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CNN Original Series American Dynasties: The Kennedys Premieres at #1 in Cable News Among Total Viewers, 25-54 and 18-34

CNN Original Series 'Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History' and 'The Van Jones Show' are Most-Watched among Adults 25-54 and 18-34 Last Night 3/12/2018 3:00 PM

Last night’s premiere of the new CNN Original Series American Dynasties: The Kennedys (9pm) ranked #1 in cable news in total viewers, adults 25-54 and 18-34; while the debut episode of the new series Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History (10pm) ranked #1 among adults 25-54 and 18-34 according to Nielsen Fast National data.  The Van Jones Show (8pm) was also the most-watched cable news program among adults 25-54 and 18-34.

The debut episode of American Dynasties: The Kennedys (The Power of Wealth) was #1 with 1.715 million total viewers, +62% more than Fox News’ 1.061 million and +275% more than MSNBC’s 457k.  This was the second-highest total viewer delivery on record for any CNN Original Series season premiere.  Among adults 25-54, CNN outperformed the combined delivery of Fox News and MSNBC with 395k to Fox News’ 164k and MSNBC’s 106k.  In 18-34, CNN averaged 103k, Fox News had 21k and MSNBC averaged 15k.

At 10pm, the premiere of Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History (The Rise of the Pope) was top-rated among adults 25-54 averaging 350k, +35% more than Fox News’ 260k and +204% more than MSNBC’s 115k.  Among viewers 18-34, CNN attracted 77k, MSNBC followed with 28k and Fox News fell behind with 22k.  In total viewers, CNN topped MSNBC by +148% (1.304 million vs. MSNBC’s 525k); Fox News averaged 1.368 million.

The Van Jones Show, with special guests Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, ranked #1 in cable news on Sunday among adults 25-54 with 313k, a +38% advantage over Fox News’ 226k and +128% more than MSNBC’s 137k.  Among adults 18-34, the Jones-led program averaged 49k, Fox News followed with 29k and MSNBC registered 14k.  In total viewers, CNN easily topped MSNBC (1.062m vs. MSNBC’s 768k); Fox News had 1.387 million.

 The next episodes of The Kennedys and Pope docuseries will air on Sunday, March 18 at 9 and 10pm ET/PT respectively on CNN.