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CNN Expands Headline Prime To Weekends

Headline News is expanding “Headline Prime” to the weekends. Glenn Beck already repeats on Saturday and Sunday, and starting June 17, he’ll be joined by Prime News with Erica Hill at 6pm, Nancy Grace at 8 and 10pm, and Showbiz Tonight at 11pm. HLN will also reair CNN’s weekend real estate show Open House on Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30pm. Prime News and Showbiz will be compilations of various segments from the previous week. Nancy Grace on the weekends will be an encore of one of the weekday shows, plus a new segment recapping the week that was.

“Launching Glenn Beck across all seven days was a great way to test the waters, and the results prompted us to take a look at other ways we could build our weekend programming,” Ken Jautz says. But the ratings for weekend repeats of Beck haven’t been great; he averaged 42,000 demo viewers on Saturday and 40,000 on Sunday…

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