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Q1 Numbers: MSNBC…

Posted in Ratings Related on March 27, 2017 by icn2

MSNBC is noting its Q1 ratings…

MSNBC OVERTAKES CNN IN TOTAL AUDIENCE IN 1Q17, SHATTERING RATINGS RECORDS

More People Turned to MSNBC Than CNN for Total Day M-F 6am-2am for March 2017 and 1Q17

“The Rachel Maddow Show” Is #1 in A25-54 in March 2017 – Beats “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on FOX News and CNN in the 9-10pm Time Period for 1st Time in Network’s 20-Year History

“Morning Joe” Sets Record in Total Viewers for 1Q17 and Bests CNN for Eighth Consecutive Quarter

MSNBC Weekday Prime 8-11pm Tops CNN for Fourth Straight Quarter in Total Viewers

MSNBC Programs Beat CNN and Deliver All-Time Highs Among Total Viewers at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm and 11pm for 1Q17

MSNBC Is the Fastest Growing Cable News Network in Dayside Among Total Viewers, Draws the Network’s Biggest Audience in 9am-5pm Time Period Ever for 1Q17

MSNBC Digital on Track to Have Best Month and Quarter Ever

NEW YORK (March 27, 2017) – According to Nielsen, MSNBC beat CNN in total viewers during weekday prime (M-F 8-11pm) and total day (M-F 6am-2am) for the first quarter of 2017. MSNBC also drew the network’s largest total audiences ever for the quarter in many key dayparts, including weekday prime, total day and dayside (M-F 9am-5pm).
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February Numbers: CNN…

Posted in CNN, Ratings Related on February 28, 2017 by icn2

CNN is noting its February ratings…

CNN STRONG #2 IN CABLE NEWS IN FEBRUARY

CNN Tops MSNBC for 32nd Straight Month in Adults 25-54 in Total Day and Prime Time

New Day Beats Morning Joe Again; Has Second Best Month on Record

CNN Prime Time Shows Beat MSNBC Among Adults 25-54

Erin Burnett Outfront Has Best Performance Ever

Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Fareed Zakaria GPS All Rank #1 in Demo

February was another strong month for CNN with the network ranking #2 in cable news, with many programs posting record ratings and all shows growing double or triple digits compared to a year ago. CNN has topped MSNBC in Total Day (total viewers and 25-54) and in prime time (adults 25-54) for 32 consecutive months, the longest winning streak vs. MSNBC in nine years (since February 2008).

This month, New Day beat MSNBC’s Morning Joe for the second straight month and for the third time in the last four months among adults 25-54. February was the program’s second best month on record and its largest advantage over MSNBC since May 2015 in the demo. New Day also had its largest share of the cable news morning audience on record in the demo (25%).
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February Numbers: MSNBC…

Posted in MSNBC, Ratings Related on February 28, 2017 by icn2

MSNBC is noting its February ratings…

MORE PEOPLE WATCHED MSNBC THAN CNN IN FEBRUARY

MSNBC M-F Prime Finishes #2 Among All Cable Networks in Total Viewers, Beats CNN for Third Straight Month

MSNBC M-F Total Day Ranks #3 for All Cable, Outperforms CNN in Total Viewers

“Morning Joe” Ranks #2 in Time Period for All Cable, Continues Total Viewer Win Over Third-Place CNN for 24th Straight Month

“The Rachel Maddow Show” Ranks #2 for Total and Demo Audiences, Bests CNN for the 45th Straight Month

MSNBC Also Beats CNN Among Total Viewers at 7pm, 8pm, 10pm, and 11pm

NEW YORK (February 28, 2017) – For the month of February 2017, more people tuned in to MSNBC than CNN. MSNBC weekday prime (M-F 8-11pm) finished #2 in total viewers among all cable networks, beating CNN for the third straight month. MSNBC prime delivered higher growth than the competition, posting a gain of +64% among total viewers compared to February 2016 (vs. -29% for CNN and +30% for FOX News).

MSNBC also ranked #3 in total day (M-F 6am-2am) audience among all cable networks in total viewers. MSNBC’s full day growth far outpaced the competition, delivering the third most growth in all of cable and posting a gain of +60% compared to February 2016 (vs. +16% for CNN and +34% for FOX News).
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Q2 Numbers: CNN…

Posted in Ratings Related on June 28, 2016 by icn2

CNN is noting its Q2 ratings…

CNN STRONG #2 in Q2, CONTINUES TO CLOSE GAP WITH FOX

Posts Double-Digit Growth in Each Key Daypart, Every Weekday Program

Dominates MSNBC in Total Day, Prime and Dayside

#1 on Weekends

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, The Lead with Jake Tapper, State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Fareed Zakaria GPS All Rank #1 in June

CNN was the number-two rated cable news network for the second quarter of 2016, which ended Sunday. CNN finished a strong number two among total viewers and adults 25-54 in both total day and prime time. It was the ninth consecutive quarter that CNN has finished in second place in total day among both demos and in prime time among adults 25-54, once again far ahead of third place MSNBC.

CNN continues to narrow the gap with Fox News. Among adults 25-54 in prime time in the second quarter, CNN finished just 9% behind Fox News (324k vs 358k). That is the fourth smallest quarterly deficit on record. And among adults 25-54 in total day, CNN finished 12% behind Fox News (190k vs 217k), the smallest quarterly deficit since 2008.

This quarter, CNN had double-digit growth across every key daypart and every weekday program compared to last year. Among the Top 40 cable networks vs. a year ago in total day, CNN is posting the second largest growth in both adults 25-54 and total viewers.
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April Numbers: CNN…

Posted in Ratings Related on April 27, 2016 by icn2

Yes, I’m a day late on this. I’ve been sick as a dog. CNN is noting its April ratings…

CNN #1 IN CABLE NEWS IN PRIME TIME;

BEATS FOX NEWS FOR 5 OF THE PAST 8 MONTHS

CNN Posts Triple Digit Growth in Prime Time; Most in TV

Narrows Gap with Fox News in Total Day to Smallest in Over Seven Years

CNN also #1 on Weekends

CNN ranked #1 in cable news in prime time in April. CNN beat Fox News for the fifth time in the last eight months in M-Su prime time (four of the past eight in M-F prime) among adults 25-54. The last time CNN had this many prime time wins in an eight-month period versus Fox News was over 14 years ago (Nov. 2001). CNN also handily topped MSNBC this month in all dayparts, with CNN besting MSNBC for the 22nd straight month in Total Day (among both total viewers and among adults 25-54) and in prime time (among 25-54). In total viewers, CNN has now beaten MSNBC for the fifth straight month (or seven out of eight months) in prime time. CNN continued to top MSNBC by wide margins during the day (9am-4pm) – posting a +36% advantage in total viewers (630k vs. MSNBC’s 464k) and +58% more among adults 25-54 (161k vs. 102k).

In April, CNN had the most growth of any television network (cable or broadcast) among both total viewers and adults 25-54, increasing triple digits in prime time. Among ALL cable networks in April, CNN ranked #7 in total viewers in M-F prime time. In Total Day, CNN was also up vs. last year, increasing +59% in total viewers and +48% among adults 25-54.

Of particular note, CNN has narrowed the gap with Fox News (196k vs. Fox News’ 215k) to its smallest level (-9%) in over seven years (since October, 2008) in Total Day among adults 25-54. CNN beat Fox News in prime time this month among adults 25-54.

Even using the less inclusive measurement (Live+SD), CNN beats Fox News to rank #1 across cable news among in both M-Su Prime (372k vs. Fox News’ 344k) and M-F Prime (435k vs. Fox News’ 402k) among adults 25-54 this month. CNN beat Fox News for the fourth of last eight months in M-Su prime among adults 25-54 (April, February 2016 and December, September 2015) in Live+SD. CNN was behind Fox News by -1k (293k vs. 294k) in October 2015 (Live+SD), but ahead of Fox News (307k vs. 300k) in the more inclusive measurement (Live+7).

CNN April 2016 Program Highlights:
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Q1 Numbers: CNN…

Posted in Ratings Related on March 29, 2016 by icn2

CNN is noting its Q1 ratings…

CNN HAS MOST-WATCHED QUARTER IN SEVEN YEARS

CNN UP TRIPLE DIGITS IN PRIME TIME; DAYSIDE POSTS HIGHEST RATINGS IN OVER FOUR YEARS

Narrows Gap with Fox News to Closest in Seven Years; Dominates MSNBC in All Dayparts, Biggest Prime Time Margin in Eight Years

Race for the White House Most-Watched CNN Original Series Ever

CNN is #2 Network in ALL of Cable in March

CNN had its most-watched quarter in Total Day in seven years (since 1Q 2009) and best prime time since 4Q 2008 in total viewers and adults 25-54.

For the quarter (January-March) that ended on Sunday, CNN ranked #2 in cable news across every daypart (Total Day, M-Su and M-F prime time). CNN was the fastest growing Top 70 cable network in prime time, up triple-digits in total viewers (+162%) and adults 25-54 (+139%).
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January Numbers: MSNBC

Posted in Ratings Related on February 2, 2016 by icn2

MSNBC is noting its January ratings…

MSNBC POSTS MORE GROWTH THAN CNN AND FOX NEWS DURING MORNING JOE AND DAYSIDE IN THE A25-54 FOR JANUARY 2016

MSNBC Beats CNN in A25-54 Growth in Prime

“Morning Joe” and “The Rachel Maddow Show” Top CNN in A25-54, Best Month Since 2014

NEW YORK – February 2, 2016 – MSNBC saw the most growth in cable news for January 2016 during “Morning Joe” and Monday-Friday dayside programming (M-F 9a-5p). MSNBC’s dayside programming (M-F 9a-5p) was up 60% in A25-54 and 46% in total viewers while Fox News was up only 27% and CNN was down by 9%. MSNBC’s M-F 8-11p was up 44% in A254-54 and 45% in total viewers over last year, topping CNN which was only up 16% and tying Fox News which was only up 44% in A25-54 over last year in M-F 8-11p. January 2016 was the best M-F 8-11p demo performance for MSNBC since February 2014 and in total viewers since October 2013. M-F 9a-5p saw the highest A25-54 since March 2014.
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