Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta Host Town Hall: Prescription Addiction
May 10th, 2016
04:14 PM ET

Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta Host Town Hall: Prescription Addiction

ANDERSON COOPER 360° TOWN HALL PRESCRIPTION ADDICTION: MADE IN THE USA

WITH DR. SANJAY GUPTA, AIRS TOMORROW AT 9PM ET ON CNN

Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading causes of accidental death in America. It’s an epidemic hiding in plain sight and has been linked to many deaths, most recently music legend Prince.

In a special hour airing this Wednesday, May 11th, Anderson Cooper and CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta examine the truths behind this alarming rise in unintentional deaths and what we can do to stop it. The Town Hall audience will be comprised of people who have been effected by opioid abuse and guests will include addiction specialists, former addicts and doctors.

Anderson Cooper 360° Town Hall Prescription Addiction: Made in the USA will air tomorrow/Wednesday at 9pm ET on CNN.

New research shows widespread international interest in US Election with CNN as #1 news destination
May 9th, 2016
10:37 AM ET

New research shows widespread international interest in US Election with CNN as #1 news destination

  • CNN named #1 international news destination for US Election coverage
  • Network to launch nightly US Election show for international audiences

CNN International Commercial commissioned new research that shows huge demand from worldwide audiences in following the story of this year’s US Elections. The study also confirms CNN as the leading international media covering the US Election – building on the network’s agenda-setting coverage and record TV and digital ratings during the Presidential race so far.

To understand how the world views and is following one of the biggest stories of 2016, CNN commissioned independent research company Toluna to assess* the viewing habits and opinions of adults in 23 countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific, plus Canada. The findings of this research were released ahead of CNN International launching a new nightly US Election show – State of the Race. From 16 May, the show will be anchored from CNN’s New York bureau by Kate Bolduan and give international audiences 30 minutes of insight and analysis into the story that the world is watching with intense interest.

In the research findings released today, 51% of all respondents select CNN as the #1 international news provider for following the US Election – a figure higher than all other news organisations combined and dwarfing any preference for other media such as BBC (19%), Reuters (5%) and Sky News (4%). 78% of respondents say they have viewed or read CNN coverage, with 83% of these people consuming CNN’s political content within the last week. The majority of people getting their news fix about the US Election are doing so through CNN International’s linear channel – 50% say they consume via TV, 31% on the CNN website, 14% on social media and 8% via the CNN app.

Outside of news consumption habits, the study found huge interest amongst international audiences for the US Election. 85% of people view the election as important for the world at large, with 73% of respondents saying they are personally interested in US Election news.

The top reasons that people state as why they are interested in the US Election are: importance for the world at large (68%); importance for their country (47%); potential to affect individuals economically (38%); insight into the US political system (35%); shows how Americans view the world (34%); and the personalities of the competing  candidates (33%). Asked why they think the US Election is important to the world at large – respondents say it is due to: the US’s significance to the global economy (64%); implications for international relations (63%); US’s role in global security and counter-terrorism (57%); trade prospects and potential for a shift to more hardline US foreign policy (both 43%).

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Topics: 2016 Election • CNN • CNN International
CNN #1 FOR WEEK, WHCD & ORIGINAL SERIES
May 3rd, 2016
03:08 PM ET

CNN #1 FOR WEEK, WHCD & ORIGINAL SERIES

CNN #1 IN CABLE NEWS IN PRIME TIME FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK AMONG ADULTS 25-54

 Ranked #9 in ALL of Cable Among Total Viewers Last Week

 CNN Top-Rated During White House Correspondents’ Dinner Coverage

 CNN Original Series Ranked #1 in Demo on Sunday

Last week (4/25/16-5/1/16), CNN ranked #1 in cable news in M-Su Prime among adults 25-54.  This is only the third time CNN has won three consecutive weeks in the last 15 years.

The last time CNN won three consecutive weeks was at the end of 2015 (weeks of 12/14/15, 12/21/15 and 12/28/15) and the time before that was 2008 (weeks of 1/21/08, 1/28/08 and 2/4/08).  Before 2008, the last time was in 2001 (weeks of 11/12/01, 11/19/01 and 11/26/01).

CNN also ranked #9 in ALL of cable last week in total viewers in prime time (M-F and M-Su).

CNN’s coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner led by John Berman, ranked #1 in both total viewers and among adults 25-54 throughout the evening of Saturday, April 30.

During the 10pm hour on Saturday,  CNN ranked #1 in cable news among both total viewers and adults 25-54.

10p-11p:

CNN:                                               3.0m total viewers           771k among adults 25-54

Fox News:                                          1.2m total viewers                  238k among adults 25-54

MSNBC:                                             945k total viewers                  212k among adults 25-54

 

Full Coverage Blocks:

CNN (7-11:30pm):                        1.9m total viewers            458k among adults 25-54

Fox News (10–11:13pm):                  1.2m total viewers                  231k among adults 25-54

MSNBC (9-11:09pm):                        737k total viewers                  159k among adults 25-54

CNN’s coverage was also up significantly vs. prior years.  Below is a yearly dayparts tracker:

Dayparts Tracker

CNN Original Series premieres ranked #1 among adults 25-54 on Sunday (5/1/16).  Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Chicago) averaged 251k among adults 25-54, MSNBC placed second with 172k and Fox News followed with 169k.  United Shades of America (San Quentin) was also top-rated with the W. Kamau Bell-led program attracting 263k, Fox News had 234k and MSNBC lagged behind with 142k among adults 25-54.

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Topics: CNN • CNN Press Releases • Ratings
May 2nd, 2016
03:46 PM ET

CNN Café wins Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish in the United States

The 43rd edition of the Daytime Emmys® Award was held yesterday, May 1st in Los Angeles, California, and CNN en Español’s morning show, Café CNN, was recognized for Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish in the United States.

Co-anchors Alejandra Oraa and Maria Alejandra Requena, along with Vice President of Programming and Production for CNN en Español, Eduardo Suarez, were on stage to receive the award on behalf of the entire team. CNN Café was awarded for coverage of the Seventh Summit the Americas in Panama.  FULL POST


Topics: Alejandra Oraa • Awards • CNN • CNN en Espanol
HBO Documentary NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper Broadcasts on CNN
April 28th, 2016
01:20 PM ET

HBO Documentary NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper Broadcasts on CNN

CNN Films Presents airs Friday, April 29 at 9:00pm Eastern

CNN will broadcast HBO’s memoir-like documentary, NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper, directed by Liz Garbus, on Friday, April 29 at 9:00pm Eastern.  The CNN Films Presents broadcast will air with limited commercial interruption.

Told through intimate conversations shared between mother and son, the film captures the legendary life of Gloria Vanderbilt – her grandfather’s historic industrial achievements, her father’s unexpected death, the famed custody trial between Gloria Vanderbilt’s mother and aunt, and her careers as actress, artist, and designer.

They also discuss Wyatt Cooper’s premature death, when Anderson Cooper was just 10 years old, and the suicide of Cooper’s older brother, Carter, a devastating circumstance that left them with painful, unanswered questions coupled with their grief.  In the film, Cooper partially attributes his ability to report from war zones and witness grand-scale human tragedies like famine or the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to having lost people closest to him in his life.

Vanderbilt, now 92, continues to paint and create daily.  She and her son, Anderson Cooper, the award-winning CNN journalist, discuss her turbulent childhood, romances, marriages and children, and career highlights while examining the personal letters, art collections, news clippings and film, home movies, and family photographs that have chronicled much of Vanderbilt’s storied life.

NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper is a CNN Films Presents broadcast of an HBO Documentary film.  The film, a Moxie Firecracker Films production, is directed by Liz Garbus and executive produced by Anderson Cooper.  For HBO, the film is produced by Nancy Abraham and executive produced by Sheila Nevins.   NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January.  For additional information about this film, please visit www.CNN.com/CNNFilms.

About CNN Films Presents and CNN Worldwide

CNN Films produces and acquires documentary feature and short films for theatrical and festival exhibition and distribution across CNN’s multiple platforms.  Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, oversees the strategy for CNN Films; Courtney Sexton, senior director for program development, works day-to-day with filmmakers to oversee projects.  For more information about CNN Films, please visit www.CNN.com/CNNFilms and follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.

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.

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The Orchard to Serve Up CNN Films' JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
April 27th, 2016
11:31 PM ET

The Orchard to Serve Up CNN Films' JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT

Film to have World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival April 16

JEREMIAHTOWER_FINISH_HIGHRES-Orchard

The Orchard has announced an agreement with CNN Films to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to director Lydia Tenaglia’s highly-anticipated documentary JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT.  CNN Films retains North American broadcast rights and will air the documentary on CNN following its theatrical release by The Orchard, to be set for early 2017.  With a worldwide premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival scheduled for this Saturday, the film is produced by Susan Porretta and executive producers are Anthony Bourdain, Chris Collins, Joe Caterini, Tenaglia, Amy Entelis, and Vinnie Malhotra.

THE LAST MAGNIFICENT explores the exceptional, adventurous life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial, outrageous, and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy, yet his name has largely been obliterated from history.  Featuring interviews with Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Martha Stewart, and Ruth Reichl, this delicious documentary tells the dramatic story of America’s first celebrity chef.

“The story of Jeremiah Tower is the stuff of legends – his brash personality and culinary genius make for a captivating look at the man and the story behind the legend,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s SVP Film and Television. “Not only are we thrilled to be working with Anthony and Lydia, but excited to be partnering with our friends at CNN on this film.”

“CNN Films is so proud to partner with The Orchard and our Anthony Bourdain, Lydia Tenaglia, and the team at ZPZ for this beautiful documentary about Jeremiah Tower,” said Amy Entelis, EVP of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide.  “Tony’s and ZPZ’s amazing vision for Parts Unknown has changed how we think about food, culture, and our global community.  Jeremiah changed what it means to eat out in America, and we are so pleased to bring his exceptional story to a wide audience.”

“I am so appreciative of CNN's continued support of Zero Point Zero Production and honored that The Orchard has picked up Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent for distribution,” said director Lydia Tenaglia. “I'm so proud of the entire crew who helped bring this film to life and of Jeremiah, who allowed us in to his magnificent world.”

The acquisition deal between CNN Films and The Orchard was negotiated by Stacey Wolf, Vice President of business affairs, and Courtney Sexton, Senior Director for program development, on behalf of CNN, and by Cinetic on behalf of the filmmakers.

About The Orchard

The Orchard is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard's film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentary "Cartel Land," "The Overnight," "Dior & I" and "What We Do in the Shadows." Upcoming releases include Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville's "The Music of Strangers,” Taika Waititi’s “The Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” Roger Ross Williams’ “Life, Animated” and Antonio Campos’ “Christine.” The company is currently in theaters with Joachim Trier's "Louder Than Bombs.” For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.

About CNN and CNN Films

CNN Films produces and acquires documentary feature and short films for theatrical and festival exhibition and distribution across CNN’s multiple platforms.  Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, oversees the strategy for CNN Films; Courtney Sexton, senior director for program development, works day-to-day with filmmakers to oversee projects.  For more information about CNN Films, please visit www.CNN.com/CNNFilms and follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.

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.

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CNN #1 Again in Prime Time and Throughout Coverage Block
April 27th, 2016
01:46 PM ET

CNN #1 Again in Prime Time and Throughout Coverage Block

Tops Fox News and MSNBC during Super Tuesday 4 in Demo 25-54 and 18-34

15 MILLION VISIT CNN DIGITAL

CNN continues to be the place where Americans watch election returns, with the network ranking #1 among adults 25-54 and 18-34 during last night’s Super Tuesday 4 coverage.  In primetime (8-11pm), CNN was top-rated among adults 25-54 with 929k, a 31% advantage over second place Fox News’ 707k and +139% more than MSNBC’s 388k, according Nielsen Fast National data.   Among younger viewers (18-34), CNN was top-rated by wide margins with 305k, Fox News had 147k and MSNBC trailed with 83k.  In total viewers, CNN had 2.620 million, MSNBC followed with 1.482 million; Fox News had 3.253 million.

During the live coverage block (7pm – 2am) CNN was also #1, averaging 629k to Fox News’ 539k and to MSNBC’s 287k among adults 25-54.   In younger viewers (18–34), CNN outperformed the competition during the block with 190k to Fox News’ 113k and to MSNBC’s 55k.  In total viewers, CNN bested MSNBC (1.748 million vs. MSNBC’s 1.080 million); Fox News had 2.309 million during this time period.

Users flocked to CNN across platforms on Super Tuesday 4, with 15 million unique visitors turning to CNN Digital. The day registered as one of the top ten days across all primaries and caucuses dating back to 2008. CNN Digital also saw 11 million video starts and 87 million page views throughout the day.

Last night’s Super Tuesday 4 primary election night coverage (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island) was anchored by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper and Dana Bash.  John King reported throughout the night from the Magic Wall.

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Topics: 2016 Election • Ratings
CNN #1 IN CABLE NEWS IN PRIME TIME; BEATS FOX NEWS FOR 5 OF THE PAST 8 MONTHS
April 26th, 2016
12:58 PM ET

CNN #1 IN CABLE NEWS IN PRIME TIME; BEATS FOX NEWS FOR 5 OF THE PAST 8 MONTHS

CNN Posts Triple Digit Growth in Prime Time; Most in TV

Narrows Gap with Fox News in Total Day to Smallest in Over Seven Years

CNN also #1 on Weekends

CNN ranked #1 in cable news in prime time in April. CNN beat Fox News for the fifth time in the last eight months in M-Su prime time (four of the past eight in M-F prime) among adults 25-54.  The last time CNN had this many prime time wins in an eight-month period versus Fox News was over 14 years ago (Nov. 2001). CNN also handily topped MSNBC this month in all dayparts, with CNN besting MSNBC for the 22nd straight month in Total Day (among both total viewers and among adults 25-54) and in prime time (among 25-54).  In total viewers, CNN has now beaten MSNBC for the fifth straight month (or seven out of eight months) in prime time.  CNN continued to top MSNBC by wide margins during the day (9am-4pm) – posting a +36% advantage in total viewers (630k vs. MSNBC’s 464k) and +58% more among adults 25-54 (161k vs. 102k).

In April, CNN had the most growth of any television network (cable or broadcast) among both total viewers and adults 25-54, increasing triple digits in prime time.  Among ALL cable networks in April, CNN ranked #7 in total viewers in M-F prime time.  In Total Day, CNN was also up vs. last year, increasing +59% in total viewers and +48% among adults 25-54.

Of particular note, CNN has narrowed the gap with Fox News (196k vs. Fox News’ 215k) to its smallest level (-9%) in over seven years (since October, 2008) in Today Day among adults 25-54.  CNN beat Fox News in prime time this month among adults 25-54.

cable news apr 6 vs apr 15

Even using the less inclusive measurement (Live+SD), CNN beats Fox News to rank #1 across cable news among in both M-Su Prime (372k vs. Fox News’ 344k) and M-F Prime (435k vs. Fox News’ 402k) among adults 25-54 this month. CNN beat Fox News for the fourth of last eight months in M-Su prime among adults 25-54 (April, February 2016 and December, September 2015) in Live+SD.  CNN was behind Fox News by -1k (293k vs. 294k) in October 2015 (Live+SD), but ahead of Fox News (307k vs. 300k) in the more inclusive measurement (Live+7).

CNN April 2016 Program Highlights:

Dayside:

  • CNN dayside (9am-4pm) all ranked #2 in April, with CNN posting a +36% advantage over MSNBC in total viewers (630k vs. MSNBC’s 464k) and +58% more among adults 25-54 (161k vs. 102k).  CNN also grew vs. a year ago, increasing +35% in total viewers and +32% among adults 25-54.

Late Afternoons:

  • The Lead with Jake Tapper (4pm) ranked #2 in cable news, easily topping MSNBC in both total viewers (756k vs. MSNBC’s 477k) and the demo (195k vs. 101k).  The Lead grew an impressive +56% in total viewers and +48% among adults 25-54 from a year ago.
  • The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (5-7pm) ranked #2 in cable news besting MSNBC in both total viewers (784k vs. MSNBC’s 603k) and in the demo (216k vs. 122k). The Situation Room was up in total viewers (+60%) and among adults 25-54 (+38%) vs. year ago.

Prime time:

  • CNN beat MSNBC during M-F prime time hours at 7pm, 8pm and 10pm in the key demo 25-54 for the 22nd straight month.  The longest streak on record.
  • Erin Burnett Outfront (7pm) narrowed the gap significantly with Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to just -18k or -7%.  This is the smallest gap between EBOF and On the Record since the Fox News show premiered at 7pm in October 2013. For the month, the Burnett-led program ranked #2 in the demo (252k) easily topping MSNBC’s Hardball’s 196k.  EBOF was up the most in cable news at 7pm in total viewers increasing +66%, and increased by +53% in the demo vs. a year ago.
  • Anderson Cooper 360 ranked #2 in both total viewers (1.005m) and the demo (311k) easily topping MSNBC’s Chris Hayes (890k/215k).  AC 360 was the highest-rated CNN primetime news program.  AC 360 grew an impressive +81% in total viewers and +74% in the demo compared to last year.  CNN has now topped MSNBC in total viewers for the seventh straight month and in the demo for the 22nd consecutive month at 8p.
  • CNN programming at 9pm is registering its second highest M-F delivery among total viewers since March 2011 (after March 2016).  CNN has also topped MSNBC at 9pm among adults 25-54 for four of the last six months.
  • CNN Tonight with Don Lemon ranked #2 in the demo (284k), topping MSNBC (246k).  CNN has now beaten MSNBC at 10pm for the 22nd straight month in the important key demo 25-54.  The Lemon-led program was up a whopping +100% in total viewers and +73% among 25-54 vs. last year.

Weekends:

  • CNN ranks #1 in Total Day and in prime time on weekends (Sa-Su) among adults 25-54.
  • CNN Sunday shows (11am-2pm, 3-7pm) all rank #1 among adults 25-54.
  • CNN Original Series premieres at 9pm rank #1 on Sundays among adults 25-54.

 Saturdays:

  • Smerconish (9am) ranked #2 in total viewers (680k vs. MSNBC’s 359k) and among 25-54 (187k vs. MSNBC’s 88k).  The show was up +48% in both total viewers and adults 25-54 compared to last year.
  • CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield ranked #1 at 12 noon and 1pm among 25-54.  The show grew all hours vs. a year ago.

 Sundays:

  • Inside Politics with John King (8am) ranked #2 in both total viewers (621k) and the demo (182k).  MSNBC ranked 4th in the demo. The program grew +32% in total viewers and +24% in the demo from last year.
  • State of the Union with Jake Tapper ranked #2 on Sundays at 9am and was #1 at noon in the key demo 25-54.  At 9am SOTU averaged 690k in total viewers and grew +50% vs. last year, and registered 206k in the demo (+54%).  At noon, SOTU was up +53% in total viewers (825k) and +45% in the demo (215k) compared to a year ago. The Tapper-led Sunday show has now been #1 at noon for four consecutive months, and five of the past six months.
  • Fareed Zakaria GPS (10am) ranked #2 in total viewers (793k, up +51%) and in the demo 25-54 (194k, up +43%).  At 1pm GPS ranked #1 in the demo 25-54 (184k, up +37%).  The Zakaria-led Sunday show has now been #1 at 1pm for 3 of the past 4 months.
  • Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter (11am) was #1 in cable news at 11am on Sundays topping Fox News’ Media Buzz among adults 25-54 (208k vs. Fox’s 207k).  RS grew significantly vs. a year ago, increasing +60% in total viewers and +52% in the demo 25-54.  RS ranked #2 total viewers (749k).

April Political Events (Live+SD):

  • CNN’s Wisconsin GOP Town Hall and AC 360 New York Trump Family Town Hall and the New York Democratic Primary Debate all ranked #1 in cable news in their respective time periods among total viewers, adults 25-54 and 18-34 in April.
  • CNN was #1 in cable news during April primary election nights (Wisconsin and New York) among 25-54 and 18-34.

 CNN Original Series:

  • Race for the White House Season 1 (3/6-4/10/16): The series premiere and second premiere episodes were the most-watched and 3rd most-watched, respectively, CNN Original Series telecasts to-date (thru 4/24/16) among adults 25-54.  Ranked #1 across cable news in its time period among total viewers, adults 25-54 and 18-34, outperforming the combined delivery of Fox News and MSNBC.
  • The Wonder List with Bill Weir Season 2 to-date (3/20-4/17/16) ranked #1 (tied with Fox News) across cable news in its time period among adults 25-54 and grew above its Season 1 average by +12% in total viewers.
  • The Eighties Season 1 to-date (3/31-4/7/16): The series premiere episode was the 2nd most-watched CNN Original Series telecast to-date (thru 4/24/16) among 25-54.  Across cable news in its time period, ranked #1 among both adults 25-54 and 18-34.
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Season 7 premiere (4/24/16) ranked #1 across cable news in its time period among both adults 25-54 and 18-34.
  • United Shades of America series premiere (4/24/16) ranked #1 across cable news in its time period among both adults 25-54 and 18-34, outperforming the combined delivery of Fox News and MSNBC in each demo. The W. Kamau Bell-led show was the 5th most-watched CNN Original Series season premiere episode among adults 25-54.

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Topics: Ratings
CNN POLITICS DOMINATES IN MARCH
April 26th, 2016
11:08 AM ET

CNN POLITICS DOMINATES IN MARCH

Celebrates Full Year as #1 Source for Political News

Marking a full year as the Web’s number one source for political news, CNN Politics registered another month of record-breaking numbers in March 2016. Leading all competitors in all categories - multiplatform visitors, mobile unique visitors, video starts, multiplatform views and time spent - CNN Politics left no doubt that it’s the nation’s most trusted source for political news and information.   

CNN Politics: #1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors (Desktop + Mobile)

CNN Politics welcomed across platforms a record 41 million unique visitors in March 2016 — 5 million more than CNN's previous record (Feb. 2016). The network saw 14 million more visitors than HuffPost Politics, and nearly doubled the audience of Politico.

41 mm: CNN Politics

  • 27 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 21 mm: Politico.com
  • 20 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 19 mm: Yahoo Politics
  • 16 mm: MSNBC TV

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

CNN Politics: #1 Mobile Unique Visitors

Yet another record was set in March 2016 when CNN Politics registered 28 million mobile unique visitors — an increase of 327% from the prior year.  

28 mm: CNN Politics

  • 20 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 14 mm: Politico.com
  • 12 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 11 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 11 mm: Salon.com

comScore Mobile Metrix, March 2015 – March 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

Tripling its two nearest competitors, CNN Politics dominated video in March with a record-breaking 107 million video starts — up 380% over the prior year.   

107 mm: CNN Politics

  • 36 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 34 mm: TYT Network
  • 19 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 14 mm:  Salon.com
  • 12 mm:  Bloomberg.com – Politics

Source: comScore Video Metrix, March 2015 – March 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category. Video is desktop only.

CNN Politics: #1 in Multiplatform Views

CNN Politics easily retained its first place position in March 2016 with a record-breaking 394 million views. Up 108 million over February 2016’s record-breaking numbers and 336% over the prior year.  

394 mm: CNN Politics

  • 203 mm: Politico.com
  • 142 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 112 mm: RealClearPolitics.com
  • 106 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 90 mm: MSNBC TV 

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform, March 2015 – March 2016; Views are browser only and include desktop video. Based on News/Information – Politics Category. 

CNN Politics: #1 in Multiplatform Minutes Spent

Audiences spent a stunning 900 million minutes consuming CNN Politics content across desktop and mobile platforms last month — an increase of 150 million minutes over the prior record from February 2016. That's nearly double the time spent on Fox News Politics and triple that of TYT Network.  

900 mm: CNN Politics

  • 460 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 300 mm: TYT Network
  • 262 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 212 mm: Politico.com
  • 147 mm: HuffPost Politics

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform, March 2015 – March 2016; Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN’S ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN SEASON PREMIERE AND UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA SERIES DEBUT  RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT
April 25th, 2016
02:26 PM ET

CNN’S ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN SEASON PREMIERE AND UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA SERIES DEBUT RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT

Last night’s premiere of CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (9-10pm), and the newest series United Shades of America (10-11pm), ranked #1 among adults 25-54 and 18-34 according to Nielsen Fast National data.

The season seven premiere episode of Bourdain’s Manila: The Philippines, attracted 265k, 22% more than Fox News’ 218k and a 253% advantage over MSNBC’s 75k among adults 25-54.  In 18-34, CNN had 66k to Fox News’ 51k to MSNBC’s 29k.  Among total viewers, Parts Unknown topped MSNBC (673k vs. 360k); Fox News had 1.235 million.  In the 8pm hour, an original episode of Prime Cuts (review of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown season six) also placed No. 1 in the demo with 217k.  Fox News followed with 191k and MSNBC lagged with 97k.

United Shades of America, a new eight-part series that follows W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across the country and uses comedy to start conversations about race and how our differences unite and divide us, got off to a strong start.  In the provocative premiere episode, Bell meets the ‘new’ Ku Klux Klan, ranking #1 last night with 361k, +93% more than Fox News’ 187k and a whopping +668% advantage over MSNBC’s 47k.  In 18-34, United Shades had 119k to Fox News’ 50k to MSNBC’s 22k.  In total viewers, CNN had 855k, Fox News averaged 888k and MSNBC trailed with 292k.  Among all CNN Original Series season premieres, last night’s debut of United Shades ranks 5th among adults 25-54.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with executive producers Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig and Anthony Bourdain.  Next Sunday (May 1, 9pm/ET), Bourdain goes to the Windy City, Chicago.

United Shades of America is produced by Objective Media Group America/All3Media America.  Bell, Jimmy Fox, Star Price and Layla Smith serve as executive producers.  In the next episode, Bell goes inside the notorious San Quentin prison to hear the stories of inmates serving life sentences.  It airs on Sunday, May 1 at 10pm, ET.

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, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Nationals time-period based data for Sunday 4/24/16.  Program-based historical data.  All data based on Live+SD.

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