Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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February 27th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,233        252         495
CNN           328         90         147
MSNBC           464        125         211
CNBC           180         47           84
FBN             59         10           31
HLN           354        122         190
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,158        373         735
CNN           481        121         243
MSNBC           962        236         474
CNBC           218         66         103
FBN             54           5           17
HLN           568        213         312
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,235        271         575
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           223         91         110
MSNBC Morning Joe           384        134         205
CNBC Squawk Box           123         20           55
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           218        149         181
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,915        363         719
CNN SITUATION ROOM           502         53         134
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           726        141         259
CNBC FAST MONEY           202         28         100
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           742        173         314
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,965        340         677
CNN SITUATION ROOM           365         57         142
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           735        192         319
CNBC MAD MONEY           159         45           89
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           448        108         187
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,619        319         661
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           363         91         154
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           753        174         322
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           166         33           71
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           593        155         287
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,819        441         897
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           459         87         221
MSNBC ED SHOW           943        210         446
CNBC BILLIONS BEHIND BARS           177         65           98
HLN NANCY GRACE           716        253         410
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,174        398         777
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           504        120         252
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,082        273         536
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           195         49           82
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           633        251         352
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 480 157 257
HLN NANCY GRACE 355 136 175
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,099        287         543
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           320        115         184
MSNBC ED SHOW           487        165         238
CNBC MAD MONEY           120         58           71
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           218         67         128

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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Well that will start some crap around here but like you all know, I calls em as I sees em!

    Trust me it isn’t as bad in here as out in public

  • usa8888

    Rat—and ibsles–I am still waiting for your list of right wing GOP accomplishments.. I’ll start you out:

    1) mastering obstruction tactics and strategies to job creation and economic growth
    2) successfully mounting a WAR ON WOMEN
    3) developing policies that are totally opposed by the majority of Americans
    4) voter suppression and gerrymandering excellence
    5) supporting the right wing extremist La Pierre whose policies are even opposed by 88% of NRA members.
    6) opposing birth control and supporting the Personhood Amendment
    7) supporting creationism and denying the efficacy of carbon dating
    8) opposing a war if Obama is for it; supporting a war if Obama is against it
    9) lobbied for tax loopholes for private jets and yachts

  • usa8888

    Seriously–will one of you guys tell me who the best comedian was at the CPAC comedy convention???

  • Mikey O

    @Coffee Steve Yes the QE program is the main reason the stock market is up, the feds make in the only game in town to play. When QE1 and QE2 was near it end stocks started to drop. Now we have QE for as far the eye can see. QE that was never been done before I sure the feds know what they are doing. Printing and borrowing money by the feds to buy up bonds , mortage assets what could go wrong ??? LOL No need to worry thou no one knows much money the Fed has printed or spent.

  • Coffee Steve


    PS: If Darwin had really read the Bible (He wanted to be a priest at one time until his son died) He would have found the answer to how those animals got on that island never before stepped on by man.

    The Bible in the first chapter explains how all the Earth at one time was joined and seperated by water later on. It also mentions what scientist know now, that at one time the Earth was covered in water in the first chapter. Go figure :-)

  • 1966

  • usa8888

    Rat–can you add to the right wing “accomplishments” which I delineated above???

  • Raz

    USA8888, lay off Rats. Seriously, you are turning from pest status into a creepy stalker dude. Gee whiz, in high school were you voted ‘most likely to be found at the top of tower with a high powered rifle?’

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 28, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Please note (all right wingers): the far right was responsible for the prvious debt rating drop for the US due to their lack of knowledge of economics. And they are responsible for the drag on the economy due to the sequester…..

    You are right. It was Reagan

  • usa8888

    Mikey O–not that printing money ruse again–that’s the John Birch Society’s theme. I thought that went out 50 years ago. You are probably one of those uneducated right wingers who is NOT for the Federal Reserve System. Am I correct?????

  • Coffee Steve

    *POLL: Only 6% Rate News Media as Very Trustworthy… (Rass) Poll

    6%? I can’t believe its that high

  • usa8888

    Reagan would be a democrat in today’s right wing GOP world…..

  • Doug Z

    Woodward TELLS TRUTH!

    And, as ALL “Progressives”, his FORMER admirers
    ABANDON and DISDAIN him when he won’t COVER-UP for them.

    As an Apostate PROG myself, SUCCESSFUL in DEFEATING SEIU, I also feel the HEAT.

    But the TRUTH is what LED me, over these past decades, from Hoffman, Rubin, and Alinsky, to our Founding Fathers.


    But we FAILED to HEED. We have SOWN the WIND, and now REAP the WHIRLWIND.

    There is ONLY ONE CHOICE to be made.

    Will you voluntarily CEDE all personal POWER, your Freedom, your Liberty, your CHOICE, to “EXPERTS”, who “SOLVE” crises by making them WORSE?

    Who USE circumstances, use US, to garner and solidify POWER OVER US?

    Will you live as a SLAVE to KINGS, on your KNEES?

    I would NOT…

  • Coffee Steve

    *Left ramps up campaign to discredit Woodward…
    ‘All the President’s Thugs’…

    Hmm Wonder if Bob is working the Gun Running into Syria story and the WH has a soon to be Iran Contra type story (Which is illegal)

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Mikey O–not that printing money ruse again–that’s the John Birch Society’s theme. I thought that went out 50 years ago. You are probably one of those uneducated right wingers who is NOT for the Federal Reserve System. Am I correct?????

    You are from the 1%. The Fed is for the rich. You must have a lot of money.

  • usa8888

    Raz–can you tell me why assault weapons of mass murder are needed to protect 2nd Amendment rights? Probably not. Tell me why La Pierre flip flopped his gun check stance… If you can…..

  • Ratboy

    @ Raz
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:06 AM
    USA8888, lay off Rats

    Aw let him go! It makes him happy to think that maybe I read his crap. I just do my civic duty and warn when the loon is on the lake and then move on. If it had any basis for his rants he would post them but he doesnt. I am not sure Mediamatters or thinkprogress is getting there moneys worth having im post! :lol: :lol:
    I wonder if they know about child labor laws? Employing a 12 year old is not legal! :lol:

  • Doug Z


    The Founding Fathers were indeed prescient and warned us of the dangers of Big Government, the evils of the two party system and predicted what would happen to the Republic if we traded liberty for Government favors. Too bad most Americans don’t know or aren’t taught history.

  • usa8888

    Can any righti wingers tell us how cutting spending grows the economy and job cretion????? I am waiting…

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Can any righti wingers tell us how cutting spending grows the economy and job cretion????? I am waiting…

    I need your credit card to fix the country.

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