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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CNN & HLN Ratings for April


CNN HAS BEST RATINGS MONTH SINCE NOVEMBER 2012

CNN Shows Most Growth of All Cable News Nets and Now Ranks #2 Year-to-Date

CNN Tops MSNBC in Key Dayparts for the First Time in Over a Year; MSNBC Slips to 4th

April 2013 is CNN Digital's Most Trafficked Month in History; Network Breaks Records with1.8+ Billion Page Views


During a month that saw breaking news and extended coverage from Boston, CNN had its best total day (6a-6a) delivery among total viewers and the demo 25-54 since November 2012 and posted double and triple-digit increases vs. a year ago in total day and M-F/M-Su prime in both total viewers and the key demo 25-54.  April marks the first time CNN has outdelivered MSNBC in total viewers and the key demo 25-54 in more than a year (March 2011) in total day and in prime.  MSNBC also slips to 4th place (behind HLN) in total day, the morning, daytime (9a-5p), 6p, 7p and 8p in the key demo 25-54.  CNN is now topping MSNBC year-to-date in total day-- ranking second among the cable news networks in total viewers and 25-54.

April network highlights (thru April 28):

Total Day:       CNN is up +79% in total viewers (638k vs. 356k), +109% among adults 25-54 (228k vs. 109k)
                        MSNBC declined -4% in total viewers (407k vs. 426k), flat among adults 25-54 (139k vs. 139k)
                        FXNC grew +14% in total viewers (1.232m vs. 1.084m), only +2% among adults 25-54 (278k vs. 273k)

M-F Prime:     CNN grew +88% in total viewers (1.008m vs. 536k), +133% among adults 25-54 (379k vs. 163k)
                        MSNBC dropped -12% in total viewers (795k vs. 902k), flat among adults 25-54 (254k vs. 253k)
                        FXNC is up +5% total viewers (2.342m vs. 2.228m), but dropped -3% in the target demo 25-54 (475k vs. 489k)

M-Su Prime:   CNN increased +80% in total viewers (920k vs. 510k), +128% in 25-54 (340k vs. 149k)
                        MSNBC declined -10% in total viewers (686k vs. 760k), flat among adults 25-54 (237k vs. 239k)
                        FXNC grew +9% in total viewers (2.022m vs.1.858m), but dropped -2% in 25-54 (392k vs. 398k)

CNN programs have shown significant strength this month, with weekday prime programs registering their best performances in years among total viewers and 25-54 – program highlights include:

·         The Lead with Jake Tapper:  After premiering a month ago (March 18) the program is up by substantial margins, increasing +108% in the key demo 25-54 (258k vs. 124k) and +54% in total viewers (829k vs. 538k) compared to a year ago.  The Lead now ranks second only to FXNC at 4p (MSNBC slips to fourth behind CNN and HLN). 

·         The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (6p) increased more than any program on CNN, FXNC or MSNBC in the demo this month -- growing +224% among 25-54 (343k vs. 106k) and +124% in total viewers (976k vs. 435k) compared to a year ago. Sit Room moved to second place this month, with MSNBC slipping to 4th place behind CNN and HLN among both demos.

·         Outfront with Erin Burnett increased more than any program on CNN, FXNC or MSNBC in total viewers this month – growing +145% (1.004m vs. 409k) vs. a year ago.  EBO is also having its best month ever and is posting the network’s best 7pm performance in both total viewers and the key demo since November 2008.  For the month, EBO ranked second to FXNC, averaging 366k in the key demo (up +221% from last year’s 114k) and 1.004m in total viewers.  MSNBC’s Hardball was down -13% this month in total viewers (670k vs. 769k) and slipped to 4th in the key demo 25-54.

·         Anderson Cooper 360 (8p) was the top-rated show on CNN in both total viewers and in the key demo 25-54 during April.  For the month, AC 360 averaged 431k among 25-54, increasing +197% from a year ago (145k) and 1.158m among total viewers, up +129% (506k).  MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes was down -18% in total viewers vs. last year's The Ed Show (718k vs. 880k) and ranked 3rd in April.  The show placed 4th in the key demo 25-54.

  • Piers Morgan Live grew +119% among the key demo 25-54 (354k vs. 162k) and increased +71% among total viewers (977k vs. 572k) this month compared to a year ago. PML ranked second in April at 9p – with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow placing third in both total viewers and demo.  Maddow actually declined -7% among total viewers (931k vs. 1.0m) for the month versus year-ago.

·         Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is posting triple-digit increases vs. a year ago on Sunday at 9p.  Launch-to-date, the program is delivering 389k in the demo 25-54, up +440% vs. same period a year ago (72k) and has ranked  #1 in cable news on Sunday in each of its first three weeks on the air.  In total viewers, Bourdain increased +122% (872k vs. 392k) at 9p vs. a year ago.



HLN TOPS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY DEMO IN APRIL 2013

"Morning Express with Robin Meade" Once Again Bests MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

HLN Continues to Post Double Digit Gains Across Both Dayparts & Demos; Prime Programs Boast Triple & Double Digit Gains 
  
  • HLN topped MSNBC by +2% in Total Day among the coveted P25-54 demo (142k vs. 139k) in April 2013; MSNBC slipped to #4 for the month in Total Day P25-54 in cable news;
  • HLN's morning show, "Morning Express with Robin Meade" bested MSNBC's "Morning Joe" by +8% in P25-54 (144k vs. 133k), marking the second consecutive monthly win;
  • Fueled by continuing coverage of the Jodi Arias trial and several breaking news stories, HLN experienced double-digit gains in Total Day and Prime vs. prior year:

April 2013 vs. April 2012
Total Day
P2+
+52% (390k vs. 257k)
P25-54
+43% (142k vs. 99k)

Prime (M-Su)
P2+
+40% (524k vs. 374k)
P25-54
+37% (177k vs. 129k)

  • "Jane Velez-Mitchell" (M-F, 7-8 p.m. ET) posted 669k P2+  and 217k P25-54, a +99% and +97% increase, respectively vs. April 2012;
  • "Nancy Grace" (M-F, 8-9 p.m. ET) posted 698k P2+ and 227k P25-54, a +50% and +38% increase, respectively vs. April 2012;
  • "Dr. Drew on Call" (M-Th, 9-10 p.m. ET) posted 674k P2+  and 221k P25-54, a +117% and +105% increase, respectively vs. same month year ago;
  • "HLN After Dark (M-Th, 10-11 p.m. ET) posted 486 P2+ and 172 P25-54, a +59% and +52% increase, respectivley, vs. same month year ago. 


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It’s a “New Day” at CNN

“New Day” with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira Will Air Weekdays from
6-9 am, Beginning June 10th

“Early Start with John Berman & Zoraida Sambolin” Will Air from 5-6 am

CNN announced today that its new morning show will be called “New Day.”   Hosted by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan, with Michaela Pereira as news anchor, the program will launch Monday, June 10th.  It will broadcast live from CNN’s studios in New York City and air weekdays from 6-9 am ET. As was previously announced, Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Matt Frucci is the executive producer of “New Day.” CNN’s John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin will continue to anchor “Early Start” from 5-6 am ET.

Since joining CNN a few months ago, Cuomo has helped lead coverage on all major news stories, including the Boston attacks, papal conclave, State of the Union address and Christopher Dorner pursuit. The award-winning anchor and correspondent came from ABC News where he anchored “20/20” and “Good Morning America.”

Bolduan most recently co-anchored “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” contributed to America’s Choice 2012 and served as CNN’s congressional correspondent covering the activities of the U.S. House and Senate. As a member of the Capitol Hill unit, Bolduan reported on the negotiations to increase the federal debt limit and the super committee deliberations.

Pereira is the co-host of “KTLA Morning News,” the number one morning program in Los Angeles for the last nine years. During this time, the program has won ten Emmy Awards for “Best Regularly Scheduled Daily News” and three for KTLA’s live coverage of the Rose Parade.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

This Weekend's Programming 4/28/13


SUNDAY, April 28, 2013


STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON


Topic:    Terrorism and Intelligence
Guest:   Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN), Senate Intelligence Committee
Guest:   Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), House Intelligence Committee

Topic:    Terrorism and Intelligence
Guest:    Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State
Guest:    Michael Chertoff, former Homeland Security Secretary

Topic:    Terrorism and Intelligence
Guest:   Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Guest:   Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Homeland Security Committee
Guest:   Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Ranking member, Homeland Security Committee
Guest:   Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Chair, Democratic National Committee

Anchor:  Candy Crowley



FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM     

Topic:      America’s counterterrorism capabilities and the Boston Marathon bombing case
Guest:     Gen. Michael Hayden, AF (ret.) former Director of the National Security Agency, CIA (George W. BushAdministration)

Topics:    Conflict in Chechnya – and its possible links to the Boston Marathon bombing case 
Guest:     Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs journalist, The Washington Post
Guest:     Anatol Lieven, chair of international relations, War Studies Department, King’s College London, senior fellow, New America Foundation

Topics:    Technology’s role in combatting terror; technology’s role in democratizing autocratic nations
Guest:     Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google
Guest:     Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, adjunct senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Topic:      How people transform into fundamentalists; America’s treatment of immigrants
Guest:     Mira Nair, film director, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria




RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON

Topic:   Boston Bombings Coverage, Impact of Coverage on Investigation
Guest:  Jane Hall, American University School of Communications
Guest:  Cenk Uygur, Current TV and host of “The Young Turks
Guest:  Michael Medved, Syndicated Radio Host

Topic:   Boston Globe Columnist’s Take on Bombing Coverage Two Weeks Later
Guest:  Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe

Topic:   Journalist’s Personal Story on Having a Double Mastectomy
Guest:  Michelle Cottle, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Topic:   Does the press route for one side in social issues including gun control?  A discussion with Ross Douthat.
Guest:  Ross Douthat, CNN Contributor, New York Times columnist

Host:    Howard Kurtz



THE NEXT LIST –  Airs Sunday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
This week The Next List profiles Hugh Herr, director of the Biomechatronics group at MIT’s Media Lab and the founder of iWalkHerr believes there is no such thing as disability. There is only bad technology. The devastating bombings at the Boston Marathon last week left more than 260 people wounded and at least 13 amputees. Hugh Herr has offered up his cutting edge technology to these victims and says he is fully committed to helping them any way he can.  Hugh Herr, a double amputee, believes the bionic limbs he’s inventing will transform the way amputees experience their lives, will revolutionize sports and predicts the advancement of limb technology will change the psychology of disability.

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner on CNN

CNN to Offer Live Coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
                On Saturday, April 27, CNN will provide coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. The dinner brings together President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, top lawmakers and Hollywood’s A-list.
                The network’s coverage will be hosted by Don Lemon, with White House correspondent Brianna Keilar and entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner. The first hour of coverage will feature the best moments from White House Correspondents’ dinners past and the 10 p.m. hour will provide viewers live coverage of Pres. Obama's remarks and entertainment by comedian Conan O’Brien.
                In addition, CNN Newsroom will provide live updates of the red carpet arrivals during the 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET hours.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

John King Interviews Pres.& Mrs. George W. Bush


Part 1:
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Part 2:
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Transcript after the bump.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

John King to Lead CNN's Coverage of Bush Library Dedication

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CNN to Provide Coverage of the George W. Bush Library Dedication

As all of the living U.S. presidents reunite for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, CNN will provide coverage and updates from Dallas and Washington, including an interview with former President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.
Chief national correspondent John King will report from the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on Wednesday, April 24, and will lead the network’s special coverage of the dedication from Dallas on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 11 a.m. King’s interview with President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, in which they discussed his presidency and his legacy, will air Wednesday on Anderson Cooper 360° at 10 p.m. On Thursday morning, King will take viewers on a private tour of the library hosted by the former First Lady. King was CNN’s senior White House correspondent during the George W. Bush administration.
In addition, White House correspondent Brianna Keilar will provide special reports from Dallas across the network’s programming beginning Wednesday.
CNN en EspaƱol’s Directo USA will feature a live Dallas broadcast, hosted by anchor Juan Carlos Lopez. Gustavo Valdes will contribute to coverage.
CNN will release a CNN/ORC International poll on how history will remember George W. Bush. The library dedication will be streamed at CNN.com/live and via the CNN Mobile Apps. Additional coverage will be available on CNNPolitics.com, the CNN Politics Facebook page and @CNNPolitics.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

CNN WAS #1 IN CABLE NEWS ON FRIDAY IN KEY DEMOS

CNN WAS #1 IN CABLE NEWS ON FRIDAY IN KEY DEMOS 25-54, 18-34
Network Has Best Delivery Since Election Day and Highest Non-Political Delivery in 10 Years
CNN Digital Posts Record Numbers; Highest Traffic of 2013, Among Top Days in History


According to Nielsen time period data for Friday, April 19, CNN was the top-rated cable news outlet averaging 2.47 million viewers in primetime and 1.34 million in total day in the key demo adults 25-54.  FXNC followed with 1.93 million in primetime and 953k in total day and MSNBC posted 618k and 387k respectively in the key target demo adults 25-54. 

CNN also ranked #1 in cable news among younger viewers 18-34 in primetime with 1.01 million and #2 in all of television (NBC averaged 1.22 million).  CNN’s 18-34 primetime performance is +25% above ABC’s 808k, +60% ahead of CBS’ 631k, +140% over FXNC’s 420k, and +327% above MSNBC’s 236k.

On Friday, CNN posted its highest total day total viewer, 25-54  and 18-34 audiences since Election Day 2012 (Election Day total viewers 3.48 million, 25-54 1.70 million and 18-34 1.02 million).  Across all demos (total viewers, 25-54, 18-34), Friday was the network’s highest total day performance (non-political) in 10 years (since the Iraq War).

Compared to the prior four Fridays, CNN had the largest total day growth in cable news – increasing +1168% in 25-54 and +788% in total viewers.  FXNC was up +333% in the demo and +73% in total viewers, and MSNBC increased +231% and +220% respectively.

CNN Digital for Friday, April 19, 2013:

•           173+ million page views - the 3rd highest day on record after Election Days 2008 and 2012.
•           20.4+ million unique visitors - the 4th highest day in history.
•           21 million video starts - 3rd highest day in history, following only the Japanese tsunami and Inauguration 2009.
•           2.3+ million live video streams.
•           44 million mobile page views - second highest ever.
•           1.41 million mobile video starts - top day on record.
•           CNN’s unauthenticated live TV coverage received more than 163K mobile plays. 

*In addition, the CNN Apps for iPhone and iPad both peaked as the #1 free apps in the iTunes Store on Friday, April 19, 2013. 

(Sources: Adobe Analytics; Bango mobile – includes domestic sites only)




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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Snippets with Larry King and Craig Ferguson



Last week Larry King appeared on Craig Ferguson's program and talk turned to CNN, the Boston bombings and other interesting topics:

Part 1:

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Part 2:

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Craig's show opening ~

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sunday's Programming 4/21/13

Today still seems to be a day in flux because of all the breaking news.  We received this from CNN for Saturday but find it a bit incomplete.  So we'll just have to say tune in if you want to know who's anchoring from where and when.



9:30am – 10:00am        CNN Saturday Morning (LIVE)
2:00pm – 3:00pm         CNN Newsroom (LIVE)
4:30pm – 5:00pm         CNN Newsroom (LIVE)



SUNDAY, April 21, 2013


STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON – 1:00PM

Topic:    Boston Bombings
Guest:   Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Senate Judiciary Committee
Guest:   Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), member, Armed Services Committee
Guest:   Sen. William "Mo" Cowan (D-MA)

Topic:    Boston Bombings
Guest:   Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor

Topics:  Boston Bombings; Terrorism; National Security
Guest:   Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), chairman, Homeland Security Committee
Guest:   Tim Roemer, former U.S. Congressman; former 9/11 Commission member
Guest:   Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. Attorney General

Anchor:  Candy Crowley



FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs LIVE 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Topic:      Latest developments in the Boston Marathon bombing case
Guest:     Raymond Kelly, police commissioner, New York City       

Topic:      Latest developments in the BostonMarathon bombing case
Guest:     Stephen Flynn, PhD, president Center for National Policy (2010-2012); professor, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security and professor of political science, Northeastern University
Guest:     Philip Mudd, former deputy director, CIA Counterterrorist Center; senior research fellow, counterterrorism, intelligence, and homeland security, New America Foundation;

Topic:      Inside the minds of terrorists: what motivates them
Guest:     Peter Bergen, CNN terrorismcontributor; author, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad (2013)
Guest:     Jessica Stern, PhD, Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law; author, Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill (2004)

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria




RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON

Topic:   Media Coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing
Guest:  Erik Wemple, media critic, The Washington Post
Guest:  Joe Concha, Mediaite
Guest:  Christine Brennan, sports columnist, USA Today

Topic:   Running, then Reporting On, the Boston Marathon
Guest:  Vernon Loeb, The Washington Post

Topic:   Biased Coverage of Gun Legislation
Guest:  Ross Douthat, CNN contributor; New York Times columnist

Guest:  Howard Kurtz




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