Finding Jesus Season Two also Debuts at #2, Ahead of MSNBC
CNN’s newest Original Series Believer with Reza Aslan (“Aghori Sadhus in India”) premiered on Sunday night (10pm, ET), ranking a strong #2 in cable news among both total viewers and adults 25-54 and #1 in younger viewers (18-34). Believer outperformed MSNBC by triple digits in total viewers and adults 25-54, and was ahead of Fox News among 18-34.
Believer averaged 787k total viewers, +121% more than MSNBC’s 356k. Fox News averaged 1.606 million total viewers. Among adults 25-54, the show posted 304k, a +104% advantage over MSNBC’s 149k; Fox News had 366k. Among younger viewers (18-34), CNN was top-rated with 81k, +80% more than Fox News’ 45k and a +40% lead over MSNBC’s 58k.
CNN also had the most growth at 10pm vs. the prior four Sundays, up +77% in total viewers, +65% among 25-54 and +84% in 18-34.
The season two debut of Finding Jesus (“The Pilate Stone”) also ranked #2 in cable news Sunday night (9pm, ET). In total viewers, CNN delivered 1.045 million, +188% more than MSNBC’s 363k. Fox News averaged 2.279 million total viewers. Among adults 25-54, CNN posted 329k, a +116% lead over MSNBC’s 152k, Fox News had 420k. In 18-34, CNN was top rated with 70k, Fox News followed with 53k and MSNBC had 38k.
Among ALL CNN Original Series season premieres, Finding Jesus Season 2 ranks #6 in total viewers and #9 among adults 25-54.
This Sunday’s (March 12) episodes of Finding Jesus “Raising Lazarus” and Believer “Doomsday Cult in Hawaii” premiere at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT respectively.
Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery
Returns for Season Two at 9PM ET/PT
NEW YORK – Jan. 31, 2017 – Believer with Reza Aslan, a new six-part CNN Original Series, will debut on Sunday, March 5, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The spiritual adventure series follows religion scholar and best-selling author Aslan as he immerses himself in customs and faith rituals around the globe, exploring Ultra-Orthodox Judaism in Israel, Scientology in the U.S., Hindu asceticism in India, Vodou in Haiti, Santa Muerte in Mexico, and an apocalyptic doomsday cult in Hawaii. The hour-long series, produced by Whalerock Industries with executive producers Aslan, Lloyd Braun, Liz Bronstein and Chris Cowan, will also air on CNN International.
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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
NEW YORK – Sept. 28, 2016 – CNN has picked up a second season (eight episodes) of the critically-acclaimed docuseries, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. The top-rated CNN Original Series, which was nominated for an Emmy® and TCA Award in its first season, will return to the network this spring.
“We are beyond thrilled with the positive response United Shades of America received in its freshman season,” said Amy Entelis, EVP of Talent and Content Development, CNN Worldwide. “Kamau has an unparalleled ability to use his natural curiosity and sense of humor to ignite necessary and sometimes tough conversations around race and society in this country.”
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell follows the comedian as he explores communities across the country, using comedy to start a conversation about race and how our differences unite and divide us. Each hour-long episode strives to show the country is not built upon just one, but many diverse and colorful definitions of America.
United Shades of America ranked #1 among adults 25-54 across cable news in its time period and attracted the youngest audience. The series is produced by Objective Media Group/All3Media America with Bell, Jimmy Fox, Greg Lipstone and Layla Smith serving as executive producers.
About CNN Original Series
The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Lizzie Kerner Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.
CNN Worldwide was awarded with four Emmy ® Awards at the 37th Annual News and Documentary Awards held last night in New York. CNN’s diverse recognitions include:
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Anderson Cooper 360, Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Reports by CNN’s Arwa Damon
For months CNN’s Arwa Damon and her team followed the unprecedented wave of refugees coming to Europe, moving with them through the corridors of passage, and bringing a sense of immediacy to an unpredictable story with many lives at stake. The team showed exceptional grit and commitment, broadcasting live from all manner of transport as the refugees tried to push on through Europe to get to Germany, their preferred destination. The team’s endurance and skill was best illustrated by their race through cornfields with fleeing refugees, after the migrants broke out of a holding camp in Hungary where they were frustrated at being made to wait. The field team reacted quickly and managed to maintain a serious level of production at a fast clip. This distinctive work helped nudge European leaders to review their inconsistent immigration policies and deal urgently with the pressing needs of the refugees. FULL POST
Parts Unknown Awarded Fourth Consecutive Emmy® in Outstanding Informational Series or Special; Diane Warren wins Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics For The Hunting Ground Theme
The CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored in the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony, with its fourth consecutive Emmy® in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category. Additionally, Diane Warren earned an Emmy® in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for “Til It Happens to You,” the anthem for sexual assault survivors, for the CNN Films documentary The Hunting Ground.
The Emmy® presentations took place over two nights on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday September 11 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which premieres its eighth season on CNN on September 25 and features a dinner with President Obama in Hanoi, is produced by Zero Point Zero Production. Receiving the award were host/executive producer Bourdain, executive producers Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig, and producers Toby Oppenheimer, Tom Vitale and Mike Steed.
Receiving the Emmy ® for The Hunting Ground, which originally aired on CNN on November 22, 2015, was composer and lyricist Diane Warren. FULL POST
New Edition of Prime Cuts Features Season Seven Highlights with a Taste of Season Eight
(September 6, 2016) Season eight of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, September 25 at 9pm ET/PT with a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam featuring dinner with president Barack Obama.
The *nine-episode season also features tours of Nashville, Sichuan, London, Houston, Japan, Minas Gerais, Buenos Aires, and Rome.
Airing just prior to the Hanoi episode, at 8pm ET/PT, is the latest edition of Prime Cuts, in which Bourdain recounts his favorite home-style meals from last season’s locations, the socio-political conflicts affecting some of the areas visited, the diverse beauty and musical offerings he encountered, and previews things to come in the next nine episodes.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the world-renowned chef and best-selling author as he travels the globe to uncover the little-known, off-the-road, and sometimes seemingly-familiar areas of the world in a celebration of their diverse foods and culture. FULL POST
NEW DIGITAL SERIES THIS IS BIRTH WITH LISA LING TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY ON CNNMONEY ON SEPT. 19
The CNN Original Series, This is Life with Lisa Ling, returns for its third season on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In the eight-part investigative docuseries, award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling travels across America immersing herself in communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous. FULL POST
CNN Worldwide was honored with 15 News & Documentary Emmy® Award nominations, it was announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Setting a new network record, the nominations were spread across CNN’s diverse brand portfolio including CNN/U.S., CNN en Español, CNN Original Series and CNN Films.
CNN’s nominations include:
OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Anderson Cooper 360
Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Reports by CNN’s Arwa Damon
OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS REPORT IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
US Spy Plane Over China
OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Anderson Cooper 360
Secret Deaths: The Hospital with a Serious Heart Problem
OUTSTANDING NEWS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
Anderson Cooper 360
#BeingThirteen: Inside the Secret World of Teens
Anderson Cooper 360
Police Under Fire
OUTSTANDING LIVE COVERAGE OF A CURRENT NEWS STORY: LONG FORM
CNN Special Report
CNN Debates Coverage
OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING: LONG FORM
CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow
Hunger Games: Feeding America's Most Vulnerable Children
CNN Original Series
High Profits: Dreams of Empire
OUTSTANDING EDITING: DOCUMENTARY AND LONG FORM
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION AND SCENIC DESIGN
CNN Original Series
The Hunt with John Walsh: Torture House
OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT
CNN Brand Campaign
AC/AB Heart of the Story
The Seventies Campaign
OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST OR NEWS MAGAZINE IN SPANISH
CNN en Español
OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN SPANISH
CNN en Español
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CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.