CNN to Host Town Hall with HHS Secretary Tom Price on March 15
March 10th, 2017
05:46 PM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with HHS Secretary Tom Price on March 15

CNN TO HOST EXCLUSIVE HEALTH CARE TOWN HALL WITH HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE ON MARCH 15 

WOLF BLITZER AND DANA BASH TO MODERATE ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME EVENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 10 – CNN will host a Town Hall with recently-confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price moderated by anchor Wolf Blitzer and chief political correspondent Dana Bash on Wednesday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET.

One week after Republicans unveiled a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, Blitzer and Bash will moderate a timely conversation with Secretary Price and a live studio audience to discuss the GOP’s proposed Affordable Health Care Act in New York City.

With health care emerging as one of the most pressing issues for both Capitol Hill and the Trump administration, Secretary Price will address questions from Americans affected by the GOP’s proposed changes, including shifting tax credits, the potential for rolling back Medicaid, and the future of individual mandates.

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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CNN STRONG #2 IN CABLE NEWS IN FEBRUARY
February 28th, 2017
01:54 PM ET

CNN STRONG #2 IN CABLE NEWS IN FEBRUARY

CNN Tops MSNBC for 32nd Straight Month in Adults 25-54 in Total Day and Prime Time

New Day Beats Morning Joe Again; Has Second Best Month on Record 

CNN Prime Time Shows Beat MSNBC Among Adults 25-54

Erin Burnett Outfront Has Best Performance Ever 

Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Fareed Zakaria GPS All Rank #1 in Demo

February was another strong month for CNN with the network ranking #2 in cable news, with many programs posting record ratings and all shows growing double or triple digits compared to a year ago.  CNN has topped MSNBC in Total Day (total viewers and 25-54) and in prime time (adults 25-54) for 32 consecutive months, the longest winning streak vs. MSNBC in nine years (since February 2008).

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‘THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Rise, Reign, and Aims of Vladimir Putin
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February 27th, 2017
02:26 PM ET

‘THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Rise, Reign, and Aims of Vladimir Putin

New documentary makes global broadcast premiere Monday, March 13 at 9:00pmET on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

What is the true nature of the relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin – and, what are the implications of their relationship for America and the world? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria searches for answers to these essential questions in ‘The MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD.’  The one-hour documentary simulcasts Monday, March 13 at 9:00pm on CNN/U.S. and CNN International, and then replays on CNN/U.S. at 12:00am. Both times Eastern.

Putin is subject to neither a legislature nor a court, and there is little free press in Russia.  Reared in Soviet poverty, Putin served as a KGB officer in East Germany before maneuvering his rapid rise from deputy mayor of St. Petersburg to president of post-Soviet Russia. FULL POST

CNN to Host Town Hall with Sen. Graham and Sen. McCain on March 1
February 23rd, 2017
10:47 AM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with Sen. Graham and Sen. McCain on March 1

CNN TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM AND SEN. JOHN MCCAIN ON MARCH 1

CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DANA BASH TO MODERATE ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME EVENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 23 – CNN will host a Town Hall with Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham on Wednesday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

A day after President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress, CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a conversation with the two veteran Republican Senators and a live studio audience at The George Washington University. FULL POST

CNN’S SANDERS VS. CRUZ DEBATE ON OBAMACARE RANKS #1 IN CABLE NEWS
February 8th, 2017
02:11 PM ET

CNN’S SANDERS VS. CRUZ DEBATE ON OBAMACARE RANKS #1 IN CABLE NEWS

CNN’s Debate Night:  Sanders vs. Cruz:  The Future of Obamacare (9-10:45pm) ranked #1 in cable news last night among adults 25-54 according to Nielsen Fast National data.  Moderated by Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, the debate with Sens. Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders averaged 932k, +29% more than Fox News’ 720k and a +124% advantage over MSNBC’s 417k among 25-54.  In total viewers, the substantive policy debate averaged 2.464 million, MSNBC followed with 1.945 million and Fox News registered 3.391 million.

CNN was also #1 last night in prime time (8-11pm) in the demo.  Among adults 25-54, CNN averaged 782k, Fox News followed with 732k and MSNBC trailed with 385k.  In total viewers, CNN ranked #2 in prime time with 2.082 million, MSNBC had 1.750 million and Fox News averaged 3.599 million.

This debate ranked above all CNN non-election town hall premieres in both total viewers and adults 25-54.

Source:  The Nielsen Company, Fast Nationals time period-based data for Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

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The Messy Truth Returns to CNN on Feb. 10
February 2nd, 2017
10:45 AM ET

The Messy Truth Returns to CNN on Feb. 10

THE MESSY TRUTH RETURNS TO CNN ON FEB. 10 

BILL MAHER TO JOIN VAN JONES FOR LIVE ONE-HOUR TOWN HALL 

Washington, D.C.—Feb. 2, 2017The Messy Truth, a Town Hall hosted by CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, will return to CNN on Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET. Jones will moderate a conversation between comedian, author, and television personality, Bill Maher, host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, and a live studio audience.

The special will take a look at Maher’s history as a major influencer with more than 20 years on television as an outspoken voice in American politics and culture.  Less than one month since President Trump has taken office, Jones will lead a timely discussion with Maher and audience members on the administration’s recent Executive Orders, Supreme Court nominee, Cabinet appointments and where America is heading moving forward.

The Messy Truth will air on CNN, CNN International and will be live-steamed online and across mobile via CNNgo and CNN SiriusXM channel 116. The Town Hall will also be available On Demand the day after the linear premiere on cable VOD and on CNNgo via iPad, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and desktop at www.cnn.com/go.

 

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CNN to Host Debate Night with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on Feb. 7
February 1st, 2017
09:02 AM ET

CNN to Host Debate Night with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on Feb. 7

CNN TO HOST DEBATE NIGHT WITH BERNIE SANDERS AND TED CRUZ ON FEB. 7

JAKE TAPPER AND DANA BASH TO MODERATE LIVE TOWN HALL DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF OBAMACARE

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Feb. 1, 2017— CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a Town Hall Debate with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz on the future of Obamacare at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

President Donald Trump has made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act one of his top priorities while Congressional Democrats are opposed. Sanders, an opponent of repealing Obamacare, and Cruz, a supporter of the President’s healthcare agenda, will join Tapper and Bash to debate the fate of former President Barack Obama's signature legislation and the GOP’s approach to healthcare.

Sanders and Cruz, runners-up for their respective presidential party nominations, will also field questions from voters around the country at the Town Hall Debate, taking place at The George Washington University.

The 90-minute 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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CNN STRONG #2 IN JANUARY, UP DOUBLE DIGITS ACROSS THE BOARD
January 31st, 2017
01:01 PM ET

CNN STRONG #2 IN JANUARY, UP DOUBLE DIGITS ACROSS THE BOARD

Dominates MSNBC for 31st Straight Month

New Day Tops Morning Joe in Demo 25-54 for 2nd Time in 3 Months

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Grows the Most in Cable News in Weekday Prime Time

January was an incredibly strong month for CNN. The network kicked off the year ranking #2 in cable news in Total Day in both total viewers and adults 25-54 and #2 in prime time among adults 25-54.   The network also grew strong double digits vs. last year across all dayparts.  CNN has now topped MSNBC for the 31st straight month in Total Day (total viewers and the demo 25-54), and in prime time (25-54) – the longest winning streak in nearly nine years (since Feb. 2008).  CNN also outperformed MSNBC by +36% in total viewers and +87% in the demo 25-54 throughout dayside programming (9am-4pm).

In January, New Day with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota was back on top, beating MSNBC’s Morning Joe in the key demo 25-54 (154k vs. 144k).  New Day has now topped MSNBC for two of the last three months (November 2016 and January 2017).  CNN Tonight with Don Lemon was up the most vs. last year in weekday prime time cable news (8-11pm) among both total viewers (+78%) and adults 25-54 (+85%), with the network now beating MSNBC at 10pm for 30 of the past 31 months in the important key demo 25-54.

CNN ranked #10 in ALL of cable in Total Day and #11 in M-Su prime among total viewers in January.

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CNN Announces New Dayside Lineup
January 31st, 2017
09:20 AM ET

CNN Announces New Dayside Lineup

CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced today CNN’s new dayside lineup effective February 6th. John Berman and Poppy Harlow will co-anchor CNN Newsroom from 9-11:00am, replacing Carol Costello who moved to HLN. Berman co-anchored Early Start for the past five years and At This Hour since 2015 and Harlow has been a CNN weekend anchor since 2015.  CNN’s Kate Bolduan will now be the sole anchor of At This Hour at 11:00am.

Dave Briggs will join CNN in February as co-anchor of Early Start alongside Christine Romans.  Briggs was the co-anchor of Weekend Fox & Friends for five years, most recently co-hosted a program on the NBC Sports Network and was also a CNBC contributor.
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CNN Announces Addition of Stephen Moore as Network Contributor
January 31st, 2017
09:11 AM ET

CNN Announces Addition of Stephen Moore as Network Contributor

CNN ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF STEPHEN MOORE AS NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 31 – CNN announced today the addition of economist Stephen Moore as a contributor for the network. Moore will serve as a Senior Economics Analyst for CNN providing in-depth analysis, historical perspective, and expert commentary on current political and economic topics and financial issues facing the country and world. Moore was a Senior Economic Adviser for Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and is a New York Times best-selling author, Heritage Foundation economist, regular contributor for The Wall Street Journal and former member of the Journal’s editorial board, and most recently served as a commentator for Fox News. Moore is an alumnus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his master’s in economics from George Mason University.

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