CNN has a variety of programs hosted by a diverse group of anchors. Some viewers prefer hosts with a legal background, such as Chris Cuomo, while others prefer polarizing figures such as Don Lemon. But who is the most popular? We're glad we asked on your behalf, because here are CNN’s Top 10 daily news programs, based on total viewers*.
*Numbers from April 2016.
10. “Morning Express” with Robin Meade is technically on CNN spinoff network HLN, but she is often featured on CNN specials such as “Quiz Show” and averages 282,000 viewers.
7. “At This Hour” with John Berman and Kate Bolduan is anchored by two rising stars at the network, where they've been used on various programs as replacement hosts. Together, their 11 a.m. ET broadcast recently averaged 599,000.
6. "CNN Newsroom" is hosted by Brooke Baldwin, Carol Costello, Fredricka Whitfield and Poppy Harlow, but never at the same time, being a single-anchor program. It's 640,000-viewer average is split between the show's two primary dayparts: Costello's, from 9-11 a.m. ET, and Baldwin's, from 2-4 p.m. ET.
4. “The Situation Room with Wolf Blister" remains extremely popular, despite comedian Larry Wilmore recently ripping it at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Airing in the 5 p.m. ET timeslot, it averaged 784,000 viewers in April.
2. “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon is the network's second most popular show, averaging 807,000 viewers in April. It typically airs at 10 p.m. ET, but is often extended or shifted for coverage of breaking news.
1. Anderson Cooper’s “AC360” is the most-watched show on CNN according to recent figures, averaging 988,000 viewers in April. In its primetime 8 p.m. ET timeslot, the show is often the home of political town halls and exclusive interviews.