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2012 Presidential Election

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CNN cancels John King, USA

CNN has announced that they have canceled the 6PM series John King, USA, hosted by John King. The series will end at the end of June and be replaced, at least temporarily, by an expanded three-hour The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

King will remain at the network as its top compaign correspondent for the remainder […]

Anthony Bourdain joins CNN/CNNI to host new weekend program in early 2013

World-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain will join CNN as host of a new weekend program, creating a signature showcase for the network’s coverage of food and travel. The announcement was made by CNN Worldwide Executive Vice President and Managing Editor, Mark Whitaker.

“For more than a decade, Anthony Bourdain has been a trailblazer in educating Americans about different cuisines and cultures around the world, as well as an outspoken commentator on social trends ranging from the rise of celebrity chefs to the impact of fast food chains to the spread of vegetarianism and veganism.” said Whitaker. “Examining the world through the prism of Tony’s unique expertise and passions continues CNN’s long-standing commitment to international reporting and to promoting global understanding.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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37.8M watch President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  The address was carried live from 9:00PM to approximately 10:15 PM on 14 networks.  The sum of average audience for those networks was 37,752,613 viewers, with a combined household rating of 24.0.  The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, GALA, MSNBC, MUN2 and on tape delay on TEL, TF and UNI.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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CNN’s Las Vegas Republican Debate averages 5.5M viewers

CNN’s Las Vegas Debate (8:00p-10:00p*), moderated by Anderson Cooper, delivered 5.468 million total viewers and 1.651 million in the key demo 25-54. Last night’s debate represents the second highest debate this season among total viewers (FNC’s 9/22 debate averaged 6.107 million).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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CNN Republican Debate averages 3.6M viewers

According to Nielsen Fast National data (8-10pm), CNN’s Tea Party Republican debate moderated by Wolf Blitzer delivered 3.6 million total viewers and 1.1 million among adults 25-54 last night, Monday, September 12. CNN ranked first in both total viewers and among the P25-54, topping second place FNC by +88% in total viewers (3.6m vs. 1.9m) and by +204% in the key demo (1.1m vs. 370k). CNN also out-rated third place MSNBC by +455% among total viewers (3.6m vs. 643k) and by +599% among 25-54 (1.1m vs. 161k).

Just to note, this is far below what MSNBC achieved for their Republican debate last week (5.4M viewers–which is the current high for 2011) and even below Fox News Channel’s Republican debate from last month (5.1M viewers).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

Continue reading CNN Republican Debate averages 3.6M viewers

President Obama’s Jobs speech averages 31.4M viewers

President Obama’s Job’s speech to a joint session of Congress averaged 31.439M viewers across 11 networks. The address was carried live from approximately 7:00-8:00 p.m. on ABC, AZA, CBS, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, and MSNBC. The combined household rating/share was a 20.9/39.

The address was an increase of more than 5.8M viewers […]

CNN cancels Eliot Spitzer’s In the Arena + Announces new evening lineup

CNN has canceled Eliot Spitzer’s In the Arena. Spitzer released the following statement after the cancellation:

“We engaged serious people in conversations about national and global issues in a way that was informative and challenging. I believe that we provided diverse and valuable perspectives during the show’s tenure.”

CNN also announced a new lineup for their primetime, including Anderson Cooper 360 shifting from 10PM to 8PM (Spitzer’s former time slot) and Erin Burnett’s new show airing in the 7PM time slot.

Click over the jump for the complete press release.

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President Obama’s speech on death of Osama bin Laden watched by more than 56 million viewers in U.S.

President Obama’s late-night speech to the nation announcing the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden was watched by 56.7M viewers across 11 networks, Nielsen reports.

It is now President Obama’s most-watched speech of his presidency to date.

The 9-minute announcement was shown on ABC, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FNC, HLN and MSNBC.

Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton averages 22.8M viewers in US

The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last Friday, April 29, averaged 22,766,469 viewers across 11 networks from approximately 6AM to 7:15AM, Nielsen Wire reports.

The wedding was carried live on ABC, CBS, NBC, TEL, UNI, BBCA, CNN, E!, FOXNC, MSNBC and TLC.

It’s now the most-watched Royal Wedding in the United […]

President Obama’s address on Libya averages 26.6M viewers

President Barack Obama’s address on America’s involvement in Libyra drew an average audience of 26,636,310 viewers from 7:30-8:00 PM across eight networks. Via NielsenWire:

On Monday, March 28, 2011, President Obama delivered an address on the status of the American involvement in Libya. The address was carried live from approximately 7:30 PM- […]

Kathleen Parker exits CNN’s Parker Spitzer

CNN president Ken Jautz has announced that Kathleen Parker has decided to exit the low-rated program Parker Spitzer. Jautz says the show will be relaunched on Monday night and retitled In the Arena. The show will feature a round table of panelists discussing the day’s events with Eliot Spitzer, who will remain on the show.

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Piers Morgan Tonight premiere draws 2.099M viewers

The premiere of Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN last night — which featured an interview with Oprah Winfrey — drew 2.099 million viewers with 521,000 viewers within the A25-54 demo. Both figures are more than 200% better than CNN’s Q4 average.

Although the numbers were high, the program was still second place to Hannity on FOX News, which drew 2.365M viewers / 600,000 A25-54. But it did beat MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show (1.112M viewers / 342,000 A25-54)..

The complete press release is included after the jump.

Continue reading Piers Morgan Tonight premiere draws 2.099M viewers