For April 2014, CNN rose to number two in total day viewers, and placed second in the total day and primetime demo category for the second consecutive month. The network remained in third place in primetime total viewers behind MSNBC.
The ratings for April 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):
- Primetime (Mon-Sun): 532,000 Total Viewers / 191,000 A25-54
- Total Day (Mon-Sun): 420,000 Total Viewers / (134,000 A25-54
Compared to the same month last year, CNN is down double digits across the board:-34% in viewers and -41% in the demo for total day and -42% in both primetime measurements. All of the big three cable news networks are down compared to the same time period last year, when the networks covered the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.
In primetime, “Anderson Cooper 360″ was down -46% in total viewers and -49% in the A25-54 demographic compared to April 2013. “Outfront with Erin Burnett” was down -47% in total viewers and -49% in demo viewers. Both programs ranked #2 in the primetime demo.
CNN’s morning show, “New Day” ranked as the #2 morning show in both total and demo viewers.
CNN’s press release after the jump.