February 2nd, 2016
01:18 PM ET

1.35 Million Viewers See CNN Films Presents HISTORY OF THE EAGLES – Premiere #1 on Saturday

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Director Alison Ellwood’s look at the musical legacy of the rock supergroup soars for CNN Films Presents 

Among Viewers 18-34, in 25-54 Demo, and Total Viewers

The CNN Films Presents premiere of History of the Eagles won its time period on Saturday night, and was seen by 1.35 million total viewers Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning 8:00pm Eastern.  The four-hour film premiere also won the time period (8:00pm to 11:55pm Eastern) for cable news viewers with 384k viewers aged 25 to 54 years, as well as among younger viewers aged 18 to 34 years with 67k viewers.

In its time period Saturday night, CNN Films Presents History of the Eagles outperformed the combined delivery of Fox News and MSNBC (726k total viewers for Fox and 304k total viewers for MSNBC) among total viewers and among viewers in the cable news demo of viewers aged 25 to 54 (168k for Fox and 157k for MSNBC).  MSNBC averaged 44k among viewers aged 18 to 34; Fox News averaged 33k among viewers aged 18 to 34.

The film, directed by Alison Ellwood and produced by Alex Gibney first debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and spans the early life of the bandmates, their rise to super stardom, the breakup of the band, and their reunion.  FULL POST

CNN’S PRIMARY CANDIDATES TOWN HALL IS MOST WATCHED IN CABLE NEWS HISTORY
January 26th, 2016
03:16 PM ET

CNN’S PRIMARY CANDIDATES TOWN HALL IS MOST WATCHED IN CABLE NEWS HISTORY

CNN Ranks #1 in Cable News Last Night

Outperformed the Combined Delivery of Fox News and MSNBC

According to Nielsen Fast National Data, last night’s CNN Iowa Democratic Candidates Town Hall (9-11pm) was the most watched primary candidates’ cable news event (excluding debates) on record.  Hosted by Chris Cuomo, the Iowa Town Hall was #1 in cable news last night among total viewers, 25-54 and 18-34.  The CNN Town Hall averaged 3.201 million total viewers, Fox News followed with 2.134 million and MSNBC trailed with 850k.  Among 25-54, CNN was top rated (944k) and outperformed the combined delivery of Fox News (407k) and MSNBC (205k).  Among the younger demo 18-34, CNN ranked #1 with 404k, Fox News lagged far behind with 51k and MSNBC had 40k. 

CNN posted a triple digit advantage (+127%) and more than doubled MSNBC’s recent First in the South Democratic Presidential Forum (11/6/15) in the demo (944k vs. MSNBC 416k) and did +38% better in total viewers (3.201m vs. MSNBC’s 2.325m). 

The post-program, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (11p-1a) also ranked #1 among total viewers and the demo 25-54 last night.  In total viewers, CNN had 1.275 million, Fox News registered 1.136 million and MSNBC posted 407k.  In the demo, CNN averaged 423k, Fox News followed with 314k and MSNBC had 117k.  

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Nationals time period-based data for Monday 1/25/16, program-based historical data.  All data based on Live+SD. 

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CNN WRAPS 2015 AS DIGITAL NEWS LEADER
January 21st, 2016
12:08 PM ET

CNN WRAPS 2015 AS DIGITAL NEWS LEADER

NETWORK DOMINATES IN VIEWS, VIDEO AND SOCIAL
After leading the competition for eight consecutive months in multiplatform views and across all digital video metrics, CNN ended 2015 as the number one source of news and information online.  Additionally, a significant expansion of its off-platform publishing operation enabled the network to maintain its social leadership position for the year.

Average monthly traffic measurements place CNN on top in the following categories:

CNN is #1 in Multiplatform Views
Across desktop and mobile, CNN content earned more views than that of any other news organization.  With an average of 1.4 B views, CNN beat second-place Yahoo News by 2% and third-place Fox News by 45%.

CNN:  1.4 Billion Views

  • Yahoo News – 1.3 B views
  • Fox News – 955 mm views
  • BuzzFeed – 716 mm views
  • Huffingtonpost.com – 701 mm views
  • MSN News – 660 mm views

(Source: comScore MultiPlatform, Jan-Dec 2015.)

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Topics: CNN Digital • Ratings
CNN POLITICS CLOSES 2015 AS #1 SOURCE FOR POLITICAL NEWS
January 19th, 2016
11:26 AM ET

CNN POLITICS CLOSES 2015 AS #1 SOURCE FOR POLITICAL NEWS

HUFFINGTON POST PADS TRAFFIC, FAILS TO MANIPULATE RANKING

CNN Politics ended the year with a bang, earning 25 million multiplatform unique visitors for the month of December 2015 — the most current data released by comScore. The traffic places CNN Politics in a tie for first in its category with HuffPost Politics, a site that relies on a monthly boost of 6M+ unique visitors from a decidedly non-politics entity titled "Good News.” Deliberately misrepresented by the Huffington Post as politics content for the purpose of comScore traffic rankings, Good News is a hodgepodge of posts about breastfeeding in bars, shelter chihuahuas and a mini donkey with a prosthetic leg.

In short, CNN Politics remains the Web’s number one source for actual political news.

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

In multiplatform unique visitors for the month of December, CNN Politics totaled 25 million – millions more than HuffPost Politics without the addition of Good News traffic, and more than double the number of visitors to Fox News Politics, MSNBC TV and The Hill.

25 mm: CNN Politics

  • 25 mm: HuffPost Politics & Good News (6.6 mm)
  • 12 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 11 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 11 mm: TheHill.com
  • 9 mm: Politico.com

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, December 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

CNN Politics continued to dominate in video for the month of December, up 38% over the previous month and a whopping 466% over the prior year. Scoring 48 million video starts, CNN Politics more than doubled that of its closest competitor The Young Turks Network and tripled MSNBC TV’s video starts. HuffPost Politics placed 7th with only 2 million video starts for the month.

48 mm: CNN Politics

  • 20 mm: The TYT Network
  • 16 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 8 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 5 mm: Bloomberg.com – Politics
  • 3 mm: Westernjournalism.com

Source: comScore Video Metrix, December 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Category. “PoliticsWeekly.com” is excluded from this ranking.

CNN Politics: #1 in Multi-platform Views

Up 40% over the previous month and 185% over the prior year, CNN Politics easily topped the list in multiplatform views for December. Nearly doubling its closest competitor HuffPost Politics (and Good News), CNN Politics earned 160 million multiplatform views for the month.

160 mm: CNN Politics

  • 85 mm: HuffPost Politics & Good News (12 mm)
  • 78 mm: Westernjournalism.com
  • 68 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 60 mm: Politico.com
  • 52 mm: Fox News Politics

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

January 4th, 2016
05:45 PM ET

CNN Films STEVE JOBS: The Man in the Machine Premiere #1 on Sunday

Alex Gibney’s look at the life and legacy of the legendary tech innovator helps CNN rank #1 in total viewers, demo, and young viewers during premiere; Encore set for Saturday, Jan. 09 at 9:00pm & 11:00pm Eastern

The CNN Films premiere of STEVE JOBS: The Man in the Machine was seen by more than 1.15 million total viewers Sunday, Jan. 3 at 9:00pm Eastern. The film also won the time period among the cable news nets with 455k viewers aged 25 to 54 years, and had 97k among viewers aged 18 to 34 years for its premiere. In its time period last night, CNN Films outperformed the combined delivery of Fox News and MSNBC in each demo. MSNBC averaged 255k total viewers, 143k among viewers aged 25 to 54, and 47k viewers aged 18 to 34; Fox News averaged 436k total viewers, 85k among viewers aged 25 to 54, and 10k viewers aged 18 to 34, for the same time period.

Last night’s premiere makes the film the third highest-rated in the franchise among total viewers and viewers aged 25 to 54 years old for CNN (after CNN Films Presents Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me and CNN Films Blackfish).

The strong performance of the CNN Films presentation helped CNN far outpace the cable news competition for the evening in primetime (8:00pm to 11:00pm), with 968k total viewers for CNN (vs. 266k for MSNBC; 494k for Fox News), 358k viewers aged 25 to 54 for CNN (vs. 144k for MSNBC; 89k for Fox News), and 81k among viewers aged 18 to 34 for CNN (vs. 39k for MSNBC; 10k for Fox News). CNN easily outperformed the combined delivery of MSNBC and Fox News in each demo.

STEVE JOBS: The Man in the Machine trounced the competition with 720k total viewers, 312k viewers aged 25 to 54, and 92k viewers aged 18 to 34 for its 11:00pm replay. MSNBC had 352k total viewers, 203k viewers aged 25 to 54, and 61k viewers aged 18 to 34. Fox News came in a distant fourth in each category: 307k total viewers, 71k viewers aged 25 to 54, and 22k among viewers aged 18 to 34.

The critically-acclaimed STEVE JOBS: The Man in the Machine was directed and narrated by Academy® Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and sponsored by Volkswagen. The film is set to encore Saturday, Jan. 09 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm.  All times Eastern.

In between the encore broadcasts, viewers can watch the film On Demand and learn more about Steve Jobs, by visiting www.CNN.com/CNNFilms.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Nationals time period-based data for Sunday 01/03/2016, program-based historical data. All data based on Live+SD. FULL POST

December 29th, 2015
02:06 PM ET

HLN to End 2015 Up Double Digits in Total Day & Post 2nd Largest Growth Among Top 40 Cable Nets 

 

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HLN TO OUTPERFORM MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY FOR 19 STRAIGHT MONTHS

HLN TO RANK #1 ON WEEKENDS IN TOTAL DAY IN 2015

“MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE” RANKS AS THE #2 CABLE MORNING NEWS PROGRAM IN 2015; UP THE MOST IN THE MORNING; CONTINUES TO BEAT “MORNING JOE"

HLN 

  • HLN will end the year up double digits in Total Day; +10% among P2+ (285k vs. 260k) and +15% (122k vs. 106k) in P25-54 2015 to-date vs. 2014 while FOX News is declining –3% and MSNBC down –17% among P25-54.
  • Among the Top 40 cable networks versus year-ago in Total Day, HLN posts 2nd largest growth among P25-54 (+15%; behind only CNN);
  • In Total Day, HLN registers its highest yearly P25-54 delivery in six years (since 2009) and 3rd best on record;
  • HLN to beat MSNBC for 19 straight months in December 2015 (thru 12/25/15) in Total Day by +34% in P25-54, marking the first time that HLN will outperform MSNBC for a full year since 1999, plus scoring its biggest advantage since 1998;
  • HLN to rank #1 among the demo on weekends in Total Day 2015 to date (143k);

MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE

  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) to rank as the #2 cable morning news show in 2015  among P25-54 (128k);
  • MXP to end the year up the most among cable morning news in P25-54 increasing +23% (128k vs. 104k) and Total Viewers up +27% (284k vs. 223k) 2015 vs. prior year;
  • MXP will continue its winning streak, beating MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for 20 straight months [6-9 a ET] by +38% in P25-54 (128k vs. 93k) in 2015 while FNC’s “Fox & Friends” slides –9%;
  • MXP is averaging its highest yearly P25-54 and P2+ performance since 2011.

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* Nielsen data based on 2015TD: 12/29/14-12/25/15. Data is a blend of most current Live+7 data streams

CNN DEBATE WAS THIRD MOST WATCHED DEBATE EVER
December 16th, 2015
12:54 PM ET

CNN DEBATE WAS THIRD MOST WATCHED DEBATE EVER

18 MILLION TUNE-IN FOR CNN REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES’ DEBATE ON TELEVISION

Plus 3.1 Million Live Streams

According to Nielsen Fast National ratings data, last night’s CNN Facebook Republican candidates’ presidential debate moderated by Wolf Blitzer was the third most watched presidential primary debate ever, averaging 18 million total viewers. In the demo 25-54, the debate averaged 5.6 million.  Last night’s debate was the second most watched program in CNN's history (after CNN’s September GOP debate).

Three of the top four presidential primary debates this election cycle were watched on CNN.  CNN’s September GOP  debate (9/16/15) averaged 23.1 million total viewers and the most watched Democratic debate in history (10/13/15) averaged 15.5 million.

Last night’s debate ranks as the third largest non-sports cable telecast audience on record. 

The early debate averaged 5.7 million total viewers and 1.4 million in the demo 25-54.

CNN live streamed last night’s GOP debate to CNN.com, its mobile apps and connected TVs. CNN earned at least 3.1 million live streams and the event reached peak usage at 9:45 pm ET with 815,000 concurrent streams.  

TOP TEN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATES IN HISTORY

1. Fox News Republican Debate, Cleveland Ohio (8/6/2015)         23,997 million

2. CNN Republican Debate, Reagan Library (9/16/2015)                23,056

3. CNN Republican Debate, Las Vegas (12/15/2015)                     18,039

4. CNN Democratic Debate, Las Vegas (10/13/2015)                      15,459

5. CNBC Republican Debate, Boulder CO (10/28/2015)                 14,005

6. FBN Republican Debate, Milwaukee, WI (11/10/2015)             13,454

7. ABC Democratic Debate, Philadelphia (4/16/2008)                   10,693

8. ABC Democratic Debate, New Hampshire (1/5/2008)                9,362

9. CBS Democratic Debate, Des Moines (11/14/2015)                   8,552

10. CNN Democratic Debate, Los Angeles (1/31/2008)                  8,324

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Topics: 2016 Election • Ratings
December 2nd, 2015
02:42 PM ET

HLN Up in Total Day; "Morning Express with Robin Meade" Ranks #2 Cable Morning News

 

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HLN UP IN TOTAL DAY IN NOVEMBER; BEATS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY FOR 18 STRAIGHT MONTHS

“MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE” RANKS AS THE #2 CABLE MORNING NEWS PROGRAM IN NOVEMBER 2015 AND 2015 TO-DATE; UP THE MOST IN THE MORNING

HLN 

  • HLN is up +7% in Total Day among P25-54 Nov 15 vs. Nov 14 (121k vs. 113k) while FOX News declines –11% and MSNBC down –9%;
  • HLN beat MSNBC for 18 straight months in Nov in Total Day by +26% in P25-54; the longest winning streak in more than 16 years (March 99);
  • HLN is the 5th highest cable net for growth among Top 40 cable nets in P25-54, up +7% in Nov.

MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE

  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) ranks as the #2 cable morning news show in Nov 15 and 2015 year-to-date among P25-54;
  • MXP is up the most among cable morning news in P25-54 increasing +23% (139k vs. 113k) and Total Viewers increasing +48% (331k vs. 224k) in Nov 15 vs. prior year;
  • MXP continues to beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for 19 straight months [6-9 a ET] by +24% in P25-54 (139k vs. 112k) in Nov 15 while FNC’s “Fox & Friends” slides –13%.
CNN Beats Yahoo News, BuzzFeed for Six Months Running
November 20th, 2015
09:34 AM ET

CNN Beats Yahoo News, BuzzFeed for Six Months Running

For the sixth straight month, CNN swept the competition in multi-platform views and video, once again topping Yahoo News and BuzzFeed.  With 87.5 mm, CNN was also within striking distance of Yahoo News’ 89 mm in multi-platform unique visitors.

CNN continued to dominate across social platforms with more fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter than any other news organization.

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Topics: CNN Digital • Ratings • Video
CNN Politics Extends Streak as #1 Political News Destination to Eighth Straight Month
November 19th, 2015
09:52 AM ET

CNN Politics Extends Streak as #1 Political News Destination to Eighth Straight Month

CNN Politics claimed an eighth straight month as the number one political news destination in October 2015, once again outranking all competitors in multi-platform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, multi-platform page views and video starts.

In an impressive display of visitor engagement, CNN Politics also recorded a remarkable 460 million minutes spent on political multi-platform content in October, far surpassing every other competitor.

In the month of October 2015:

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