The Ticker: Kelly,, CNNI

By Merrill Knox Comment

  • Fueled by an extended interview with several members of Bowe Bergdahl‘s platoon, Megyn Kelly‘s “The Kelly File” topped all of cable news in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic Thursday. It was the third time this week the show has topped “The O’Reilly Factor” in the demo and the first time ever Kelly has beaten O’Reilly in total viewers. It was also the highest rated total-viewer delivery of 2014 for Kelly.

  • today launched a beta site building off the site’s February redesign. “We believe in experimenting and testing as we develop new products and features,” executive editor of Gregory Gittrich wrote in a note to staff this afternoon.

  • CNN International has announced four brands — Hublot, Hyundai Motor, Embratur and Nikon — will sponsor multi-platform coverage of the 2014 World Cup.