CNN #1 in Cable News Last Week among Adults 25-54 for Third Straight Week
October 18th, 2016
05:18 PM ET

CNN #1 in Cable News Last Week among Adults 25-54 for Third Straight Week

Erin Burnett OutFront Beats Fox News’ On the Record with Brit Hume for 8 Straight Days, Longest Streak Ever

Reliable Sources Beats Fox News’ Media Buzz for Three Weeks

CNN Beats Fox News and MSNBC for 9 of the last 12 Days

WEEKLY WIN:

CNN was #1 in cable news last week (October 10-16) in Total Day and Prime time among adults 25-54; Fox News followed, MSNBC trailed behind.  CNN also ranked #3 in ALL of cable in Total Day among total viewers last week.

Total Day 25-54

CNN 323k

Fox News 300k

MSNBC 228k

(P2+:  CNN 1.052mm, FNC 1.478mm, MSNBC 928k)

M-Su Prime Time 25-54

CNN 478k

Fox News 476k

MSNBC 393k

(P2+:  CNN 1.469mm, FNC 2.493mm, MSNBC 1.612mm)

CNN beat Fox News and MSNBC in Total Day and prime among 25-54 during the weeks of 10/3 and 9/26/2016.  This three week winning streak marks the first time in nearly 15 years that CNN won both dayparts among the demo 25-54 for three weeks in a row (since November 2001).

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CNN's Reliable Sources #1 Among Adults 25-54 for Third Straight Week
October 18th, 2016
03:17 PM ET

CNN's Reliable Sources #1 Among Adults 25-54 for Third Straight Week

CNN and Fox News Media Programs Tie for #1 for the First Time Ever in Total Viewers

Reliable Sources has Best Deliveries Ever in both Demos

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter was the No. 1 media program beating Fox News’ Media Buzz with Howard Kurtz in the key demographic adults 25-54 now for the third straight week. On Sunday, October 16, CNN had 423k, a +45% advantage over Fox News’ 291k. This is the CNN program’s best delivery in the demo 25-54 since launch (November 2013).

CNN’s Reliable Sources and Fox News’ Media Buzz with Howard Kurtz also tied for the first time ever in total viewers (1.356m vs. 1.356m) on Sunday. This also represents Reliable’s highest total viewer delivery since launching in November 2013.

MSNBC trailed in both total viewers and adults 25-54 on Sunday.

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Topics: Ratings • Reliable Sources
September 20th, 2015
04:02 PM ET

On CNN's Reliable Sources: Glenn Thrush on the love affair between the media & Donald Trump: "…I don't know if it's over."

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, The New York Times Magazine political columnist, Ana Marie Cox, and Politico’s chief political correspondent, Glenn Thrush, joined host Brian Stelter.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

A video, text highlights, and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
September 20th, 2015
03:58 PM ET

On CNN's Reliable Sources: Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik on CNN Debate Ratings: "Something else deeper is happening when you get this kind of an audience for this kind of telecast."

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, The Baltimore Sun’s TV Critic, David Zurawik, and NPR media correspondent, David Folkenflik, joined host Brian Stelter todiscuss Brian Williams return to news and this week's CNN Reagan Library Debate.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

A video, text highlights, and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
September 20th, 2015
03:54 PM ET

On CNN's Reliable Sources: Conservative Media vs. The Pope

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, author of Pope Francis: Untying the Knots: the Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism (2015), Paul Vallely, joined host Brian Stelter.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

A video, text highlights, and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
September 13th, 2015
03:10 PM ET

Dick Cavett on politics and late night TV: "...it's damn good for a politician to go on and get a laugh on late night. And people immediately think, I like him better than I ever did before, or her, we must add.”

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Dick Cavett, former host of The Dick Cavett Show, joined anchor, Brian Stelter to review the first week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com. A video, text highlights, and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
September 13th, 2015
03:06 PM ET

CNN's Dylan Byers joins Reliable Sources for debut appearance as CNNer & previews Wednesday's Debate

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, CNN’s senior reporter for media and politics, Dylan Byers, joined anchor, Brian Stelter for his debut appearance as a member of the CNN team, and previewed Wednesday's CNN Reagan Library Presidential Debate.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com. A video, text highlights, and a transcript of the discussion are below.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
September 13th, 2015
03:03 PM ET

Jake Tapper on CNN's 2016 GOP Presidential Debate: "We're just going to try to enforce the rules - a min. when you're called on, 30 secs to respond..."

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources anchored by Brian Stelter, CNN’s State of the Union host and moderator of the upcoming CNN GOP Presidential Candidate debate, Jake Tapper discussed his debate prep strategy and rules for Wednesday night.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com. A video, text highlights, and a transcript of the discussion are below.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
September 6th, 2015
02:55 PM ET

Comedian John Fugelsang on Stephen Colbert: “One thing - that will inform the quality of Stephen's show is his lifelong commitment to Catholic principles of social justice”

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, comedian and host of SiriusXM’s Tell Me Everything, John Fugelsang, joined host Brian Stelter to discuss his expectations for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as host, Vice President Biden's appearance during Colbert’s kickoff week, and how Colbert’s Catholic principles will add to the quality of the show.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

A video, text highlights, and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
September 6th, 2015
01:39 PM ET

Marc Lamont Hill on Fox News' narrative of Black Lives Matter: "...it's very different than the narrative they had when the Tea Party had people with racist signs and had Obama looking like a monkey."

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Princeton University professor, Dr. Cornel West, and CNN political commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, joined host Brian Stelter. They discussed the backlash of the “pigs in a blanket” chant heard at a Black Lives Matter march in Minnesota. Dr. West compared the media struggles of the BLM movement to the media struggles that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced, as well as what he believes is the driving force behind BLM. In addition to explaining the difference between Fox News’ BLM narrative versus the Tea Party narrative, Marc Lamont Hill also discussed whether the BLM movement is winning the media war for attention.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

A video, text highlights, and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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