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Jan 2015: CNN’s Schadenfreude…er…Numbers…

Posted in Ratings Related on January 27, 2015 by icn2

CNN is noting its Jan 2015 ratings…

…and going way out of its way to make a point of sticking it to MSNBC which did not have a good month. How not good? Chris Ariens over at TVNewser says the network is “now firmly in second place, behind Fox News, among the cable news networks with a +59% lead in the primetime demo over the NBCU channel.” Ariens rarely sticks his neck out like that so for him to do so here is noteworthy.

Not mentioned though…we had another missing airliner skew the breaking news for at least a week.

CNN’s release…

CNN HAS ALL THE RATINGS MOMENTUM IN JANUARY

Narrows Gap with Fox News to Lowest in Years; Overtakes MSNBC in All Categories

CNN is Up +70% vs. Last Year; Fox News Declines Double-Digits, MSNBC Sheds Nearly 40% of its Audience

CNN Ranks #1 in Total Day and M-Su Primetime among 18-49

New Day Beats Morning Joe in Viewers and Demo; Brooke Baldwin Ranks #1 at 2pm and 3pm; Erin Burnett Grows 100%

CNN had all the ratings momentum in January, with the cable news network closing out the month firmly ahead of MSNBC in all key dayparts in both total viewers and the demo 25-54 rating and also narrowing the gap significantly with Fox News to the closest margin in six years (since January 2009). CNN has now beaten MSNBC for the seventh straight month in Total Day among both demos, and in M-Su/M-F Primetime in the demo, the longest streak across these dayparts and demos in six years (since November 2008). CNN (and HLN) are up from year-ago in all categories, with CNN posting the largest growth in cable news. MSNBC is down double-digits in all three key dayparts among both demos, posting the largest declines. Fox News is seeing double-digit losses in Total Day among both demos, and in M-Su/M-F Prime among total viewers. CNN also ranked #1 in Total Day and M-Su Primetime among 18-49.
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July Numbers: CNN…

Posted in Ratings Related on July 29, 2014 by icn2

CNN is noting its July ratings…

CNN IS #2 IN CABLE NEWS IN JULY IN BOTH TOTAL DAY AND PRIMETIME

New Day Tops MSNBC’s Morning Joe In Key Demo 25-54

MSNBC Slips to 4th in Total Day and to 3rd in Prime; Morning Joe is also 4th and Rachel Maddow has Second Worst Month Ever

CNN’s New Original Series The Hunt with John Walsh and The Sixties Continue to Score

For the month of July, 2014

· CNN ranked #2 in Total Day among total viewers (404k vs. MSNBC’s 319k) and in the key demo 25-54 rating (125k vs. MSNBC’s 92k).
· CNN ranked #2 in M-Su Primetime among 25-54 (166k vs. MSNBC’s 154k).
· CNN ranked #2 in M-F Primetime in the key demo 25-54 (168k vs. MSNBC’s 149k).
· CNN ranked #2 in Dayside (9a-4p), posting a 90% advantage over MSNBC in total viewers (446k vs. 235k) and 120% more in the demo (108k vs 49k).

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July Numbers: MSNBC…

Posted in Ratings Related on July 29, 2014 by icn2

MSNBC is noting its July ratings…

MSNBC TOPS CNN IN KEY DAYPARTS – JULY 2014 RATINGS

“Hardball,” “All In,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “The Last Word” Up Compared to Last Year

NEW YORK – July 30, 2014 – MSNBC topped CNN in key dayparts for the month of July, according to data from Nielsen. In addition, “Hardball,” “All In,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “The Last Word” are up in total viewers compared to July 2013.

MSNBC ranked #2 in weekday primetime (M-F 8p-11p) among total viewers for the month (639,000 vs. CNN’s 508,000).

In M-Su primetime, MSNBC ranked #2 in total viewers (550,000 vs. CNN’s 514,000).

MSNBC ranked #2 in sales prime (M-Su 7p-2a) among total viewers (452,000). MSNBC was #1 among A18-34 in sales prime (M-Su 7p-2a) and weekend sales prime (S-Su 7p-2a). MSNBC ranked #1 in sales prime among African American total viewers for the 53rdconsecutive month.
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Q2 Numbers: CNN…

Posted in Ratings Related on July 1, 2014 by icn2

CNN is noting its Q2 ratings…

CNN IS #2 IN CABLE NEWS FOR THE 2Q 2014

MSNBC FALLS TO 4TH AND FOX NEWS IS POSTING LOWEST QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE SINCE 2001

CNN Original Series Post Strong Ratings Performance This Quarter

For the second quarter 2014:

· CNN ranked #2 in Total Day among total viewers (344k) and in the key demo 25-54 rating (106k).
· CNN ranked #2 in M-Su Primetime among 25-54 rating, tying with MSNBC. (163k vs. 163k).
· CNN ranked #2 in Dayside (9a-4p) in both total viewers (378k) and demo 25-54 rating (93k)
· CNN ranked #1 in Weekend Primetime in demo rating (189k) and #2 among total viewers (483k).

This quarter MSNBC slipped to #4 in total day (104k) and dayside (58k) in the key demo 25-54 rating. MSNBC’s dayside performance of 58k represents the network’s lowest quarterly delivery in nearly 11 years – since 3Q 2003 (54k). Fox News is down double-digits across all key dayparts among both total viewers and demo 25-54 rating this quarter. In M-F primetime, Fox News is posting its lowest performance in the key demo (326k) in over 12 years since 2Q 01 (163k).
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Taking the Long View…

Posted in CNN, FNC, HLN, MSNBC, Ratings Related on June 30, 2014 by icn2

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Eric Chemi and Ariana Giorgi chart cable news by quarter going all the way back to 2001…when CNN was still #1

As the number of prime-time broadcast TV viewers has gone down, the number tuning into cable news has gone up. Fox has benefited. Its ratings have increased while those of its cable competitors, as a group, have mostly stayed flat. That’s a sign that the growth hasn’t come from other news networks but from viewers who had not previously been watching cable news. Nielsen’s data shows that the only other cable network to be No. 1 in its category for 50 straight quarters is, unsurprisingly, ESPN

May Numbers: MSNBC…

Posted in Ratings Related on May 28, 2014 by icn2

MSNBC is noting its May ratings…

MSNBC TOPS CNN IN KEY DAYPARTS – MAY 2014 RATINGS

“The Ed Show,” “PoliticsNation,” “Hardball,” “All In” and “The Rachel Maddow Show” Up Compared to Last Year

Fox News Channel Hits 13 Year Lows in the Morning and Primetime Among A25-54

NEW YORK – May 28, 2014 – MSNBC topped CNN in key dayparts for the month of May. In addition, Fox News Channel (FNC) hit 13 year lows in the morning, primetime and total day according to data from Nielsen.

MSNBC ranked #2 in weekday primetime (M-F 8p-11p) among A25-54 (145,000 vs. CNN’s 131,000) and in total viewers (593,000 vs. 384,000) for the month. FNC had the network’s lowest A25-54 weekday primetime delivery since August 2001.
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April Numbers: CNN…

Posted in Ratings Related on April 29, 2014 by icn2

CNN is noting its April ratings in a release dripping with MSNBC schadenfreude…

CNN RANKS #2 ACROSS THE BOARD IN CABLE NEWS

CNN Tops MSNBC for Second Straight Month in Total Day and Primetime; Pulls Ahead of MSNBC for the Year

New Day Moves Past Morning Joe for Five of the Past Six Weeks

CNN Original Series and Weekends Post Strong Ratings Performances in April

CNN Digital shows powerful performance across all platforms

This month, CNN is the #2 cable news network topping MSNBC in total day and M-Su/M-F primetime among P25-54 and has now pulled ahead of MSNBC for the year in total day among total viewers. As CNN moved past MSNBC for its second consecutive month, MSNBC posted its lowest total day delivery since May 2007 in the demo. In addition, CNN’s New Day topped MSNBC’s Morning Joe in the demo for five out of the last six weeks. In April, CNN was #1 in weekend primetime (demo) while FOX News ranked #4. All the cable news networks are down in April vs. a year ago due to the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt.

CNN’s Original Series posted strong ratings performances this month, with Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown ranking #1 in its time period while Morgan Spurlock Inside Man grew double-digits from last season’s average. CNN’s Chicagoland series average was up vs. prior programming and ranked #2 in its time period ahead of MSNBC.

In total day (M-Su 6a-6a), CNN ranked #2 among adults 25-54 and total viewers with a +20% lead over MSNBC in the demo (134k vs. MSNBC’s 112k) and a +18% advantage among total viewers (421k vs. MSNBC’s 358k). April represents MSNBC’s lowest total day demo delivery since May 2007 (106k). CNN also ranked #2 in weekday primetime (M-F 8-11p) in the key demo 25-54 – averaging 196k – a +11% lead over MSNBC’s 176k. In M-Su primetime, CNN also placed second for the second straight month with 199k vs. MSNBC’s 176k in the demo rating.

CNN Program Highlights for April, 2014
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