HLN Unveils 2017 Original Series Slate
March 13th, 2017
10:24 AM ET

HLN Unveils 2017 Original Series Slate

Lineup Features Unscripted Programming Developed by CNN Original Series Team for HLN

NEW YORK (March 13, 2017) – HLN announces its 2017 Original Series slate today, a robust lineup of commissioned and internally produced CNN programming fare which features three new unscripted series and the season two renewal of the network’s highly-rated documentary series, How It Really Happened with Hill Harper.

New HLN Originals Series premiering this year include Beyond Reasonable Doubt, produced by Nutopia, Something’s Killing Me and Inside Secret Places with Chris Cuomo (working title), hosted by CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo. The latter two series are produced internally by the CNN Development team.

“It’s great to be back in business with Jane Root and Nutopia, who produced the #1 ranked Finding Jesus for CNN Original Series—this time with HLN,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide. “This partnership puts HLN on the path to mirroring the enormous success that CNN Original Series has had on CNN over the past four years.” FULL POST


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HLN LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED WITH HILL HARPER” ON JANUARY 27
January 9th, 2017
05:15 PM ET

HLN LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED WITH HILL HARPER” ON JANUARY 27

Harper (‘CSI: NY’) Hosts 12-Episode Series that Revisits and Reveals New Answers to Biggest Crimes, Mysteries, Trials, and Celebrity Tragedies of Our Time

Episodes Include Menendez Brothers Murder Trial, JFK Jr. Plane Crash, and DC Madam Sex Scandal, Among Others

First New Series for HLN Developed by CNN Original Series Team

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"Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield," New Nightly HLN Program, Launches Oct. 17
October 12th, 2016
01:12 PM ET

"Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield," New Nightly HLN Program, Launches Oct. 17

Banfield’s New Show to Air Live from New York, 
Monday through Thursday, 8pm- 9pm, ET 

New York, October 12, 2016 –  HLN debuts its new nightly program Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield live from the CNN New York bureau on Monday, October 17. Hosted by seasoned anchor/journalist Ashleigh Banfield, the program will air Monday through Thursday, 8pm-9pm, ET.

On this new program, Banfield will tackle the day's most pressing legal and social issues, trials and hot topic debates with her own passionate point of view. Also featured on the program will be expert guests who can contribute to the conversation.

Just prior to joining HLN, the host anchored Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on sister network CNN. Banfield joined CNN in 2011 as co-anchor of the morning news show Early Start. Over the course of her career, she has covered breaking news from across the country and around the globe.
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"On the Story with Erica Hill" – Daily Dayside News Program Premieres Oct. 10 on HLN
October 4th, 2016
12:17 PM ET

"On the Story with Erica Hill" – Daily Dayside News Program Premieres Oct. 10 on HLN

Award winning Journalist Hill To Anchor 1pm- 3pm, ET Weekdays Live from New York on HLN

HLN launches its newest daily news program, On the Story with Erica Hill, anchored by the award-winning, veteran journalist, on Monday, October 10. Hill’s program will air in the 1pm-3pm, ET slot, live from the CNN New York bureau.

The focus of the new dayside program will be the big events and most-talked about stories of the day. Hill will go beyond delivering the headlines to delve into why the stories matter and how they impact our daily lives.  The program will also feature newsmaker interviews.

Additionally, Hill will continue to contribute to CNN as both an anchor and correspondent.

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Two-Time Super Bowl Champ and 'Dancing with the Stars'  Mirrorball Winner Hines Ward Joins HLN’S 'Morning Express With Robin Meade' As Sports Contributor
May 25th, 2016
11:34 AM ET

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ and 'Dancing with the Stars'  Mirrorball Winner Hines Ward Joins HLN’S 'Morning Express With Robin Meade' As Sports Contributor

TWO-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMP AND 'DANCING WITH THE STARS' MIRRORBALL WINNER HINES WARD JOINS HLN’S 'MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE' AS SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

Ward to Also Provide Sports Commentary and Analysis Across all CNN Platforms

Hines Ward, two-time Super Bowl champion and Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball trophy winner, joins HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade as sports contributor.  Based at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ward will also provide analysis and commentary on major sporting events and breaking news across all CNN platforms, including CNN/U.S., CNN Digital, CNNMoney and CNN International.

Beginning July 1, the Super Bowl XL MVP, joins the popular HLN morning crew of host Robin Meade, meteorologist Bob Van Dillen and consumer business correspondent Jennifer Westhoven. Morning Express with Robin Meade is a ratings juggernaut for the network.  The wildly successful morning show is up double-digits year-to-date in both total viewers and persons 25-54.

“I’m incredibly grateful to HLN and CNN for welcoming me to their prestigious team,” said Ward. “Throughout my career, I’ve always envisioned myself as more than just a football player and this platform will allow me to express myself in different and unique ways. I’m excited to be able to share my journey and my stories with our audiences, both in the US and worldwide.”

“Hines is a true champion with such a winning personality,” said Bill Galvin, SVP, Sports Programming, CNN.  “His perspective on sports extends well beyond the football field – a fresh voice we’re excited to share with HLN and CNN audiences.”

Upon his retirement in 2012 from the NFL, where here he played for 14 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ward trained and completed the 2013 Ironman World Championships held annually in Hawaii. He began his television career as an analyst for NBC’s Sunday primetime NFL show, Football Night in America.

He founded and operates Helping Hands Foundations both in the U.S. and Korea, and is an active participant with numerous other charities including The Caring Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Pearl S. Buck International. Ward also started an after-school education program for kids in his home state of Georgia, where he attended Forest Park High School and went on to be a top scholar-athlete at the University of Georgia, earning All-SEC honors his senior year and finishing his college career as Georgia's second all-time receiver with 144 receptions. He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and son.

Ward is represented by CSE Talent, which offers management and career assistance to its elite roster of over 200 clients including pro and collegiate coaches, baseball players, golfers, management, and news and sport media talent.

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December 29th, 2015
02:06 PM ET

HLN to End 2015 Up Double Digits in Total Day & Post 2nd Largest Growth Among Top 40 Cable Nets 

 

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HLN TO OUTPERFORM MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY FOR 19 STRAIGHT MONTHS

HLN TO RANK #1 ON WEEKENDS IN TOTAL DAY IN 2015

“MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE” RANKS AS THE #2 CABLE MORNING NEWS PROGRAM IN 2015; UP THE MOST IN THE MORNING; CONTINUES TO BEAT “MORNING JOE"

HLN 

  • HLN will end the year up double digits in Total Day; +10% among P2+ (285k vs. 260k) and +15% (122k vs. 106k) in P25-54 2015 to-date vs. 2014 while FOX News is declining –3% and MSNBC down –17% among P25-54.
  • Among the Top 40 cable networks versus year-ago in Total Day, HLN posts 2nd largest growth among P25-54 (+15%; behind only CNN);
  • In Total Day, HLN registers its highest yearly P25-54 delivery in six years (since 2009) and 3rd best on record;
  • HLN to beat MSNBC for 19 straight months in December 2015 (thru 12/25/15) in Total Day by +34% in P25-54, marking the first time that HLN will outperform MSNBC for a full year since 1999, plus scoring its biggest advantage since 1998;
  • HLN to rank #1 among the demo on weekends in Total Day 2015 to date (143k);

MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE

  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) to rank as the #2 cable morning news show in 2015  among P25-54 (128k);
  • MXP to end the year up the most among cable morning news in P25-54 increasing +23% (128k vs. 104k) and Total Viewers up +27% (284k vs. 223k) 2015 vs. prior year;
  • MXP will continue its winning streak, beating MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for 20 straight months [6-9 a ET] by +38% in P25-54 (128k vs. 93k) in 2015 while FNC’s “Fox & Friends” slides –9%;
  • MXP is averaging its highest yearly P25-54 and P2+ performance since 2011.

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* Nielsen data based on 2015TD: 12/29/14-12/25/15. Data is a blend of most current Live+7 data streams

December 2nd, 2015
02:42 PM ET

HLN Up in Total Day; "Morning Express with Robin Meade" Ranks #2 Cable Morning News

 

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HLN UP IN TOTAL DAY IN NOVEMBER; BEATS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY FOR 18 STRAIGHT MONTHS

“MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE” RANKS AS THE #2 CABLE MORNING NEWS PROGRAM IN NOVEMBER 2015 AND 2015 TO-DATE; UP THE MOST IN THE MORNING

HLN 

  • HLN is up +7% in Total Day among P25-54 Nov 15 vs. Nov 14 (121k vs. 113k) while FOX News declines –11% and MSNBC down –9%;
  • HLN beat MSNBC for 18 straight months in Nov in Total Day by +26% in P25-54; the longest winning streak in more than 16 years (March 99);
  • HLN is the 5th highest cable net for growth among Top 40 cable nets in P25-54, up +7% in Nov.

MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE

  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) ranks as the #2 cable morning news show in Nov 15 and 2015 year-to-date among P25-54;
  • MXP is up the most among cable morning news in P25-54 increasing +23% (139k vs. 113k) and Total Viewers increasing +48% (331k vs. 224k) in Nov 15 vs. prior year;
  • MXP continues to beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for 19 straight months [6-9 a ET] by +24% in P25-54 (139k vs. 112k) in Nov 15 while FNC’s “Fox & Friends” slides –13%.
October 27th, 2015
03:12 PM ET

HLN up Double-Digits in Total Day & Prime in October

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HLN up Double-Digits in Total Day & Prime in October 

HLN Beats MSNBC in Total Day for 17 Straight Months

HLN Ranks #1 in Weekend Total Day

“Morning Express with Robin Meade” Ranks as the #2 Cable Morning News Program in October 2015 and 2015 to-date

HLN 

  • HLN is up in Total Day Oct 15 vs. Oct 14, experiencing the only double-digit growth among cable news nets in P25-54 up +14% (116k vs. 102k);
  • HLN is up double-digits in M-F Prime in P25-54 +16% (96k vs. 83k), and +9% in M-Su Prime (99k vs. 91k);
  • HLN beat MSNBC for 17 straight months in Oct in Total Day by +33% in P25-54; the longest winning streak in more than 16 years (March 99);
  • HLN ranks #1 across cable news in Weekend Total Day among P25-54 (125k), beating FNC by +12% and MSNBC by +49%.

All HLN signature shows are experiencing double-digit growth YOY in P25-54

MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE

  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) ranks as the #2 cable morning news show in Oct 15 and 2015 year-to-date among P25-54;
  • MXP is up the most among cable morning news in P25-54 increasing +21% (136k vs. 112k) in Oct 15 vs. year prior;
  • MXP continues to beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for 18 straight months [6-9 a ET] by +36% in P25-54 (136k vs. 100k) in Oct 15.

WEEKEND EXPRESS WITH LYNN SMITH

  • “Weekend Express with Lynn Smith” ranks #1 on Saturdays & Sundays @ 7 am in P25-54, posting double-digit gains (+28%) among cable news nets in October, besting FNC by +15% and MSNBC by +110%.

THE DAILY SHARE

  • “The Daily Share,” (TDS) HLN’s first dayside series under the new brand, is up +33% in P25-54 (M-F, noon – 1 p.m. ET), Oct 15 vs. Oct 14, and is outpacing MSNBC by +23%; and TDS at 1-2 pm ET, is up +38% in the key demo.

NANCY GRACE

  • “Nancy Grace” (M-Th, 8-9 p.m. ET) is up +10% in P25-54, Oct 15 vs. Oct 14.

DREW 

  • “Dr. Drew” (M-Th, 9-10 p.m. ET) is up +21% in P25-54, YOY.

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September 1st, 2015
01:36 PM ET

HLN Is The Only Cable News Net Up Double-Digits In Total Day

HLN BEATS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY FOR 15 STRAIGHT MONTHS

“MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE” RANKS AS THE #2 CABLE MORNING NEWS PROGRAM IN AUGUST AND 2015 TO-DATE

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HLN 

  • HLN is up in Total Day August 2015 vs. August 2014, experiencing the only double-digit growth among cable news nets in P25-54 (+10%) (123k vs. 112k).  The net is also up +13% in P18-49 (102k vs. 90k);
  • HLN beat MSNBC for 15 straight months in August in Total Day by +34% in P25-54 and +50% in P18-49; the longest winning streak in more than 16 years among P25-54;
  • HLN ranks #1 across cable news in Weekend Total Day in P18-49 (118k), outperforming FNC by +19% and MSNBC by +28%.

 MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE

  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) ranks as the #2 cable morning news show in August and 2015 year-to-date among P25-54 & 18-49.  In August, MXP is up +14% and +23% vs. year ago respectively, scoring its highest P25-54 delivery since January 2015;
  • MXP continues to beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for the 16th consecutive month (6-9 a ET) by +31% in P25-54 (127k vs. 97k).  MXP also takes Joe by +74% in P18-49 (106k vs. 61k);

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#REDFLAG: From Executive Producer Kim Kardashian, Premieres Tuesday, May 5 on HLN
April 22nd, 2015
12:33 PM ET

#REDFLAG: From Executive Producer Kim Kardashian, Premieres Tuesday, May 5 on HLN

Documentary Focuses On Mental Illness Among Young Adults and The Power Of Social Media To Help Them

10806208_838746492838086_2611337685562177016_nMany young adults who are plagued with mental illness take to social media to  express their pain, often using hashtags like #GiveUp #Cutting and  #MakeItGoAway. HLN presents the documentary #RedFlag airing  Tuesday, May 5 at 9pm ET to illuminate these cries for help and delve into  the use of social media as a powerful tool to identify and help its victims.

 Executive Producer Kim Kardashian conceived of the documentary in an effort  raise awareness about mental illness among her millennial generation and was  inspired by watching the struggles of people she loved.

"I am blessed to be surrounded by family and friends that are loving and nurturing, but not everyone has that kind of support. Twenty-five percent of adults in America will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime, and many of them turn to social media to vent their depression, loneliness, and isolation," said Kardashian. FULL POST


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