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Nov. 2013 Ratings: HLN Down the Least of Cable News Networks

HLN placed fourth behind Fox News, CNN and MSNBC in November. Like its competitors, the network was down across the board year-over-year, but compared to the other networks, HLN was down the least.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 278,000 Total Viewers / 90,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 213,000 Total Viewers / 81,000 A25-54

In total day, HLN was down -7% in total viewers and -14% in A25-54 viewers compared to the same month last year. In primetime, the network is down -2% in total viewers and down -17% in the demo.

HLN’s top-rated show was “Weekend Mysteries,” which averaged 356,000 total viewers and 120,000 in the A25-54 demographic. “Nancy Grace” was next with 321,000 total viewers and 96,000 A25-54 viewers.

The Ticker: Doocys, Grace, Heroes

  • Fox News father-son team Steve Doocy and Peter Doocy are interviewed in AdWeek. “When I first started reporting, my dad told me about all the rookie mistakes he made, which was really helpful because in a way he made them for both of us,” Peter says.

  • Nancy Grace will sit down with Alexis Somers, the daughter of the Utah man convicted of murdering his wife, tonight on her HLN program. The interview is Somers’ first since the verdict was reached on Saturday.

  • CNN has announced the celebrity lineup for the annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.” Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Allison Williams, Jason Biggs and Jim Gaffigan will be attending, with musical performances by Daughtry and Sara Bareilles.

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.

HLN’s Nancy Grace Takes Hashtags To The Extreme

HLN has been having a slow Summer since the George Zimmerman and Jodi Arias trials have ended. For Nancy Grace, the prosecutor-in-chief at the cable channel, there always has to be something to be outraged about. Given the current media landscape, there is also an interest in driving social chatter around the show.

Social viewers tend to be loyal viewers, after all. Grace may be taking that concept a bit too far however.

Last night, during a story about a newborn who was found in a pile of trash, Grace included the hashtag #BabyInTrash on screen:

A day earlier (as noted by Ad Age), Grace included the hashtag #ToiletBaby next to a story about a mother who gave birth to her child in a toilet, and proceeded to kill it:
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The Most Watched Cable News Programs in August Were…

Fox News had the top 13 programs in August in total viewers, and the top 11 programs in the key adults 25-54 demo. “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2.36 million total and 369,000 demo viewers. “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” rounded out the top three in total viewers, while in the demo “Hannity” was second and “The Five” was third.

“The Rachel Maddow Show” led MSNBC in total viewers, placing 14th overall and averaging 620,000 viewers. The program also led the network in the demo, placing 12th overall and averaging 171,000 viewers.

CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 18th in both ratings measurements. The show averaged 514,000 total viewers and 140,000 A25-54 viewers for the month of August.

Nancy Grace” led HLN in total viewers and the demo, placing 32nd and 25th, respectively. Grace’s program averaged 319,000 total viewers and 108,000 A25-54 viewers for the month.

“Squawk on the Street” led CNBC in total viewers with “American Greed” leading the network  in the demo. “Lou Dobbs Tonight” led FBN in total viewers and “Varney & Company” topped in the demo.

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August 2013 Ratings: Without Major Trial Coverage, HLN Fourth in Total Day, Primetime

With no major trial coverage this month, HLN was back in fourth place among the cable news networks in both total day and primetime. Compared to August 2012, HLN is up +2% in total viewers and down -9% in the A25-54 demographic in total day and down -1% and up +1%, respectively, in primetime.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 308,000 Total Viewers / 112,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 243,000 Total Viewers / 91,000 A25-54

Despite losses for “Morning Express” — down -12% in total viewers and -22% in the A25-54 demographic year-over-year — HLN’s afternoon and early evening programming was strong, with every hour between 12pm and 6pmET up in both total viewers and the demo.

It was more of a mixed bag for HLN in primetime, however. At 8pmET, “Nancy Grace” was flat, down -1% in total viewers and up +1% in the A25-54 demographic. The 9pmET hour, home to “Dr. Drew,” was up +18% in total viewers and +6% in the demo, and “After Dark” at 10pmET was down -1% and up +5%, respectively.

Geraldo Rivera Declines Invitation to Perform on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera has politely declined an invitation to be on season 17 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” A bad foot is keeping him on the sidelines. Other TVNewsers have blitzed the ballroom in the past, including HLN’s Nancy Grace in 2011 — where she may or may not have had a wardrobe malfunction — and Tucker Carlson in 2007, at the time with MSNBC.

 

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.

No, Nancy Grace Won’t Be On ‘GMA’ Regularly Anymore… Here’s Why

The New York Post‘s Page Six, in its typically understated fashion, reports today that HLN’s Nancy Grace has been “banned from doing her highly rated segments on ‘GMA,’ sources tell Page Six.”

It is unclear whether those sources include TVNewser, as we reported two and a half weeks ago that Grace and other CNN personalities would be forgoing regular appearances on other network’s programming to appear on “New Day” and CNN shows (almost) exclusively.

The logic is simple: most networks try to keep their talent on their own channels. The exception is when the talent is out promoting a project–usually, though not exclusively, books–and that is the case here as well.

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The Top Cable News Programs in Q2 2013 Were…

As usual, Fox News Channel’s programming topped the competition in the first quarter of 2013. The network notched the top 13 programs among total viewers and the top eight in the A25-54 demographic. “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one show on Fox News and cable news overall, averaging 2.86 million Total Viewers and 456,000 A25-54 viewers for the quarter.

CNN’s top show in Total Viewers was the 8 p.m. hour of “Anderson Cooper 360,” which placed 14th and averaged 802,000 viewers. “AC360″ cracked the top ten among younger viewers, placing eighth and averaging 271,000 viewers in the A25-54 demographic.

“The Rachel Maddow” show was tops on MSNBC in both Total Viewers and the demo, averaging 774,000 and 236,000 viewers, respectively. The program placed 15th in Total Viewers and 15th in the demo for the quarter.

HLN’s top show for the quarter was “Nancy Grace,” which  placed 16th in Total Viewers and 13th in the demo, averaging 726,000 and 241,000 viewers, respectively.

CNBC’s top program in Total Viewers was “Squawk On The Street,” which averaged 238,000 Total Viewers. “American Greed” was the network’s top show in the demo with 92,000 viewers. Stuart Varney‘s “Varney & Company” was FBN’s top-rated show in both Total Viewers and the demo, averaging 92,000 Total Viewers and 17,000 A25-54 viewers, respectively.

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