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 DIGITAL: #1 ACROSS ALL METRICS IN APRIL 2017
May 18th, 2017
01:38 PM ET

CNN DIGITAL: #1 ACROSS ALL METRICS IN APRIL 2017

#1 IN DIGITAL NEWS VIDEO FOR TWO YEARS RUNNING
CNN POLITICS #1 FOR 26 STRAIGHT MONTHS
CNN DIGITAL NETWORK #1 MILLENNIAL REACH IN APRIL

With more multiplatform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, video starts and millennial users than any other news outlet, CNN Digital again ranked as the nation’s #1 source for news and information in April 2017.

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM UNIQUE VISITORS
More than 109 million unique multiplatform visitors turned to CNN Digital properties in April 2017 – an impressive increase of +17% versus the prior year and +10% versus the prior month. CNN also outperformed second place New York Times by 19 million unique visitors.
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CNN DOMINATES CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT
May 17th, 2017
03:07 PM ET

CNN DOMINATES CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT

TOPS FOX NEWS AND MSNBC IN PRIME TIME

CNN SPECIAL TOWN HALL RANKED #1

During last night’s busy news cycle, CNN ranked #1 in cable news in prime time, easily outperforming both Fox News and MSNBC in the key demographic adults 25-54 according to Nielsen Fast National data.  From 8-11pm, CNN averaged 719k, MSNBC followed with 650k and Fox News ranked #3 with 539k.  In total viewers, CNN averaged 2.113 million, MSNBC had 2.483 million and Fox News posted 2.380 million.

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CNN Greenlights Five New Original Series for 2018; HLN Adds New Original Series for 2018
May 17th, 2017
10:03 AM ET

CNN Greenlights Five New Original Series for 2018; HLN Adds New Original Series for 2018

 CNN Also Picks Up New Seasons of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, This is Life with Lisa Ling, The History of Comedy, Believer with Reza Aslan, The Wonder List with Bill Weir, and The Hunt with John Walsh

NEW YORK – May 17, 2017 - CNN, a division of Turner, will be adding five new Original Series to its slate in 2018, it was announced today at the Turner Upfront presentation in New York City.  Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City; American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story; 1968: The Year That Changed America; Kennedys: An American Dynasty and Pope will join the network’s diverse portfolio of award-winning, critically-acclaimed nonfiction programming.

In addition, HLN will add a new Original Series - Unmasking A Killer - to its slate in 2018. This series will join the growing lineup of unscripted original programming the network has been developing in the past year. FULL POST


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Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show
May 4th, 2017
01:02 PM ET

Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show

Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show

A new political debate show will debut this Friday on CNN International at midday London time. CNN Talk, chaired by Max Foster, will dissect the big stories of the week as several key elections and political events come into focus.

Foster, CNN’s London correspondent, will be joined by economist and commentator Liam Halligan, known for his regular columns in the Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator; former Labour Party advisor turned political commentator Ayesha Hazarika, and LBC Drivetime presenter Iain Dale.

Up for discussion in the first show will be this weekend’s presidential election in France, as well as the latest on the UK election trail, events in Washington, and the big political stories from around the world.

Viewers can interact with the show via social media by watching live on CNN International’s Facebook page. Your live comments will play an active role in the panel’s discussion.

CNN Talk airs Friday at 7am ET/midday BST/1pm CET on CNN International.

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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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LAST NIGHT’S CNN ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON PREMIERES RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS
May 1st, 2017
02:29 PM ET

LAST NIGHT’S CNN ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON PREMIERES RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell  Debut as #1 Among 25-54

CNN #1 in Prime Time

Last night’s season premieres of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (season nine, 9pm) and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (season two, 10pm) both ranked #1 among adults 25-54 according to Nielsen Fast National data.

In Parts Unknown, Bourdain took viewers on an alternative tour of Los Angeles, focusing on the impact and contributions of its less photographed and often overlooked Latino communities.  The episode attracted 368k in the key demo 25-54, +22% more than Fox News’ 301k and a whopping +244% advantage over MSNBC’s  107k.  In total viewers, CNN easily topped MSNBC (863k vs. 287k); Fox News averaged 1.680 million.  Last night was Parts Unknown’s second best ever season premiere episode among both 25-54 and total viewers.

In United Shades, Kamau visited Washington, D.C. and its multicultural suburbs to hear the stories of immigrants and refugees and sat down with Richard Spencer, the leader of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute.  The episode averaged 345k among 25-54, +46% more than Fox News’ 236k and +197% above MSNBC’s 116k.  In total viewers, CNN also easily beat MSNBC at 10pm (820k vs. 290k); Fox News averaged 1.236 million. FULL POST

Alexander Marquardt Joins CNN As Senior National Correspondent
April 26th, 2017
09:08 AM ET

Alexander Marquardt Joins CNN As Senior National Correspondent

Alexander Marquardt will join CNN next month as Senior National Correspondent, based in New York. He will cover domestic and breaking news stories for the network, and will report for all of CNN’s television and digital platforms.

Most recently, Marquardt was an award-winning foreign correspondent for ABC News. While at ABC, he led the network’s international coverage from front lines, uprisings, terror attacks and natural disasters around the world. For most of the past decade, he was based in Beirut, Jerusalem and Moscow.

Marquardt has been there at each step as recent terror attacks have swept across Europe and beyond. He has reported from the wars and conflicts of the Arab Spring, starting as the first American broadcast television correspondent in Cairo as the Egyptian revolution took off. Over the past six years, he has made numerous trips into Syria where he has reported on the war from both the rebel and regime sides. In 2012 and 2014, he was among the first journalists to go into the Gaza Strip to cover the war with Israel. He also reported extensively on the the refugee and migrant crisis in the Middle East and Europe, and on Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. FULL POST


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Kaylee Hartung Joins CNN As News Correspondent
April 17th, 2017
09:09 AM ET

Kaylee Hartung Joins CNN As News Correspondent

Kaylee Hartung joins CNN as a news correspondent based in Atlanta effective immediately, the network announced today. She will report for all of CNN’s television and digital platforms.

Prior to joining CNN, Hartung was a sports reporter for ESPN, where she worked live events, regularly appeared on SportsCenter and contributed to the network’s coverage of the College Football Playoffs, the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments and the College World Series. In 2016, she reported on the death of Vanderbilt University baseball pitcher Donny Everett and the flooding of her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During her five years with ESPN, she also hosted and reported for SEC Network and Longhorn Network.

Before ESPN, Hartung spent five years in the CBS News Washington bureau. She produced, photographed and edited reports for CBSNews.com. She also worked as an associate producer for Face the Nation and assistant to the program’s then-host Bob Schieffer, preparing research for Schieffer’s 2008 presidential debate and campaign coverage in 2008 and 2012. FULL POST

An Alternative Tour of Los Angeles Kicks off Season Nine of CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Sunday April 30 at 9pm
April 11th, 2017
10:52 AM ET

An Alternative Tour of Los Angeles Kicks off Season Nine of CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Sunday April 30 at 9pm

New Edition of Prime Cuts Features Season Eight Highlights with a Preview of Season Nine

(April 11, 2017) Season nine of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, April 30 at 9pm ET/PT with a Latino-themed trip to Los Angeles.

The eight-episode season also features tours of San Sebastian, Laos, Queens, NY, Antarctica, Oman, Trinidad and Porto, Portugal.

Airing on Sunday, April 23 at 9pm ET, is the latest edition of Prime Cuts, in which series executive producer Chris Collins (off-camera) asks Bourdain to reflect upon last season’s locations, and provide a preview of upcoming 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.

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