CNN #5 IN ALL OF CABLE IN NOVEMBER
November 30th, 2016
01:14 PM ET

CNN #5 IN ALL OF CABLE IN NOVEMBER

Most-Watched Month in Eight Years

CNN Crushes MSNBC for 29th Straight Month

New Day Beats MSNBC’s Morning Joe in Critical Election Month

Among ALL cable networks, CNN was the fifth most-watched network for the month of November among total viewers in Total Day and prime time.  CNN ranked a strong #2 in cable news in all dayparts among adults 25-54.

November was CNN’s highest rated month in Total Day among adults 25-54 in eight years (since November 2008) and second highest in total viewers since October 2008.

Among cable news networks, CNN once again thoroughly dominated MSNBC for the 29th straight month in Total Day and prime time demos. This is the longest winning streak over MSNBC in more than eight years. CNN also beat MSNBC in total viewers in Total Day, prime time and dayside. For the month, CNN beat MSNBC every hour of the day and in prime at 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm among adults 25-54.

And CNN’s morning program, New Day with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota, had its best month ever in both demos and viewers, and easily topped MSNBC’s Morning Joe among adults 25-54 (with its biggest advantage since June 2015). New Day posted CNN’s best numbers among total viewers in more than 11 years (since September 2005) and among demos in eight years (since November 2008).  For the month, New Day had CNN’s biggest share of the cable news morning audience among adults 25-54 in nearly eight years (including ties; since January 2009). FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Ratings
CNN DIGITAL SEES BEST DAY IN HISTORY: HIGHEST TRAFFIC, VIDEO STARTS ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016
November 14th, 2016
02:57 PM ET

CNN DIGITAL SEES BEST DAY IN HISTORY: HIGHEST TRAFFIC, VIDEO STARTS ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016

CNN Digital broke all historical records with its largest global audience in history on Wednesday, November 9th. CNN recorded its most trafficked day ever, serving 77 million global unique users with 483 million page views of content. CNN also saw 83 million video starts and 29 million live streams— all-time records for all key metrics.

CNN Politics also had its best day on record, with 31 million unique visitors, and 32 million video starts.

Across its social platforms, CNN also engaged with massive audiences on November 9th, 2016. On Facebook alone, CNN saw a total of 171.7 million interactions, 169.7 million video views and 47.6 million Facebook Live views. CNN engaged with 5 million unique users across messaging apps including Kik, LINE and Facebook Messenger, in addition to 5 million unique visitors on Apple News, and 4 million on Google AMP, collectively showing record-breaking reach and audience size across CNN’s ubiquitous coverage.

Source: Adobe Reports & Analytics 11/9/16

CNN HAS MOST WATCHED ELECTION NIGHT IN CABLE NEWS HISTORY
November 9th, 2016
03:58 PM ET

CNN HAS MOST WATCHED ELECTION NIGHT IN CABLE NEWS HISTORY

Update:  CNN beats the broadcast nets last night in prime – in total viewers, adults 25-54 and 18-34.

(have not received smaller network data for Fox Broadcast and Univison)

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Topics: 2016 Election • CNN • Ratings
CNN #1 IN CABLE NEWS IN OCTOBER
November 1st, 2016
12:44 PM ET

CNN #1 IN CABLE NEWS IN OCTOBER

First Time in 15 Years CNN Has Beaten Fox News in Both Total Day AND Prime Time Demos 

 CNN Beats Fox News for First Time in Seven Years in Total Day Demo

CNN Beats Fox News for 7th Time in Last 14 Months in Prime Time Demo

 Tops MSNBC for 28th Straight Month

CNN Has Its Most-Watched Month in 11 Years

CNN dominated cable news in October, finishing the month as the undisputed leader.

With the presidential election coming to a close, CNN finished number one in October in the all-important demo of adults 25-54 in total day and M-Su prime time. This marks the first time in 15 years that CNN was #1 across both dayparts.  In Total Day, CNN beat Fox News for the first time in seven years (since Jan. 2009). In prime time (M-Su), CNN was number one among adults 25-54 for the 7th time in the last 14 months (Oct-16, Jul-16, Apr-16, Feb-16, Dec-15, Oct-15 and Sept-15). The last time CNN had this many monthly wins over Fox News in a 14-month period was nearly 15 years ago.

And, CNN has now topped MSNBC for 28 straight months in Total Day (25-54 and P2+) and in prime time (25-54), the longest winning streak in eight years.

October was also CNN’s most-watched month in eight years (since 2008) in Total Day among adults 25-54 and CNN enjoyed its highest total viewer delivery since September 2005.  In prime time, CNN posted its highest adults 25-54 delivery and 2nd highest total viewer delivery since October 2008.  The network had impressive growth this month as well, increasing its audience by double to triple digits compared to last year.

Of particular note, CNN ranked in the Top Five in ALL OF CABLE in October among total viewers (#3 in Total Day and prime time) and adults 25-54 (#5 in Total Day and #4 in prime time).

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Topics: CNN Press Releases • Ratings
SEPTEMBER MARKS 19TH STRAIGHT MONTH AT #1 FOR CNN POLITICS
October 27th, 2016
09:59 AM ET

SEPTEMBER MARKS 19TH STRAIGHT MONTH AT #1 FOR CNN POLITICS

Entering the homestretch of the wildest election in history, CNN Politics maintained its position as the nation’s top source for political news and information. In September 2016 CNN Politics swept all competitors in multiplatform unique visitors, multiplatform views, video starts and time spent by users.

#1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors

CNN Politics attracted an audience of 34 million unique visitors across platforms in September 2016 — an increase of 33% over the prior year.

34 mm: CNN Politics

28 mm: HuffPost Politics

20 mm: Politico.com

17 mm: Fox News Politics

14 mm: The Hill

11 mm: MSNBC TV

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

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CNN #1 IN CABLE NEWS FOR FOUR STRAIGHT WEEKS IN KEY DEMO 25-54
October 25th, 2016
01:14 PM ET

CNN #1 IN CABLE NEWS FOR FOUR STRAIGHT WEEKS IN KEY DEMO 25-54

MARKING THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS

The cable news television landscape continues to shift with CNN winning another week (October 17-23) in the all-important key demo adults 25-54.  CNN has now topped Fox News and MSNBC for the fourth straight week in Total Day and Primetime among adults 25-54.  This marks the first time in 15 years that CNN has won the demo in these dayparts for four weeks in a row.  (weeks of 9/26/16, 10/3/16, 10/10/16, and 10/17/16). 

Total Day                    Adults 25-54             

CNN                            360k

Fox News                    345k

MSNBC                      243k

(P2+: CNN – 1.087m, FXNC – 1.570m, MSNBC – 960k)

M-Su Prime

CNN                            813k

Fox News                    755k

MSNBC                      484k

(P2+: CNN – 2.222m, FXNC – 3.305m, MSNBC – 1.848m) FULL POST


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CLEAN SWEEP FOR CNN DIGITAL IN SEPTEMBER
October 24th, 2016
04:53 PM ET

CLEAN SWEEP FOR CNN DIGITAL IN SEPTEMBER

TOPS ALL COMPETITORS, 17TH STRAIGHT MONTH AT #1 FOR NEWS VIDEO

CNN Digital continued its streak as the nation’s top news destination in September 2016. It outpaced all news and information competitors with more multiplatform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, multiplatform views, and video starts than any other news outlet and reached its 17th straight month as the top destination for digital news video.

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM UNIQUE VISITORS

More than 107 million unique multiplatform visitors reached CNN Digital in September 2016 – an increase of +28% versus the prior year and +6% versus the prior month. CNN outpaced second place Yahoo News by 12 million unique visitors across platforms and third place New York Times by 18 million.

CNN: 107 Million Unique Visitors

  • Yahoo News – 95 million uniques
  • The New York Times – 89 million uniques
  • HuffingtonPost.com – 88 million uniques
  • WashingtonPost.com – 83 million uniques
  • BuzzFeed.com – 73 million uniques

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8.7 Million Watch the Final Presidential Debate on CNN
October 20th, 2016
01:54 PM ET

8.7 Million Watch the Final Presidential Debate on CNN

Tops MSNBC in all Demos

CNN #1 in Cable News During Post-Debate Coverage in Total Viewers and Demos

1.9 Million Live Streams on CNN Digital

CNN easily topped MSNBC during the final presidential commission debate last night in both total viewers and adults 25-54 according to Nielsen Fast National data*.  CNN ranked #1 in cable news among millennials.  Last night’s debate was moderated by Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace.

CNN:             8.712m P2+ / 3.462m adults 25-54 / 1.642m among 18-34

MSNBC:        5.517m P2+ / 1.801m adults 25-54 / 604k among 18-34

FNC:             11.349m P2+ / 3.500m adults 25-54 / 1.117m among 18-34

*Numbers could change when final program data is released at 4pm today.

During the post-debate coverage block (10:30p-1:00a), CNN was #1 in cable news among total viewers with 5.031 million, Fox News followed with 4.873 million and MSNBC was third with 3.820 million.  In the key demo adults 25-54, CNN outperformed the competition with 2.008 million, Fox News was second with 1.493 million and MSNBC lagged behind with 1.162 million.  And among millennials (18-34), CNN was top-rated during post-debate coverage with 727k, Fox News had 431k and MSNBC averaged 316k.

CNN Digital’s live stream of the final debate of the 2016 campaign saw 1.9 million live starts on CNN.com, CNNgo and mobile apps. On debate day, CNN Digital also saw more than 16 million unique multiplatform visitors and 15 million video starts across desktop and mobile devices. On average the three 2016 presidential debates far outpaced all other presidential debates on record across metrics.

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Topics: CNN Press Releases • Ratings
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
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