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.

  • Mike

    O’Reilly’s repeat show’s ratings continue to beat out Ed’s primetime ratings and more daylight is showing in the ratings between Hannity’s and Maddow’s programs. This pattern will continue. Regarding last night’s show, Hannity made two serious mistakes: inviting Ellison to the show, and; not cutting short that segment. Hannity was right – his audience deserved more. If you read most publications, Ellison really did not serve his side very well. But, Elison did take a page out of BO’s playbook – don’t have a substantive discussion on the issues but attack the other side. Frankly,if I were a Democrat, I would be embarrassed with Ellison.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mike
    Regarding last night’s show, Hannity made two serious mistakes: inviting Ellison to the show, and; not cutting short that segment.

    Just so the lefties dont miss the opportunity to watch it after all I posted it on page one and they might have a hard time trying to figure out how to go back there

    so why dont you watch the video and see which one was unhinged.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @usa8888: Stop being an a-hole. When are YOU going to come up with actual, non-biased PROOF that half of Fox’s viewers are over 65? I should start counting the days like ABC did when American hostages were taken by Iran.

    You’re busy calling every one else out, but wher’s YOUR proof? I guess you subscribe to the “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with b–ls–t.

  • Matthew

    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 .

    I try to understand why it is rational that a hospital might have to pass an extraordinary level of costs onto those with the best health insurance (well, pass it on to them and their insurer) – paying off their student loans, covering the cost of underpaying medicare/medicaid patients, covering the cost of EMTALA patients, covering the cost of research, malpractice insurance, the high level of talent required to offer their service – and all of that rational thought goes out the window when I see someone talking about a $1.5 million bill.

    That’s insane, unacceptable, unsustainable. I just can’t imagine how our economy survives such a drain without A.) Major intervention and reform or B.) allowing hordes of human beings to die of completely treatable illnesses, or live a very low quality of life with symptoms that can otherwise be managed. These kinds of bills and premium growth are way out of sync with inflation and wage growth in every other sector of the economy.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I actually have a compliment to pay to MSNBC. Thanks for your coverage of the Pope’s last message which aired between 5-6AM. You actually broadcast the Pope’s English language version without talking over it. In this rare case, I can’t praise the coverage of neither Fox nor CNN.

  • Bobbyv

    I still want to see proof H/C costs have gone down

  • Ratboy

    @ Bobbyv
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 2:28 PM
    I still want to see proof H/C costs have gone down

    good luck!! cuz it dont exsist!!

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Frankly,if I were a Democrat, I would be embarrassed with Ellison.


    I WAS a democrat, at one time, and if I were still a democrat, I promise I definitely would have been embarrassed by Ellison…I’m now an independent, and I’m still embarrassed that we have politicians like Ellison…

  • lbsles

    “Republicans in the Senate are trying to show low-information voters (usa000) that Obama really is in control of where these cuts hit. The high-information voters already know it. It’s probably gonna be a failed effort, but they’re still going to make the effort to have this understood.” -Rush

  • usa8888

    The right wingers are most famous for: choose one
    1) the 47% country cliub comment by Robme
    2) Sarah Palin’s de-witching by her minister
    3) Rick Perry’s endorsement of creationism
    4) the Trumper’s birther rant
    5) Lian Ryan’s telling seniors he was not trying to eliminate Social Security and Medicare
    5) the support of extremist La Pierre’s blood money campaign

  • Laurence Glavin

    I guess Cementhead lives in NY State because there actually IS a “Conservative” Party on the ballot. I don’t believe it has been much of a factor. It chose to endorse Cranky McCain and the Shaman-backed half-term Governor of Alaska in 2008. Sometimes, the same names appear under the rubric “Republican Party” and “Conservative Party” on NY ballots, so claiming to be registered in the Conservative Party is a dodge to hide any attachments to the Repubs.

  • usa8888

    ibsles is pushing the slimebaugh again. Nobdoy but extreme right wing uneducated people listen to the guy……

  • usa8888

    The cementhead interview was really good. I saw it on You Tube…..

  • usa8888

    iblses–I have a question for you: where does the right wing GOP come up with these right wing comedians who perform at the CPAC comedy convention???

  • lbsles

    Dingy Harry Unchained

    Another dumbocrat that all Amercians shou; be embarrassed by.

    RUSH: Do you want to hear some more madness? Audio sound bite number 23. Dingy Harry.

    Today was a big day. Statuary Hall, Capitol Hill, they unveiled a statue of Rosa Parks. Snerdley, do you know who Rosa Parks is? For the low-information voter out, what was Rosa Parks known for? Right. She was in Alabama in the early sixties and she tried to get on a bus in Alabama and the driver said, “You gotta move to the back.” You had to give up your seat and move to the back because a white guy is getting on the bus now. She refused to give up her seat, and she has become a hero. From that moment on, she was a heroin for the rest of her life and remains so. And today they had a statue unveiled that was erected in her honor at Statuary Hall in the Capitol.

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4kNOCSgOFuc

  • lbsles

    RUSH: Do you know why they did the Rosa Parks statue dedication today? Do you know what else is going on today in Washington? No, it’s not before the sequester. It’s because the Supreme Court is discussing the Voting Rights Act in the South today. You know, this is another thing. I’m not a high-information guy on everything. There are certain things I am low information on. I do not understand this.

    This Voting Rights Act goes back to 1964. I can’t believe that we still haven’t fixed the problems with voting that we had back in 1964, and I don’t believe that we haven’t. I think what we have is a bunch of muckraking, filing lawsuits over it. We’re not preventing anybody from voting. What did I read the other day, some woman in Chicago voted for Obama six times? The Voting Rights Act? The idea that there are still those powerful Democrats with dogs and water hoses keeping African-Americans from voting?

    Who believes this anymore?

  • usa8888

    ibsles–Slimebaugh was one of the reasons the right wing was so soundly defeated last election…….

  • usa8888

    Slimebaugh is an insult to thinking people….

  • usa8888

    Seriously–who, so far, is the funniest comedian performing at the CPAC comedy convention??

  • lbsles

    RUSH: In fact, you know what, Common Cause, which is not a conservative bunch, Common Cause has just demanded that Obama shut down his permanent campaign. The actual campaign organization, Organizing for America, it’s now been renamed, they demanded that he actually just shut it down and start governing and stop this perpetual campaigning. The Limbaugh theorem proven once again.

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