10:45 AM ET, April 15th, 2015

New Edition of “Prime Cuts” Offers Favorite Highlights From Season Four and a Taste of Season Five   Season five of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original  Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, April 26 at 9pm  ET/PT with twist – a tour of the forward-looking culture of South Korea with  each scene […] Full Post

April 14th, 2015
10:59 AM ET

Heads Up!, The #1 Game App From The Ellen Degeneres Show, Comes To Play As A New TV Series On HLN

HeadsUP_AppLogoNew Series from DeGeneres' A Very Good Production in Association with Telepictures to Debut in 2016

Heads Up!, a new television series based on the wildly popular game and app of the same name from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is coming to HLN as its own highly addictive, fast-paced game show. Launching in first quarter 2016, the 65-episode half-hour game show strip from Telepictures will be hosted by Loni Love — comedian, actress and co-host of syndicated talk show The Real — and will air daily, Mondays through Fridays.

In the Heads Up! TV show, contestants pair up with a celebrity and try to correctly identify as many cards as they can based on clues from their teammate in categories ranging from movies and songs to actions, accents, body parts and more. In Heads Up!, (almost) nothing is off limits.

Ellen DeGeneres said: “I’m so excited that Heads Up! is going to be a game show. It’s so fun and addictive. I play it on my show all the time. I play it at home. I played it last night at Jennifer Aniston’s house. She wasn’t home, so please don’t print that part.”

March 31st, 2015
02:44 PM ET

HLN Beats MSNBC For 4th Consecutive Quarter; Longest Winning Streak in 16 Years; Largest Quarterly Lead In 17 Years

HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” Ranks #2 in P 25-54 & 18-49; Beats MSNBC’s "Morning Joe” for 4th Straight Quarter

Network Ranks #1 on Weekends

HLN Continues to Gain Ratings & Social Growth 1st Quarter Post Rebrand

HLN beat MSNBC for the 4th straight quarter in Total Day by +51% in P25-54 (130k vs. 86k) and +66% in P18-49 (108k vs. 65k); the longest winning streak in nearly 16  years, plus the largest quarterly lead in nearly 17 years among P25-54.

“Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) ranks as the #2 morning show in cable news among P 25-54 and 18-49 in 1Q15, and vs. prior year, MXP has grown the most across all cable morning programs, up +62% in both P 25-54 and 18-49.  And, MXP once again beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” (6-9 a ET) by +56% in P25-54 (128k vs. 82k) and +89% in P18-49 (102k vs. 54k); the 4th straight quarterly win for MXP in P25-54.

HLN is tops on the weekends among cable news networks, ranking #1 in Prime in P25-54 (162k) and P18-49 (130k), as well as ranked #1 in Total Day in P25-54 (156k) and P18-49 (126k). FULL POST

Topics: HLN • HLN Press Releases • Ratings
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.

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


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.


  • 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.


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:


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


  • +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
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