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HLN Hits 22-Year Low In Weekend Primetime

upwave hlnHLN reached a 22-year ratings low Sunday night at 8pmET with “The Tim Ferris Experiment” and “THE DOSE with Dr. Billy” combining for just 22,000 total viewers and 5,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo.

The numbers are the lowest since October, 1991, the earliest Nielsen ratings numbers available. (HLN predecessor Headline News launched in 1982.)

Both half-hour shows premiered on December 1 as part of the new “upwave” lineup on HLN. The third show in the series, “Cook Your Ass Off” with celebrity chef Richard Blais, airs at 7pmET.

The ratings at 8pmET have been steadily declining over the last five weeks, down -94% in total viewers and -96% in the demo.

The network is in rebuilding mode as network president Albie Hecht gathered production staff in Atlanta last week for a 2-day brainstorm.

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HLN Set to Debut Health and Wellness Shows

upwave hlnUnder the leadership of Albie Hecht, HLN continues to tweak its programming as it attempts to find an audience in the crowded cable news landscape. The network will debut three new health and wellness shows tonight,  a programming block part of  Turner Broadcastings’s health and wellness brand “upwave.”

The new shows kick off at 7pmET with “Cook Your Ass Off,” a cooking contest show by Richard Blais. Next comes “The Tim Ferriss Experiment,” a half-hour show based on Ferriss’ bestselling book, “ “The 4-Hour Workweek.” Ferriss’ show will be produced by Zero Point Productions, the company behind CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” At 8pmET, HLN will premiere “The Dose with Dr. Billy,” a health show hosted by emergency room doctor Billy Goldberg.

In a statement, HLN said the shows “offer viewers a fresh twist on health and wellness.” Watch a preview after the jump. Read more

The CNN Ticker: Promotions, Amanpour, Upwave

  • HLN has announced the shows that will make up its “Upwave” programming block. They include two cooking shows (including one hosted by “Top Chef” winner Richard Blais. Details after the jump.

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