEKEND PRIME TIME

Key Programs Surge This Quarter, Posting Record Performance  

 

The Lead with Jake Tapper Up +54%

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer Up +63%

Erin Burnett Outfront Up +65%

Anderson Cooper 360 Up +52%

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Up +52%

New Day Grows the Most in Cable News in the Morning, Up +77%

 

FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, CNN POSTS ROBUST GROWTH VS. YEAR AGO

 

CNN hit a ratings milestone this quarter, with the network posting its most-watched second quarter on record in total viewers, and its best second quarter among adults 25-54 in 14 years (since 2Q 2003) in Total Day.  In prime time (M-Su and M-F), CNN averaged its highest 2Q delivery since 2003 (in both total viewers and among 25-54).  During daytime (9am-4pm), CNN had its highest quarterly 25-54 delivery since 4Q 2008 and second highest total viewers level since 1Q 2003.

For the quarter that ended on Sunday (April-June), CNN once again beat MSNBC in Total Day, dayside and weekend prime time.  In Total Day, CNN outperformed MSNBC for the 13th straight quarter among adults 25-54 (264k vs. MSNBC’s 208k), the longest quarterly streak since 2Q 2010.  In daytime, CNN topped MSNBC for the 19th straight quarter among adults 25-54 (259k vs. MSNBC’s 163k), and for the 18th consecutive quarter in total viewers (883k vs. MSNBC’s 843k). During weekend prime, CNN more than doubled MSNBC in the demo (281k vs. 133k) and ranked #2 in total viewers (808k vs. 499k).

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CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16
June 19th, 2017
03:55 PM ET

CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16

The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series The History of Comedy is back with all-new episodes beginning Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), the hour-long docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

The History of Comedy uses archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars including Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, Betty WhiteJudd ApatowSarah SilvermanSenator Al FrankenMargaret ChoSamantha BeeJimmy KimmelKathy GriffinGeorge LopezKeegan-Michael Key, Conan O’BrienPatton Oswalt, Dick CavettAli WongW. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron and more. The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers. The remaining episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will explore comedy ripped from the headlines, parody and satire, the dark side of comedy, and political humor.

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CNN RETURNS TO "THE NINETIES"
June 12th, 2017
01:06 PM ET

CNN RETURNS TO "THE NINETIES"

SUNDAY, JULY 9, AT 9:00 PM ET/PT 

CNN hits rewind to explore the most iconic moments and influential people of The Nineties on Sunday, July 9, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television.

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CNN TOPS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY, DAYSIDE IN MAY
May 31st, 2017
12:54 PM ET

CNN TOPS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY, DAYSIDE IN MAY

CNN WEEKDAY PRIME TIME WAY UP, +48% VS. LAST YEAR

Anderson Cooper 360 Beats MSNBC; Grows +92%

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Grows +90%

Erin Burnett Outfront #1 

The Lead with Jake Tapper #1 

Early Start #1 

State of the Union with Jake Tapper #1  

Fareed Zakaria GPS #1 

Smerconish #1 

New Day Grows the Most in Cable News in the Morning, Up +101%

CNN Ranks Top 10 in ALL of Cable for Fourth Straight Month; Longest Streak in over 21 Years 

CNN once again dominated MSNBC in Total Day and daytime, and several key programs ranked #1, topping both Fox News and MSNBC this month.  CNN outperformed MSNBC in Total Day for 35 straight months in the key demographic 25-54 (275k vs. 222k), the longest monthly streak since January 2010.  CNN also beat MSNBC by wide margins throughout daytime programming, averaging a +54% advantage in the key demo (254k vs. 165k).  The network also beat MSNBC during the day among total viewers (881k vs. 853k). CNN has now topped MSNBC during the daytime for 39 straight months among 25-54 and for 55 consecutive months in total viewers.

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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 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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CNN'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO OWN ON ITUNES BEGINNING TODAY
April 21st, 2017
02:39 PM ET

CNN'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO OWN ON ITUNES BEGINNING TODAY

Fans Can Also Enjoy Soundtracks: The B Side on Apple Podcasts and Exclusive Soundtracks Playlists on Apple Music

NEW YORK – APRIL 21, 2017 – The new CNN Original Series, “Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History,” from executive producers Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Seven Bucks Productions) and Emmy and Peabody Award winners Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre (Show of Force), is now available exclusively to own on iTunes. A Season Pass of the eight-part docuseries that explores the music tied to iconic moments in history is available at iTunes.com/CNNSoundtracks for $14.99, including exclusive bonus interviews. Fans can download the premiere episode for free now, and each subsequent episode will be available on iTunes the day after linear premiere. New episodes of Soundtracks premiere Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

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CNN to Host Town Hall with John Kasich on April 24
April 18th, 2017
11:20 AM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with John Kasich on April 24

CNN TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH OHIO GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH ON APRIL 24

ANDERSON COOPER TO MODERATE ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME EVENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 18 – CNN will host a Town Hall with Ohio Governor and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Monday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET.

Kasich will discuss his take on Trump’s first 100 days in office, his reflections from the 2016 campaign, and his hopes for the future as outlined in his book, Two Paths, America Divided or United. 

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the Town Hall between the governor and a live studio audience in New York.

The live event 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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