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Ratings: CNN Wins Primetime, Total Day Demo
CNN won in the A25-54 demographic Monday in both total day and primetime, delivering 356,000 and 423,000 viewers, respectively. Fox News, second in both measurements, had 302,000 total day viewers and 405,000 primetime viewers in the demo.

MSNBC was third and HLN was fourth. The ratings peak for CNN actually came during the 12 midnight ET hour, when the network averaged 706K in the demo and 1.334M total viewers. Fox's ratings peak was The Kelly File at 9 p.m. with 411K in demo and 2.4M total viewers.

Netflix is Now Paying Time Warner Cable for Direct Access and Faster Streams

Time Warner Cable signed a direct interconnection deal with Netflix. Presumably, this agreement should improve the Netflix viewing experience of Time Warner Cable's broadband subscribers who also like to tune in to Netflix fare. Per Variety: The deal follows similar deals with Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.

The No. 1 streaming service, which represents about one-third of all downstream Internet traffic in North America, now has deals with the country's top four broadband providers, representing about 68 percent of all high-speed Internet subscribers in the United States.

Nora Zimmett Named SVP of Programming at The Weather Channel

TVNewser reports Nora Zimmett has been named senior vice president of live programming at The Weather Channel. Zimmett joins the network from CNN, where she was most recently the co-creator and executive producer of the weekend edition of New Day and Smerconish. Prior to working at CNN, Zimmett worked at Bloomberg TV and Fox News. In her new role, she will be based in Atlanta. TWC is owned by Comcast.

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