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July Numbers: MSNBC…

Posted in Ratings Related on July 28, 2015 by icn2

MSNBC is noting its July ratings…

MSNBC SHOWS MORE GROWTH IN JULY 2015 THAN ALL OTHER CABLE NEWS NETWORKS

“Morning Joe” Tops CNN in Total Viewers for Fifth Month; Third Month of Demo Growth

MSNBC Primetime Tops CNN in Total Viewers

NEW YORK – July 28, 2015 – For July 2015, MSNBC showed more month-to-month growth than all other cable news networks. Many key MSNBC programs saw ratings improvements up from June 2015, including growth for “Morning Joe” (up 10%), “The Rachel Maddow Show” (up 7%), “Hardball with Chris Matthews” (up 11%), “All In with Chris Hayes” (up 13%) and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” (up 23%), among total viewers. A number of MSNBC programs also topped CNN among total viewers, including “Morning Joe”, “The Ed Show”, “Hardball”, “PoliticsNation”, “All In with Chris Hayes”, “The Rachel Maddow Show”, “The Last Word” and in the Primetime M-F 8-11p daypart. In the A25-54 demo, MSNBC saw Total Day growth up 3% from July 2014 and up 6% from June 2015, and for Primetime, MSNBC was up 8% over June 2015.

“Morning Joe” beat CNN in total viewers for the fifth month in a row, and saw its highest monthly ratings since November of 2013. In total viewers, “Morning Joe” was up 33% from July 2014. For the A25-54 demo, “Morning Joe” rose consistently for the third straight month, 18% over June 2015 and 23% over July 2014.

MSNBC’s dayside programming also saw some ratings gains in total viewers over July 2014 and in the A25-54 demo, “The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart”, “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” and “Now with Alex Wagner” are all up from July 2014.

On the weekends, MSNBC saw ratings boosts both in the demo and with total viewers. In July, “Up with Steve Kornacki” generated its highest ratings in the demo since December of 2014 and its highest ratings among total viewers since February of 2014. (Source: NSI, July 2015)

July Numbers: CNN…

Posted in Ratings Related on July 28, 2015 by icn2

CNN is noting its July ratings…

CNN RANKS 2ND IN CABLE NEWS FOR 13TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH

Only Cable News Net Up vs. a Year ago in All Four Dayparts; Posts Largest Growth in M-F Prime

New Day Beats Morning Joe for 13th Straight Month; Joe Finishes Last in Cable News in Demo Again, Behind HLN and CNN

State of the Union with Jake Tapper is Up Double-Digits in Total Viewers

CNN Original Series Post Strong Ratings this Month

CNN’s momentum continued in July, with the network showing strength, stability and growth across the board. For the 13th straight month, CNN ranked second in cable news in Total Day among both total viewers and the 25-54 demo rating. The network has now ranked #2 in primetime (M-Su/M-F) for the past 13 months in the coveted adults 25-54 demographic. This represents the longest streak across these dayparts and demos in more than seven years.

CNN is the only news network to grow from year-ago levels in all four key dayparts among both total viewers and the demo 25-54. The network is posting the largest growth in cable news in M-Su prime in the key demo 25-54 and the largest increases in M-F primetime in both demos. CNN is also registering the largest and only double-digit growth in daytime (9a-4p) among 25-54.

(Note: MSNBC’s total viewer (P2+) growth in July, 2015 is attributed to increases among adults 55+. Year-to-date, MSNBC is posting its oldest yearly median age on record in both total day and primetime.)

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Q2 Numbers: CNN

Posted in Ratings Related on June 30, 2015 by icn2

CNN is noting its Q2 ratings…

IN Q2, CNN IS #1 ON WEEKENDS

RANKS A SOLID #2 IN WEEKDAY CABLE NEWS, WITH DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH ACROSS THE BOARD

Network Posts Largest Quarterly Lead Over MSNBC in Primetime in Nearly Nine Years

CNN’s New Day Beats MSNBC’s Morning Joe for Fourth Straight Quarter; The Lead has Most Growth in Cable News; CNN Tonight Tops MSNBC in Total Viewers for the First Time Since 2Q-2013

MSNBC Hits Quarterly Lows Dating Back at Least 10 Years;
Fox News Registers Ratings Lows Since Before 9/11/01

CNN Original Series and Films Post Strong Ratings this Quarter

CNN’s competitive ratings performance and momentum continued this quarter with the network ranking #1 on weekends in both Total Day and Primetime in the demo 25-54 and a solid #2 in weekday cable across all dayparts (Total day, M-Su/M-F primetime and daytime), up significantly from year-ago levels while posting the largest growth in cable news. CNN has now beaten MSNBC in Total Day for the fifth straight quarter among both total viewers and 25-54 demo. In primetime, CNN also posted its largest quarterly advantage over MSNBC in nearly nine years among 25-54 (M-Su prime +50% since 3Q-06).
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May Numbers: CNN…

Posted in CNN, Ratings Related on June 2, 2015 by icn2

CNN is noting its May ratings…

CNN POSTS BIG GAINS IN MAY VS. LAST YEAR

NETWORK HAS BIGGEST INCREASE AMONG TOP 35 CABLE NETS

CNN Remains Firmly Ahead of MSNBC in all Categories; Has Largest Primetime Demo Advantage Over MSNBC in Years

New Day tops MSNBC’s Morning Joe; Erin Burnett Outfront & CNN Tonight Post Triple-Digit Growth

CNN Original Series Momentum Continues

CNN had big ratings gains in May with all dayparts (Total Day, M-Su/M-F primetime, daytime) up significantly from year-ago levels, posting the largest growth in cable news. In Total Day, CNN saw the biggest increase in the demo 25-54 among the Top 35 cable networks. CNN also ranked a solid #2 in cable news this month in all categories, registering impressive growth especially during M-F primetime (Erin Burnett Outfront up +101%, AC 360 up +61%, CNN programming at 9pm up +78% and CNN Tonight up +107% – the most growth in primetime cable news). MSNBC continued to lose viewers, decreasing double-digits among the demo 25-54 in all key dayparts. It registered its lowest Total Day and M-F primetime total viewer delivery since December 2007, and lowest M-Su primetime total viewer performance since June 2007. As CNN remains firmly ahead of MSNBC, the network topped MSNBC for the 11th straight month in Total Day in both total viewers and the demo and in M-Su/M-F primetime among 25-54, the longest streak across these dayparts and demos in over seven years (since Feb 2008). CNN also registered its largest 25-54 advantage over MSNBC in primetime in over seven years (since Feb 2008).

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Q1 and March Numbers: CNN…

Posted in Ratings Related on March 31, 2015 by icn2

CNN is noting its Q1 and March numbers…

IN Q1, CNN POSTS DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS VS. A YEAR AGO; MSNBC SHEDS ALMOST HALF ITS AUDIENCE

CNN HAS LARGEST QUARTERLY LEAD OVER MSNBC IN 8 YEARS

CNN’s New Day Beats MSNBC’s Morning Joe for Third Quarter in a Row

MSNBC Primetime Programming Hits Record Lows; Loses 45% of Audience
Dayside Hits Lowest in 17 Years

CNN Original Series Post Strong Ratings this Quarter

CNN’s ratings momentum continued this quarter, with the network ranking #2 in cable news in the first quarter Total Day in both total viewers and the demo 25-54, ahead of MSNBC by its largest quarterly lead in over eight years (since 3Q-06) among 25-54 and by more than five years (since 3Q-09) in total viewers. CNN also outperformed MSNBC this quarter in M-Su/M-F in the demo rating, and tied MSNBC in M-Su total viewers. CNN has now beat MSNBC in Total Day for the fourth straight quarter among both total viewers and the demo, in M-Su Prime for the fourth straight quarter among 25-54 and in M-F Prime for the third straight quarter in the key demo 25-54. This is the longest streak across these dayparts and demos in over six years (since 4Q-08).

CNN (and HLN) also had big ratings gains this quarter, with all four dayparts up from year-ago levels, while MSNBC posted the biggest declines in cable news. CNN’s weekday primetime programs all grew compared to a year ago and outperformed MSNBC across the 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm hours in the demo 25-54 for the third consecutive quarter; while MSNBC lost 45% of its primetime audience. CNN’s New Day topped MSNBC’s Morning Joe for the third quarter in a row; beating Joe in both total viewers and the demo rating. CNN also posted the largest increases in daytime (9a-4p) among both total viewers (+26%) and demo (+24%), while MSNBC daytime is down -56% to 42k in the demo, its lowest in nearly 17 years (since 2Q 1998; 27k). CNN Original Series had a strong ratings performance as well this quarter.
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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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