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Exclusive: Erin Burnett on Her Show’s Success, And Her Most Surprising Supporter

BurnettEAt CNN, most of the talk in recent months has been about layoffs, the leadership of Jeff Zucker, and, at times, Don Lemon. Shows have been canceled, high profile talent and executives have departed, and after months of turmoil some insiders admit they’re exhausted. A few even describe the mood as grim. So it’s worth mentioning that in one corner of CNN’s Columbus Circle home, where the “Erin Burnett OutFront” show team works, the mood is upbeat. “I love coming to work every day,” Burnett tells TVNewser.

Since her CNN debut three years ago, Burnett has steered clear of the chaos and quietly created something the network has in somewhat short supply–an hour of the nightly lineup–7pm–that is both stable and successful. Last week, “OutFront” had a rare one-day win in the demo over Fox News Channel’s “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren. Year-to-date, “OutFront” has taken second place from MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews in the demo, and in November, the show boasted a +102% increase in the demo versus 2013, while “Hardball” fell -42%.

Burnett tells TVNewser “OutFront” has matured into a show she enjoys, and that makes the bosses happy. [Disclosure: I was part of the team that launched "Erin Burnett OutFront" in 2011]. “Creating a new show is not easy. You have to learn a lot of things the hard way. Over the past three years, we’ve built this show into an hour we are incredibly proud of…with a team that’s thick as thieves.”

TVNewser confirms Burnett recently signed a new contract that will keep her at CNN for several years–and further remove her from the uncertainty that surrounds other shows and stars at the network. But perhaps most surprisingly, she’s earned the respect and friendship of a very unlikely supporter–her biggest competitor.

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, Nov. 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 149 | CNN: 118 | MSNBC: 105 | HLN: 130
  • Primetime: FNC: 174 | CNN: 151 | MSNBC: 146 | HLN: 114

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

60

Kurtz:

59

FNSunday:

77

Report:

97

O’Reilly:

146

Killing:

173

Kennedy:

202

O’Reilly:

153

Killing:

194

CNN
Nwsroom:

95

Nwsroom:

103

Nwsroom:

119

Ling:

110

Ling:

112

Weed:

142

Weed2:

198

Ling:

145

Weed:

110

MSNBC
Caught:

77

Caught:

73

Caught:

106

SexSlaves:

120

SexSlaves:

154

SexSlaves:

178

PotBarons:

105

Lockup:

186

Lockup:

124

HLN
Files:

104

Files:

80

Files:

105

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152

Files:

101

GrowingAm.:

40

Files:

201

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300

Files:

324

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, Nov. 15

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 153 | CNN: 111 | MSNBC: 118 | HLN: 124
  • Primetime: FNC: 122 | CNN: 105 | MSNBC: 170 | HLN: 112

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

69

TheFive:

93

NewsHQ:

108

Report:

84

Huckabee:

128

Pirro:

118

Hannity:

121

RedEye:

123

Pirro:

124

CNN
Nwsroom:

100

Nwsroom:

85

Smerconish:

129

Nwsroom:

141

Rowe:

75

Rowe:

114

Ling:

127

Ling:

105

Ling:

102

MSNBC
Break/Caught:

59

Caught:

106

Caught:

145

Caught:

152

Caught:

129

Lockup:

147

Lockup:

234

Lockup:

238

Lockup:

235

HLN
Files:

89

Files:

127

Files:

149

Files:

141

Files:

88

Files:

100

Files:

148

Files:

200

Files:

193

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CNN Picks Up Three Original Programs

LisaLingCNN has extended three Original Series for additional seasons. “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” “Somebody’s Gotta Do it with Mike Rowe and “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” will each return next year.

“Parts Unknown” will enter its sixth season in 2015, while “This is Life” and “Somebody’s Gotta Do it” have officially survived their debut seasons.

Rowe was recently the guest of “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit and discussed fitting in at CNN.

These three renewals follow CNN’s recent announcement of the new Original Series “High Profits,”  which will focus on a Colorado couple who hope to be the first ever “moguls of marijuana.”

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Mike Rowe: ‘CNN, Fox Not Just News Outlets, But Nonfiction Outlets’

141014111252-mike-rowe-smiling-hat-story-topCNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” host Mike Rowe was the guest for an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, and took plenty of questions about various dirty jobs he’s worked in the past and the new job he’s working at CNN. Asked about the transition to being part of a news network, Rowe suggested the old concept of news programming is evolving. “It occurred to me that networks like FOX and CNN were not just news outlets, but fundamentally, nonfiction outlets,” Rowe said. “CNN, in particular, was very interested in exploring alternative forms of programming, very similar to DIRTY JOBS.”

Rowe says fitting into a nightly lineup that includes Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Wolf Blitzer has been effortless. “They’ve been great to work with…And as long as headlines like Ebola, and ISIS, and terrorism, and natural disasters don’t completely dominate the landscape, I think there will be room for SOMEBODY’S GOTTA DO IT and other shows like it.”

CNN Hits New Ratings Low Monday Night

Cooper1110Monday’s 9pmET timeslot on CNN drew 181,000 total viewers, the lowest for the time period since at least Oct. 1, 1991, as far back as Nielsen electronic records go. Anderson Cooper anchored a second live hour of AC360 at 9pm. It was also the lowest rated hour of CNN’s entire day. Cooper finished fourth in the hour behind Megyn Kelly on Fox News, Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and Dr. Drew Pinsky on HLN, in both total viewers and the demo.

CNN’s 9pmET hour was the longtime home of Larry King and, until earlier this year, Piers Morgan. Most nights, CNN’s new non-fiction shows from Lisa Ling, Mike Rowe and John Walsh fill the timeslot. But Mondays have included a second live hour of Cooper.

The Scoreboard: Saturday, November 1

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 196 | CNN: 106 | MSNBC: 143 | HLN: 112
  • Primetime: FNC: 157 | CNN: 101 | MSNBC: 209 | HLN: 109

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

203

Kelly:

130

NewsHQ:

157

Report:

164

Huckabee:

132

Pirro:

199

NewsHQ:

140

RedEye:

149

Pirro:

125

CNN
Nwsroom:

108

Nwsroom:

82

Smerconish:

61

Newsroom:

85

Rowe:

80

Rowe:

98

Ling:

124

Ling:

100

Rowe:

88

MSNBC
Caught:

152

Caught:

186

Lockup:

167

Lockup:

197

Lockup:

188

Lockup:

191

Lockup:

249

Lockup:

182

Lockup:

293

HLN
Files:

70

Files:

113

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103

Files:

116

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118

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86

Files:

125

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137

Files:

224

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Pot the Focus of New CNN Original Series

CNN is getting in the marijuana business… sort of.

The network today announced a new original series called “High Profits,” which will focus on a Colorado couple who hope to be the first ever “moguls of marijuana.”

“High Profits,” debuting in 2015, features Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire — apparently former Alaska news anchor / marijuana enthusiast Charlo Greene wasn’t available — who own the Breckenridge Cannabis Club.

The eight-part series, produced by Bat Bridge Entertainment, will examine the booming industry that is legalized marijuana. We’ve seen in the past the marijuana-related programming does very well with viewers. Here’s a preview:


“High Profits” joins “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” “Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe,” and “The Hunt with John Walsh” as part of CNN’s acquired series programming.

‘I Can Handle a Stupid Dish’: Mike Rowe’s Dog Volunteers to Get CNN Back on Satellite

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Freddy is ready. If a post on CNN host Mike Rowe‘s blog is to be believed, Freddy is deeply unhappy about news Dish Network has pulled CNN and other Turner networks over a contractual dispute:

“If I understand today’s headlines, some sort of mysterious “DISH” has caused CNN to vanish from 17% of American televisions. Consequently, millions of humans – many with Nielsen Boxes, are now unable to watch the highest rated new series on cable news. This is an outrage.”

Freddy, a rescue dog with a loyal following among Rowe’s fans, offers to assist CNN with the dirty job of getting CNN back on the air–and hopefully in time for tonight’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It”, which, as the dog notes, has been an instant ratings hit for the network. So he’s volunteering to get the Dish dispute done and dusted:

I’ve dealt with snakes. I’ve tangled with rabid raccoons. I’m pretty sure I can handle a stupid dish. Just one phone call to my personal network, and I’ll have every one of these damned things covered in urine by morning. And that’s just for openers.

The Scoreboard: Saturday, October 18

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 171 | CNN: 144 | MSNBC: 100 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 144 | CNN: 112 | MSNBC: 170 | HLN: 89

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

160

TheFive:

173

NewsHQ:

136

Report:

180

Huckabee:

133

Pirro:

145

Payday:

154

RedEye:

135

Pirro:

131

CNN
News/Gupta:

158

Nwsroom:

160

Nwsroom:

203

Nwsroom:

149

Rowe:

168

Rowe:

87

Ling:

82

Rowe:

35

Bourdain:

58

MSNBC
Caught:

52

Caught:

95

News/Lockup:

124

Lockup:

139

Lockup:

148

Lockup:

154

Lockup:

208

Lockup:

204

Lockup:

237

HLN
Files:

66

Files:

72

Files:

59

Files:

48

Files:

63

Files:

80

Files:

124

Files:

128

Files:

182

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