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.

  • Robbie

    Mark2, you and I probably do not agree on much, but I have to admit you make some cogent points. Be honest though, is the nation as a whole better off watching a half hour news program? I would be willing to bet a large majority of those people get ONLY that half hour AND they think they are informed.

  • lbsles

    Well it’s official, now we have three bafoons hepling obumbles screw the USA.


    John Kerry, the Secretary of State (Who Served in Vietnam), Tells Berlin Students Americans Have the “Right to Be Stupid”

    RUSH: John Kerry, the secretary of state, is in Berlin, ladies and gentlemen. And while he’s there he’s probably reminiscing about the good old days of the Cold War wishing that there were an East Berlin that he could visit. You know, hang around with the buddies. You know, go to East Berlin and say, “Hey, you know me? I’m the guy that threw the fake metals from my Vietnam War service over the White House fence. Remember me?” There is no more divided Berlin, but that didn’t stop John Kerry. He was speaking with students in Berlin about freedom of speech

  • lbsles

    KERRY: In America, you have a right to be stupid if you want to be, and you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be, and we tolerate it. We somehow make it through that.

    I’ll bet he has read many of the dumbocrats posts on this web site to come up with that statement.

  • Sicilian Papa

    MSNBC is down for the count! A sinking ship! They’ve fallen and they can’t get up!

    The network is dead and NBC Universal ain’t doing great. Time for Brian Williams, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell (NBC New Washington), Tingles, Maddow, Ed, Larry O., to all take a huge pay cut.

    NBC, the chief propaganda wing of the progressive movement is sinking fast. Good NEWS for America.

  • Sicilian Papa

    22 trillion in debt after eight years of O. He ruined this country and people won’t know it until we crash.

    He will have doubled the entire national debt in 8 years!

  • Sicilian Papa

    John Kerry he’s a Frenchman?

  • Cathy

    Question for this sites moderators. At what point would you remove a poster for excessive posting?

    Isn’t one poster posting 17 or 38 post excessive posting?

    As Mike W stated this person also, Out of 226 posts on Friday 78 were from 1 poster, that’s over 1/3 of the posts.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion but it is a nuisance.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Question for this sites moderators. At what point would you remove a poster for excessive posting?”

    As long as they’re not a sock puppet, never.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I will step up my posting to meet this challenge.

    You’ll see I can be just as big a nuisance as Mr. 78!

  • lbsles

    I don’t know, folks. We have a right to be stupid. He also told them in Berlin how he lost his diplomatic passport when he was 12 years old after sneaking out to the Soviet-controlled East Berlin. He actually did go there. I was not joking. That’s why I’m sure he wishes it were still divided, he could go back and visit his friends. He said he snuck out of the American embassy at age 12 “for a clandestine bicycle ride into the Soviet-controlled eastern part of the city. ‘I saw the difference between east and west. I saw the people wearing darker clothing. There were fewer cars. I didn’t feel the energy or the movement.'” And that’s exactly what we’re trying to build in America. We want it darker. We want fewer cars. We don’t want a whole lot of energy because we’re trying to save the planet. (Rush laughing)

  • lbsles

    Putting Sequesteria in Perspective

    RUSH: Sequesteria. We are in the midst of sequesteria. We’re counting down the days to the disaster, zero hour. It is this Friday. Everybody is trying to think of ways to put the amount of money we’re talking about here into some sort of understandable context. Even if you say that we have $3,700 billion every year that we spend, i.e., $3.7 trillion, okay, we got $3,700 billion, and we’re gonna cut $25 billion. It’s like, okay, I got $3,700 and I’m not gonna spend a quarter. Pretty close. There’s another way of looking at it, though. And that is to say that we’re going to cut government spending by one cent on the dollar, one cent on the dollar is all.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I have some time this weekend and I have a boat load of meaningless drivel to spew on this site.

    Have fun Cathy. Just having a little fun.

  • lbsles

    Now, I want to put it to you this way. If spending more money this year than we did last year is going to bring this country to its knees, shouldn’t that tell us that the government has way too much control over our lives? Shouldn’t that tell us that they have seriously overreached? Shouldn’t that tell us that we are way too dependent on government if all of this can happen while we spend $15 billion more than we spent last year? Even look at it in the previous way I mentioned it, cutting spending by one cent on the dollar. Every dollar we spend, we’re gonna cut a penny. If even that is gonna bring the country to its knees, if that is going to cause all of these disasters, the cops say bye-bye, the first responders, out of there. The list, by the way, keeps expanding, this disaster list. Rush

  • lbsles

    “‘The good news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The bad news is, the world doesn’t end March 2,’ said Emily Holubowich, a Washington health-care lobbyist…” Again, “Emily Holubowich, a Washington health-care lobbyist who leads a coalition of 3,000 nonprofit groups fighting the cuts,” says, ‘The good news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The bad news is, the world doesn’t end March 2.” She says, “The worst-case scenario for us is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens. And Republicans say: See, that wasn’t so bad.” Rush

  • Cathy

    Thanks for the answer, Bill.

  • lbsles

    They’re worried the sequester’s gonna happen and nobody’s gonna notice. They’re worried it’s gonna be like a Y2K. Everything was supposed to come to a screeching halt, but it didn’t. You look back on it, and all those Y2K people are now viewed as a bunch of panic-filled kooks, right? Well, that’s what they’re afraid of here. So the Democrats are in a position where they’re almost hoping for disasters to occur here and there so that they will be validated. Rush

  • lbsles

    It embarrasses me that the American people can be this easily controlled and bamboozled. That’s what makes me ashamed, that we’re gonna spend $15 million more this year than last year, and people’s lives will end as they know it. But, again, real concern here. Washington Post story. It’s worth noting, because in this story the mask really slips. We hear what the left really wants from the sequester, and that is pain. The Washington Post quotes a White House alley, this health care lobbyist, Emily Holubowich: “The good news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The bad news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The worst-case scenario for us is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens. And Republicans say: See, that wasn’t so bad.” Rush

  • lbsles

    AP, a story from today by Calvin Woodward. “SPIN METER: In Budget Fight, Sky is Falling Again.” The AP is dialing it back now. It’s probably more than a CYA gesture than an attempt at honest journalism, but if Obama is losing AP on this, it’d be like Lyndon Johnson losing Cronkite on the war in Vietnam. Here’s how Calvin Woodward of the AP begins the story. “President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it’s a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype.” It means the AP is a bit skeptical here. Rush

  • lbsles

    “For now, there’s a whiff of the familiar in all the foreboding, harking back to the mid-1990s partial government shutdown, when officials said old people would go hungry, illegal immigrants would have the run of the of the land and veterans would go without meds. It didn’t happen.” (gasping) AP: it didn’t happen. The children didn’t starve in 1995. The borders were not inundated with illegals. Old people didn’t go hungry. The homeless did not commit suicide. None of it happened, AP reminds us. And none of it should happen March 2nd. There aren’t any cuts when you get right down to it. There are shifts in departmental spending. There are agencies that have to prepare for the possibility of cuts, but we’re not gonna be spending any less money this year than we did last. Just the opposite.

  • Cathy

    Sicilian Papa, Post away if you want. Many sites do have excessive posting rules. I just wanted to see if this one did. USA8888 isn’t changing anyone’s mind. I don’t even read his posts but it’s hard not to notice when he has a page full of posts.

    Ibsles, Obama isn’t going to let the sequester hits without making sure it causes problems.

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