Almost President: The Agony of Defeat to Air on CNN on Aug. 31
Almost President: The Agony of Defeat
August 23rd, 2016
12:18 PM ET

Almost President: The Agony of Defeat to Air on CNN on Aug. 31

ALMOST PRESIDENT: THE AGONY OF DEFEAT TO AIR ON CNN ON WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31

CNN SPECIAL REPORT HOSTED BY CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST GLORIA BORGER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August. 23, 2016 – In Almost President, CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borgertells a story that has not been told before; five men, sharing their accounts of how they lived through the greatest public failure in American life.  Mitt Romney, John McCain, Michael Dukakis, and Walter Mondale detail their journeys – from years of fighting their way to the top of American politics, their moments of greatest triumph, all the way to the moment that each man knew – in one night – it was all over.

Each analyzes their own mistakes, the impact on their families, the pain of knowing they will always be branded as losers.  By and large, they’re still not over it, but they would all do it all over again. FULL POST

CNN Exclusive: Sen. Collins on not supporting Trump: "The tipping point for me was his attack on the Khans"
August 9th, 2016
04:08 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: Sen. Collins on not supporting Trump: "The tipping point for me was his attack on the Khans"

In her first TV interview since revealing that she is not supporting Donald Trump, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) talks exclusively with Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel, stating, “The tipping point for me was his attack on the Khans.  When he showed absolutely no empathy or compassion for their terrible loss and instead attacked the two gold star parents, and also attacked their religion.  That was just the final straw for me.” When asked if she’d vote for Hillary Clinton, Sen. Collins responded, “I really don't anticipate voting for Hillary.”

VIDEO:  http://cnn.it/2b4prOE

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS:

On when she decided she wasn’t going to support Donald Trump:

“The tipping point for me was his attack on the Khans.  When he showed absolutely no empathy or compassion for their terrible loss and instead attacked the two gold star parents, and also attacked their religion.  That was just the final straw for me.”

On why she is not supporting Donald Trump:

“Donald Trump, in my judgment, would make a perilous world even more dangerous.  I worry that his tendency to lash out and his ill-informed comments would cause dangerous events to escalate and possibly spin out of control at a time when our world is beset with conflict.”

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Topics: 2016 Election • CNN • CNN Politics
CNN’S LIBERTARIAN PARTY TOWN HALL WAS #1 IN CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT AT 9PM IN DEMO
August 4th, 2016
04:51 PM ET

CNN’S LIBERTARIAN PARTY TOWN HALL WAS #1 IN CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT AT 9PM IN DEMO

Beats Both Fox News’ Kelly File and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show

CNN’s Libertarian Party Town Hall was the most-watched program in cable news last night (9pm/ET) among adults 25-54.  Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the Town Hall with Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts governor and vice presidential candidate William Weld, ranked #1 with 642k, Fox News followed with 529k and MSNBC lagged with 468k among adults 25-54.  In total viewers, CNN had 1.612m, MSNBC had 1.974m and Fox News averaged 2.819m.

Compared to CNN’s first Libertarian Party Town Hall (6/22/16), last night’s event was way up by +74% (1.612m vs. 929k) in total viewers and increased +101% (642k vs. 320k) among adults 25-54.

CNN will host the Green Party Town Hall on Wednesday, August 17 with presumptive presidential nominee Jill Stein and VP nominee Ajamu Baraka.

Press Contact: Barbara Levin, barbara.levin@turner.com

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Topics: 2016 Election • CNN Politics • Ratings
CNN to Host Presidential Town Hall with Green Party Ticket on Aug. 17
August 3rd, 2016
10:07 PM ET

CNN to Host Presidential Town Hall with Green Party Ticket on Aug. 17

CNN TO HOST PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL WITH GREEN PARTY TICKET ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

One-hour primtetime event moderated by CNN anchor Chris Cuomo

CNN announced today that the network will host a live town hall with the Green Party ticket, presumptive presidential nominee Jill Stein and recently announced presumptive vice presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka, at 9pmET on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in New York City.

Following CNN’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and its second Libertarian Party Town Hall on Aug. 3, Stein and Baraka will have their opportunity to address the current state of the 2016 race and the platform of the Green Party in addition to fielding questions from voters.

The event will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol, and will be live-streamed online and across mobile devices via CNNgo.

CNN BEATS FOX NEWS IN PRIME TIME DEMOS — AGAIN!
August 2nd, 2016
02:53 PM ET

CNN BEATS FOX NEWS IN PRIME TIME DEMOS — AGAIN!

CNN Has Now Topped Fox in Prime Time for 6 of the Last 11 Months

CNN is within 5% of Fox for the Month in Total Day Demos

New Day Crushes MSNBC’s Morning Joe in Crucial Political Month

CNN was the top-rated cable news network in July in prime time. This was the sixth time in the last 11 months that CNN has beaten Fox News in adults 25-54 in prime time. The last time CNN had that many wins over Fox News in prime time in any 11-month period was 14 years ago. CNN’s win came in a month of major news – the two political conventions, attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, an attempted coup in Turkey and terror attacks in France and Germany – once again proving that CNN is the clear choice when news happens.

July was CNN’s second most-watched month in prime time in eight years and the network is on track to have its most-watched year ever.

CNN pulled within 5% percent of Fox for the month in total day demos, the smallest gap (tied with October 2008) between the two networks in over eight years (since February 2008).

Among all cable networks, not just news, CNN was the second most-watched in total viewers for the month in prime time and number five among adults 25-54. FULL POST


Topics: 2016 Election • CNN • CNN Politics • Ratings
CNN to Host Second Libertarian Presidential Town Hall on Aug. 3
August 1st, 2016
09:09 AM ET

CNN to Host Second Libertarian Presidential Town Hall on Aug. 3

CNN TO HOST ITS SECOND LIBERTARIAN PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

LIVE PRIMETIME EVENT WILL BE HOSTED BY CNN ANCHOR ANDERSON COOPER IN NEW YORK CITY

CNN announced today that anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate a one-hour town hall with the Libertarian Party ticket, former New Mexico governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts governor and vice presidential candidate William Weld, at 9pmET on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Taking place shortly after the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Johnson and Weld will address the current state of the 2016 race and the platform of the Libertarian Party in addition to fielding questions from voters.

The event will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol, and will be live-streamed online and across mobile devices via CNNgo.

CNN POLITICS: #1 FOR 15 MONTHS
June 24th, 2016
02:00 AM ET

CNN POLITICS: #1 FOR 15 MONTHS

Sweeps Every Category in May: Visitors, Video, Views & Minutes

May 2016 marked the 15th straight month that CNN Politics was the Web’s most-consumed producer of political news and information.  The network posted triple-digit gains over the previous year and easily topped every competitor in every traffic category.  Up across the board over April 2016, CNN politics posted 31 million unique multiplatform visitors, 79 million video starts, nearly 260 million multiplatform views and 681 million minutes of consumption time.

#1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors
Doubling the traffic of nearly every competitor, CNN Politics attracted an audience of 31 million unique visitors across platforms in May 2016 – up 135% vs. the prior year and +11% over the previous month.

31 mm: CNN Politics

  • 18 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 16 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 14.2 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 14.1 mm: Politico.com
  • 10 mm: The Hill

Source: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, May 2015 – May 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

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Transcript:  CNN Libertarian Town Hall moderated by Chris Cuomo
CNN Libertarian Town Hall at Time Warner Center in New York, hosted by Chris Cuomo.
June 22nd, 2016
11:38 PM ET

Transcript: CNN Libertarian Town Hall moderated by Chris Cuomo

FULL RUSH TRANSCRIPT:

CUOMO: Good evening, and welcome to the CNN Libertarian town hall. This is your chance to get to know the candidates behind a party and a movement that's not only alive this election season, but growing.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ANNOUNCER: In the year of the outsider, he's looking for the inside track.

JOHNSON: How about a skeptic at the table?

ANNOUNCER: In a time of big talk, he's promising straight talk.

JOHNSON: I tell the truth. I am not a liar.

ANNOUNCER: To the idea of more government promises, he's promising less.

JOHNSON: Let people make decisions in their own lives.

ANNOUNCER: Libertarian Gary Johnson, running mate Bill Weld, two former governors, one governing philosophy.

JOHNSON: We are fiscally conservative, over the top. We're socially liberal.

ANNOUNCER: The question this year: Can it win the day?

JOHNSON: Understand the opportunity, please.

ANNOUNCER: Or could they tip the race?

JOHNSON: It's your choice.

ANNOUNCER: The unconventional choice in the least conventional race on record facing your questions tonight.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

(APPLAUSE)

CUOMO: All right. Welcome to all of you who are joining us here in the audience in New York, across the country, and around the world. Just so you know, we're being simulcast tonight on CNN International, CNN en Espanol, CNN Go, and SiriusXM satellite channel 116.

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Topics: 2016 Election • Chris Cuomo • CNN • CNN Politics • Transcripts
CNN POLITICS DOMINATES IN MARCH
April 26th, 2016
11:08 AM ET

CNN POLITICS DOMINATES IN MARCH

Celebrates Full Year as #1 Source for Political News

Marking a full year as the Web’s number one source for political news, CNN Politics registered another month of record-breaking numbers in March 2016. Leading all competitors in all categories - multiplatform visitors, mobile unique visitors, video starts, multiplatform views and time spent - CNN Politics left no doubt that it’s the nation’s most trusted source for political news and information.   

CNN Politics: #1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors (Desktop + Mobile)

CNN Politics welcomed across platforms a record 41 million unique visitors in March 2016 — 5 million more than CNN's previous record (Feb. 2016). The network saw 14 million more visitors than HuffPost Politics, and nearly doubled the audience of Politico.

41 mm: CNN Politics

  • 27 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 21 mm: Politico.com
  • 20 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 19 mm: Yahoo Politics
  • 16 mm: MSNBC TV

comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, March 2015 – March 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN Politics: #1 Mobile Unique Visitors

Yet another record was set in March 2016 when CNN Politics registered 28 million mobile unique visitors — an increase of 327% from the prior year.  

28 mm: CNN Politics

  • 20 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 14 mm: Politico.com
  • 12 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 11 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 11 mm: Salon.com

comScore Mobile Metrix, March 2015 – March 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

Tripling its two nearest competitors, CNN Politics dominated video in March with a record-breaking 107 million video starts — up 380% over the prior year.   

107 mm: CNN Politics

  • 36 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 34 mm: TYT Network
  • 19 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 14 mm:  Salon.com
  • 12 mm:  Bloomberg.com – Politics

Source: comScore Video Metrix, March 2015 – March 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category. Video is desktop only.

CNN Politics: #1 in Multiplatform Views

CNN Politics easily retained its first place position in March 2016 with a record-breaking 394 million views. Up 108 million over February 2016’s record-breaking numbers and 336% over the prior year.  

394 mm: CNN Politics

  • 203 mm: Politico.com
  • 142 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 112 mm: RealClearPolitics.com
  • 106 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 90 mm: MSNBC TV 

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform, March 2015 – March 2016; Views are browser only and include desktop video. Based on News/Information – Politics Category. 

CNN Politics: #1 in Multiplatform Minutes Spent

Audiences spent a stunning 900 million minutes consuming CNN Politics content across desktop and mobile platforms last month — an increase of 150 million minutes over the prior record from February 2016. That's nearly double the time spent on Fox News Politics and triple that of TYT Network.  

900 mm: CNN Politics

  • 460 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 300 mm: TYT Network
  • 262 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 212 mm: Politico.com
  • 147 mm: HuffPost Politics

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform, March 2015 – March 2016; Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN POLITICS KICKS OFF ELECTION YEAR AS THE NO. 1 SOURCE FOR POLITICAL NEWS
February 22nd, 2016
09:14 AM ET

CNN POLITICS KICKS OFF ELECTION YEAR AS THE NO. 1 SOURCE FOR POLITICAL NEWS

CNN Politics kicked off the 2016 election year as the dominant leader in political news. Earning a record 26 million multiplatform unique visitors in January 2016, CNN outranked all other competitors and recorded staggering triple-digit growth compared to January 2015. In the month leading up to the nation's first primaries and caucuses, audiences flocked to CNN for its expert coverage and analysis of the race for the White House.

Outperforming all competitors in comScore’s Politics Category, CNN Politics bested second-place HuffPost Politics — a site that pads its traffic with more than 6 million unique visitors per month from “HuffPost Good News,” a decidedly non-politics entity — and maintained its position as the Web’s number one source for political news.

In January 2016:

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