Dem Town Hall is Top-Rated in both Total Viewers and Demos
According to Nielsen Fast National data, CNN’s New Hampshire Democratic Town Hall (9-11p) ranked #1 in cable news last night, topping Fox News and MSNBC in total viewers, adults 25-54, and adults 18-34. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the Town Hall averaged 2.717 million total viewers. Fox News followed with 2.331 million and MSNBC trailed with 984k. Among adults 25-54, CNN (871k) outperformed the combined delivery of Fox News (486k) and MSNBC (243k). Among adults 18-34, CNN (391k) also outperformed the combined delivery of Fox News (104k) and MSNBC (41k).
The post-program, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (11p-1a) also ranked #1 in the demo last night, averaging 364k, Fox News had 327k and MSNBC lagged with 141k. CNN won overall primetime (8-11pm) with 694k, +34% more than Fox News’ 519k and a +215% lead over MSNBC’s 220k.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Nationals time period-based data for Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
New appointments to focus on content sales around US elections, digital products and branded channel launches
CNN has appointed a new Commercial Director, EMEA, and Head of Product for its Content Sales, Partnerships and Out of Home business as it increases its content and services offering for international affiliates and partners.
Kostas Oikonomou joins CNN International as Commercial Director, Content Sales and Partnerships, EMEA, to work with existing and new TV and digital publishers across the region to license CNN’s award-winning content, utilise CNN reporting, consultancy and training, and launch CNN-branded linear and digital channels. Oikonomou has a long track-record of editorial, commercial and consultancy roles at Discovery Communications, Al-Jazeera English, Associated Press and NBC News.
Hristo Guertchev is appointed as CNN International’s Head of Product for Content Sales and Out of Home. Guertchev will work closely with CNN editorial, technology and commercial teams to define, develop and deliver products and services for CNN’s international TV and digital affiliate publishers and out of home partners such as hotels and airlines. Guertchev joins CNN International Commercial from Reuters, where he spent six years in a range of commercial and product roles, most recently as Senior Product Manager, Video. FULL POST
MASSIVE TURNOUT FOR CNN DIGITAL
According to Nielsen fast national data, CNN topped Fox News and MSNBC in the demo adults 25-54 during last night’s coverage of the Iowa Caucuses.
During the full coverage block (7p-2a), CNN averaged 1.082 million viewers, Fox News followed with 867k and MSNBC had 483k.
CNN also topped Fox News and MSNBC during primetime in the demo. CNN had 1.394 million, Fox News averaged 1.165 million and MSNBC trailed with 592k.
This represents the highest rated Iowa Caucuses in CNN and cable news history, among adults 25-54.
In total viewers, CNN averaged 2.806 million (7p-2a), the network’s highest rated Iowa Caucus coverage ever among total viewers.
Online, CNN Politics' mix of strong stories, engaging experiences, interactives, results and explanatory video won the day. CNN Digital saw record-setting audiences, registering its third best day in history, with more than 5 million unique visitors on CNNPolitics.com, 3 million mobile app users and 14 million unique visitors for CNN Digital overall. (Source: Adobe Reports & Analytics.)
Ranks #1 across Cable News in Weekend Total Day and Prime in Demo
CNN Special Events Programming Tops Competition
January was another strong month for CNN with the network kicking off the year ranking #2 in cable news and growing double-digits vs a year ago. For the month, CNN ranked #2 in cable news in Total Day and Primetime in both total viewers and the demo 25-54. CNN has now topped MSNBC for the 19th straight month in Total Day among both total viewers and the demo, and in Primetime in the demo – the longest winning streak in almost eight years (since Feb. 2008). CNN has now beaten MSNBC in Primetime in total viewers for the second consecutive month. Also in January, CNN ranked #1 in cable news on weekends (Sat/Sun) in both Total Day and Primetime among 25-54.
Of particular note, CNN special events programming all ranked #1 across cable news in their time periods this month:
CNN January 2016 Program Highlights:
CNN Films and CNN Films Presents:
Data is a blend of Nielsen Live+SD and the more inclusive Live+3 and final Live+7 data when available.
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Duration: 30 Minutes
In February, CNN’s ‘Winning Post’ is joined by British sports presenter and journalist Aly Vance (nee Rowell) as the new host of the network’s monthly flat-racing show.
In her first programme as host, Vance (pictured) explores horse racing in South Africa, reporting from the continent’s newest and richest horse race, the CTS Million Dollar and the long-running J&B Met: races as famous for haute couture as the horses themselves. FULL POST
Huawei is extending its commercial partnership with CNN International launching a 12-week integrated campaign that spans program sponsorship, on-air weekly segments and vignettes, spot advertising, banner ads and digital components.
The centre-piece of the campaign is the sponsorship of CNN International flagship program ‘Connect the World’ in Asia and Latin America. Live from Abu Dhabi, ‘Connect the World’ is hosted by Becky Anderson and analyses today’s news stories, anticipates their consequences and contextualizes their origins.
The ‘Connect the World’ program sponsorship is complemented with the launch of a new on-air series called ‘The Connectors’ which will be seen across APAC, LATAM, and EMEA.
‘The Connectors’ explores the creative thinking behind some of the world’s most successful products, as well as the innovative business solutions shaping brands today. Each week will see a world-class creative team take audiences on a journey from idea to fruition.
Beginning week of February 1, 2016, the first segment features internationally-renowned Aardman Animations, the creators of the iconic Wallace and Gromit series. Aardman Creative Director Peter Lord and his team discuss the creative process behind Special Delivery, a new immersive 3D interactive short story project commissioned by Google Spotlight Stories.
In addition to the segments, weekly vignettes will showcase people from the world of business and lifestyle who use straightforward logic to solve problems plaguing their industry. Kicking-off the series is Dearman, a start-up clean tech company that uses liquid air and nitrogen to deliver zero-emission power and cooling.
Vice President, CNN International Advertising Sales Asia Pacific, Sunita Rajan: “CNN International and Huawei have had a long-standing relationship but this new campaign which incorporates program sponsorship and an on-air series takes the partnership to a much deeper level. We’re delighted to partner with Huawei across CNN’s television and digital platforms and we’re confident ‘The Connectors’ will resonate with audiences around the world.”
CMO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Glory Zhang: “We are thrilled to further our relationship with CNN and its exceptional reach. ‘The Connectors’ series perfectly complements our vision of ‘Building a Better Connected World’, emphasizing a need for greater agility, creativity and compelling content behind businesses today. Being able to reach audiences via integrated platforms that resonate is key for us. We are confident the latest CNN campaign will propel our message to new heights, be it to showcase the newest Huawei watch, Mate 8 or P8 Smartphones.”
‘The Connectors’ begins week of February 1, 2016 and airs in CNN International flagship program ‘Connect the World’ hosted by Becky Anderson.
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On this weekend's FAREED ZAKARIA GPS, host Fareed Zakaria spoke with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the Prime Minister’s first interview with a non-Canadian media organization. The wide-ranging interview covered the Syrian refugee crisis, military action and air strikes against ISIS, and how falling oil prices are impacting Canada’s economy.
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WEB EXTRA: Will TRUDEAU end Canada’s air strikes against ISIS?
WEB EXTRA: TRUDEAU on how the collapse of oil prices will impact Canada’s economy
FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST, CNN GPS: Every year at Davos, there’s a country that stands out, attracting attention and admiration. This year it was not so much a nation, but a person.
Justin Trudeau, the new 44-year-old Prime Minister of Canada, was the star of the World Economic Forum. Hollywood actors and CEOs took selfies with him. Women seemed particularly impressed, perhaps because he has appointed a cabinet that is 50 percent female.
Trudeau is an unabashed liberal, with plans to legalize pot, raise taxes on the wealthy, and take climate change seriously. In doing this, he continues the legacy of his father, Pierre Trudeau, who was perhaps Canada's most famous prime minister.
Davos was his debut on the world stage, and my interview was his first with a non-Canadian broadcaster.
SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF THE WONDER LIST WITH BILL WEIR FOLLOWS AT 10PM ET/PT
Complementing CNN’s robust election coverage, the network will debut Race for the White House, a thrilling six-part CNN Original Series narrated by Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey on Sunday, March 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Using rare archival footage, interviews and stylized dramatizations, each hour-long episode tells the story of one iconic campaign for the Presidency of the United States. From powerful speeches to the dirty tricks and Machiavellian schemes, Race for the White House captures the drama of a high-stakes presidential election and its impact on politics today. Elections include Lincoln/Douglas, JFK/Nixon, Bush/Dukakis and more. The series is executive produced by Spacey and Dana Brunetti (House of Cards).
Here is a look at Race for the White House -
The season two debut of the CNN Original Series The Wonder List with Bill Weir immediately follows at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In the new season, storyteller Weir continues his worldwide quest to uncover the untold stories of remarkable people, places, cultures, and creatures, at the crossroads of change. Across six hour-long episodes, viewers will be transported to fascinating and breathtaking locations, including the glaciers and fjords of Iceland, the Peruvian ruins of Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon and Colorado River, stunning Botswana and Namibia in southern Africa, the secretive Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and to Cuba as it undergoes dramatic transformation.
Here is a sneak peek of the new season of The Wonder List –
Race for the White House is co-produced by Raw and Trigger Street Productions. The Wonder List with Bill Weir is produced by CNN and filmed by renowned cinematographer Philip Bloom.
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.