CNN FILMS DINOSAUR 13 RANKED #2 IN PRIMETIME CABLE NEWS – Additional encore airs Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9pET
December 12th, 2014
04:52 PM ET

CNN FILMS DINOSAUR 13 RANKED #2 IN PRIMETIME CABLE NEWS – Additional encore airs Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9pET

T.Rex THURSDAY ENCORE DWARFS COMPETITION IN YOUNG VIEWERS AGED 18 TO 34 YEARS

The CNN Films DINOSAUR 13 premiere (9:00pm to 11:00pm) topped MSNBC among viewers aged 25 to 54.  During that time period CNN averaged 261k vs. 191k for MSNBC.  Fox News had 380k viewers during this period.

The encore for DINOSAUR 13 (11:00pm to 1:00am) was the largest audience in cable news during that time period for viewers aged 18 to 34 years, outperforming the combined delivery of Fox News and MSNBC: CNN had 71k viewers, Fox News had 51k, and MSNBC was in single digits at 4k.

DINOSAUR 13 also helped CNN’s primetime performance last night  (8:00pm to 11:00pm) among viewers aged 25 to 54, big-footing CNN to #2 in cable news on Thursday with 218k, +27% more than the 172k average viewers during primetime for MSNBC.  Fox News had 373k viewers in primetime, with 2,187k P2+ viewers.  CNN had 719k total viewers and MSNBC had 742k.

DINOSAUR 13 will encore on CNN on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 9:00pm and 11:00pm.

Of the 15 CNN Films and three CNN Films Presents premieres to date, DINOSAUR 13 was the 3rd highest-rated among viewers aged 25 to 54 years, after BLACKFISH (472k) and SOLE SURVIVOR (289k), and the 2nd highest rated among total viewers after BLACKFISH (820k vs. 1,356k in P2+).

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, 12/11/14, Fast National time period based Live+SD feed data.  All times reported are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

 

CNN HAS COMMANDING LEAD OVER MSNBC IN NOVEMBER
December 3rd, 2014
01:41 PM ET

CNN HAS COMMANDING LEAD OVER MSNBC IN NOVEMBER

OUTRATES MSNBC FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH

CNN Prime-Time Posts Triple Digit Growth; MSNBC Only Cable News Network to Lose Viewers vs. A Year Ago

New Day Tops Morning Joe for Five Straight Months; CNN Beats Maddow

CNN Original Series This is Life with Lisa Ling and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Rank #1

Buoyed by news coverage that included the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Ebola and the midterm elections, CNN had one of its highest-rated months in recent history – even without carriage on DISH for most of the month of November (about 14% of distribution). For the month, CNN finished a strong second in cable news out-rating MSNBC in total day, M-F primetime and M-Su primetime in both total viewers and the demo 25-54 rating. CNN has now topped MSNBC for five straight months in total day among both demos, and in M-F/M-Su primetime among adults 25-54. This is the network’s longest winning streak across these dayparts and demos in six years (since 2008). In M-F primetime CNN is up triple digits vs. a year ago, posting its highest adults 25-54 rating in more than 18 months (since April 2013). CNN’s dayside news programming more than doubled MSNBC’s audience in the key demo 25-54. CNN Original Series This is Life with Lisa Ling and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown end their seasons ranking #1. Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe ranks #2 season to-date. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Press Releases • Ratings
Love, the Movies, Chicago, and LIFE ITSELF – Roger Ebert’s Life Comes to CNN
December 2nd, 2014
05:10 PM ET

Love, the Movies, Chicago, and LIFE ITSELF – Roger Ebert’s Life Comes to CNN

CNN Films Global Television Premiere of Award-winning Filmmaker Steve James’ Documentary

Debuts Sunday, Jan. 4 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm ET

Fresh from its highly successful theatrical exhibition, LIFE ITSELF will make its global television debut on CNN/U.S. on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm Eastern.  LIFE ITSELF, based upon the 2012 memoir of the same title, written by legendary film critic Roger Ebert, was also honored today as Best Documentary by the National Board of Review.  The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January and is in contention for an Oscar® in the Best Documentary Feature category.

The critically-acclaimed LIFE ITSELF is directed by Award-winning filmmaker Steve James, produced by James and Zak Piper for Kartemquin Films and Garrett Basch for Film Rites, with executive producers Martin Scorsese, Steve Zaillian, Michael W. Ferro, Jr., Justine Nagan and Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films, Kat White of KatLei Productions, Mark Mitten, and Vinnie Malhotra and Amy Entelis of CNN Films. LIFE ITSELF was distributed theatrically by Magnolia Pictures.

“I owe so much to Roger for his support and critical insights into my work over the years. We tried to make a film that would both capture his legacy and reveal his incredibly rich and surprising life,” said director Steve James.

Revelatory about the movies, his childhood, his drinking, his love life, and his renowned rivalry with Chicago Tribune film critic Gene Siskel, a significant portion of LIFE ITSELF is told in Ebert’s own voice, both native and synthesized, with frank candor and optimism – even as Ebert reckoned with his own mortality from the ravages of cancer.

“Her love was like a wind, pushing me back from the grave,” Roger Ebert says in the documentary about his deep, loving bond with his wife, Chaz Ebert. Both Eberts describe with great candor the origins of their meeting, their frank discussions about their interracial relationship, and the progression of his difficult illness.

The professional relationship between Ebert and Siskel was complex – and multilayered. Siskel’s widow, Marlene Iglitzen, and TV producer Thea Flaum tell stories behind the fierce competition between the two that vaulted both film critics to pop culture status.

Many in the creative film arts whose work he fearlessly reviewed still have tremendous respect and enduring love for Ebert, including director Steve James, whose early documentary Hoop Dreams (1994) was championed by Ebert. As testament, James secured contributions to his film about a film critic, from a wide array of filmmakers – including interviews with Rahmin Bahrani, Ava DuVernay, Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Gregory Nava, and Martin Scorsese. In particular, recalling a difficult review about his 1986 film The Color of Money, Scorsese says, it was “devastating…[but] that was a way of condemning…and helping.”

“Steve James’ beautiful film illuminates the extraordinary life of Roger Ebert well beyond the Pulitzer prize-winning film critic, but as beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, writer, mentor, and a scion of Chicago,” said Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide. “We’re excited to bring LIFE ITSELF beyond the silver screen to a broader audience across the country in its television premiere,” Malhotra said.

LIFE ITSELF will be available in simulcast via CNNgo by logging in with a TV provider username and password on CNN’s iPad app or at www.CNN.com/go. The film will encore on CNN on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 9:00pm and 11:00pm Eastern.

For more information about LIFE ITSELF, please visit www.cnn.com/lifeitself. FULL POST

December 1st, 2014
04:02 PM ET

CNN Films Launches DINOSAUR 13: A Live Webcast for Schools – hosted by Scholastic

Teachers Can Register Now for the Live CNN Films: DINOSAUR 13 Webcast with

CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, to be Held December 5, 2014 at 1:00pmET

When a team of paleontologists near Faith, South Dakota, began collecting the bones of a dinosaur in August of 1990, they were surprised to find that they’d stumbled upon a rarity: a virtually complete, articulated skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex. CNN Films and Lionsgate will air a documentary about the discovery and the subsequent controversy surrounding it on CNN on December 11 at 9 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET. To provide context and provoke classroom discourse about the DINOSAUR 13 documentary before the telecast, CNN Films is presenting a live webcast for high school students on December 5 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Teachers can register for the DINOSAUR 13: A LIVE WEBCAST, to be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and hosted by Scholastic, at www.scholastic.com/dinosaur13. FULL POST

November 20th, 2014
11:40 AM ET

CNN Rejoins Tom Hanks’ and Gary Goetzman’s PLAYTONE for “THE SEVENTIES”

Follow-up to Critically-Acclaimed “THE SIXTIES” Coming Summer 2015

Eight-Part Docuseries Produced in Partnership with Herzog & Company

Following the critically-acclaimed and highly-rated series THE SIXTIES, CNN, PLAYTONE and HERZOG & COMPANY in association with HBO are producing an eight-part documentary series that will explore an equally consequential decade: the 1970s.

The non-scripted series, THE SEVENTIES, will be executive produced by multiple EMMY® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific), and EMMY® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO), as a CNN Original Series for CNN/U.S., it was announced today. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN Originals • Press Releases • The Seventies
November 19th, 2014
12:12 AM ET

Pen Farthing of Tiverton, England is the 2014 CNN Hero of The Year

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CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute Hosted by Anderson Cooper Airs Sunday, December 7 at 8PM ET

Pen Farthing, a former Royal Marine Sergeant, who reunites soldiers with the stray dogs they befriend while serving in Afghanistan, was named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year by Anderson Cooper at the eighth-annual CNN Heroes An All-Star Tribute.

Farthing’s nonprofit Nowzad Dogs, has helped nearly 700 soldiers from eight countries.

“I would really like to thank everybody who voted for Nowzad Charity and [for supporting] what we do in Afghanistan and for believing in us,” Farthing said while accepting his award. FULL POST


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN • CNN Heroes • Press Releases
November 14th, 2014
12:29 PM ET

BLACK in America: BLACK & BLUE – Soledad O’Brien Reports encores TONIGHT at 11:00pmET

SoledadOBrienA CNN special investigation encores Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 11:00pm Eastern

In a new installment of her Black in America series, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien uses graphic videos and incisive interviews to show how the lives of young men are fractured by aggressive policing. Her documentary film, BLACK & BLUE, takes us into the lives of men frisked without cause as many as 100 times, and the police officers who insist they're just fighting crime. FULL POST

Celebrity Lineup for 2014 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute airs globally on Sunday, December 7, 2014
November 14th, 2014
09:57 AM ET

Celebrity Lineup for 2014 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

Airing Sunday, December 7 at 8 PM ET: Benedict Cumberbatch, John Leguizamo, Taye Diggs, Christina Hendricks, Kelly Ripa, Kathy Griffin, Rosie Perez, Morgan Spurlock and Questlove 

Musical Performances by Trisha Yearwood and Sheryl Crow 

Quvenzhané Wallis, Nick Jonas, and Tyler James Williams Present Young Wonder Awards

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of The Imitation Game, John Leguizamo, star of Fugly!, Taye Diggs, star of Murder in the First, Christina Hendricks, star of Mad Men, Kelly Ripa, host of LIVE with Kelly and Michael, Kathy Griffin, award-winning comedienne, and Rosie Perez, co-host of The View, will present at CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper. The star-studded tribute airs Sunday, December 7, at 8:00 p.m. ET, from The American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Morgan Spurlock, acclaimed filmmaker and star of CNN Original Series Inside Man, and Questlove, drummer for The Roots, executive producer of new music show SoundClash and member of The Tonight Show house band are also presenting in this year’s show. FULL POST


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN • CNN Heroes • Press Releases
November 13th, 2014
08:47 AM ET

CNN Films and Sierra Tango Productions, Inc. Announce Collaboration to Produce Film Confronting Global Readiness for Battling Pandemics

Co-Production Will Explore Risks and Progress in Battle Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases

Theatrical Exhibition Planned for 2015, CNN Films Broadcast Planned for 2016

The deadliest event of the last century was not a major battle nor a terrorist attack – it was the 1918 to 1919 global influenza pandemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 675,000 Americans died, and around the world, between 30 and 50 million people died – perhaps as much as 5 percent of the world’s population at the time. Yet, this event preceded modern-era advances that could make a contemporary pandemic even more deadly – global air travel, urbanization, antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’– and the intentional distribution of contagions via bioterrorism. FULL POST

CNN Green Lights Volkswagen as the Debut Presenting Sponsor for CNN Films
November 12th, 2014
01:23 PM ET

CNN Green Lights Volkswagen as the Debut Presenting Sponsor for CNN Films

Multi-Title Partnership to Launch around IVORY TOWER Premiere

Volkswagen is in the driver’s seat as presenting sponsor for CNN Films, it was announced today by CNN Ad Sales. Spanning several titles and a multi-screen promoted partnership, CNN will kick off the brand’s presenting sponsorship around the anticipated debut of IVORY TOWER, directed by award-winning filmmaker Andrew Rossi, on Thursday, November 20 at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern.

Through this first-of-its-kind presenting partnership for CNN Films, Volkswagen will have extensive co-branded presence leading into and within sponsored films, including opening credits branding and custom-produced co-branded creative showcasing the partnership during broadcasts of the films, coupled with the brand’s own creative in the a position of a film break. Negotiated by Volkswagen’s media agency MediaCom, the partnership lasts through the first three quarters of 2015, and will span a number of select films from the CNN Films slate. FULL POST

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