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JOY BEHAR BATTLES HLN CANCELLATION — ON HLN

December 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Canceled by HLN, comedian Joy Behar has been making the most of her last days on the network by discussing the its decision to fire her during monologues on the show, during interviews with guests, and with messages on Twitter. Reporting on the cancellation, the New York Times observed today (Friday): “The Web, of course, […]

TV’S MAD SCRAMBLE AT MURRAY TRIAL

November 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Delivery of the involuntary-manslaughter verdict in the Conrad Murray trial was broadcast by virtually every television network, cable news channel, and Los Angeles station on Monday, most devoting at least an hour to discussions about it and others treating it as if they were calling the play-by-play after a winning play at the World Series. […]

CNN LIVE COMING TO YOUR PHONE

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN announced on Monday that certain cable subscribers will be able to watch the news channel and its sibling HLN on their computers, iPads and smartphones live if they already are customers of one of five cable and satellite services. Although the two channels are owned by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, the […]

LIVE ONLINE VIDEO OF ANTHONY VERDICT WATCHED BY MILLIONS

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings figures for the broadcast and cable networks that carried the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial are still not in, but CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News were able to measure the number of online users who watched the verdict Tuesday on computers, smartphones, and tablets. CNN reported early today (Wednesday) that its 2:00-3:00 p.m. […]

CASEY ANTHONY MURDER TRIAL BOOSTS RATINGS FOR HLN

June 20, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

The Casey Anthony trial has sent ratings soaring for HLN, CNN’s sibling channel, and has also boosted ratings for other broadcast and cable shows focusing on the trial, the New York Post reported today (Monday). The newspaper observed that total viewers for HLN have risen more than 150 percent since the trial began; the channel’s […]

CNN RIDES THE (TIDAL) WAVE TO FORMER DOMINANCE

March 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to breaking news — particularly disaster news — CNN can still draw a big audience. The cable news network, which has seen its day-to-day ratings plummet in recent years attracted huge audiences for its coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. TVbytheNumbers.com observed that the 1.25 million viewers 25-54 who tuned […]

CNN U.S. HEAD JON KLEIN FIRED

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After failing to halt an unrelenting exodus of viewers and taking a pummeling from cable news rivals, CNN U.S. President Jon Klein was fired today (Friday). The news was first reported by the TV news website FTV.com, which published a memo to staff from Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, in which Klein’s departure was […]

LENO: “CONAN GOT SCREWED; I GOT SCREWED.”

April 1, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Jay Leno has acknowledged that Conan O’Brien “got screwed” by NBC during its late-night shakeup this year. But he quickly added, “I got screwed” as well (although he did not explain how he had been mistreated by the network, given the fact that it reinstated him as host of The Tonight Show). Leno’s remarks came […]