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Conway Cliff Named VP of Program Development at TheBlaze

Former CNN and HLN executive producer Conway Cliff has been named vice president of program development at TheBlaze, Glenn Beck‘s network.

In his new role, Cliff will work with TheBlaze’s president and chief content officer, Joel Cheatwood, on new programming and business development. He was most recently a consultant for Wilkow, a recently launched show on TheBlaze hosted by conservative satellite radio personality Andrew Wilkow.

Before joining TheBlaze, Conway oversaw development of “The Joy Behar Show” and “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell” on HLN. He has also worked as an executive producer at CNN and as a producer at CNBC.

2012 Ratings: HLN Declines in Total Day and Primetime

HLN was down significantly compared to 2011, when coverage of the Casey Anthony trial boosted the network’s ratings. In Total Day, HLN was down -27% in Total Viewers and -20% in the A25-54 demographic. In primetime, the network was down -32% in Total Viewers and -22% in the demo.

The ratings for 2012:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 337,000 Total Viewers / 114,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 243,000 Total Viewers / 95,000 A25-54

Nancy Grace‘s 8pmET program was down -43% in Total Viewers and -35% in A25-54 viewers for the year. Jane Velez-Mitchell‘s 7pmET program was down -31% and -26% and Dr. Drew Pinsky‘s 9pmET program was down -46% and -38%, respectively.

HLN’s quarterly ratings also saw declines: In Total Day, the network was down -16% in Total Viewers and -3% in the demographic compared to the same quarter last year. In primetime, HLN was down -25% and -4%, respectively.

There was some good news for HLN in the month of December — despite year-over-year declines in Total Viewers, HLN was up +7% in Total Day and +2% in primetime in the A25-54 demographic.

Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett To Report Live In Primetime For CNN

CNN will be keeping its usual primetime lineup on tonight to cover Sandy, and will be live until the worst of the storm passes, whenever that may be. Anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will be reporting in the field tonight across primetime. CNN International will be simulcasting CNN/U.S. from 11AM-2PM and again starting at 4 PM.

The list of correspondents in the field for CNN is after the jump.

Update: HLN is blowing up its primetime lineup to provide hurricane coverage. Those details are also after the jump.
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The Scoreboard: Monday, October 8

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 341 | MSNBC: 208 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 89
  • Primetime: FNC: 520 | MSNBC: 381 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 80

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC TheFive: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly: Hannity:
339 416 422 665 508 385 364 369
MSNBC Matthews: Sharpton: Matthews: EdShow: Maddow: O’Donnell: EdShow: Maddow:
268 293 318 344 433 360 236 249
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: Burnett: Cooper: Morgan: Cooper: Burnett: Morgan:
107 111 115 110 63 127 99 128
HLN Express: Express: VelezMitchell: Grace: DrDrew: Grace: Showbiz: DrDrew:
41 34 59 106 74 60 78 47

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Q3 2012 Ratings: HLN Up in Total Viewers, But Down in the Demo

It was a mixed bag for HLN in the third quarter of 2012. The network posted double-digit gains in Total Viewers but experienced severe drops among younger viewers compared to the year-ago quarter.

The ratings for Q3, 2012:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 451,000 Total Viewers / 150,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 675,000 Total Viewers / 192,000 A25-54

Compared to Q3 2011, HLN is up +47% in Total Day and +53% in primetime in Total Viewers. The network is down -35% in Total Day and -42% in primetime in the demographic.

“HLN News” at 4pmET and “Evening Express” at 5pmET show a similar pattern. The 4pmET hour is up +47% and the 5pmET hour is up +74% in Total Viewers compared to the year-ago quarter.

HLN’s primetime programming is down across the board year-over-year, although it should be noted that the network’s coverage of the Casey Anthony trial in Q3 2011 gave HLN its best ratings ever. Jane Velez-Mitchell‘s program is down -59% in Total Viewers and -52% in A25-54 viewers, while Nancy Grace‘s program is down -59% and -51%, respectively.

For the month of September, HLN is down -13% in Total Viewers and flat in the demographic in Total Day. In primetime, the network is down -26% and -8%, respectively.

Kyra Phillips On Covering The Conventions And Her HLN Show: ‘News through the parent’s perspective’

Newly minted HLN anchor Kyra Phillips is nervous.

“I will be honest with you, I’m nervous,” she told me yesterday. “I’ve been at CNN for 14 years, and now I am coming over to HLN, and they have made me the point person for the conventions… I am unbelievably honored, and humbed and nervous!”

Phillips is no cable news rookie, but she says she still feels the pressure at her new home.

“I feel like I am back in college where I am studying every night. I don’t want to fail my bosses, I don’t want to fail my coworkers I don’t want to fail my viewers, I really want to do a great job, and I want to focus on what our viewers really want,” she says.

She is starting things off with a bang, as the point person for HLN’s RNC and DNC coverage. As we have noted, HLN is taking a decidedly different tack in covering the conventions, focusing on the people behind the politics.

“I am excited about the fact that we are going to be talking about the delegates, we are going to be talking about the voters, we are going to be talking about the personal stories of the people that are there, instead of the politicians, and the speeches, and what’s happening at the podium,” Phillips says.

She is also preparing for life after the conventions, when her daily program will really be able to find its voice. Just as Nancy Grace, Jane Velez Mitchell and Dr. Drew all have distinct takes on the news, Phillips says she has her take ready as well.

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Q2 2012 Ratings: HLN Down Across the Board

Like the rest of the cable networks, HLN struggled during Q2 2012. Compared to the same quarter last year, HLN’s ratings are down double digits across the board.

The ratings for Q2, 2012:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 551,000 Total Viewers / 171,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 358,000 Total Viewers / 128,000 A25-54

Compared to Q2 2011, HLN is down -32% in Total Viewers and -25% in A25-54 viewers in Total Day. In primetime, the network is down -36% in Total Viewers and -30% in the demographic. This time last year, HLN was heavily covering the Casey Anthony trial, which began in late May.

In primetime, Jane Velez-Mitchell‘s 7pmET program is down -46% in Total Viewers and -45% in A25-54 viewers compared to the same quarter last year. Nancy Grace‘s 8pmET program is down -50% in Total Viewers and -41% in A25-54 viewers. “Dr. Drew,” at 9pmET, is down -53% in Total Viewers and -49% in

Women Of Media Reception Draws Cable Crowd

Fox News’s Harris Faulkner and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell (pictured) were among the cable news personalities in the crowd at last night’s Women of Media reception, held at the Armand de Brignac Champagne Loft in Soho.

The first-annual event, which was hosted by journalist China Okasi and publicist Annie Scranton, was also attended by Megyn Kelly, Cheryl Casone, Laura Ingle, Tamron Hall, Laurie Dhue, Tara Dowdell and Jehmu Greene.

See more pictures of the event after the jump.

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April 2012 Ratings: HLN Grows in Primetime and Total Day

It was a strong month for HLN, which posted the most growth of any cable news network in April 2012. Compared to April 2011, HLN is up +19% in Total Viewers and +9% in A24-54 viewers in Total Day. In primetime, HLN is up +20% in both ratings measurements.

The ratings for April, 2012:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 373,000 Total Viewers / 128,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 257,000 Total Viewers / 99,000 A25-54

Three of HLN’s primetime programs showed growth in Total Viewers. “Jane Velez-Mitchell” was up +16%, “Dr. Drew” was up +8% and “Showbiz Tonight” was up +11% compared to last year. Nancy Grace‘s program showed the most growth, up +13% year-over-year, among younger viewers.

Additionally, HLN’s “Weekend Mysteries” block is up double digits — +82% in Total Viewers and +58% in A25-54 viewers for the combined Saturday and Sunday evening averages — compared to last year.

The full release from HLN is after the jump.

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A Kiss Before Flying. Jane Velez-Mitchell Has No ‘Issues’ at NLGJA Fundraiser

Actual news got in the way of last night’s annual New York fundraiser for the journalism group NLGJA. Soledad O’Brien, who was to co-host with her HLN colleague Jane Velez-Mitchell, couldn’t as she moderated CNN’s Trayvon Martin town hall which airs tonight.

Don Lemon jetted up from Atlanta to co-host with Velez-Mitchell, who mixed and mingled before making a beeline for Time Warner Center herself to participate in the town hall.

Velez-Mitchell made the biggest splash of the night when, during her welcome remarks to the crowd, she pulled her girlfriend on stage and planted a big kiss on her. “I won’t be doing that!” Lemon joked. “Ben doesn’t like that kind of thing,” he said glancing over to his partner, Ben Tinker, who is a producer in CNN’s medical unit.

CNN managing editor Mark Whitaker talked about his network’s commitment to diversity in the ranks and on the air. CNN was the lead sponsor for the event which was held at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom in SoHo.

Also spotted in the crowd: NBC News VP Alex Wallace, former “Today” show co-anchor Meredith Vieira, “CBS This Morning” co-host Erica Hill, MSNBC’s Willie Geist, former MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer and Fox News meteorologist Rick Reichmuth.

We chatted with FBN’s Gerri Willis who told us she has a new appreciation for the work of the Supreme Court after anchoring her show from Washington during oral arguments on the health care law. We also caught up with Fox News’s Alisyn Camerota and new Fox News political analyst Sally Kohn, who is settling in to her role as progressive pundit both on air and online, which

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