Cable News Ratings for Monday, February 25, 2013

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February 26th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for February 25, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,213        240         467
CNN           378        132         175
MSNBC           412        108         183
CNBC           198         48           94
FBN             62         11           29
HLN           374        132         205
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,153        365         748
CNN           625        194         295
MSNBC           842        202         371
CNBC           224         71           93
FBN             69         11           33
HLN           541        188         292
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,321        354         659
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           308        134         165
MSNBC Morning Joe           427        150         227
CNBC Squawk Box           136         37           73
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           220        124         142
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,006        360         746
CNN SITUATION ROOM           540        128         199
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           706        143         270
CNBC FAST MONEY           245         53         122
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           798        172         332
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,863        402         729
CNN SITUATION ROOM           409        116         171
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           708        193         316
CNBC MAD MONEY           202         64         113
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           860        217         362
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,849        349         690
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           492        137         209
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           682        156         315
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           220         41         100
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           621        211         282
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,174        505       1,078
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           788        255         375
MSNBC ED SHOW           853        158         326
CNBC MEXICOS DRUG WAR           193         70           79
HLN NANCY GRACE           657        227         355
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,002        362         727
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           637        165         293
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           921        229         414
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           257         56           95
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           602        218         303
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 449 164 217
HLN NANCY GRACE 364 119 217
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,077        281         476
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           340        145         176
MSNBC ED SHOW           410        127         188
CNBC MAD MONEY           114         36           44
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           238         95         167

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 July, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Hillbilly

    I could go to college & learn that spending more than you take in for decades is a good thing. ;)

    “Republicans voted twice to replace the president’s sequester with smarter spending cuts and reforms. And—for the third year in a row—the House will pass a budget that promotes economic growth and addresses our debt crisis. Now we need Senate Democrats and President Obama to do the same,” Republicans state on Boehner’s website.


    Info graphic on what you could do with $52k on the source.

  • Matthew

    Hhahaha, but no, our health care system is fine, according to this anecdote I’m about to share with you about people traveling here from other countries for care, and waiting times

  • Hillbilly
  • Hillbilly

    CNN narrows the gap with MSNBC.

    My source better than d.d.’s. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    Bill O’s 11pm numbers beat CNN & MSNBC’s prime time numbers. :lol:


  • Cathy

    Matthew, we will never know if the birther would have gone away, because Obama waited three years before releasing his birth cert.

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:39 PM
    My dear, Rats,

    We have crocus & daffodils blooming in my neighborhood. My daf.’s are late blooming so they are behind

    Well I thought that would make me feel better BUT…………….it just pi$$ed me off more!!! :lol: :lol:
    Thanks hearing from you ALWAYS makes me smile!
    By the way, my neice and the family got all moved in over the weekend. She sent me a great big homemade card (1 ft x 2 ft) and all it said was “YOU ARE THE BEST UNCLE IN THE WORLD!”
    I cryed like a baby!

  • Hillbilly
  • Cathy

    Ratboy, stand still so I can kill that gnat buzzing around you.

  • usa8888

    The right wing GOP headed by extremist Eric Cantor told Boehner he could not agree to Obama’s and Boehner’s $4 trillion grand bargain which cut entitlements and other spending, all because of right wing reclcitrance. This is why there is a big fight in the GOP and Rove says the GOP needs to dump the t-party….

  • usa8888

    Cathy–surely you are not a birther???? Are you ?????

  • Ratboy

    @ Cathy
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM
    Ratboy, stand still so I can kill that gnat buzzing around you

    That aint a gnat its a Dung Beetle! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Obama may not be the most transparent but he IS the biggest LIAR!!

    Teacher pink slips claim by Duncan not backed by evidence

    The descriptions of the post-sequester landscape that have been coming out of the Obama Administration have been alarming, specific–and, in at least some cases, hyped.

    “There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can’t come back this fall,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

    When he was pressed in a White House briefing Wednesday to come up with an example, Duncan named a single county in West Virginia and acknowledged, “whether it’s all sequester-related, I don’t know.”

    And, as it turns out, it isn’t.

    Officials in Kanawha County, West Virginia say that the “transfer notices” sent to at least 104 educators had more to do with a separate matter that involves a change in the way West Virginia allocates federal dollars designated for poor children.

  • usa8888

    Question: when is the GOP going to split into two parties—1) the t-party and 2) the moderates????
    Choose one:
    1) in 6 months
    2) just before the 2014 elections
    3) just before the 2016 elections
    4) when creationism is universally accepted

  • usa8888

    Rat–can you handle this one?????

  • Ratboy

    But the question is..Is he leaving the government? As we are finding out, a lot of “resignations” are from the position not the job.

    Homeland Security official resigns after release of illegal immigrants blamed on budget cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency’s immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.

    In an email obtained Wednesday by the AP, Gary Mead told coworkers that he was leaving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the end of April. Mead is the head of enforcement and removal operations at ICE.

  • usa8888

    Rat–answer the question….

  • d.d.


    “Bitter Pill” could have me . A few years ago , I had numerous surgeries & bone grafts at the Cleveland Clinic for a bicycle accident. My bill was $1.5 million. I needed 4 specialists who all charged , plus IV’s for 2 months , tests, tests, labs, tests, labs, medicine …. you get the picture for a year of care .

    My point is , I understand the medical system from a patient’s & from a healthcare worker’s viewpoint. There is a lot of waste in a hospital, but, if a sterile glove touches something unsterile, I’d much rather see an extra charge for a pair of gloves , or , a catheter that is going to be inserted.

    Patients also contribute to waste & I saw over the years , much of this waste was from Medicaid patients , extra lotion , more than one pair of slippers , hygiene items, food demand items at odd times. It was like many of these patients… mainly the women , could not get enough things. It seemed almost to be a need.

    As for cost of meds., treatments, tests, labs , there are a lot of write offs. For example , an X-ray might cost $300 & Medicare will pay $38 plus secondary pays a %. The rest is written off. Medicaid pays very little with the rest written off.

    It’s those individuals under 65 , under a private pay plan that are squeezed the most.

    As for obesity, you’re right. According to OECD statistics, Americans are twice as obese as Canadians are.

    Prescription drugs cost about 50% more in the United States than they do in other countries. I know why …developing & testing new drugs is expensive , but, Obamacare indulged in cronyism with these firms. According to a report by Health Care for America Now, America’s five biggest for-profit health insurance companies ended 2009 with a combined profit of $12.2 billion.


    Wish I could stay & play ,but, Featherwights back , so, Bye !

  • cathy

    FYI: My browser and security software is telling me this site is infected and malware could be downloaded.

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