April 2, 2008 |
Political coverage boosted CNN in the first quarter of the year, handing the cable news network its first prime-time win over Fox News since late 2001 in the key 25- to 54-year-old advertising demographic. CNN attracted 444,000 of those viewers on average during the last three months, 87% more than the same period last year. Fox News, which continued to draw the biggest audience overall, placed a close second in the key demographic with 430,000, up 10%. MSNBC took third with 325,000, a rise of 66%. CNN's ratings growth has largely followed the contours of the presidential race.
August 13, 2008 |
CNN plans to double its newsgathering presence in the United States, even as threats of an advertising recession have led to job cuts at other news organizations. The pioneer global cable news network said Tuesday that it would double the number of regions from which its newsgathering staffs operate to 20. It will begin operations in Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Houston; Las Vegas; Minneapolis; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Seattle. CNN will hire a few new employees, while reassigning some current employees to new jobs.
December 23, 1989
Re Howard Rosenberg's Dec. 18 column, "CNN, American Airlines: All the News That Fits," in which he criticized a proposed agreement that major air disasters not be reported during in-flight newscasts purchased from Cable News Network: Rosenberg, along with almost every other journalist in America, is paranoid about censorship. If American Airlines does not want to buy a product, it does not have to. If I choose to not attend a showing of "Batman" I don't have to. Neither is censorship.
April 26, 1989 |
Turner Broadcasting System Inc. said today that it is planning to launch a daily commercial-free news program for schools in August, challenging one containing advertising that was recently tested by Whittle Communications LP. Turner Chairman Ted Turner told a news conference that his Cable News Network will begin offering the daily 15-minute program for schools, CNN Newsroom, starting Aug. 14. Whittle is evaluating the results of the test...
February 28, 2008 |
Scoring what may be the last debate between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama in this campaign gave MSNBC a major ratings victory Tuesday. The 90-minute forum, anchored by Brian Williams and Tim Russert, drew 7.78 million viewers, the biggest audience the cable news network has had in its 11-year history. (The audience includes those who watched on nine local Ohio stations that simulcast the debate.) The Democratic face-off in Cleveland was the third highest-rated debate of the season, and made MSNBC the second-most watched network between 9 and 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, beat out only by Fox, which aired "American Idol" and "Back to You" during the first hour of the debate.
December 8, 2001 |
AOL Time Warner Inc.'s Cable News Network said it is canceling three of its shows and cutting about 30 jobs. CNN is canceling the weekday shows "Burden of Proof" and "NewsSite" and the weekend show "Showbiz This Week," spokeswoman Christa Robinson said. The jobs of about 10 on-air staffers and 20 other employees will be eliminated. "Burden of Proof" host Roger Cossack, "NewsSite" host Joie Chen and "Showbiz This Week" host Bill Tush will lose their jobs, CNN spokesman Matthew Furman said.
March 28, 1990
Is Mary Alice Williams talking to Cable News Network about returning? Appearing as a guest Tuesday on the "McLaughlin" talk show on the CNBC cable channel in New York, Williams would neither confirm nor deny talks with CNN. But she said that she was in negotiations with NBC News executives about her future there. Williams, who recently returned to NBC from maternity leave, had been substituting regularly for Tom Brokaw on "NBC Nightly News," but Jane Pauley recently has been filling that slot.
June 27, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Fox News is poised to reclaim the title of the most-watched cable news network in the key advertising demographic in the second quarter of 2008. The cable channel attracted the most 25- to 54-year-old viewers in prime time this quarter, according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research data, drawing an average of 346,000 in that age group. CNN, which was buoyed to first place last quarter by the presidential primaries, is back in second place with an average of 301,000 viewers.