CNN relaunches ‘Anderson Cooper Full Circle’ today — but without Facebook

CNN is prepping to relaunch its “Anderson Cooper Full Circle” digital show today, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

  • The show launched in 2018 exclusively on Facebook Watch.
  • However, earlier this year, CNN announced it would replace “Full Circle” with “Go There.”
  • Anderson Cooper’s “Full Circle” was reportedly performing well — with CNN saying it attracted about 2 million viewers an episode.
  • However, CNN execs also reportedly wanted to be able to capitalize on that audience better and keep more of the revenue for itself, rather than sharing with Facebook.
  • So, the network announced “Full Circle” would take a hiatus and return in the fall.
  • The show will air live at 5 p.m. eastern on CNN’s website, apps and streaming platforms and be ad supported.
  • Cooper will also continue to host “Anderson Cooper 360” on the network’s linear channel.
  • The new version of the show will focus on a single topic and run 10 to 15 minutes, according to CNN.