Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, March 5-6, 2011

Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday, March 5, 2011

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 858 250 419
CNN 480 172 234
MSNBC 367 188 195
CNBC 211 75 119
HLN 258 104 129
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 1,135 264 414
CNN 530 184 236
MSNBC 394 199 269
CNBC 297 106 150
HLN 385 131 233

Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Sunday, March 6, 2011

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 771 197 335
CNN 468 162 226
MSNBC 370 176 203
CNBC 232 96 130
HLN 252 95 135
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 835 188 311
CNN 548 173 243
MSNBC 522 258 295
CNBC 274 95 142
HLN 221 65 111


Note that MSNBC weekend programming after noon isn’t live news like their weekday programming. It’s specials and documentaries.

For other days cable news ratings click here.

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show’s audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of October, 2010)

CNN/HLN: 100.88 million HHs

CNBC: 98.38 million HHs

FNC: 99.06 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.41 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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