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CNN International & Domestic

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BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
Without wishing to get into tasteless speculation too, you do have to worry for the future of some of the CNNI presenting line-up. If the schedule in a few months time is still anything like it currently is then there's not enough slots to go around. While I guess some presenterscould be redeployed as correspondents, by the same token there probably aren't enough vacant correspondent roles going spare either.

Though still how can you find space for an international news bulletin when you can show live golf or the 1000th repeat of African Voices that somebody, somewhere is presumably interested in?
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DonnyGuy
I've absolutely loved CNN over the past few months where we've seen an increase in news content. I can actually buy into their "More people get their news from CNN than any other news source".

But now, we seem to be being dragged away from news programming for World Sport, Inside Africa, African Voices, Living Golf and Marketplace Africa etc. which I assume are clearly the programs that are heavily sponsored. Actually they must be as there's commercials every 5 minutes for an African mobile provider.

This morning we're taking a break at 11:00 to watch Super Hero about athletes preparing for the Paralypics followed by half an hour of Inside Africa.

Personally I'd rather be watching CNN US and watching New Day. Think that's the future. Offer viewers the choice (even on the red button perhaps) as if I did want to watch non-news content. I'd happily switch to a non-news channel to do so.
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Meridian AM Recently warned Meridian (South) South Today
I can actually buy into their "More people get their news from CNN than any other news source".


They've actually changed this. It's now: "More people get their golf from CNN than any other news source".
BF
BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
It's not the first time either that CNN has aired live golf this year - I remember them airing the same thing back in May.

In fact we've probably had more hours of golf on air on CNNI this year than we have had of 'The Brief' which is supposed to be a late bulletin for Europe/primetime for the Americas.
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chinamug UTV Newsline
Exactly what numbers do CNN look at when they say "More people get their news from CNN than any other news source"? It's as about as honest a tag line as Fox's Fair and Balanced.
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Meridian AM Recently warned Meridian (South) South Today
Exactly what numbers do CNN look at when they say "More people get their news from CNN than any other news source"?


Not sure.
But it may be the same as this other egotistical promo:



In the bottom right corner of the screen, it says their data is according to an Ipsos survey. And according to their website, Ipsos is:
"Designed to help businesses understand, reach and engage with affluent consumers, the Ipsos Affluent Survey is a resource unlike any other. For over forty years, the IAS has been the preeminent study of affluent Americans."

So presumably it's based on 'affluent' Americans around the world, who subscribe to these surveys, who say they watch CNNI more than other international news channels.

https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/solutions/audience-measurement/affluent-survey
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Not quite - it's based on affluent people globally (that link is the information for the US Affluent Survey). The definition of affluent used by the survey is "the top 13 - 18% of adults by income", and is a combination of the Affluent surveys in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, all of which covers 49 markets.

It exists essentially for the benefit of advertisers who want to reach affluent customers.

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BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I know this issue has been ranted to death, but when I tune into CNN, I expect news. Not a lengthy Saudi Arabian golfing advert, hosted by a rather annoying Irish man.
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scottishtv Founding member Central Reporting Scotland
BBI45 posted:
I know this issue has been ranted to death, but when I tune into CNN, I expect news. Not a lengthy Saudi Arabian golfing advert, hosted by a rather annoying Irish man.

They always show a magazine programme at this hour. Even US domestic is showing This Is Life with Lisa Ling, as their Sunday 9pm ET feature.
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chinamug UTV Newsline
BBI45 posted:
I know this issue has been ranted to death, but when I tune into CNN, I expect news. Not a lengthy Saudi Arabian golfing advert, hosted by a rather annoying Irish man.

They always show a magazine programme at this hour. Even US domestic is showing This Is Life with Lisa Ling, as their Sunday 9pm ET feature.


For a long time now if you're watching CNNI it's CNN domestic until 3am UK time and then it's features till 5am. The problem I have is that CNN Domestic heavily promotes their Shows on Sunday Evening at 9pm EST. Some of them are actually decent. However, as 9pm EST rolls around they announce their USA show is coming up next and the Screen cuts to black... and then as a treat with no announcement what so ever you get either Golf, or African Voices on CNN International

To be fair, if CNN is the most watched News Channel in the world by that logic African Voices must be the most Watched TV show on any News Network in the World because of the amount of times it's repeated. It's an Honour to watch news Stories from the Continent that are years old and have a strong smell of product placement.
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Meridian AM Recently warned Meridian (South) South Today
Re CNN US:



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glondon London London
I’m wondering if international viewers are going to be subjected to the Georgia Senators’ debate on Sunday as well?

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