HBO, CNN, TMZ and More Top Adweek Hot List

8 Dec 2014 - By TW Staff

Adweek has announced its 2014 Hot List, and Time Warner burned it up by topping 16 categories across TV and Digital. Add five Readers' Choice awards and HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. occupied a total of 21 spots on the annual list of the hottest brands and people in media.

On the Television Hot List, Time Warner topped 13 of 18 categories, including HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo's win for TV Executive of the Year and CNN's win for Hottest News Network.

On the digital front, Adweek named TMZ the Hottest Digital Publication of 2014.  

See a complete list of Time Warner's wins below, including Readers' Choice awards decided by a record 3.2 million votes.


TV Executive of the Year

                Michael Lombardo, President of Programming, HBO

Hottest Show of the Year

                Game of Thrones

Hottest Drama/Thriller

                True Detective

Hottest Show on Social Media Readers’ Choice

                Game of Thrones

Hottest Late-Night Host

                John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

Hottest Network in Prime Time


Hottest Network for Drama Readers’ Choice


Hottest Movie or Miniseries

                The Normal Heart


Hottest Network for Comedy

                Adult Swim

Hottest Comedy

                Rick and Morty, Adult Swim

Hottest Reality or Competition Series

                Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Hottest News Network


Hottest News Network Readers’ Choice


Hottest Kids Show

                Adventure Time, Cartoon Network

Hottest Import

                Attack on Titan, Adult Swim

Hottest Movie or Miniseries Readers’ Choice

                Attack on Titan, Adult Swim

Hottest Web Series – Free

                Between Two Ferns, Funny or Die

Warner Bros.

Digital Editor of the Year

                Harvey Levin, TMZ

Hottest Digital Publication


Hottest Comedy Readers’ Choice

                The Big Bang Theory

Hottest Show on Social Media

                Pretty Little Liars