'Winning Post' host Aly Vance at Chantilly
June 30th, 2016
12:07 PM ET


Winning Post

Saturday 23 July at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Sunday 24 July at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Thursday 28 July at 1030 BST/ 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 30 July at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Sunday 31 July at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Duration: 30 Minutes

‘Winning Post’ in July, hosted by Aly Vance (pictured) examines the heartlands of racing, questioning what it is that sets Ascot, Chantilly and Newmarket apart.

The five days of Royal Ascot attract racing enthusiasts from around the globe and, whilst it has never claimed to be a ‘Heartland of Racing’ as such, it is considered by most to be the most prestigious meet of the year.

A national institution, with Queen Elizabeth II in attendance every day, Vance examines how Royal Ascot became the centrepiece of the British social calendar and a spectacle of fashion and style. FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN International • CNN Preview • Sanjay Gupta
June 28th, 2016
02:11 PM ET


Posts Double-Digit Growth in Each Key Daypart, Every Weekday Program

Dominates MSNBC in Total Day, Prime and Dayside

 #1 on Weekends

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, The Lead with Jake Tapper,

State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Fareed Zakaria GPS

All Rank #1 in June

CNN was the number-two rated cable news network for the second quarter of 2016, which ended Sunday. CNN finished a strong number two among total viewers and adults 25-54 in both total day and prime time. It was the ninth consecutive quarter that CNN has finished in second place in total day among both demos and in prime time among adults 25-54, once again far ahead of third place MSNBC.

CNN continues to narrow the gap with Fox News. Among adults 25-54 in prime time in the second quarter, CNN finished just 9% behind Fox News (324k vs 358k). That is the fourth smallest quarterly deficit on record.  And among adults 25-54 in total day, CNN finished 12% behind Fox News (190k vs 217k), the smallest quarterly deficit since 2008.

This quarter, CNN had double-digit growth across every key daypart and every weekday program compared to last year.  Among the Top 40 cable networks vs. a year ago in total day, CNN is posting the second largest growth in both adults 25-54 and total viewers.

CNN’s dayside programming (9am-4pm) had a significant advantage over MSNBC this quarter:  +35% more total viewers and a +61% advantage among adults 25-54 - also growing double-digits compared to a year ago.


Topics: CNN • Ratings
Meet Nitya Chambers, CNN's New VP of Premium Content
June 27th, 2016
02:02 PM ET

Meet Nitya Chambers, CNN's New VP of Premium Content

Meet Nitya Chambers — CNN’s VP of Premium Content.  Nitya joins CNN from Threespot, a full service digital agency based in Washington, D.C., where she served as Director of Content Strategy. In her time at Threespot, she led teams to create powerful digital experiences for clients like the National Park Service, PBS Newshour, Smithsonian, WomenStrong International, and Zero to Three. Prior to that, Nitya worked for ABC News Digital and at “Nightline."

In her new role with CNN, Nitya will work with the executive editors of premium content verticals such as Style, Travel, Arabic, Media & Entertainment, and Health to execute editorial strategy and liaise with the network's sales, product, tech-dev and newsgathering teams. Nitya will report to CNN’s SVP of Premium Content Ed O’Keefe when she starts in late July.

Until then, give her a shout on Twitter @nityavc and check out her Q&A below.

What is premium content and how will you VP it?

Premium content is the story of how we live our lives. Areas like Style, Travel, Health, and Entertainment are reflections of our collective tastes. They speak volumes about who we are right now, and how we're willing to spend our time and money. There's a lot to learn from the successes of CNN Politics and CNNMoney, and I'm excited to be part of the team that applies those lessons to premium content. FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN Digital
June 24th, 2016
02:00 AM ET


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:
  • 10 mm: The Hill

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


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


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.


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.



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.


Topics: 2016 Election • Chris Cuomo • CNN • CNN Politics • Transcripts
(Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Domino Magazine)
June 21st, 2016
10:06 AM ET


My Happy Place – *NEW SERIES*

Series starts Tuesday 12 July within ‘News Stream at’ 1300 BST / 1400 CET and within ‘International Desk’ at 1700 BST / 1800 CET

Launching in July, ‘My Happy Place’ is a new monthly series on CNN International which features personalities from the worlds of business, media, design and sport who reveal their favourite place or space, which helps give them peace of mind.

The first in the series features actor and filmmaker, Edward Norton (pictured), who introduces a place close to his heart as a conservationist: the ‘Campi ya Kanzi’ in Kenya.

Since visiting the safari lodge for the first time in 2000, Norton reveals to ‘My Happy Place’ the reasons why he’s returned every year since.

Led by a Massai community, Campi ya Kanzi only allow 16 people into the 340 thousand acre area at a time, allowing for virtual solitude alongside roaming elephants, giraffes and lions.


Topics: CNN • CNN International • CNN Preview • Living Golf • Richard Quest
Fareed Zakaria's WHY THEY HATE US encores TONIGHT at 9p ET on CNN/U.S. & CNN International
June 20th, 2016
04:03 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria's WHY THEY HATE US encores TONIGHT at 9p ET on CNN/U.S. & CNN International

CNN's Fareed Zakaria hosts a special, updated presentation of WHY THEY HATE US tonight on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm Eastern.

“Why do they hate us?” has been the question asked since the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago – and again in the wake of horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last week.  What makes seemingly ordinary people turn against America - and against their own countrymen - to commit murderous attacks?  Zakaria explores the roots of the rage – and challenges experts, religious scholars, policy influencers, and even those who say they want to kill us – for answers to whether America can do anything to stop the bloodshed.

Zakaria also explores why modernity is perceived by violent jihadis as a threat to Islam to be met with bloodshed – including violence against other Muslims – in a new editorial, "Why they hate us."


Putin to Fareed Zakaria: 'The U.S. is a great power. At the moment, it is probably the only superpower and we accept this fact'
June 19th, 2016
11:23 AM ET

Putin to Fareed Zakaria: 'The U.S. is a great power. At the moment, it is probably the only superpower and we accept this fact'

At 1:00pmET on CNN/U.S., a special edition of CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features a wide-ranging discussion with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on the subjects of U.S.-Russian relations, the European Union, the 2016 U.S. election, the extended conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and doping allegations against Russian athletes hoping to go to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi discusses the potential 'permanent' impact on Europe for a potential 'Brexit' vote; and Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev discusses the possibility of a female president in his country in the future.

This wide-ranging discussion encores today on both CNN/U.S. and CNN International.   Please check here for additional airtimes across CNN's broadcast networks:


June 17th, 2016
01:26 PM ET

Vladimir Putin on Sunday's FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – June 19

Three Heads of State Join FAREED ZAKARIA GPS

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria will sit down with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev for wide-ranging discussions at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, June 17.

Topics covered in Zakaria's discussion with Mr. Putin included the sanctions imposed upon Russia by Europe and the U.S., Russia's relationship with Ukraine, the American presidential election, doping allegations against Russia's Olympic athletes, ‘Brexit,’ U.S.-Russia relations, the extended conflict in Syria, and more.

This special edition of CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS was taped in St. Petersburg, Russia and will be broadcast on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.  Portions of the discussions will broadcast first across CNN’s television, mobile, and digital platforms on Friday and throughout the weekend.


In the United States (all times Eastern Daylight Time):

Sunday, June 19

  • CNN International: 7:00a.m., encore at 3:00p.m.
  • CNN/U.S.: 10:00a.m., encore at 1:00p.m.

In Hong Kong (all times HKT):

Sunday, June 19 – CNN: 7:00p.m.

Monday, June 20 –  CNN: 10:00a.m.


Topics: CNN • CNN International • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS • Italy • Russia
CNN Wins Golden Nymph Award for News Coverage of Baltimore
CNN's Miguel Marquez accepts the Golden Nymph Award for CNN's coverage of Baltimore at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
June 17th, 2016
11:42 AM ET

CNN Wins Golden Nymph Award for News Coverage of Baltimore

CNN was awarded the prestigious Golden Nymph Award from the Monte Carlo Television Festival for its news coverage of Baltimore in 2015. CNN’s coverage encompassed the unrest in the city after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Gray’s death ignited protests as debate surged nationwide over whether police use excessive force, particularly against African-Americans. CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez, who led CNN’s coverage from Baltimore, accepted the award last night in Monte Carlo.

Topics: Awards • CNN
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