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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 106 | CNN: 75 | HLN: 86
  • Primetime: FNC: 396 | MSNBC: 127 | CNN: 67 | HLN: 93

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

199

TheFive:

353

Baier:

352

Greta:

294

O’Reilly:

433

Megyn:

445

Hannity:

305

O’Reilly:

381

Megyn:

340

MSNBC
Bashir:

94

EdShow:

129

Sharpton:

142

Matthews:

163

Hayes:

107

Maddow:

136

O’Donnell:

139

Hayes:

78

Maddow:

86

CNN
Tapper:

69

Blitzer:

61

Blitz/Cross:

75/96

Burnett:

82

Cooper:

66

Morgan:

83

Cooper:

52

Blitz/Cross:

47/50

Morgan:

49

HLN
News:

63

Express:

58

Express:

63

Jane:

60

Grace:

94

DrDrew:

88

AfterDark:

96

Showbiz:

104

DrDrew:

126

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October 2013 Ratings: HLN Fourth in Primetime, Total Day

HLN continues to struggle to find an audience when there’s no major trial, placing fourth behind Fox News, CNN and MSNBC this month. The network was down across the board year-over-year.

The ratings for August 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 284,000 Total Viewers / 87,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 209,000 Total Viewers / 72,000 A25-54

In total day, HLN was down -4% in total viewers and -14% in A25-54 viewers compared to the same month last year. In primetime, the network was flat in total viewers and down -8% in the demo.

Nancy Grace” and “Jane Velez-Mitchell” were the network’s top programs for the month. Grace’s program averaged 272,000 total viewers and 86,000 A25-54 viewers, and Velez-Mitchell’s program averaged 208,000 and 72,000 viewers, respectively.

Janice Dean, Magee Hickey Crowned New York’s Funniest Reporters

Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean and WPIX reporter Magee Hickey were crowned New York’s funniest reporters over the weekend, marking the first year in the history of the eight-year contest that there was a tie for first place.

It’s the second year in a row that the winner has come from Fox News. “Fox and Friends” weekend anchor Clayton Morris was the 2012 winner. Syndicated radio host Peter Schiff came in second place and Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne was third.

The annual stand-up competition was held Sunday at Comic Strip Live. The Blaze’s Laurie Dhue and Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez were among the other competitors, and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell served as a judge.

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin

The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels had been waiting all day for a verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. It finally came just before 10pmET, leading the broadcast networks to produce rare, live, primetime special reports for the not guilty verdict. But one network, ABC News, began their special report too late and missed the verdict. ABC joined as the jurors were being polled. The network was showing the canceled “666 Park Avenue,” and even promoted the live verdict in a crawl.

On NBC, Lester Holt anchored a special report, interrupting the final seconds of a made-for-TV movie based on the American Girl doll Saige. Holt took viewers to the verdict, seconds before it was being read. NBC’s report lasted until 10:08.

CBS was first on the air at 9:58, joining during the closing credits of “48 Hours” in the Eastern and Central time zones. The Jim Axelrod-anchored special also went off the air at 10:08.

Despite missing the verdict live, the timing for ABC could not have been better. The network already had “20/20″ on the schedule. The live special report anchored by David Muir began with the verdict then recounted the 16-month long case through the 10pm hour.

The cable news channels had been on verdict watch all day, following 15 hours of deliberation by the six female jurors. By the time the verdict came Don Lemon anchored for CNN, Harris Faulkner on Fox News, Chris Jansing anchored on MSNBC and Nancy Grace was on HLN. “It’s a stunner, Nancy!” said a breathless Jane Velez-Mitchell. “Shock and awe… It’s just…uh.”

Coverage continues on the cablers with news conferences, live chopper shots and other remote cameras on the lookout for verdict reaction.

> More: CNN’s Martin Savidgewho was in the courtroom, said the notice of a verdict came less than 10 minutes before it was read. “It was a race to get to the elevators. Probably 36 reporters and on top of that the legal teams and family members that had to get into place. We barely got into the courtroom.”

Will we hear from the jurors? Here’s what the judge said to them following the verdict:

The law gives you a unique privilege not to speak about the jury’s work. Although you are at liberty to speak with anyone about your deliberations, you are also at liberty to refuse to speak to anyone. A request to discuss either your verdict or your deliberations may come from those who are simply curious from those who might seek to find fault with you, from the media, from the attorneys or elsewhere. It will be up to you to decide whether to preserve your privacy as a juror.

Fox News Heavily Represented Among 2013 ‘New York’s Funniest Reporter’ Class

Next month the 8th annual “New York’s Funniest Reporter” contest will be held at Comic Strip Live in New York’s Upper East Side. The 2012 winner of the contest--Fox News correspondent Clayton Morris–will be back for an encore, with HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell on board as a judge.

This year’s field has a heavy Fox News influence. FNC senior meteorologist Janice Dean will be competing, as will FNC senior medical contributor Dr. Manny Alvarez and FBN contributor Charles Payne. The Blaze anchor Laurie Dhue (formerly of CNN and Fox News) will compete as well, alongside Magee Hickey of New York’s WPIX. Peter Schiff of Peter Schiff Radio and Newsday‘s Chris Serico round out the field.

Proceeds from the event go to the Humane Society of New York. More information, after the jump.
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Hockey Playoffs, Jodi Arias Deliver High Ratings For CNBC, HLN

Here’s something you don’t see every day: last night the top two cable news channels in the adults 25-54 demo in primetime were CNBC (683K) and HLN (397K). Fox News was third (382K), MSNBC fourth (195K) and CNN fifth (167K). What the heck was going on?

The answer: hockey and Jodi Arias.

CNBC had an NHL Stanley Cup playoff game between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers, which peaked with over 2 million viewers at 9 PM, and over 1 million adults 25-54. HLN had more on the Jodi Arias trial, with the jury unable to come to a decision on her sentencing. HLN peaked before prime at 7 PM with Jane Velez-Mitchell, who drew over 2 million viewers, but still averaged more than a million viewers during the 8 and 9 PM hours. It was reaonably strong all day in the demo.

In total viewers Fox News still placed first in primetime, followed by CNBC, HLN, MSNBC and CNN. The full scoreboard, which does not include CNBC, can be viewed here.

 

After Strong Jodi Arias Ratings, HLN Looks Ahead to George Zimmerman Trial

With the Jodi Arias trial almost wrapped up, HLN will try to capitalize on its ratings success with programming devoted to the upcoming trial of George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. HLN plans to present continuous coverage of the trial proceedings, which begin June 10. “After Dark,” which is getting a permanent place in the primetime lineup, will also be devoted to the Zimmerman trial beginning in June. The network has also slated a preview special, “Zimmerman Police Tapes,” for Memorial Day.

In other programming changes: HLN will premiere “Secret Lives with Jane Velez-Mitchell,” a weekly program devoted to the scandals of public figures like Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods, in July. Velez-Mitchell will host a preview of the new show on May 30 at 7pmET.

The network will also devote the first week in June to “America Behind Bars,” featuring reports about people who are in jail. Nancy Grace will host a two-night special on June 5 and 6 devoted to the Estrella women’s jail in Phoenix, where Arias has been incarcerated.

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HLN Makes ‘HLN After Dark’ A Nightly Show, As Scot Safon Praises Team

HLN is coming off of a number of record-breaking months in terms of viewership, bolstered by coverage of the Jodi Arias trial, which culminated with last week’s guilty verdict. In a memo to staff this afternoon obtained by TVNewser, HLN executive VP Scot Safon  congratulated the team on their work, and previewed what HLN has coming down the pipeline.

Among the changes: “HLN After Dark” will become a full-time member of HLN’s nightly lineup, where it will focus “on stories (trials and otherwise) in the ‘court of public opinion,’” according to Safon’s note.  The channel is also gearing up for its next big trial, that of George Zimmerman, which begins June 10th, and the Daytime Emmy Awards on June 16th. There are also Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Jane Velez-Mitchell specials in the works.

Read Safon’s full note to HLN staff, below.
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Q1 2013 Ratings: Jodi Arias Trial Propels HLN

The Jodi Arias trial propelled HLN to some huge growth in Q1 2013 and March. How many viewers stick around once it ends remains to be seen, but for now, the network is seeing triple-digit growth.

The ratings for Q1, 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 435,000 Total Viewers / 155,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 308,000 Total Viewers / 118,000 A25-54

Compared to Q1 2012, HLN is up +17% in Total Day and +12% in primetime in total viewers. The network is up +23% and +32% in the A25-54 demo in total day and prime, respectively (Note: percentages are based on a blend of Nielsen Live + 7 and Live + 3 data).

The biggest gains are in the afternoon hours, where HLN is up over +100% in total and demo viewers from 3-6PM ET. 4PM’s “Making It In America,” for example, is up +136% in total viewers and +128% in the demo compared to Q1 2012.

While 8PM’s “Nancy Grace” is still the channel’s most popular show, she actually saw less growth than the other primetime hours, up +5% in total viewers and up +18% in the demo. At 7 PM Jane Velez-Mitchell was up +39% in total viewers and +50% in the demo, while at 9 PM “Dr Drew,” “What Would You Do?” and “Mysteries” combined to be up +33% and +61% in total day and prime respectively. At 10 PM “Nancy Grace, ” “What Would You Do,” “Mysteries” and “HLN After Dark” combined to be up +33% and +49% in total day and prime.

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HLN Gets a New Name: Hysterical Ladies Network (and Dr. Drew)

To say it’s been a rough year for the “Today” show, would be an understatement.

The once-dominant morning program is settling in to second place, as new top producers, on-air talent and show segments meld in the hopes of catching on with viewers and regaining the top spot. Meanwhile, star anchor Matt Lauer continues to find himself in the unenviable position of taking the licks — and the responsibility — for the show’s woes.

But last night, Lauer didn’t want to dwell on the downside. Instead it was a night to celebrate with his co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, and hundreds of other media luminaries, at the 18th annual National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Headlines and Headliners benefit. “Today” national correspondent and news anchor Natlie Morales was the host for the evening which raised more than $75,000 for scholarships and program activities.

Morales delivered a few zingers during her speech, including giving a new name to HLN — “the hysterical ladies network.”

HLN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell, who hosted this event last year, missed the joke as she was still taping her show. But she took it in stride when we told it to her later. They may be hysterical, but HLN ratings of late, thanks to coverage of the Jodi Arias trial, are nothing to laugh at.

We chatted with ABC’s Amy Robach, whose star has risen at “Good Morning America” since leaving NBC News last year. Robach and husband Andrew Shue are leaving today for a Caribbean vacation. Gayle King represented for “CBS This Morning,” while CNN’s Christine Romans, John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin chatted with guests. We caught up with MSNBC’s Alex Witt, FNC’s Rick Reichmuth and CNBC’s Mandy Drury, who’s heading home to Australia next week to catch up with family. On the local news scene, WABC’s Lori Stokes and WNBC’s Contessa Brewer worked the room. And we couldn’t pass up the chance to talk with The Weather Channel’s Bryan Norcross, the father of the named Winter storms. “Everything needs a hashtag now,” says the longtime meteorologist. “What better way than to name the storms?” Of course, an unending Winter helps. Did you hear Winter Storm Virgil is on the way this weekend?


(l-r) “Today” show publicist Megan Kopf Stackhouse, Andrew Shue, CNN’s Javier Morgado, NBC’s Natalie Morales, ABC’s Amy Robach

More photos after the jump…

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