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Nielsen: CNN wins election week

US viewers watched CNN in record-breaking numbers during election week as news networks topped primetime and total day charts, says Nielsen. CNN drew a network record 6.1 million viewers in primetime during the week to top all networks. Fox News and MSNBC also drew big numbers for the week, averaging 5.9 million and 4.7 million […]

November 12, 2020

Fox News leads election night amid uncertain outcome

There is no final result to the presidential election in sight at time of writing, but the primetime tune-in numbers show that Fox News was the clear winner in the US with 11.6 million households between 7pm and 2am eastern, according to data from Samba TV. CNN was second with 10.7 million households, followed by […]

November 4, 2020

Bezos to buy CNN?

Jeff Bezos has already bought the Washington Post newspaper, but amidst rumours that AT&T is looking to dispose of less important assets, it is reported that Bezos might use some of his Amazon billions to buy news broadcaster CNN. The core report came from Sr. Correspondent for FOX Business Network Charles Gasparino who suggests that […]

October 28, 2020

CNN Digital reports best ever quarter

News consumers all over the world continued to come to CNN across all platforms for news and information in June 2020, with CNN reaching more users than any other digital news platform. According to Comscore, 162 million US unique visitors came to CNN’s digital properties in June 2020. It is the fourth largest month for […]

July 22, 2020

HBO Max acquires Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness

HBO Max has acquired the CNN Original Series Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness, premiering August 27th. The four-part buddy comedy docuseries follows actor/documentarian/philanthropist Ravi Patel (Meet the Patels) as he travels the world seeking answers surrounding life’s universal questions. At each stop throughout this comedically heartfelt journey, Patel is joined by a friend or family […]

July 14, 2020

Study: US news subs boosted under lockdowns

A new study from market intelligence specialist CivicScience finds that news consumption is up. In a survey of almost 3,100 US adults, more than half report following the news more frequently over the past four months. According to CivicScience, that’s not exactly surprising, given the global pandemic, mass demonstrations, and upcoming election, suggesting that it […]

July 1, 2020

WarnerMedia selling CNN Centre

AT&T-owned Time Warner has put its iconic CNN Centre in Atlanta up for sale. The plan would see the CNN news HQ sold as part of a ‘sale and leaseback’ deal and where Time Warner holds onto the central Atlanta building for 5 years. CNN moved into the building in 1987. “Downtown Atlanta has seen […]

June 30, 2020By Chris Forrester

64% of US broadband users visit CNN in May

As the news continued to impact people all around the globe, users continued to turn to CNN across platforms for reliable and trusted news and information. In the US, May 2020 saw 172 million unique visitors to CNN’s digital properties – 64 per cent of the US population with internet access. It is the third […]

June 17, 2020