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 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.