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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CNN GROWS IN FEBRUARY

CNN GROWS 31% IN MONDAY-SUNDAY PRIMETIME
MSNBC & FNC LOSE VIEWERS IN FEBRUARY


CNN TOPS MSNBC IN PRIMETIME FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE MONTHS
AC 360 Tops MSNBC at 10p

CNN Tops MSNBC in Total Day and Dayside

February 2012 Highlights:
• CNN tops MSNBC in M-F primetime in target demo
• CNN tops MSNBC in M-Su primetime in key demo
• CNN tops MSNBC in total day among total viewers and in key demo
• CNN tops MSNBC in dayside in total viewers and target demo
• AC 360 tops MSNBC at 10p in key demo
• Despite the Arab Spring a year ago, CNN shows growth in primetime and total day, while MSNBC and FNC decline.


In February, CNN topped MSNBC in M-F prime and M-Su prime in the target demo 25-54 and in both total viewers and in the key demo in total day and dayside. Anderson Cooper 360 at 10pm also topped MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell among 25-54.

Despite cable news being fueled by coverage of the Arab Spring during this time a year ago, CNN showed the most growth this month vs. a year ago in primetime and total day, while MSNBC and FNC both down.

In Monday-Friday primetime, CNN topped MSNBC (270k vs. 252k) and increased +11% (270k vs. 243k) in the demo 25-54 and grew 5% in total viewers vs. last year. MSNBC is down -5% (252k vs. 266k) and FNC is off -13% (502k vs. 579k) in the demo, and down -1% and -3% respectively in total viewers compared to a year ago. February represents the second consecutive month that CNN has outperformed MSNBC in M-F prime in the key demo.

Anderson Cooper 360 at 10p continued to show a strong ratings performance, topping MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell at 10p in the key demo (262k vs.238k).

In Monday-Sunday primetime, CNN topped MSNBC in the target demo (283k vs. 237k) and grew an impressive +31% (283k vs. 216k) vs. a year ago, while MSNBC is down -9% (237k vs. 260k) and FNC declined -10% (418k vs. 466k). In total viewers, CNN grew +20% (807k vs. 675k), while MSNBC declined -3% and FNC is flat.

In total day (6a-6a), CNN outperformed MSNBC in both total viewers (475k vs. 455k) and the target demo (163k vs. 145k). In the key demo 25-54, CNN is up +3% (163k vs. 159k) last year, with FNC dropping -6% (270k vs. 286k) and MSNBC declining -1% (145k vs. 146k).

During the dayside (9a-5p), CNN also topped MSNBC in total viewers by +11% (439k vs. 396k) and by +27% in the key demo (117k vs. 92k).

CNN reached a cumulative audience of 95.9 million viewers in February 2012, FNC followed with 79.3 million and MSNBC had 75.5 million.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Ratings For the Week of February 20th-24th

1 - Special programming was aired on one night during the week.

Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.

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Tuesday Night's Primary Coverage on CNN


CNN Devotes Special Coverage to Arizona, Michigan Primaries

Programming schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Arizona and Michigan Primaries (ET):

11:00 AM – 1:00PM CNN Newsroom (Suzanne Malveaux from Phoenix, Ariz.)
6:00PM – 7:00PM John King, USA (Special Edition)
7:00PM – Midnight America's Choice 2012: The Arizona and Michigan Primaries (Live)
Midnight – 1:00 AM Piers Morgan Tonight (Special Edition)

Anchors Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and John King will headline the network’s America’s Choice 2012: The Arizona and Michigan Primaries coverage beginning at 7 p.m. live from the CNN Election Center. John King, USA kicks off the network’s primary coverage at 6 p.m. and a special edition of Piers Morgan Tonight is scheduled to broadcast at midnight.
CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen, along with political contributors Paul Begala, Maria Cardona, Alex Castellanos and Ari Fleischer, will be on set in the CNN Election Center to offer insight and analysis throughout the evening.
Anchor and chief political correspondent Candy Crowley will report from Romney campaign headquarters in Michigan; national political correspondent Jim Acosta from Santorum headquarters; and senior correspondent Joe Johns from Gingrich headquarters. CNN political editor Paul Steinhauser and correspondent Miguel Marquez will take viewers inside the voting process in Michigan and Arizona, respectively. Correspondent Tom Foreman will lead a focus group in the bellwether state of Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday. CNN Newsroom anchor Suzanne Malveaux will anchor live from Phoenix, Ariz. beginning Monday, Feb. 27 through Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CNN.com will live stream the Arizona and Michigan primary coverage online, on CNN’s mobile website and across CNN's mobile apps. Users can visit the CNNPolitics.com for primary coverage and analysis. Other online features include: GOP Delegate Calculator, CNN Electoral Map and the 2012 Primary Caucus Calendar. Users can view the CNN Politics Facebook page and follow @CNNPolitics on Twitter for the latest.

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Who's Popular, Who's Not in Media


NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2012 PRNewswire -- Decades ago there were just a few names that dominated the news world. Everyone knew who Walter Conkrite, David Brinkley and Chet Huntley were. And, the odds were good it was one of those men who gave people their evening dose of national and world news. Today, that is not the case. Yes, there are still the big three anchors, but there are also the multitude of news personalities on all the various cable stations and even a radio personality who transcends many of his brethren on television. Many of these individuals can cause either a positive or negative reaction.

Looking at a list of 26 current affairs personalities, when asked which three are their favorites, almost one-quarter say ABC News' Diane Sawyer (23%), while one in five each say CNN's Anderson Cooper (19%) and NBC's Brian Williams (19%). Rounding out the top five favorite current affairs personalities is Bill O'Reilly (15%) and Barbara Walters (15%). A little further down the list are George Stephanopoulos (14%), Matt Lauer (13%), Katie Couric (13%), Rush Limbaugh (9%) and Sean Hannity (9%).

These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,016 adults surveyed online between January 16 and 23, 2012 by Harris Interactive.

Looking at the flip side, which three of the 26 news personalities are America's least favorite, almost half say Rush Limbaugh (46%). Three in ten say Bill O'Reilly (31%) and almost one-quarter say their least favorite is Nancy Grace (23%). Rounding out the top ten least favorite news personalities are Sean Hannity (14%), Katie Couric (10%), Piers Morgan (10%), Barbara Walters (10%), Chris Matthews (10%), Rachel Maddow (7%) and Wolf Blitzer (7%).



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Friday, February 24, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 2/25/12

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta will take a look at a disturbing shortage in cancer drugs. Also, Dr. Gupta speaks with CNN Hero Scott Strode about how he overcame addiction to alcohol and drugs – and speaks with Dr. Petros Levounis, chief of addiction psychiatry at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in NYC about the latest addiction treatments.

FASHION: BACKPAGE PASS – Airs Saturday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
In this fifth edition of the series that makes fashion accessible and aspirational, CNN’s Alina Cho interviews designers Donna Karan, Marchesa, Cushnie et Ochs, Jason Wu and hosts segments on designer uniforms, CFDA 50th anniversary and the chicest trends and hottest street looks from New York Fashion Week for the fifth edition.

ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (Replay) – Airs Saturday 5:00PM – 7:00PM
A debate among the GOP presidential candidates moderated by CNN anchor and chief national correspondent John King.

CNN PRESENTS: WACO – FAITH, FEAR, AND FIRE – Airs SATURDAY 8:00PM, 11:00PM, and 2:00AM
CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on the events in Waco, Texas, that led to a 51-day standoff between the Branch Davidian Christian sect and law enforcement authorities, including the ATF and the FBI. More than 18 years later, a handful of Branch Davidians still believe their spiritual leader, David Koresh, will be resurrected as a messiah. Griffin speaks with survivors and other witnesses from both sides of the confrontation that ended with 82 Branch Davidians (including 24 children) and four federal agents losing their lives.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta will take a look at a disturbing shortage in cancer drugs. Also, Dr. Gupta speaks with CNN Hero Scott Strode about how he overcame addiction to alcohol and drugs – and speaks with Dr. Petros Levounis, chief of addiction psychiatry at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in NYC about the latest addiction treatments.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: Campaign Politics 2012; Middle East
Guest: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Guest: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Topic: Race for the White House: State Perspective
Guest: Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado
Guest: Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin
Topic: Competing Visions for America; Gas Prices
Guest: Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary
Topic: Rising Gas Prices and Politics
Guest: John Hofmeister, former president, Shell Oil
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: What should the U.S. do about Iran? Syria? Egypt? How would he grade President Obama’s foreign policy? Is this an American century? Who will Brzezinski back in the 2012 race?
Guest: Zbigniew Brzezinski, PhD, former National Security Advisor (Carter Administration), Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree (1981) for “his role in the normalization of U.S.-China relations,” counselor and trustee, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Topics: Are we seeing an economic recovery taking hold? Do we need more stimulus? Did the auto bailout work? What should the U.S. do about high oil prices? Will oil go higher? How would you grade the Romney tax plan?
Guest: Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor The Economist
Guest: Robert Reich, PhD, former U.S. Labor Secretary (Clinton Administration), Chancellor’s professor of public policy, University of California at Berkeley
Guest: David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Reagan Administration)
Guest: Gillian Tett, US managing editor, The Financial Times
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topics: Santorum Slams the Press; White House Trying to Stymie Aggressive Journalists?
Guest: David Brody, Christian Broadcasting Network
Guest: S.E. Cupp, New York Daily News
Guest: Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg
Topics: Challenges of Reporting from Syria
Guest: Clarissa Ward, CBS News
Guest: Arwa Damon, CNN
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
Anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews industrial designer extraordinaire Yves Behar, a man on a mission to “design for good.” Known for his commercial work designing sleek, coveted products such as wireless speakers, and his “Local bike,” furniture, and more – Behar and his team have earned a nomination in the 2012 Designs of the Year Product Award. But his passions also align with his more philanthropic design initiatives, including his $100 iconic green XO laptop. The One Laptop per Child XO collaboration with MIT Media Labs is making low-cost computers for children in developing countries. Behar attributes his diverse background to his design ethos: fusing his Swiss-Turkish-German heritage with what he describes as the ‘tech-casual culture’ of his headquarters in Northern California (www.fuseproject.com/products).

CNN PRESENTS: WACO – FAITH, FEAR, AND FIRE – Airs SUNDAY 8:00PM, 11:00PM, and 2:00AM
CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on the events in Waco, Texas, that led to a 51-day standoff between the Branch Davidian Christian sect and law enforcement authorities, including the ATF and the FBI. More than 18 years later, a handful of Branch Davidians still believe their spiritual leader, David Koresh, will be resurrected as a messiah. Griffin speaks with survivors and other witnesses from both sides of the confrontation that ended with 82 Branch Davidians (including 24 children) and four federal agents losing their lives.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ratings For The Week of February 13-17th

1 - Special programming was aired on one night during the week.

Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Arizona Republican Debate on CNN


GOP Candidates to Appear for Final Debate before Super Tuesday
John King to Moderate; Special Coverage Anchored by Blitzer, Cooper, Burnett

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Republican presidential hopefuls will face-off for the final debate before a dozen states take to the polls on Super Tuesday. CNN anchor and chief national correspondent John King will moderate the two-hour debate, which will air live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET from the Mesa Performing Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.
King, Wolf Blitzer and Erin Burnett will anchor their respective programs live from Mesa on the days surrounding the CNN debate. Anderson Cooper will anchor special, post-debate coverage.
National political correspondent Jim Acosta, senior political correspondent Joe Johns and CNN Radio’s Lisa Desjardins will report from Arizona. In addition, chief political analyst Gloria Borger, senior political analyst David Gergen and CNN political contributors John Avlon, Donna Brazile, Erick Erickson, James Carville and Ari Fleischer will be on site in Arizona to provide insight and analysis across all programming. On the campaign trail covering the candidates leading up to the Arizona and Michigan primaries are reporter-at-large Peter Hamby, political reporter Shannon Travis, and political producers Rachel Streitfeld and Shawna Shepherd.
All four of the leading Republican presidential contenders will participate in Wednesday’s debate: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. In addition to questions posed to the candidates by King and Arizona Republicans in the audience, the network will solicit questions and comments submitted in real-time from CNN.com, the CNN Politics fan page on Facebook and by using the #CNNDebate hashtag on Twitter.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

CNN on Comedy Central


Jon Stewart shared his opinion of CNN's Whitney Houston coverage on his February 14th show.

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Stephen Colbert guest on February 2nd was CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 2/18/12

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012

CNN Coverage: WHITNEY HOUSTON: LIFE, DEATH, MUSIC – Airs LIVE Saturday 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Piers Morgan and Soledad O’Brien anchor from New Jersey near the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark from 11am ET – 2pm ET; Don Lemon reports.

HLN Coverage: Farewell to Whitney Houston
Beginning at 9 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, February, 18, HLN Anchors Ryan Smith and Susan Hendricks will host special, early coverage of the funeral of Grammy-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston. Hosts Jane Velez-Mitchell and AJ Hammer, will report live from New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey as the funeral begins. HLNtv.com will have a gallery of mourning from around the world, the social media response online and coverage of the entire funeral.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
The best of The Situation Room from the week of February 13.
Guest anchor: Candy Crowley

CNN PRESENTS – Airs Saturday at 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 11:00PM, and 2:00AM
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Randi Kaye host a 3-story magazine special which includes an in-depth look at the life and death of music legend Whitney Houston. CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon reports from Los Angeles on Houston’s talent, and achievements, her struggles with addiction, and the final hours in the life of the iconic singer. Interviews include singers Jennifer Holliday, Kelly Price, and Kim Burrell, Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson, Los Angeles Times music writer Gerrick Kennedy, and Adam Ambrose of Tru Hollywood Nightclub, where Houston spent an evening out shortly before her untimely death. Amber Lyon reports on the history of safety violations and accidents at Vermont’s Yankee Nuclear Power Station, and its controversial re-certification by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Also, senior international correspondent Nic Robertson investigates the security of aviation cargo, including detailed reporting on how al-Qaeda exploited weak screening procedures to transport laser printer bombs in recent years via commercial aircraft.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and Noon
Topic: Election 2012
Guest: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), presidential candidate
Topics: Economy; Obama Administration
Guest: Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks
Topics: Syria; Iran; Israel
Guest: Gen. Michael Hayden, former CIA director
Guest: Ambassador Edward Walker, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel
Topics: Election 2012; GOP
Guest: Gov. Mitch Daniels, Indiana
Guest: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM
Topics: Should the US arm the Syrian opposition? Will Israel strike Iran? Is Dempsey worried about the burgeoning Chinese army? Will the Americans held in Egypt be released? Will the US military be able to properly defend the nation given the proposed budget cuts?
Guest: Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive.
Topics: The visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping – is Xi a different kind of Chinese leader? Will there be changes in policy after the Chinese re-order their government in 2012? Will the Chinese economy collapse? Will China come into greater conflict with the U.S.?
Guest: Gordon Chang, author The Coming Collapse of China (2011)
Guest: James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic and author of China Airborne (2012)
Guest: Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University and founding editor of The China Quarterly (U.K.)
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - Noon
Topics: Romney’s Religion and the Press; Santorum on Social Issues
Guest: Frank Bruni, The New York Times
Guest: Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
Guest: Scott Conroy, RealClearPolitics.com
Topic: Pitfalls of Tweeting Journalists
Guest: David Carr, The New York Times
Topic: Investigating Media Matters
Guest: Vince Coglianese, The Daily Caller
Topic: Local Reporter Experiences Backlash
Guest: Andrea McCarren, WUSA TV
Topic: Problems at Philadelphia Newspapers
Guest: Buzz Bissinger, Vanity Fair
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Airs Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
Anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Dale Dougherty, a man on a mission to inspire all of us to get passionate about making more things – cheese, wine, sculptures, robots, rockets, 3D printers – even electric muffins! Over a decade ago he created a Bay Area grassroots festival called Makers Faire (http://makerfaire.com/) – now there are similar festivals in NYC, Africa, and other places around the world where people show off all of the spectacular things they’ve made (e.g. a basketball bikini).

CNN PRESENTS – Airs Sunday at 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 11:00PM, and 2:00AM
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Randi Kaye host a 3-story magazine special which includes an in-depth look at the life and death of music legend Whitney Houston. CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon reports from Los Angeles on Houston’s talent, and achievements, her struggles with addiction, and the final hours in the life of the iconic singer. Interviews include singers Jennifer Holliday, Kelly Price, and Kim Burrell, Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson, Los Angeles Times music writer Gerrick Kennedy, and Adam Ambrose of Tru Hollywood Nightclub, where Houston spent an evening out shortly before her untimely death. Amber Lyon reports on the history of safety violations and accidents at Vermont’s Yankee Nuclear Power Station, and its controversial re-certification by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Also, senior international correspondent Nic Robertson investigates the security of aviation cargo, including detailed reporting on how al-Qaeda exploited weak screening procedures to transport laser printer bombs in recent years via commercial aircraft.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

CNN Coverage: Whitney Houston: Life, Death, Music


CNN Coverage: Whitney Houston: Life, Death, Music

Piers Morgan, Soledad O’Brien and Don Lemon will anchor live global coverage of the funeral of award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston on Saturday, February 18, beginning at 11a.m. (ET) on CNN and CNN International. CNN Digital will live stream Whitney Houston’s funeral on site and mobile at www.cnn.com/live from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET).


Further coverage of Whitney Houston's life and music continues on CNN PRESENTS Saturday and Sunday at 8p.m./11p.m./2a.m. (ET)
Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Randi Kaye host a 3-story magazine special which includes an in-depth look at her music, life and death. CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon reports from Los Angeles on Houston’s talent, achievements, her struggles with addiction, and the final hours in the life of the iconic singer. Interviews include singers Jennifer Holliday, Kelly Price, and Kim Burrell, Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson, Los Angeles Times music writer Gerrick Kennedy, and Adam Ambrose of Tru Hollywood Nightclub, where Houston spent an evening out shortly before her untimely death.

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CNN and Larry King Part Ways

Larry King and CNN have parted ways. King, who retired from his primetime show in December 2010, said at the time he would host specials occasionally for the network. But it was confirmed Wednesday that after airing four Larry King specials on CNN there would be no more .

"CNN and Larry King have mutually agreed to end the Larry King specials," said the network in a statement. "We have the greatest respect for Larry and wish him the best of luck with his new endeavors."

Added King: "I have nothing but love and respect for CNN, and I'm looking forward to all the wonderful business opportunities that I will now dedicate my full time to."


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ratings For The Week of February 6-10th



1 - Special programming aired on one night during the week.

Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.



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Monday, February 13, 2012

Gerhard Zeiler New President of TBS International

Reuters reported last week that international television executive Gerhard Zeiler will join Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) as president of Turner Broadcasting System International, the company’s global portfolio of branded television networks and related businesses. The announcement was made by Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of TBS, Inc. Presently CEO of RTL Group, a division of Bertelsmann AG and Europe’s largest television production and broadcast company, Zeiler will lead the international division’s continuing effort to strengthen its established interests and develop new business.


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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston Special on CNN Tonight

CNN’s Don Lemon will anchor a live CNN special at 7pm (ET) tonight from Los Angeles remembering Whitney Houston. Follow the link to CNN.com for more details.

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Saturday Night Live Lampoons Piers Morgan Tonight



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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Your Views on the News 2/11/12


Comments have been mostly well thought out and very interesting this week. The consensus seems to be that Soledad's Starting Point needs a rework, AC360 is the best CNN has to offer, but has problems too, and Erin Burnett is getting the negative comments that used to be focused on Piers.
Here's the place to look at things in depth and if you want to create a new line up for CNN give it a go. You never know who might be reading and taking notes.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 2/11/12

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER- Airs LIVE 6:00PM – 7:00PM

AMERICA’S CHOICE 2012: THE MAINE CAUCUSES - Airs LIVE 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Anchors Wolf Blitzer, John King and Candy Crowley will headline the network’s America’s Choice 2012: Maine Caucuses coverage beginning at 6 p.m. live from the nation’s capital with a special edition of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, before the network’s caucus coverage at 7 p.m.. All times Eastern.

CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen, along with political contributors David Frum and Donna Brazile, will offer insight and analysis during the special programming.

CNN political reporter Shannon Travis will be live on location with the Maine Republican Party, where the results of the caucuses will be announced in Portland, Maine. Correspondent Mary Snow will report from Ron Paul headquarters in Maine, senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash will cover the latest on the straw poll results live from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington and White House correspondent Brianna Keilar will provide reaction from the Obama campaign.



BLACK IN AMERICA: THE NEW PROMISED LAND – SILICON VALLEY – 8:00PM, 11:00PM, and 2:00AM
While much of the country struggles to emerge from a recession, California’s Silicon Valley is booming, and technology companies like Facebook, Skype, and Apple are seeing their valuations soar. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien profiles a unique technology-focused “accelerator” – a collaborative of African-American start-up founders with Internet-based businesses developed to help diversify the technology sector. Eight participants – strangers – lived together for nine weeks in a modest, three-bedroom house in Mountain View, CA, were mentored, worked on their business proposals, and pitched for venture capital funding. Viewers see their journey, learn who secured funding to develop their Web-based companies – and who is still waiting.

HOMS: A CITY UNDER SIEGE – Airs 10:30PM – 11:00PM
Bombs rain down on residential neighborhoods. Snipers shoot at those who dare to leave their homes. Bodies lay in the streets, as women, children, even medical crews are killed. This is how activists describe the scene in what’s being called the capital of the Syrian uprising. Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, has suffered the worst of the violence that has left more than 6,000 people dead since the uprising and government crackdown began almost a year ago. And residents say it’s getting worse. Many are risking their lives to show the world how their city is suffering, by sharing video of the violence that has grown in intensity over the past week. Distressing images and remarkable voices bear witness to the deteriorating situation and the escalating atrocities. Through the voices of those who are living it, CNN tells the story of one week in Homs: a city under siege.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE 9AM – 10AM and Noon
Topic: Santorum Sweeps the Midwest; Election 2012
Guest: Rick Santorum (R), presidential candidate
Topic: Obama’s Budget; Economy
Guest: Jacob Lew, White House chief of staff
Topic: U.S. Options for Syria
Guest: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: What can the US do about Syria – after the UN Security Council veto? What does the US really know about what’s going on inside Syria? How are Iran and Saudi Arabia influencing the Syrian conflict?
Guest: Elliott Abrams, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Guest: Fawaz Gerges, author, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Guest: Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut; editor-at-large of Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Topics: Does US economy need stimulus or austerity? Should wealthy be taxed more? Will Mr. Soros vote for President Obama? Will there be a euro catastrophe? Will Mr. Soros establish a SuperPAC?
Guest: George Soros, chairman, Soros Fund Management, LLC; founder, the Open Society Foundations. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive.
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - Noon
Topics: Media’s Lag on Obama’s Contraception Regulation; Roland Martin
Guest: Lauren Ashburn, Ashburn Media Company
Topics: Santorum’s Three State Sweep; Obama Super PAC
Guest: Bill Press, syndicated radio host
Guest: Jim Geraghty, National Review
Guest: Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times
Topic: NBC’s Interview with Former JFK Intern
Guest: Amy Argetsinger, The Washington Post
Host: Howard Kurtz

BLACK IN AMERICA: THE NEW PROMISED LAND – SILICON VALLEY – 8:00PM, 11:00PM, and 2:00AM
While much of the country struggles to emerge from a recession, California’s Silicon Valley is booming, and technology companies like Facebook, Skype, and Apple are seeing their valuations soar. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien profiles a unique technology-focused “accelerator” – a collaborative of African-American start-up founders with Internet-based businesses developed to help diversify the technology sector. Eight participants – strangers – lived together for nine weeks in a modest, three-bedroom house in Mountain View, CA, were mentored, worked on their business proposals, and pitched for venture capital funding. Viewers see their journey, learn who secured funding to develop their Web-based companies – and who is still waiting.

THE NEXT LIST – 2:00PM – 2:30PM
Anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Dale Dougherty, a man on a mission to inspire all of us to get passionate about making more things – cheese, wine, sculptures, robots, rockets, 3D printers – even electric muffins! Over a decade ago he created a Bay Area grassroots festival called Makers Faire (http://makerfaire.com/) – now there are similar festivals in NYC, Africa, and other places around the world where people show off all of the spectacular things they’ve made (e.g. a basketball bikini).

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday Night's Nielson Data 2/7/12

Nielsen data for Minnesota/Colorado Caucuses and Missouri Non-Binding Primary – Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Highlights:
CNN tops MSNBC during CNN’s live coverage block (7pm-midnight) in target demo 25-54
CNN tops MSNBC in primetime (8-11pm) in key demo 25-54
CNN’s AC 360 tops MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell in both total viewers and the demo

During CNN’s live coverage (7pm-midnight) of the GOP Minnesota/Colorado caucuses and Missouri primary, CNN topped MSNBC’s regular programming in the target demo 25-54 (280k vs. 240k). During primetime (8-11pm) CNN also outperformed MSNBC in the demo (307k vs. 279k).

At 10pm AC 360 outperformed Lawrence O’Donnell in total viewers (932k vs. 919) and had a 54% advantage in the key demo (355k vs. 231k).

Compared to prior four non-event Tuesdays, CNN had the most growth increasing +51% in total viewers (857k vs. 568k) and +80% in the key demo (307k vs. 171k). MSNBC was up only 10% in total viewers (1.020m vs. 926k) and increased 41% (279k vs. 198k) in the demo; while FNC increased +14% (2.519m vs. 2.208m) and +20% (582k vs.487k) in the key target demo.

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How Would ABC Univision Merge Hurt CNN?


Reprinted from Politico by Dylan Byers

The talks between Disney and Univision have set media tongues wagging in anticipation of a new 24-hour news network that would compete with CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, and would likely have major ramifications for the cable news industry and for the national political discourse.

At the political level, an ABC News-Univision venture would mark the first 24-hour news network marketed toward English-speaking Hispanics, giving that rapidly growing demographic greater influence in the national discussion.

At the industry level, the new channel would upset the current cable news order, threatening to steal ratings and revenue from CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.

No channel is likely to feel the pinch so much as Time Warner's CNN, which has struggled to keep abreast of MSNBC in the ratings race.

“This would go head-to-head with CNN,” a person with knowledge of the talks told the New York Times yesterday.

Should the two companies reach a deal, it may even force CNN to renew its own talks with CBS on a deal to combine news resources. Those talks, which had been going on sporadically for over a decade, resurfaced in May 2010.

"While such conversations have occurred over the last decade, the current news-business climate, plummeting CNN ratings, ever-shrinking evening-news audiences, and major layoffs at ABC make a deal more logical than ever before," New York magazine's Gabe Sherman reported at the time.

But the talks stalled (once again) and later that year CBS president and CEO Les Moonves acknowledged that the deal "doesn't look good."

"We tried ten years ago and we tried last year, it's just been a difficult thing," Moonves said. "It's hard to make a joint venture with a division of the company."

The Disney-Univision talks could stall as well, but there is reason to believe that this deal is far more promising.

Whereas both CNN and CBS were looking to stop losses, ABC and Univision are looking to capitalize on growth. CBS was eager to get out of the news business and CNN was "desperate to do something that [would] keep supporting its ever-diminishing business prospects," Michael Wolff observed at the time, arguing that both organizations were "ruined artifacts of a former age."

Univision, by contrast, belongs to the future, serving a U.S. Hispanic population that is set to double within the next forty years. And in addition to owning ABC News, Disney owns ESPN, a cash cow that generates roughly half the value of Disney's media holdings, according to industry estimates.

"In one structure under consideration, Disney would be responsible for both advertising sales and distribution," the Wall Street Journal reported, "so it could use the heft from its ESPN franchise to help sell the new channel to cable operators, people familiar with the negotiations said."

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Tuesday's Primary & Caucus Coverage on CNN 2/7/12


Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer anchored 5 hours of primary and caucuses coverage on Tuesday night from the CNN Election Center in Atlanta. The coverage was extended with a special edition of AC360 at midnight while waiting results from Colorado.

News bulletins about the crisis in Syria were provided by Barbara Starr and Arwa Damon, who is in Beirut.

In the studio:
John King at the magic wall
Erin Burnett breaking down the campaign finances
Analysts: Gloria Borger and David Gergen
Pundits: Donna Brazile, Ari Fleischer, Roland Martin and Erick Erickson
Mark Preston in the cube

In the field:
Jim Acosta at Romney headquarters in Denver, Colorado
Joe Johns at a Gingrich event in Columbus, Ohio
Dana Bash at Santorum headquarters in St. Charles, Missouri
Shannon Travis at Maple Grove, Minnesota
David Mattingly at Stillwater, Minnesota
Chris Welsh at Shakopee, Minnesota
Jessica Yellin from Washington, DC

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Ratings For the Week of January 30 - February 3



1 - Special programming aired on one night during the week
2 - Special programming aired on two nights during the week

Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.


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Nielsen Numbers for Nevada Caucuses 2/ 4/12

Nielsen Numbers for Nevada Caucuses – Saturday, February 4, 2012

Highlights:
CNN tops MSNBC in primetime (8-11pm) and during key coverage block (7-11pm)
CNN showed the most primetime growth vs. non-primary nights
CNN topped FNC and MSNBC at 11pm in the key demo

During Saturday night’s coverage of the GOP Nevada Caucuses, CNN topped MSNBC in primetime (8-11pm) in both total viewers and in the key demo adults 25-54. In total viewers, CNN averaged 595k a +37% advantage over MSNBC’s 433k and in the target demo, CNN posted 174k a +23% lead over MSNBC’s 142k. (FNC aired Huckabee at 8 pm and Justice with Judge Jeanine at 9pm on Saturday night.)

CNN showed the most growth during primetime increasing +47% among total viewers, FNC was up +33% and MSNBC was flat compared to the prior three non-event Saturday averages. In the key demo CNN grew +37%, FNC was up +15% and MSNBC was down -38%.

At 11pm CNN topped FNC in the key demo (273k vs. 257k) and also outperformed MSNBC’s Lockup (226k).

From 7-11pm CNN had a +47% advantage over MSNBC in total viewers (607k vs. 412k) and a +40% lead in the demo (181k vs. 129k).

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Miguel Marquez Joins CNN as Los Angeles-based Correspondent

Miguel Marquez Joins CNN as Los Angeles-based Correspondent

Miguel Marquez will join CNN as a correspondent based in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Terence Burke, vice president of newsgathering for CNN/U.S.
Marquez returns to CNN from ABC News, where he served as a correspondent from May 2005. During his tenure at ABC News, he covered international breaking news and challenging assignments, including the Norway camp massacre, the violent anti-government protests in Bahrain and the war in Iraq during the height of the conflict.
Prior to his work at ABC News, Marquez was a correspondent at CNN based in Los Angeles from 2003 to 2005. Earlier, he worked as a news anchor for CNN Headline News and was based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta.
“Miguel is an extremely skilled, tenacious and thorough reporter. His fearless coverage on-site covering the Arab Spring is testament alone to that,” said Burke. “We are very fortunate to once again have him be a part of our team.”
Marquez first joined CNN in April 2003 from FOX affiliate KSAZ in Phoenix, Ariz., where he was a reporter. Before that position, Marquez was with NBC flagship station WNBC in New York, N.Y., where he was a reporter covering events around the city, including criminal trials. Marquez also worked with CBS News in New York where he was a national desk assistant to the CBS Evening News, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
Before pursuing a career in broadcast journalism, Marquez served as a legislative assistant to former Rep. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., where he was responsible for foreign affairs, telecommunications and trade issues. In this position, Marquez traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea, staffing the congressional delegation that negotiated the release of two U.S. helicopter pilots shot down north of the demilitarized zone. Before working with Richardson, Marquez was with Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C., where he was a research contractor for the foreign affairs and national defense division.
Marquez holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University; a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of New Mexico and a liberal arts degree from New Mexico Military Institute.
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CNN Promotes Jim Acosta to National Political Correspondent


CNN Promotes Jim Acosta to National Political Correspondent
Jim Acosta has been named national political correspondent, it was announced today by Sam Feist, Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. Acosta begins his new assignment as national political correspondent immediately.
“Jim has been an outstanding addition to the political team,” said Feist. “He has emerged as one of the key reporters on the campaign trail and his astute reporting skills will only help to position the network to dominate this important election cycle.”
“Having grown up just outside of the nation’s capital, I’m very excited about this new assignment,” said Acosta. “I am honored to be part of CNN’s political team, which is second to none.”
In this new role, Acosta will work closely with the network’s political unit to provide coverage of the 2012 campaign including the primary races, the presidential debates, and the political conventions. He will also cover important stories on policy and culture for various CNN programs, including The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and John King, USA.
Previously, Acosta served as a CNN correspondent reporting from the field and within the beltway on a wide-range of national stories including, the 2010 midterm elections and 2008 presidential election, when he covered the campaigns of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama. In 2009, Acosta traveled to Cuba to report from Havana on the effects of the Obama administration’s policy change to American travel restrictions in that country. Prior to CNN, Acosta was a correspondent for CBS News, where he contributed to CBS Evening News and covered stories including the Iraq War from Baghdad, the 2004 presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry and Hurricane Katrina.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 2/3/12

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Harvard professor Dr Henry Louis Gates, Jr, about his involvement in a project to promote an African American genetic research registry. Dr. Gupta also trains with the “Lucky 7” CNN Fit Nation triathlon challenge participants as they begin their individual journeys to better health as they get in shape for the 2012 Nautica Malibu Triathlon. And, he interviews oncologist and cancer researcher Dr. David Agus about his book, The End of Illness (2012), about living a long, vigorous life.

A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER– Airs LIVE 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

AMERICA’S CHOICE 2012: THE NEVADA CAUCUSES – Airs LIVE 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Anchors: Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, John King, Candy Crowley

CNN NEWSROOM – Airs LIVE 11:00PM – 12:00AM
Anchor: Don Lemon

CNN PRESENTS (SUNDAY at 8:00pm, 11:00pm, and 2:00am)
In small towns…across the Midwest…several young girls went missing. Some were found murdered. Others were never found at all. And all of these cases went unsolved. Investigators believed only one man knew what happened. To get answers, it would take a risky, unusual plan: send a convicted drug dealer undercover into a dangerous prison to befriend an alleged serial killer. At stake: answers, peace for grieving families, and one man’s freedom. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin reports.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Harvard professor Dr Henry Louis Gates, Jr, about his involvement in a project to promote an African American genetic research registry. Dr. Gupta also trains with the “Lucky 7” CNN Fit Nation triathlon challenge participants as they begin their individual journeys to better health as they get in shape for the 2012 Nautica Malibu Triathlon. And, he interviews oncologist and cancer researcher Dr. David Agus about his book, The End of Illness (2012), about living a long, vigorous life.


STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9AM – 10AM and Noon
Topic: 2012 from the Governor’s Perspective
Guest: Gov. Martin O’Malley, Maryland; chair, Democratic Governors Association
Guest: Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia; chair, Republican Governors Association
Topic: GOP Primary Race
Guest: Tony Perkins, president, Family Research Council
Guest: Dick Armey, chairman, FreedomWorks; former House Majority Leader
Topic: Forecasting the Economy
Guest: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former CBO director
Guest: Alice Rivlin, former OMB director
Guest: Ron Brownstein, CNN senior political analyst
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: GOP presidential primary politics; President Obama and Catholic voters; Syrian and Russian politics in the news this week
Guest: David Brooks, columnist, The New York Times; author: The Social Animal (2011)
Guest: Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large, Thomson Reuters
Guest: Peggy Noonan, author and opinion editorial columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Guest: David Remnick, author and editor, The New Yorker
Topics: Will China’s extraordinary growth continue in 2012? Has America’s new Asia-centric foreign been policy successful? How does Singapore deal with economic inequality?
Guest: Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister for Singapore
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - Noon
Topics: GOP 2012, Nevada Caucus Coverage
Guest: Jonathan Martin, POLITICO
Guest: Michael Shear, The New York Times
Guest: Christina Bellantoni, PBS NewsHour
Topics: Romney ‘Poor’ Comments; Trump Endorses
Guest: Matt Lewis, The Daily Caller
Guest: Michelle Cottle, Newsweek/The Daily Beast
Topic: Facebook IPO
Guest: Mark Potts, former Washington Post reporter
Guest: Felix Salmon, Reuters
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
Anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews experimental gastronomer Homaro Cantu about his inventive work. As a child, Cantu, his mother and sister were homeless for or three years – now he uses his passion for cooking and insatiable curiosity to try to tackle extraordinary problems such as inventing a tasty tablet that may be used to flavor food – and reduce the incidence of diabetes, and working with NASA to create food for space travelers.

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CNN's Election Coverage of Nevada Caucuses

CNN Plans Coverage from Nevada, Election Center for Saturday Caucuses

Anchors Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and John King will headline coverage from the CNN Election Center for the network’s live broadcast of America’s Choice 2012: The Nevada Caucuses as the Republican presidential campaign and CNN turn west Saturday, Feb. 4. Coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET, immediately following a live, special edition of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer at 6 p.m. ET. At 11 p.m. ET, Don Lemon will anchor a live edition of CNN Newsroom.
Chief political correspondent and anchor Candy Crowley will provide coverage from the Washington bureau, while chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin will provide updates on reactions from the Obama campaign. Senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash has been reporting live from locations around Nevada in the week leading up to the caucuses. At the candidates’ Nevada campaign locations on Saturday will be: chief national correspondent Jim Acosta at Romney headquarters, White House correspondent Brianna Keilar at Gingrich headquarters, and national correspondents David Mattingly and Gary Tuchman at Paul and Santorum headquarters, respectively. Political reporter-at-large Peter Hamby will report throughout the day from the Nevada GOP “nerve center,” where caucus results will be tallied. Political director Mark Preston will be on hand from the CNN Election Center.
Chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen, alongside CNN political contributors Erick Erickson, Roland Martin and Will Cain, will provide insight and analysis from the CNN Election Center. CNN political contributor John Avlon and political editor Paul Steinhauser will be live from Las Vegas.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Florida Primary Fast National Data

Nielsen Fast National data for Florida primary – Tuesday, January 31

Highlights:
CNN tops MSNBC in primetime (8-11p) and during key coverage block (7-11p)
CNN has a +64% advantage over MSNBC in primetime among target demo (25-54)
CNN showed the most primetime growth
CNN’s AC 360 tops MSNBC at 10p


During last night’s coverage of the Florida GOP primary, CNN topped MSNBC in primetime (8-11p) in both total viewers and in the key demographic adults 25-54. In total viewers CNN averaged 1.091 million, +11% more than MSNBC’s 984k and in the target demo posted 402k, an impressive +64% lead over MSNBC’s 245k. (FNC 2.504m/641k.)

CNN showed the most growth during primetime, increasing +92% among total viewers, FNC’s was up only +13% and MSNBC had a slight bump, +6% compared to the prior four non-event Tuesday averages. In the key demo, CNN increased triple digits, up +135%.

At 10p Anderson Cooper 360 also topped MSNBC in total viewers (865k vs. 841k) and had a 54% advantage over MSNBC (319k vs. 207k) in the demo 25-54.

From 7-11p, CNN also topped MSNBC in total viewers (1.041m vs. 966k) and had a +56% advantage in the demo 25-54 (377k vs. 241k). (FNC 2.442m/607k.)

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Christiane Amanpour Returns to CNNi This Spring

Amanpour to Become Centerpiece of New CNN International Lineup Launching this Spring
Liza McGuirk named Executive Producer of Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour returns to CNN Worldwide this spring and will broadcast her signature program, Amanpour, in primetime in Europe and throughout the world in more than 200 countries as the centerpiece of a new CNN International lineup, it was announced today by Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director of CNN International.
Each weeknight on CNN International, Amanpour will deliver the definitive international news and interview program that CNN’s worldwide audience has come to expect of the preeminent global journalist. Amanpour will air weekdays at 3 p.m. and replay at 5 p.m. (ET) on CNN International. The half-hour show will air twice during European primetime, providing viewers with an additional opportunity to tune in for a distinct take on the challenging issues facing the world.
Liza McGuirk, an award-winning producer who has more than two decades of experience in television journalism both producing and reporting, will be the executive producer of Amanpour. McGuirk will be based in New York along with Amanpour.