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Q1 2014 Ratings: Despite Strong March, CNN Third For the Quarter

CNN had its third-lowest overall quarter in primetime total viewers in 23 years (since 1991), ranking behind only the second quarter of 2012 and the final quarter of last year.

The ratings for Q1, 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 498K Total Viewers / 169K A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 383K Total Viewers / 122K A25-54

Compared to Q1 2013, CNN lost ground in both total day and primetime viewers. In total day, the network was down -5% in total viewers and flat in A25-54 viewers. For primetime, the net was down -16% in total viewers and down -3% in A25-54 viewers. Last year’s first quarter was CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker‘s first at the helm, as Jake Tapper premiered as host of “The Lead,” and the network drew strong ratings for its Carnival Cruise incident coverage.

Although CNN was down overall for Q1, the month of March produced strong ratings thanks to nonstop coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The strong month propelled CNN past MSNBC into second place in the total day and primetime demo category. For the month, CNN averaged 655,000 total viewers and 231,000 A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network averaged 498,000 total viewers and 164,000 A25-54 viewers.

Compared to March 2013, the network was up +42% in total viewers and up +53% demo viewers for total day. In primetime, the net was up +37% in total viewers and up +65% in the demo year-over-year. Tapper’s “The Lead,” “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” and “Anderson Cooper 360″ all moved up to the #2 spot in both total and demo viewers, passing their MSNBC counterparts, Alex Wagner, Ed Schultz, and Chris Hayes, respectively.

CNN’s full press release after the jump.

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Christie Press Conference Ratings: Fox News Wins in Total Viewers, CNN Tops in Demo

Christie CNNAlthough the Chris Christie Bridgegate story has previously been beneficial to MSNBC‘s ratings, it was Fox News and CNN that notched ratings wins during the Governor’s hour-long news conference Friday. From 2:30 to 3:30pmET, Fox News won in total viewers and CNN won in the A25-54 demographic.

During the newser, Fox News delivered 1,020,000 total viewers and 185,000 A25-54 viewers. CNN, which cut out after about a half hour, had 700,000 total viewers and 192,000 A25-54 viewers, while MSNBC had 700,000 and 89,000, respectively. Coverage of the news conference continued into primetime, with Fox News in first, CNN in second and MSNBC in third from 8-11pmET (the scoreboard with the full primetime numbers will be up shortly).

In other ratings notes from Friday, Piers Morgan ended his CNN show on an up note, tying Fox News’ “The Kelly File” in the demo — both shows averaged 244,000 A25-54 viewers. Megyn Kelly‘s program won in total viewers, averaging 1,647,000 to Morgan’s 649,000.

In case you missed it, here’s Morgan’s sign-off.

Piers Morgan Goes Out Fighting

After three years, two months and 11 days, Piers Morgan hosted his final nightly CNN show tonight. Morgan, who took over the 9pmET hour from Larry King in 2011, is expected back to host specials and other coverage for the network. He reserved his final few minutes for a topic he’s devoted many of his 1,000 episodes to: gun control.

“I’ve made my point. I’ve given it a tremendous whack,” said Morgan. “Now it’s down to you. It is your country. These are your gun laws. And the senseless slaughter will only end when enough Americans stand together and cry, enough.”

Morgan ended with: “God bless America, and while I’m at it, God bless Great Britain, too.” WATCH:

‘Piers Morgan Live’ Prepares to Sign Off

CNN’s Piers Morgan wraps up his run as the 9pmET host on CNN tonight, one in which he was criticized at times for his nonstop tweeting, often about cricket. This morning he tweeted some farewell messages to his CNN staff:

He also teased tonight’s finale.

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Ratings Notes: O’Reilly, Morgan

  • A night after losing to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ in the demo by 4,000 viewers, “The O’Reilly Factor” was back on top Wednesday night. Bill O’Reilly almost doubled Cooper in the demo with 537,000 A25-54 viewers compared to “AC360′s” 342,000. Overall, Fox News had its third highest-rated primetime of 2014 last night.

  • Piers Morgan is having a good final week, ratings wise, on CNN. For the third night in a row, he has bested MSNBC’s No. 1 show “The Rachel Maddow Show” in the A25-54 demo. “Piers Morgan Live” still placed third in total viewers. For the majority of his three years hosting at CNN, Morgan’s show has been in third place in both total and demo viewers. He bids farewell to the 9pmET hour tomorrow night.

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 14

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 296 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 229 | HLN: 71
  • Primetime: FNC: 381 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 112

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

206

TheFive:

356

Baier:

308

Greta:

264

O’Reilly:

355

Megyn:

373

Hannity:

413

O’Reilly:

362

Megyn:

404

MSNBC
Wagner:

59

EdShow:

75

Sharpton:

144

Matthews:

125

Hayes:

99

Maddow:

173

Lockup:

143

Lockup.:

148

Lockup:

258

CNN
Tapper:

197

Blitzer:

273

Blitzer

318

Burnett:

303

Cooper:

410

Morgan:

348

Cooper:

218

Burnett:

207

Gupta:

176

HLN
HLNNow:

37

Files:

28

Files:

58

Jane:

63

Grace:

107

Files:

117

Files:

113

Files:

102

Files:

110

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Malaysia Air Mystery a Draw for CNN

CooperPlaneCNN’s near nonstop coverage of the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has boosted the network’s ratings to new heights. For the third day in a row the network has come in second, to Fox News, in the cable news ratings for full day viewing and in primetime.

Even more rare, the network came in first place in the in the A25-54 demo during three hours last night: Erin Burnett topping Greta Van Susteren at 7pm, Anderson Cooper beating Bill O’Reilly at 8pm and Piers Morgan topping Megyn Kelly at 9pm.

Fox News still came in first among total viewers, more than doubling CNN in the 8pm and 9pm hours. Fox News also won the demo in primetime (8-11pm) as CNN’s viewership was cut in half at 10pm when it moved on from coverage of flight 370 to the second edition of “Chicagoland.”

  • 7pET | Total Viewers / A25-54 demo

CNN: 910,000 / 366,000
FNC: 1.635M / 290,000
MSNBC: 714,000 / 143,000

  • 8pET | Total Viewers / A25-54 demo

CNN: 1.121M / 454,000
FNC: 2.692M / 429,000
MSNBC: 611,000 / 139,000

  • 9pET | Total Viewers / A25-54 demo

CNN: 1.162M / 452,000
FNC: 2.583M / 421,000
MSNBC: 873,000 / 240,000

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 11

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 68
  • Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 74

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

246

TheFive:

318

Baier:

287

Greta:

317

O’Reilly:

458

Megyn:

350

Hannity:

370

O’Reilly:

303

Megyn:

236

MSNBC
Wagner:

109

EdShow:

189

Sharpton:

237

Matthews:

263

Hayes:

222

Maddow:

262

O’Donnell:

186

Hayes:

78

Maddow:

96

CNN
Tapper:

182

Blitzer:

250

Blitzer:

240

Burnett:

257

Cooper:

310

Morgan:

311

Weed2:

354

Weed2:

231

Cooper:

188

HLN
News:

25

Files:

22

Files:

48

Jane:

71

Grace:

95

DrDrew:

95

Minute:

32

Files:

109

Files:

242

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Chelsea Handler to Piers Morgan: ‘You’re a Terrible Interviewer’

chelsea piersLate night talk show host Chelsea Handler continued her book tour last night on soon to be ex-CNN host Piers Morgan‘s show, and had some pointed criticism for his non-stop tweeting.

“You can’t even pay attention for 60 seconds…you’re a terrible interviewer,” Handler said, criticizing Morgan for tweeting during the commercial break instead of interacting with his guest.

“You just weren’t keeping my attention,” Morgan responded. “That’s not my problem…this is your show, you have to pay attention to the guest you invited on your show.”

“Maybe that’s why you’re job is coming to and end,” Handler added as Morgan laughed. “I like you when you’re being nasty,” he said.

On CNN’s end, they seem to be taking the bashing of Morgan—and his show ending—in stride.

Handler’s interviewing 101 lesson for Morgan after the jump.

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Coverage of Missing Malaysian Flight Continues on Cable News

Screen Shot 2014-03-08 at 2.11.21 PMThe cable networks continue coverage of downed Malaysian Airlines flight 370 which lost contact with  air traffic control off the coast of Vietnam enroute to Beijing Saturday morning. The search  for the aircraft, with 239 people on board, including at least three Americans, continues into the night.

Fox News began reporting the story at 7:45 last night on Greta Van Susteren‘s show. Coverage continued with Megyn Kelly and into “Hannity.” FNC’s David Piper is reporting from the region. CNN/U.S. reported the news at 7:58pm and continued through Friday primetime with Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan along with aviation expert Richard Quest and, in the overnight hours, a CNNI simulcast. MSNBC reported the news at 8:14 during Chris Hayes‘ show with further updates in primetime.

Brian Williams updated “Nighlty News” for the West Coast with aviation correspondent Tom Costello reporting from Washington. Diane Sawyer updated “ABC World News” with Cynthia McFadden reporting. McFadden also anchored a West Coast special report around 10:15pmPT. ”Nightline” lead with the news as well.

woodruffABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff is in Beijing. He attended a news conference earlier today where he thought he might, in his words,” knocked over” (left) by the Chinese media during the tense newsier. Correspondent Gloria Riviera is also in Beijing for ABC, and digital correspondent Joohee Cho is in Vietnam.

NBC News is reporting that two men who had their passports stolen were on the manifest, but are alive and well. An Italian man, currently in Thailand, had his passport stolen a year ago and an Austrian citizen reported his passport stolen two years ago while traveling in Asia.

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