KICKOFF IN ARIZONA: RACHEL NICHOLS HOSTS SUPER BOWL SPECIAL WITH DAN MARINO
January 29th, 2015
10:07 AM ET

KICKOFF IN ARIZONA: RACHEL NICHOLS HOSTS SUPER BOWL SPECIAL WITH DAN MARINO

With Guests Pete Carroll and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees 

Airs Saturday, January 31st at 4:30 pm/et

From the heart of Super Bowl central in downtown Phoenix, CNN Sports Anchor Rachel Nichols will go inside football’s biggest game with Pro-Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino.

In the 30 minute special, Nichols sit-downs with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll to discuss how he overcame being fired by the Patriots to bring a championship to Seattle. Also a topic of conversation: deflategate. Click here for a preview of the Carroll interview: http://cnn.it/1Cg6qA4

Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees will also join the special, along with Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb, New Orleans Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson, and former New York Giants Receiver David Tyree.

Nichols and co-host Marino will tackle hot topics, ranging from the state of the league as commissioner Roger Goodell sees it to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s response to those “deflategate” accusations.

Kickoff in Arizona: CNN at Super Bowl Central with Rachel Nichols and Dan Marino airs on CNN Saturday, January 31st at 4:30 PM/ET and on CNNi Saturday, January 31st at 9:30 GMT.


Topics: CNN
HLN Kicks Off The New Year Strong; Posts Increases In Total Day & Prime In All Key Demos
HLN is Also Kicking off 2015 with Solid Ratings and Social Growth
January 28th, 2015
12:53 PM ET

HLN Kicks Off The New Year Strong; Posts Increases In Total Day & Prime In All Key Demos

HLN Beats MSNBC In Total Day & Prime In January 2015

#1 Cable News Network In Weekend Total Day & Prime

In HLN's first month since rebranding, the debut of its first live daily show ("The Daily Share") and original series ("Jack Vale: Offline") under the new brand, HLN is also kicking off 2015 with solid ratings and social growth. 

  • Total Day, HLN is up +39% in P2+ (316k); +32% in P25-54 (135k); +47% in P18-49 (112k) vs January 2014
  • Mon-Sun Prime, HLN is up +19% in P2+ (369k); +12% in P25-54 (140k): +16% in P18-49 (114k) vs prior year
  • HLN & CNN are the only two cable news nets up in all demos January 2015 vs. 2014 in Total Day

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Topics: HLN • HLN Press Releases • Ratings
CNN Has All The Ratings Momentum In January
January 27th, 2015
03:45 PM ET

CNN Has All The Ratings Momentum In January

Narrows Gap with Fox News to Lowest in Years; Overtakes MSNBC in All Categories

CNN is Up +70% vs. Last Year; Fox News Declines Double-Digits, MSNBC Sheds Nearly 40% of its Audience

CNN Ranks #1 in Total Day and M-Su Primetime among 18-49

New Day Beats Morning Joe in Viewers and Demo; Brooke Baldwin Ranks #1 at 2pm and 3pm; Erin Burnett Grows 100%

CNN had all the ratings momentum in January, with the cable news network closing out the month firmly ahead of MSNBC in all key dayparts in both total viewers and the demo 25-54 rating and also narrowing the gap significantly with Fox News to the closest margin in six years (since January 2009).  CNN has now beaten MSNBC for the seventh straight month in Total Day among both demos, and in M-Su/M-F Primetime in the demo, the longest streak across these dayparts and demos in six years (since November 2008).  CNN (and HLN) are up from year-ago in all categories, with CNN posting the largest growth in cable news.  MSNBC is down double-digits in all three key dayparts among both demos, posting the largest declines.  Fox News is seeing double-digit losses in Total Day among both demos, and in M-Su/M-F Prime among total viewers. CNN also ranked #1 in Total Day and M-Su Primetime among 18-49.

On weekday mornings, CNN’s New Day registered its highest ratings ever in January and posted its largest monthly share of the cable news morning audience since 2009.  The program also easily beat MSNBC’s Morning Joe, topping Joe for four straight months in total viewers and seven consecutive months among A25-54.  Fox and Friends posted its lowest delivery since 2001.

This month, CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin at 2pm and 3pm ranked #1 in the demo 25-54, beating Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson (2pm) and Shepard Smith Reporting (3pm). CNN’s weekday Primetime programs all registered enormous growth especially in the key demo (Outfront with Erin Burnett up +100%,  AC 360 up +81%, CNN 9pm programming up +91% and CNN Tonight up +47%) while Fox News was up single-digits (+4%) and MSNBC lost a whopping -45% of its weekday Primetime audience.  CNN’s D.C.-based and Sunday morning programming all posted significant growth and easily topped MSNBC this month. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN Press Releases • Ratings
January 26th, 2015
06:48 PM ET

President Obama interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in India

Interview to Premiere on CNN’s NEW DAY on CNN/U.S.

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive

President Barack Obama will sit down with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for a wide-ranging interview from New Delhi as the President concludes his state visit to India.

Portions of the interview will air first on CNN’s NEW DAY on Tuesday, January 27, beginning at 6:00amET and then air throughout the day on programs across CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, and on CNN.com.

The full interview will air on CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, February 1st on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

Interview topics will include U.S.-India relations, the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, recent terrorism events in the Middle East and Africa, the long conflict in Ukraine, the fall of the U.S.-allied government of Yemen, and more.

In September 2014, Fareed Zakaria was the first person to interview Prime Minister Modi since Mr. Modi’s election as Prime Minister of India.

AIRTIMES FOR NEW DAY

In the United States on Tuesday, January 27 (U.S. Eastern Time):

  • CNN/U.S.: 6:00a.m.

AIRTIMES FOR FAREED ZAKARIA GPS

In the United States:

Saturday, January 31

  • CNN International: 9:00p.m.

Sunday, February 01 (Eastern Time):

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

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Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 5&6
This month’s ‘CNN Ones to Watch’ is dedicated to dance, with choreographer Frank Gatson
January 26th, 2015
12:54 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 5&6

CNN Ones to Watch

This month’s ‘master’ Frank Gatson, choreographer to many global stars

This month’s ‘master’ Frank Gatson, choreographer to many global stars

Friday 13 February at 1030 GMT/ 1130 CET and 1630 GMT / 1730 CET

Saturday 14 February at 1430 GMT / 1530 CET and 2030 GMT / 2130 CET

Sunday 15 February at 0130 GMT / 0230 CET

Monday 16 February at 0430 GMT / 0530 CET

Tuesday 17 February at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET

Wednesday 18 February at 0430 GMT / 0530 CET and 0930 GMT / 1030 CET FULL POST


Topics: CNN
January 25th, 2015
12:04 PM ET

WH Chief of Staff on Iran negotiations: "Congress should let us finish this job"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (Obama Administration) joined CNN host Michael Smerconish (Smerconish airs Saturday’s at 9:00amET on CNN/U.S.) to discuss the recent reported beheading of a Japanese hostage by ISIS, the power shifts in the Middle East and their effects on United States policy, as well as the nuclear negotiations with Iran and the upcoming Israeli elections and the Congressional invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

On Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu: “This is the most important relationship we have in the world.  This is something that ought to be and will continue to be, as far as we're concerned, above partisan politics.  This is a relationship, given its importance, that stretches across many different things, from values straight through intelligence cooperation to defense and security assistance.  That's the kinds of things that we will be focused on in this regard.  That's why we think also we ought not get involved in their politics.  That's why the president thinks it doesn't make any sense for us to meet with the prime minister two weeks before his election.”

On Iran: .”We have isolated the Iranians over the course of six years.  We now have robust international multilateral sanctions in place and we have very aggressive bilateral sanctions in place.  That's leading to Iran being isolated, its economy being in tatters, its ability to export and sell oil at near - near record lows.  So, we're going to continue to do that.  We can maintain that international unity by pressing through these last several months of negotiations.  Congress should just give us the time to let those negotiations play out.  It doesn't make any sense for them to prematurely act on legislation that the president will veto if it's going to risk maintaining this international unity.  So, Congress should let us finish this job. “

On recent ISIS hostage situations: “We don't either negotiate or make exchanges or pay ransoms.  We think that results in just more cash floating around with these very hateful characters who will just have more ability to ply their trade.”

Full transcript after the jump. FULL POST

CNN Films to Launch Short Films Strand with THE 414s: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE HACKERS
CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man Season Three Premiere Scores Highest Rated Episode Ever In P25-54 & Total Viewers
January 23rd, 2015
05:12 PM ET

CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man Season Three Premiere Scores Highest Rated Episode Ever In P25-54 & Total Viewers

Inside Man Tops MSNBC Flagship Rachel Maddow; Delivers 276,000 in Key Demo

The season three premiere of the CNN Original Series’ Morgan Spurlock Inside Man posted its highest rated episode ever on Thursday, January 22 (9-10pm ET) in the key P25-54 demo (276,000), and in total viewers (590,000).

Inside Man ranked second in its time period easily topping MSNBC’s flagship program The Rachel Maddow Show in the demo (276k vs. 187k).

The series premiered its third season on Thursday with the episode “MorganBot,” in which the host attempts to harness the power of robots and artificial intelligence to better control his busy life. 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+SD data.  Fast National data for 1/22/15.   Note: Fast National data is time period based, while historical data is program based.

CNN IS NO. 1 IN CABLE NEWS DURING SOTU AND PRIMETIME LAST NIGHT IN DEMO
January 21st, 2015
05:01 PM ET

CNN IS NO. 1 IN CABLE NEWS DURING SOTU AND PRIMETIME LAST NIGHT IN DEMO

FOX NEWS HAS LOWEST SOTU PERFORMANCE SINCE 2000; MSNBC WORST IN 8 YEARS 

CNN is the Only Cable News Network to Grow from Last Year’s SOTU; Up +40% 

Fox News is Down -29% in the Demo and -25% in Total Viewers vs. 2014; MSNBC is Down Significantly in the Demo

According to Nielsen Fast National Data, CNN/U.S. was No. #1 in cable news during the State of the Union Address and primetime last night in the all-important key demo 25-54.

During the State of the Union Address, CNN averaged 1.068 million in the key demo, Fox News followed with 856k and MSNBC trailed with 482k.  (In total viewers CNN had 2.64 million, Fox posted 3.52m and MSNBC had 2.01m.) FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNN International promotes Petra Malenicka to Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, Europe and the Americas
January 21st, 2015
10:21 AM ET

CNN International promotes Petra Malenicka to Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, Europe and the Americas

Petra Malenicka is taking a new role at CNN International, expanding on her previous responsibility for Western Europe advertising sales.

Effective immediately, Malenicka is now promoted to Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, Europe and the Americas. In this expanded position, Malenicka combines leadership of CNN’s Western Europe advertising sales operations with additional responsibility for CNN International sales for North America and oversight of global advertising opportunities generated from Latin America. This position will enable Malenicka to deliver an even greater range of client solutions across multiple CNN platforms such as CNN International, CNN en Espanol and CNN US.

This appointment follows Malenicka’s leadership of CNN’s Western Europe advertising sales since 2013. In that time, her teams across Switzerland, France, UK, Germany, Austria, Benelux and Nordics have identified client needs to nurture existing relationships and work closely with advertisers and sponsors new to CNN International.

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Topics: CNN
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