Todd Douglas Miller’s APOLLO 11: QUARANTINE To Premiere For Television Saturday, March 6th

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CNN Films today announced the television premiere of APOLLO 11: Quarantine, a new short film from award-winning director and producer Todd Douglas Miller (APOLLO 11, Dinosaur 13), for Saturday, March 6 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN.  Miller previously created the 2019 cinematic event documentary feature, APOLLO 11, which was honored with three Emmy® Awards and was the highest-grossing documentary film of that year. … Read more

CNN Picks Up STANLEY TUCCI: SEARCHING FOR ITALY For A Second Season

At a time when almost everyone wishes they could travel, CNN’s newest Original Series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italydebuted to widespread critical acclaim earlier this month and has been enthusiastically received by viewers.  Today the network announced the series, which chronicles Tucci’s travels across Italy, will be picked up for a second season in 2022.  Next … Read more

CNN FILMS Announces New Documentary Feature THE LOST SONS

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CNN Films and RAW announced today their creative collaboration for the documentary feature, THE LOST SONS. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Ursula Macfarlane (Untouchable; Charlie Hebdo: Three Days That Shook Paris; One Deadly Weekend in America), production on the film began in the summer of 2019. CNN Films currently holds all distribution rights. Amy Entelis, executive … Read more

Yesterday Was CNN’s Most-Watched Day In History

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Yesterday’s coverage of the insurrection by a pro-Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was CNN’s most-watched day in the network’s history with 5.221 million total viewers tuning in.  CNN outperformed the other cable news networks (MSNBC and FNC) in Total Day and prime time (8-11pm) in total viewers and topped them in the key … Read more

Best October In History For CNN Digital

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Continuing the trend of increasingly high audience and engagement levels throughout the busy news cycle of 2020, in October 2020 CNN reached more unique users than any other digital news platform during the month and was the highest October in CNN history. According to Comscore, 149 million U.S. unique visitors came to CNN’s digital properties … Read more

New Season Of THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING Premieres Sunday, Nov. 29

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The award-winning CNN Original Series, “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” returns for its seventh season on Sunday, November 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The six-part immersive docuseries follows journalist Lisa Ling as she travels across America exploring communities that are often unknown or misunderstood. In season seven of This is Life, Ling explores the unlikely … Read more

CNN Has Most-Watched Prime Time Ever In Total Viewers

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CNN hit historic ratings highs this month, with the network having its most-watched prime time ratings ever in full week (M-Su) and weekday (M-F) prime time among total viewers. In addition, key CNN programs including New Day with Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, The Lead with Jake Tapper, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett Outfront, Anderson Cooper 360, Cuomo Prime Time and CNN … Read more

7.3 Million Viewers Watch The Vice Presidential Debate On CNN

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7.349 million total viewers watched last night’s Vice Presidential debate on CNN according to Nielsen Fast National data (9-10:30pm). In the key demo adults 25-54, 2.769 million tuned in and among younger viewers (18-34), 838K watched. CNN easily surpassed NBC, CBS and Fox (broadcast) and MSNBC in all the demos. CNN Digital had its largest … Read more

Best August In History For CNN Digital

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Closing out the best summer on record for CNN, August 2020 saw continued high engagement and interest from users across the board, with CNN reaching more users than any other digital news platform during the month. According to Comscore, 176 million U.S. unique visitors came to CNN’s digital properties in August 2020. It is the … Read more

New CNN Original Series FIRST LADIES Premieres Sunday, October 4

First Ladies, a new CNN Original Series about America’s most iconic first ladies, premieres Sunday, October 4, at 10 p.m. ET. The six-part docuseries narrated by Golden Globe-winning actress Robin Wright, profiles Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Blending in-depth interviews, rare archival footage and cinematic … Read more

CNN Has Most-Watched August In 40 Years

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CNN hit historic ratings highs this month, with the network having its most-watched August in 40 years in all day parts, including total day, prime time and dayside among total viewers. In addition, CNN beat MSNBC in total day, prime time and on weekends in the demo adults 25-54. Across both political conventions this month … Read more

Best Summer On Record For CNN Digital

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Summer 2020 is CNN’s best summer in history after record high numbers in July 2020 followed historic months of user interest in CNN’s global news coverage in May and June 2020. According to Comscore, 161 million U.S. unique visitors came to CNN’s digital properties in July 2020. Globally, June 2020 registered 214 million unique visitors … Read more

Bob Costas Joins CNN As Contributor

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Esteemed sports broadcaster Bob Costas will join CNN as an on-air contributor the network announced today.  The 28-time Emmy award winner will provide commentary and his perspective on a wide range of sports-related issues as the industry adapts to new challenges posed by the coronavirus and the frequent intersection of sports with larger societal issues. “Bob … Read more

CNN Audio Adds New Great Big Story Podcast To Audio Lineup

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Today, CNN Audio further expands its podcast portfolio with the launch of Great Big Story—a new weekly podcast shining a light on the delightful, surprising, and jaw-droppingly awesome stories that emerge from every corner of the world. Each week, host Drew Beebe takes listeners to unexpected places including a trip to the moon, a secret man-made island, … Read more