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HLN Wins Sunday With Emmy Telecast; Down from 2012

HLN’s telecast of the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards Sunday night pushed the network to #1 in primetime in total viewers and second, to MSNBC, in the A25-54 demo among the cable news networks.

The broadcast was down over last year’s event, which also aired on HLN on a Saturday night. The 8pm hour drew 794,000 total viewers and 194,000 demo viewers: down -8% and -35%, respectively. The second hour grew from the first. 972,000 total viewers watched, up +2% vs. last year while demo viewership for the second hour averaged 208,000, down -41% from last year.

The telecast aired live from 8pmET – 10:35pm at which point a re-air began. The 10pm hour drew 805,000 total viewers and 223,000 in the demo.

  • Primetime (8-11pET), Sun., June 16.
    A25-54 Demo / Total Viewers

MSNBC – 218,000 / 401,000
HLN  – 208,000 / 857,000
FNC – 127,000 / 738,000
CNN – 97,000 / 304,000

Awards Show First: An ‘F’ Bomb During the ‘In Memoriam’

One show that probably won’t win an Emmy: the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards. The show which honors the best soap operas, talk shows, game shows, cooking shows, court shows, and animated shows aired tonight on HLN. Hosted by “Good Morning America’s” Sam Champion and HLN’s Robin Meade and A.J. Hammer, the show was rife with technical errors, missed cues and an “F” bomb that didn’t get bleeped.

Meade acted as the show’s announcer introducing presenters and reading bios after their win from a podium on stage. Another new twist, daytime hosts like Giada De Laurentiis and Julie Chen interviewed winners on a couch on stage, immediately after their acceptance speech. The idea fell flat as questions didn’t add insight and slowed down the production. At one point De Laurentiis shushed the crowd as a Best Supporting Actress tried to answer. “Okay, you guys. Listen! She’s saying something from the heart here!”

Introducing awards show staple “In Memoriam,” actor Corbin Bernsen paid tribute to his mother Jeanne Cooper who died last month. She’d starred on “Young and the Restless” for 40 years.

“You know exactly what she is saying,” said Bernsen, channelling his mother. “Oh SHIT, I’m on the in memoriam list? And what is up with this ridiculous couch? …There is always the alternative. At least I made the fucking list.”

“The words slipped through the censor due to a glitch,” a spokesperson tells TVNewser. “It will be bleeped in re-airs.”

But there aren’t enough bleeps or edits to fix the gaffes in this broadcast.

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Robin Meade Rocks Out At ‘Count On Me’ Album Release Party

HLN anchor Robin Meade has a new album dropping this week, “Count On Me,” available at Target stores across the country.

To celebrate, CNN and HLN honchos hosted a party at The Cutting Room in New York City. Following a cocktail hour, Meade got up on stage and performed a set from her new album (see Meade sing here).

The room was packed, and TVNewser spotted “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, plenty of CNN talent, including Don Lemon and Kate Bolduan, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts and Richard Lui (both former HLNers) and actor Chris Noth, who is the co-owner of the venue.

Meade even got her friends in on her act, bringing CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker up on stage (see the photo above), as well as some of her colleagues. More photos below.
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Robin Meade Doing Double Duty in the Mornings

Robin Meade‘s a busy woman.

Her new album, “Count On Me” hit stores today, tomorrow night she’ll be feted at a release party in New York City, this weekend she’ll be co-hosting the daytime Emmys, and soon she’ll be providing news updates for a morning show on NASH-FM, a new country music radio station in New York. A source tells TVNewser, Meade will be providing news updates on “America’s Morning Show” during the commercial breaks of her own HLN show “Morning Express.”

Even though it serves a New York audience, the radio show will originate live in front of a studio audience in Nashville and will be hosted by Blair Garner, Terri Clark, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and Lee Ann Womack.

Sam Champion, AJ Hammer and Robin Meade to Host Daytime Emmys

“Good Morning America” weather anchor Sam Champion will host the Daytime Emmy Awards on HLN June 16, alongside HLN hosts AJ Hammer and Robin Meade. The awards will air live from the Beverly Hilton from 8-10 PM ET June 16.

Hammer, who hosts HLN’s”Showbiz Tonight,” will also serve as the host of the red carpet pre-show on HLN, alongside Christi Paul. Meade, an accomplished singer, (as we have covered before) will sing the two “best song” nominees, “This Day” by Sheryl Crow for “Katie,” and “Good Afternoon” by Little Big Town for “Good Afternoon America.” Meade’s new album drops just a few days before the Emmys.

HLN also announced a number of presenters for the awards, including Rachael Ray and Kathy Griffin. More information, after the jump.
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May 2013 Ratings: Jodi Arias Coverage Drives HLN to Second Most-Watched Cable News Net

The testimony, verdict, sentencing phase and hung jury in the Jodi Arias trial boosted HLN to the second most-watched cable news channel in Total Day for May. HLN more than doubled its total viewing audience compared to the same month last year. The network was up +97% in younger viewers in primetime.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 494,000 Total Viewers / 175,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 624,000 Total Viewers / 209,000 A25-54

On Wednesday, May 8, HLN was the top-rated network in all ad-supported cable in younger viewers as the Arias verdict came in.

The Morning Ticker: Meade, Spellman, Pegues

  • HLN’s Robin Meade sang the National Anthem ahead of the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 last night which was broadcast on FOX. Meade, whose second album comes out early next month, sang The Star-Spangeled Banner a cappella.
  • CNN Denver-based All platform journalist/correspondent Jim Spellman is leaving the network and taking a job with CCTV America. Spellman, who has been with CNN for 11 years, will be a Washington-based correspondent the network, which is China’s largest State-run broadcaster.
  • CBS News is also adding to its DC bureau. The network has hired Jeff Pegues who has been a correspondent for WABC in New York for the last 10 years. Pegues begins at CBS in July.

Robin Meade’s ‘Count on Me’ Set for Release

Remember that album Robin Meade was just starting to work on when we talked with her last year?

Well, “Count on Me” drops June 11 and CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker and HLN executive in charge Scot Safon are throwing her a release party in New York next month. This is the second album for Meade, who anchors HLN’s “Morning Express.” Her first, 2011′s “Brand New Day” features a mix of original music and covers, including Don Henley‘s ode to TV news “Dirty Laundry.”

Meade sang a few bars for us during a Media Beat interview last April. Watch:

HLN’s Robin Meade, FNC’s Bret Baier Duke it Out For Pediatric Cancer

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier and HLN anchor Robin Meade put aside their competing loyalties this weekend to pose for a few pictures at the Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament for St. Jude Kids in Palm Desert, Calif.

TVNewser hears Baier played in the golf tournament and Meade, who calls music her “second platform,” performed on stage with musical acts including Alice Cooper and REM’s Mike Mills. The event raised money for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases.

Papal Aides, Media, Everyone But God Caught Off Guard By Pope Benedict XVI Resignation

The news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation caught even his closest aides off guard leaving the world media scrambling to confirm the news. The Pope announced in a meeting of Vatican Cardinals today, “After having repeatedly examining my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.” The pope will resign Feb. 28.

CNN went with the news at 6am as “Early Start” went on the air. John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin reported the news confirming with CNN sources in Vatican City. HLN’s Robin Meade reported the news at 6:01 as did “Fox & Friends,” citing “a wire service.”

MSNBC was hesitant to report the news at first but then at 6:04 Joe Scarborough reported the Reuters flash: “We weren’t sure whether we were going to go with [this] or not because Reuters has gotten some information wrong before on the pope. Mika, why don’t you confirm.”

“Pope Benedict is going to be stepping down as head of the Catholic church,” said Brzezinski.

The broadcast networks all produced special reports in the 6am hour. NBC’s Claudio Lavagna and CBS’s Allen Pizzey reported from their networks’ Rome bureaus by the 7am start of the morning shows. “Good Morning America” did not have a correspondent in Italy, but spoke to an American priest in Rome.

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