Accuracy in Media

Ted Turner Bites Back, Says HLN Isn’t “Serious News”

In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ted Turner said he hasn’t watched CNN’s sister network HLN in years, because he wants “to see serious news.” That jab is in reference to HLN’s biggest star Nancy Grace, whose show tends to focus on sensationalistic stories like the Casey Anthony trial. These stories frequently overtake […]

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The Day Nancy Grace Almost Beat Bill O’Reilly

HLN, riding the back of the Casey Anthony trial, has seen a surge in viewership that almost toppled Bill O’Reilly’s perennial dominance, if only for a night. On Wednesday night Nancy Grace attracted 517,000 viewers in the advertiser craved A25-54 demographic versus 590,000 for O’Reilly. Considering that O’Reilly usually beats his competition in this demo […]

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Spitzer Still Sputtering

Now that the world isn’t seeking up-to-the-minute news from the Middle East and Japan, cable news ratings have returned to a familiar pattern. MSNBC has reclaimed second place in the prime time ratings race from CNN, which had briefly jumped ahead of MSNBC during all the turmoil overseas. But what’s even worse for CNN is […]

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March 2012

3/2/2012 - Ted Turner Bites Back, Says HLN Isn’t “Serious News”

June 2011

6/5/2011 - The Day Nancy Grace Almost Beat Bill O’Reilly

April 2011

4/23/2011 - Spitzer Still Sputtering