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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CNN DOMINATES MSNBC DURING THE 45TH PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
January 21st, 2017
03:51 PM ET

CNN DOMINATES MSNBC DURING THE 45TH PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

CNN Up +27% in Prime Time, Up +20% in Total Day vs. 2013

17 Million Live Stream Starts; Record 2.3 Million Peak Concurrent Viewers

CNN ranked a strong #2 in cable news during the Inauguration of President Donald Trump yesterday, January 20th.   CNN also dominated MSNBC throughout the day and primetime in total viewers, among adults 25-54 and in 18-34.  CNN is up compared to the nation’s last Presidential Inauguration in January 2013.

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CNN Announces Washington Correspondent Assignments
January 18th, 2017
12:16 PM ET

CNN Announces Washington Correspondent Assignments

CNN ANNOUNCES WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT ASSIGNMENTS

Washington, D.C. – Jan. 18 – Today, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced the following assignments for the network’s Washington, D.C. based correspondents.

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'The Messy Truth' Hosted by Van Jones to Return to CNN on Jan. 11 and Jan. 25
January 5th, 2017
11:25 AM ET

'The Messy Truth' Hosted by Van Jones to Return to CNN on Jan. 11 and Jan. 25

Primetime Town Halls to Air Live at 9pmET

The Messy Truth, a Town Hall hosted by CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, will return to CNN for two nights, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9pmET.

On Jan. 11, Jones will moderate conversations with Americans to reflect on President Obama’s legacy and look ahead to the Trump Presidential Inauguration.  Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and former Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will also join the conversation and take questions from the audience.

The Town Halls will air on CNN, CNN International and will be live-steamed online and across mobile via CNNgo and CNN SiriusXM channel 116.

The Messy Truth 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 PREMIERE THE HISTORY OF COMEDY ON THURSDAY, FEB. 9, AT 10PM ET/PT
January 4th, 2017
04:19 PM ET

CNN TO PREMIERE THE HISTORY OF COMEDY ON THURSDAY, FEB. 9, AT 10PM ET/PT

LARRY DAVID PROMO: https://youtu.be/sC46x-tu55E

New CNN Original Series Features Interviews with Comedy Icons

Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David and Betty White among others

NEW YORK – Jan. 4, 2017 – The History of Comedy, executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), will premiere Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN, following a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Using archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars, the new eight-part CNN Original Series explores what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history. FULL POST

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