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May 2014 Ratings: CNN Falls to #3 in Total Day Viewers, Fourth in Total Day Demo

Without major breaking news, CNN continued to struggle in the month of May 2014, falling to third place in total day viewers and primetime A25-54 demo viewers and falling to fourth place in the daytime demo. The network remained in third place in primetime viewers. The last time CNN finished fourth in the daytime demo was January, before its ratings surge covering missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The ratings for May 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 400,000 Total Viewers / 141,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 309,000 Total Viewers / 93,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, CNN is down double digits across the board: -33% in total viewers and -42% in the demo in total day and -39% and -37%, respectively, in primetime.

In primetime, “Anderson Cooper 360″ was down -42% in total viewers and -43% in the A25-54 demographic compared to May 2013. His show ranked #2 in the demo. The 9pmET and 10pmET hours lost over half their total audiences: down -52% and -55% in viewers, respectively.

It should be noted that last May, those hours featured a fixed lineup of “Piers Morgan Live” and “AC360″ reruns, where as this month, there’s been a rotation of “CNN Tonight,” “CNN Special Report” and original series in those timeslots as part of the network’s primetime reshuffling.

CNN’s morning show “New Day” fell back to third place in both total and demo viewers. And on Sundays, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” continued to see success: the first three new episodes of the season ranked #1 at 9pmET Sunday in total and demo viewers.

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, May 20

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 210 | MSNBC: 77 | CNN: 84 | HLN: 86
  • Primetime: FNC: 252 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 133 | HLN: 95

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

208

TheFive:

292

Baier:

254

Greta:

233

O’Reilly:

354

Megyn:

238

Hannity:

164

O’Reilly:

201

Megyn:

153

MSNBC
Wagner:

35

EdShow:

99

Sharpton:

112

Matthews:

157

Hayes:

114

Maddow:

145

Election:

102

Hayes:

79

Maddow:

62

CNN
Tapper:

62

Blitzer:

86

Blitz/Cross:

105/102

Burnett:

99

Cooper:

126

Bourdain:

175

Tonight:

98

Cooper:

112

Bourdain:

82

HLN
News:

48

WWYD:

13

DrDrew:

28

Jane:

56

Grace:

94

DrDrew:

69

Files:

121

Files:

154

Files:

194

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, May 18

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 119 | MSNBC: 168 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 123
  • Primetime: FNC: 109 | MSNBC: 185 | CNN: 222 | HLN: 158

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/House:

50

Kurtz:

50

FNSunday:

110

Faulkner:

106

Huckabee:

87

Hannity:

106

Stossel:

134

Huckabee:

110

Hannity:

95

MSNBC
Finney:

73

Caught:

87

Caught:

117

Caught:

155

Caught:

192

Caught:

133

Lockup:

229

Lockup:

231

Lockup:

352

CNN
Nwsroom:

63

Nwsroom:

45

Nwsroom:

51

Nwsroom:

58

Bourdain:

173

Bourdain:

322

Spurlock:

172

Bourdain:

147

Bourdain:

164

HLN
Files:

125

Files:

138

Files:

137

Files:

138

Files:

143

Files:

176

Files:

155

Files:

174

Files:

249

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Anthony Bourdain’s Peabody Award for Making ‘Some Pretty Strange and Fun Television’

BrokawPeabodyAnthony Bourdain is grateful for the Peabody Award which was presented to his CNN show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” today. But he tells TVNewser he leaves the programming, ratings and other network matters to others.

“I’m grateful that, for whatever reason, CNN has chosen to allow us the budget, the resources, and the support to go out and make some pretty strange and fun television,” Bourdain told TVNewser on the red carpet of the 73rd annual ceremony this afternoon. “Who’s watching it, whether males, 25-30, I frankly just don’t much give a f*ck.”

“I make the show. I’m glad that anyone’s looking at it,” said Bourdain, who is among several hosts taking over CNN’s 9pm timeslot starting tonight.

“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose also took home a Peabody Award for his interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“This was the height of a very big story,” Rose said about his September interview which took place two weeks after a deadly chemical weapons attack in Damascus. “This was a man who thought at anytime, the Americans, along with their allies, might make a decision to attack.”

Tom Brokaw, who also spoke with us about his battle with cancer, accepted his personal Peabody on behalf of hundreds of others over the years who’ve helped him report meaningful TV from around the world. “I had wonderful colleagues, some of who are no longer with us unfortunately,” Brokaw told us. “You don’t do this on your own. You get to where you are when

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CNN Ad Sales EVP on Selling Traditional Newscasts vs. Original Series

CNNLogo_11.24CNN Worldwide EVP of ad sales Katrina Cukaj talks to Capital New York about the differences between selling traditional newscasts and original series, which the network continues to add to its lineup:

There are so many incredible headlines out there, and it is a different sort of storytelling, and I think you probably got that from Jeff [Zucker]’s presentation [at the upfront]. We do storytelling on a newscast very differently than we do storytelling in an original series. I think the opportunity for us is to engage with our viewers and our advertisers in unique storytelling ways, so I think Jeff used the example of the way Anderson Cooper covers Libya is going to be a little bit different than the way an Anthony Bourdain covers Libya, and that is the positioning we are using in the marketplace.

Some of the topics are being ripped from the headlines, and we have new storytellers now, though these production companies that we are working with in the longform, to get more engaged, deeper into what some of those headline stories were, and “Chicagoland” was a perfect example of that. The three key pillars for us is the original reporting, the original series and films, and with all of our digital distribution, basically taking and driving that scale and reach across the board.

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Porniest Show’ Yet

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain tells “Late Night’s” Seth Myers tomorrow’s episode of “Parts Unknown” set in Lyon, France takes food porn to a new level. “It might be the porniest show we’ve done,” he says. Bourdain also tells Myers an upcoming episode on Russia is “not a very friendly show to Putin.” WATCH:

‘Wolf of Vegas’ Gets Anthony Bourdain Into Caesars Palace Suite

Leonardo DiCaprio might have created buzz as the “Wolf of Wall Street,” but CNN’s Wolf Blitzer apparently carries some street cred as the wolf of Las Vegas.

On this weekend’s “Anthony Bourdain: Part Unknown,” Bourdain reveals how name-dropping Blitzer got him into a luxurious suite in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace.

“I told the casino that Wolf Blitzer was coming,” Bourdain said, adding that the hotel gave him the suite under the assumption that the CNN anchor was coming. “And I plan to live large until they figure out Wolf ain’t coming,” Bourdain said.

“The wolf of Vegas,” Blitzer said this afternoon in response. “I’m going…looks nice.”

The Scoreboard: Sunday, April 13

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 163 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 152 | HLN: 131
  • Primetime: FNC: 138 | MSNBC: 108 | CNN: 260 | HLN: 164

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/AMHQ:

80

Kurtz:

121

Wallace:

120

Faulkner:

139

Huckabee:

156

FNR:

156

Stossel:

102

Huckabee:

88

FNR:

141

MSNBC
Finney:

51

Caught:

79

Caught:

80

Caught:

112

Caught:

116

SexSlaves:

75

SexSlaves:

133

SexSlaves:

115

Lockup:

179

CNN
Nwsroom:

127

Nwsroom:

156

Nwsroom:

166

Nwsroom:

160

Bourdain:

210

Bourdain:

325

Spurlock:

244

SpcRpt:

183

SpcRpt:

203

HLN
Files:

121

Files:

124

Files:

119

Files:

133

Files:

111

Files:

206

Files:

176

Files:

213

Files:

215

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The Evening Ticker: Baier, Bourdain, Williams

  • Bret Baier and his wife Amy co-chaired the Children’s Ball benefiting Children’s National Medical Center over the weekend. The event raised $10.8 million dollars for the hospital — the most money ever raised at a single charity event in the nation’s capital.

  • In preliminary ratings, the third season premiere of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” had its best debut in the A25-54 demo and won its 9pm Sunday timeslot on cable news. Among total viewers, the show was up +8% over the season two premiere.

  • Brian Williams has accepted an invitation to speak at Nashville’s Hillwood High School graduation next month after a group of students produced this video in response to the address he delivered at Elon University’s commencement last year.

CNBC Expands Reality Shows

cnbc logo_304x200CNBC has greenlit two new reality shows for summer, and has three others in development.

“Restaurant Kickstart” pits restaurateur Joe Bastianich and celebrity chef Tim Love against each other as they invest their own money in food concepts they believe will make them millions. The second show, “Filthy Rich Guide” is an insider look at the best that money can buy. From outrageous mansions, to private islands, this series shows how the .1% live.

In addition, CNBC is devloping “Restaurant Confidential,” (the title of which probably isn’t going to sit well with Anthony Bourdain), “Hard Money,” and “More Money, More Problems.”

“Restaurant Kickstart” debuts in July and “Filthy Rich Guide” launches in August.

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