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August 2014 Ratings: HLN Up Double Digits, #3 in Total Day Demo

hln logo_304x200HLN saw double-digit gains in August while finishing third in the total day demo, ahead of MSNBC.  The network also saw the second biggest total day growth year-over-year, behind only sister network CNN.

The ratings for August 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 361,000 total viewers / 126,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 281,000 total viewers / 111,000 A25-54

Compared to August 2013, HLN is up +16% in total viewers and up +22% in A25-54 demo for total day. In primetime, HLN is up +17% in total viewers and up +13% in the demo. “Nancy Grace” led the way for HLN, drawing 400,000 total viewers and 138,000 demo viewers, up +12% vs. last August. But it was “Forensic Files,” which HLN runs in the late afternoons, late nights and all weekend long, which showed the most growth, up and average of +37%.

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As Time Warner Ends Vice Talks, A&E Plans $250M Stake in Media Company

viceThe New York TimesJonathan Mahler scoops that Time Warner has ended negotiations with Vice Media. The talks, which have been going on for months, included a plan to spin off Time Warner’s HLN network, and refashion it into a Vice channel. The Brooklyn-based media company includes a magazine, book publishing, a massive online presence, and gritty, global documentaries which are carried on Time Warner’s HBO.

The conversations collapsed after the two companies were unable to agree on a valuation of Vice. Last year, 21st Century Fox paid $70 million for a 5 percent stake in the company, valuing the company at more than $1 billion.

In June, Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith told the New York Times having a TV network was “the next step in our evolution. Our mobile and online stuff is going to grow exponentially, but we want a three-legged stool, and the third leg is TV.”

A week ago, the Wall Street Journal reported Time Warner had also been in talks with Glenn Beck‘s company about re-branding HLN into TheBlaze TV. But those talks also came to nothing. Earlier this year, under the new leadership of Albie Hecht, HLN intended to become “the home for the social media generation.” Primetime programs include those hosted by Nancy GraceJane Velez-Mitchell, and Dr. Drew Pinsky. Late nights and weekends are made up of true crime stories.

> More: The Financial Times reports Vice is finalizing a deal to sell a 10% stake to A&E Networks for $250 million. A&E is jointly owned by Walt Disney and Hearst. The sale could be announced as early as next week, FT reports.

The Top Cable News Shows in July Were…

Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top nine programs in the key A25-54 demographic in July 2014. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,832,000 total viewers and 446,000 demo viewers. “The Kelly File” was second with 2,386,000 total viewers and 386,000 demo viewers. “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “Hannity” rounded out the top five.

CNN was the only network other than Fox News to have a show in the top ten among the A25-54 demo: “Anderson Cooper 360,” which averaged 189,000 demo viewers, placed tenth overall. CNN’s highest-rated show in total viewers was “The Sixties,” which averaged 613,000 viewers and placed 19th overall.

“Shark Tank” led the way for CNBC, placing 32nd overall in total viewers and 12th overall in the demo. The program averaged 406,000 and 182,000 viewers, respectively.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show was “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which placed 15th overall in total viewers and 16th overall in the demo. Maddow’s program averaged 795,000 total viewers and 175,000 demo viewers.

Nancy Grace” led HLN in both ratings measurements, placing 34th in total viewers and 27th in the demo with 371,000 and 129,000 viewers, respectively.

The top-rated show in total viewers on Fox Business was “Imus in the Morning,” which ranked 75th overall. “Stossel” led the way in the demo, ranking 76th.

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The Scoreboard: Monday, July 28

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 258 | MSNBC: 92 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 98
  • Primetime: FNC: 454 | MSNBC: 171 | CNN: 158 | HLN: 129

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

168

TheFive:

278

Baier:

283

Greta:

252

O’Reilly:

445

Kelly:

447

Hannity:

439

O’Reilly:

335

Kelly:

264

MSNBC
Wagner:

87

EdShow:

101

Sharpton:

111

Matthews:

163

Hayes:

142

Maddow:

251

O’Donnell:

118

Hayes:

54

Maddow:

50

CNN
Tapper:

181

Blitzer:

174

Blitzer:

177

Burnett:

129

Cooper:

151

Cooper:

156

Tonight:

166

Tonight:

181

CNNI:

125

HLN
Now:

62

Files:

63

Files:

112

Jane:

103

Grace:

129

Dr.Drew:

129

Files:

130

Files:

199

Files:

209

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July 2014 Ratings: HLN Down Double Digits

hln logo_304x200A year after the George Zimmerman trial propelled HLN to double- and triple-digit audience growth, the channel is down across the board year-over-year. For the month of July, HLN was fourth in total viewers and third in the demo for total day and fourth in both ratings measurements in primetime.

The ratings for July 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 376,000 total viewers / 128,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 268,000 total viewers / 108,000 A25-54

Compared to July 2013, HLN is down -30% in total viewers and -32% in A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network is down down -23% in total viewers and -35% in the demo.

Nancy Grace” was the top-rated show on HLN for the month, averaging 371,000 total viewers and 129,000 A25-54 viewers.

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, July 23

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 262 | MSNBC: 78 | CNN: 140 | HLN: 97
  • Primetime: FNC: 415 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 164 | HLN: 152

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

170

TheFive:

254

Baier:

211

Greta:

237

O’Reilly:

436

Kelly:

429

Hannity:

380

O’Reilly:

245

Kelly:

320

MSNBC
Wagner:

49

EdShow:

64

Sharpton:

86

Matthews:

128

Hayes:

129

Maddow:

207

O’Donnell:

147

Hayes:

81

Maddow:

73

CNN
Tapper:

133

Blitzer:

138

Blitzer:

125

Burnett:

179

Cooper:

157

Cooper:

132

Tonight:

204

Tonight:

174

CNNI:

144

HLN
Now:

85

Files:

66

Files:

104

Jane:

75

Grace:

172

Dr.Drew:

138

Files:

148

Files:

160

Files:

154

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With CNN’s Atlanta Studio Turning Over to HLN, What Happens to CNN Center Tours?

Jeff Zucker Named New Chief Executive At CNNAs what’s left of CNN’s weekday programming moves from Atlanta to New York City next month, some TVNewser readers are wondering what that means for the CNN Center tours that have been offered for decades.

A CNN spokesperson tells TVNewser the tours will continue, with people still having the chance to peak in on in-progress shows. As CNN vacates Studio 7 in Atlanta the studio will soon be used for HLN programs. CNN will continue to use the Atlanta studio for weekend programs. Also, CNN International, CNN en Español, and Sanjay Gupta, MD all originate in Atlanta.

And for those down in Atlanta looking for a summer activity, the tours happen seven days a week from 9am-5pmET. They last about an hour, with new ones starting every 10 minutes. For an adult, the cost is $15 dollars.

HLN Taking Over CNN’s Atlanta Studio

Jeff Zucker Named New Chief Executive At CNNAs Carol Costello and Brooke Baldwin move from Atlanta to New York in August, CNN Atlanta’s Studio 7 will turn over to HLN.

CNN and HLN confirm the switch to TVNewser, which was first reported by FTLive, adding it hasn’t yet been decided which HLN shows will air in that studio. Costello and Baldwin’s production staffs will remain in their Atlanta workspace. Nancy Grace, “HLN Now,” and Morning and Weekend Express currently originate from Atlanta.

Studio 7 served as the location for much of CNN’s 2012 election coverage, including primary nights. The studio utilized a slew of technologies, including John King‘s beloved “Magic Wall.”

How long HLN live programs will remain in studio 7 is up in the air. Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Time Warner was in talks to acquire almost half of Vice Media, and transform HLN into Vice.

Nancy Grace to Father of Missing Child: ‘Your Son Has Been Found in Your Basement’

GraceA rare breaking news situation last night when Nancy Grace informed a Detroit father his missing son had been found during their live interview.

“Charlie, we are getting reports that your son has been found…in your basement,” Grace told Charlie Bothuell, whose son had been missing for 11 days.

10 seconds later, a stunned father answered: “What? What? I checked my basement, the FBI checked my basement, the Detroit Police checked my basement, my wife checked my basement, I’ve been down there several times.” “How can your son be alive in your basement?” Grace responded.

Grace pressed him on why he reported his son missing, and whether he’s checked his cell phone. “My cell phone’s dead…I left it in the car charging,” he responded.

As Grace’s show confirmed reports, they gave Charlie a phone to call home. This morning, Grace phoned in to “Morning Express.” “That does not look like a guilty man to me.”

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Jesse Ventura Goes Off The Grid for New Show

JesseVenturaOraHe’s fought, wrestled, acted and governed. Now Jesse Ventura is back in front of a camera — from Mexico — with a new show on Ora.tv, which is also home to Larry King. Mediabistro managing editor Valerie Berrios caught up with Ventura about how “Off the Grid” differs from his last TV series, “Jesse Ventura’s America” on MSNBC:

“Well, this program differs in the fact that in my short-lived time at MSNBC of about four weeks — even though they paid me huge money for three years — all the topics came from upstairs… the topics come from me. And I don’t answer to anybody.”

Berrios: How did you end up on Ora.tv? Why this platform?
Ventura: My last book tour in the United States was not overly successful because I was pretty much blackballed by NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC. I have a difficult time now gaining an audience there because they won’t put me on, and so Off the Grid is my way of combating them. They can’t control me now. I can do my own show and people can listen to me and hear what I have to say at their convenience. It’s been a Godsend for me. I thank Larry King from the day we met doing an interview on my book tour when he told me about Ora.tv.

Ventura also talks about his “good friend,” Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano and what he learned recently from watching Nancy Grace.

Click through for So What Do You Do, Jesse Ventura?

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