09:13 AM ET, February 12th, 2015

Two new CNN Original Series will premiere Sunday, March 1st with Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery (produced by Nutopia) airing at 9pm ET/PT, followed by the The Wonder List with Bill Weir at 10 pm ET/PT (produced by CNN). Loved and worshipped by billions, Jesus of Nazareth is, unquestionably, the most famous person of the last […] Full Post

A Travel Show With A Social Twist…HLN Debuts Its Original Series The Social Life, Hosted By Ali Nejad, Tuesday, Feb. 24

February 11th, 2015
10:27 AM ET

A Travel Show With A Social Twist…HLN Debuts Its Original Series The Social Life, Hosted By Ali Nejad, Tuesday, Feb. 24


Four-Episode Series Features Excursions In Pittsburgh, Seattle, Boulder, Co. And Charleston, S.C., Prompted By Twitter Followers

“A great trip is only a hashtag away.” So says Ali  Nejad, host of The Daily Share on HLN, and now the channel’s new weekly travel series The Social Life debuting Tuesday, February 24 at 10pm-10:30pm, ET, with a trip to Pittsburgh.

A self-professed travel junkie, sports fan and foodie, who loves to explore new places, Ali seeks off-the-beaten-path sites with the help of his nearly one million Twitter followers’ suggestions. The series uses social media to uncover the food, art, music, and local curiosities that make each city special. FULL POST


Topics: Ali Nejad • HLN • HLN Press Releases • The Social Life
HLN Introduces News And A Movie, The Network’s First Feature Film All-Screens Viewing Experience, Thurs, Feb 12 With “Glory”
February 10th, 2015
11:31 AM ET

HLN Introduces News And A Movie, The Network’s First Feature Film All-Screens Viewing Experience, Thurs, Feb 12 With “Glory”

Original Content Includes Twitter/Facebook Conversation With Viewers & Celebrity Media Panel, Plus On-Screen Trivia And Commentary Throughout The Film

HLN introduces its new series News and a Movie, an all screens experience launching on the channel, Thursday, February 12, 9pm-12:30pm ET and featuring additional original content on HLNTV.com,  Facebook and Twitter. In the series premiere, “Glory,” these platforms will include little-known stories about the making of the film, the real stories behind the Hollywood versions of the characters, and a conversation about the film’s influence on current entertainment.
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Topics: HLN • HLN Press Releases
HLN Kicks Off The New Year Strong; Posts Increases In Total Day & Prime In All Key Demos
HLN is Also Kicking off 2015 with Solid Ratings and Social Growth
January 28th, 2015
12:53 PM ET

HLN Kicks Off The New Year Strong; Posts Increases In Total Day & Prime In All Key Demos

HLN Beats MSNBC In Total Day & Prime In January 2015

#1 Cable News Network In Weekend Total Day & Prime

In HLN's first month since rebranding, the debut of its first live daily show ("The Daily Share") and original series ("Jack Vale: Offline") under the new brand, HLN is also kicking off 2015 with solid ratings and social growth. 

  • Total Day, HLN is up +39% in P2+ (316k); +32% in P25-54 (135k); +47% in P18-49 (112k) vs January 2014
  • Mon-Sun Prime, HLN is up +19% in P2+ (369k); +12% in P25-54 (140k): +16% in P18-49 (114k) vs prior year
  • HLN & CNN are the only two cable news nets up in all demos January 2015 vs. 2014 in Total Day

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Topics: HLN • HLN Press Releases • Ratings
December 30th, 2014
02:29 PM ET

HLN Beats MSNBC In Total Day For Three Straight Quarters In P25-54

10806208_838746492838086_2611337685562177016_nHLN Up Double Digits In Prime And Total Day In 4Q 2014 & December

HLN ended 2014 on a ratings high and is primed for growth in the year ahead as it further evolves to become the all-screens home for the best social news and lifestyle content in the world.

MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE (MXP) & CNN's NEW DAY TIE FOR 2nd IN MORNING DAYPART FOR THE YEAR

  • Among the key P25-54 demo, HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade and CNN’s New Day  (6-9a) tied for the year, both ahead of MSNBC’s Morning Joe by 4% (104k vs. MSNBC’s 100k); a first for HLN since 2011.  HLN has also beaten MSNBC in this time period for 8 consecutive months.
  • In addition, 4Q14, MXP is up +15% in P2+ (238k) and +18% in P25-54 (116k), while FNC's Fox & Friends is down -5% and -6%, respectively, and MSNBC's Morning Joe is down -21% and -30%, respectively.
  • Moreover, December 2014, MXP is up +33% in both P2+ (264k) and P25-54 (125k); FNC's Fox & Friends is down -6% and -9%, respectively and MSNBC's Morning Joe is down -11% and -22%, respectively.

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Anderson Cooper & Robin Meade Profile 2014’s Extraordinary People
December 15th, 2014
11:27 AM ET

Anderson Cooper & Robin Meade Profile 2014’s Extraordinary People

CNN Special Report Airs Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 9pmET/PT

As the year comes to a close, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and HLN’s Robin Meade will take a look back at the inspiring stories of five notable people – some famous, some not – who did extraordinary things in 2014. From the Canadian Sergeant-at-Arms who stopped a gunman to an Ebola nurse to an NBA MVP, the CNN Special Report Extraordinary People will touch on 2014’s most talked about events and the remarkable people behind them.

The hour-long special will also feature CNN Anchor Don Lemon and CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen who sit-down with two of the five extraordinary people profiled, including: FULL POST

HLN Posts Double Digit Gains In Total Day & Prime, August 2014
September 3rd, 2014
02:22 PM ET

HLN Posts Double Digit Gains In Total Day & Prime, August 2014

Primetime Programs Boast Double Digit Gains in Key Demo

HLN Bests MSNBC in Total Day 

HLN experienced double-digit growth in total day and prime August 2014 vs. August 2013:

TOTAL DAY

  • +16% among P2+ (282k v 243k)
  • +21% among P25-54 (111k v 92k)

PRIME (M-Su)

  • +18% among P2+ (365k v 310k)
  • +12% among P25-54 (127k v 113k)

In total day, HLN posted the 2nd biggest increase in both demos (after CNN) amongst all cable news networks, and boasts the same among P2+ in M-Su prime vs. year ago. FULL POST


Topics: HLN • HLN Press Releases
December 19th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

CNN Special Report: Extraordinary People with Anderson Cooper and Robin Meade airs tonight at 10pm ET on CNN

CNN Special Report: Extraordinary People An hour special with Anderson Cooper and Robin Meade looking back on who was truly extraordinary in 2013. LaDonna Cob, a teacher assistant from Oklahoma who risked her life during a deadly tornado. Carlos Arredondo, an immigrant from Costa Rica who helped save a life after  terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon. A New Yorker, Sergio Consuegra stepped into someone else’s fight with a group of New York bikers. Zach Sobiach, a teenager battling cancer who sang his way into our hearts with a poignant song about his death. And Antoniette Tuff, a bookkeeper at a suburban Atlanta school whose unshakable faith and the power of love turned a school shooting around.

CNN Special Report: Extraordinary People airs tonight at 10pm ET on CNN

September 18th, 2013
09:41 AM ET

Albie Hecht to Lead HLN

Leading television and film executive Albie Hecht has been named Executive Vice President and GM of HLN, effective September 30. Hecht, who founded Spike TV and was the president of Nickelodeon Entertainment prior to that, is currently the CEO of Worldwide Biggies, a digital entertainment studio. As HLN’s new leader, Hecht will oversee all aspects of HLN’s programming, management, day-to-day operations, as well as HLNtv.com. He will be based in New York and report to Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide, who made today’s announcement.

“Albie is one of the most creative executives in our industry. His diverse experiences at Viacom gave him a keen understanding of cable television, where he created some of media’s most well known brands and franchises. All of that, coupled with his lifelong passion for news and information, makes him the perfect fit for HLN,” said Zucker. “I wanted someone who could build off the strength that currently exists at HLN, which is enjoying one of its highest rated years ever, and evolve the network and its fast-growing digital properties even more.”

"Three key factors made the decision to join HLN easy: the opportunity to further evolve a noted brand, reinvent news in a digital age and work for Jeff, an industry giant," said Hecht.  "Creating engaging and buzzed about content across multiple platforms is in my DNA, and I am excited to make magic with the talented team at HLN." FULL POST


Topics: CNN Press Releases • HLN
July 30th, 2013
02:26 PM ET

HLN Scores Double and Triple Digit Gains in Prime in July 2013

Network Bests MSNBC In Total Day

HLNtv.com Breaks All-Time Record 

HLN continues its ratings momentum, marking five months of consecutive year-over-year growth in prime and total day in both total viewers and P25-54.  In M-F prime, the network posted the biggest P25-54 and P2+ viewership gains among all cable news networks and bested MSNBC by +5% in the key demo (197k vs. 188k).  In Total Day, HLN was also ahead of MSNBC among P25-54 by +15% (159k vs. 138k), marking the fifth consecutive month HLN outperformed/tied MSNBC.

July 2013 vs. July 2012

PRIME  (M-F  8p-11p)

P2+                  +55% (466k vs. 301k)

P25-54             +86%  (197k vs. 106k)

TOTAL DAY  (M-Su 6a-6a)

P2+                  +57% (387k vs. 247k)

P25-54             +57% (159k vs. 101k) FULL POST


Topics: HLN
July 2nd, 2013
01:46 PM ET

For the First Time since 2005 CNN and HLN top MSNBC in Total Day in both Total Viewers and 25-54 Demo; MSNBC 4th

CNN POSTS QUARTERLY ADVANTAGE OVER MSNBC IN PRIMETIME FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009

CNN Posts Gains in June vs. A Year Ago 

CNN.com Posts Best Quarter Ever

CNN Digital Network Holds Lead Over Competition 

For the first time in eight years (since second quarter 2005) CNN and HLN have both topped MSNBC for the quarter in total day ratings among total viewers and in the key adults 25-54 demo. MSNBC placed 4th for the quarter in total day among both total viewers and the key demo for the first time since Q2 2005. CNN placed second this quarter in primetime, topping MSNBC in M-F and M-Su prime in both total viewers and the demo for the first time since 2009.  This quarter CNN registered double digit growth vs. a year ago, while MSNBC lost viewers. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • HLN • Ratings
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