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.

  • lbsles

    RUSH: By the way, the Limbaugh theorem is picking up traction. It’s gaining traction, although I’m not being named in it. I got sound bites here, the Republicans are demanding, “Mr. President, stop campaigning, start governing.” The Limbaugh theorem, I tell you how I arrived at it. There’s a lot of things that have never made sense to me. How is it that Obama wins elections and has massive public approval when everybody disagrees with his agenda? When a majority disagree with his agenda, when a majority think the country’s headed in the wrong direction and yet he wins the election and has a positive approval number? How’s this happen?

  • lbsles

    There’s only one answer, and that is that people do not associate Obama’s agenda with conditions in the country. People do not associate Obama’s policies with the status of the country. Because Obama is never seen as governing. Obama is constantly seen as campaigning. He is fighting these powerful forces that are making all these things happen. Obama’s the guy, like Obama said, when he did the stimulus and he did health care, he’s not gonna do anything that adds a dime to the deficit. Well, a lot of dimes are being added to the deficit, but people don’t think Obama’s doing it ’cause he said he wasn’t going to.

    So it’s gotta be the Republicans that are doing it. They do not blame Obama. We’re talking about the low-information voters, and they are a majority to people who vote, folks, and they see Obama as fighting all this stuff. They see Obama trying to create jobs. He’s got his jobs council. They don’t care it never met. He had a council. He talks about it. He talks about the need to create jobs. He’s obviously trying. He’s working very hard. Bush created such a mess. These other Republicans don’t want Obama to succeed. They don’t want jobs created. That’s how this is all happening. And he pulls this off by occupying this perpetual

  • usa8888

    The Slimebaugh theorem is the null set….

  • lbsles

    He’s not governing. And the meaning of that is, he’s not responsible for anything that’s happening. He’s still fighting the people who are responsible for it. And so Common Cause today, Eric Cantor, all these Republicans are now saying, “Get off the campaign trail, Mr. President, start governing.” I wonder where they heard that. Doesn’t matter.

  • usa8888

    Slimebaugh is helping the dems win big in elections. The vast majority of people can’t stand this piece of slime……

  • usa8888

    Eric Cantor is the right wing extremist who told Boehner not to accept the $4 trillion grand bargain…..which led to the sequester……

  • usa8888

    The Slimebaugh started the right wing GOP’s war on women which killed the GOP at the polls…..

  • lbsles

    Carney Unable to Defend OFA Arrangement, Hurries Away From Podium

    Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that donating $500,000 to the group Organizing for Action will get one quarterly meetings with President Barack Obama. “Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House,” reported the Times.

    Monday, Jay Carney was unable to defend this arrangement at the White House press briefing, implausibly stating that the Obama group is somehow not related to Obama:

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tHb8PuZpcJg

  • usa8888

    Hey ibsles–Slimebaugh helped the dems trounce the GOP in the election…..

  • usa8888

    Slimebaugh is a huge magnet for suckers…..

  • lbsles

    Unprecedented: Spoiled-Brat President Does Intentional Harm to the Country in Order to Beat Republicans on Sequester Cuts

    RUSH: Bob Woodward attacked Obama today, saying that Obama’s decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier because of budget cuts that haven’t even happened yet is a kind of madness… Now, if he’s saying that, what else is he thinking? He’s right if you stop and think about this. Not just releasing 30,000 illegals, but now not deploying an aircraft carrier. I mean, this is the infantile, immature, childish rant of a spoiled brat. It’s really uncanny. In my lifetime it is unprecedented, and it is a kind of madness.

    RUSH: You know, this really is unprecedented. It’s not getting any attention. It’s not getting any commentary whatsoever. It’s barely even being reported. But, I mean, this is serious stuff. The president of the United States has opened up the jails. The president of the United States, because of budget cuts which have not happened yet, has released 500 or so illegal immigrants, and, by definition, of law, they are criminals.

  • lbsles

    Woodward: Obama Exhibiting ‘A Kind of Madness I Haven’t Seen in a Long Time’

    The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward continues to break ranks with his Obama-loving colleagues by holding the President’s feet to the fire concerning the looming budget sequester.

    Just days after he wrote a piece in the Post exposing the inconvenient truth that it was indeed the White House that initially proposed sequestration during the 2011 debt ceiling debate, Woodward appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday saying that Obama’s decision to not send the USS Truman to the Persian Gulf as a result of these deliberations was “a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time” (video follows with transcript and commentary):


  • Robbie

    I don’t have to watch, Ellison right from the start attacked Sean, calling him a liar, and immoral, to name a few names. Then Sean gave him three minutes and let him rant. I will admit that I , on the whole, do not like it when Sean interrupts his guests, but the Congressman was in the wrong here, very rude!!!

  • Matthew

    Countdown until this subsection of TVBTN is nothing but usa and LBSLES spam 24/7

  • lbsles

    Walter E. Williams Column: Let’s Be Honest About Abe Lincoln

    My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, “Lincoln Unmasked.” Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, “Lincoln Uncensored.” Fallon’s book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and speeches of Lincoln’s, which include passages on slavery, secession, equality of blacks and emancipation. We don’t have to rely upon anyone’s interpretation. Just read his words to see what you make of them.

    In an 1858 letter, Lincoln said, “I have declared a thousand times, and now repeat that, in my opinion neither the General Government, nor any other power outside of the slave states, can constitutionally or rightfully interfere with slaves or slavery where it already exists.” In a Springfield, Ill., speech, he explained, “My declarations upon this subject of negro slavery may be misrepresented, but can not be misunderstood. I have said that I do not understand the Declaration (of Independence) to mean that all men were created equal in all respects.” Debating with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln said, “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of … making voters or jurors of Negroes nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.”


  • Mark2

    @StanT “So, a 1/2 tv show that makes fun of liberals is almost getting as many viewers in both total and the demo, as ABC, CBS, and NBC…and LMS is on at 8:00PM on Friday…so most young people are out on dates, or occupying some park somewhere…”

    -What on earth are you talking about? Have some more LSD or something…lol.

  • Stan T.

    Laurence Glavin
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    I guess Cementhead lives in NY State

    And Bloomberg is perfect proof of cememntheads in NY….he’s proof that liberals don’t care about poor people…he’s banned 2-litter bottles…so instead of buying a 2-liter bottle, for 88 cents for the family bar-b-que, they have to buy 4 20 ounce bottles at $1.75 each, for a total of $7. So Bloomberg is punishing poor people by making them pay $6 more for their soda….it doesn’t bother rich people, becuase i’m sure a rich guy can afford the extra $6.

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM
    @StanT “So, a 1/2 tv show that makes fun of liberals is almost getting as many viewers in both total and the demo, as ABC, CBS, and NBC…and LMS is on at 8:00PM on Friday…so most young people are out on dates, or occupying some park somewhere…”

    -What on earth are you talking about? Have some more LSD or something…lol.

    I’m using the same logic you use…comparing shows that have nothing in common to each other…a show about a man who makes fun of liberals gets almost as many veiwers as all the alphabet “news” programs…and I use the term “news” loosely…and since you said something, I obviously hit a nerve…lol

  • lbsles

    Sean Higgins: If you like the current Congress, thank the Voting Rights Act

    Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Shelby County, Ala. v. Eric Holder. The case has liberals in a panic because it is a challenge to part of the Voting Rights Act. The Left worries that the current conservative-leaning court may roll back part of it.

    The irony here is that the VRA is a huge part of the reason why conservatives now dominate the South and the U.S. Congress. In an effort to ensure minority voting rights, the law perversely created a system that made it much easier for Republicans to win.

    VRA Sections 2 and 5 facilitated the creation of so-called “minority-majority districts” designed to ensure the election of black officials. These new districts were gerrymandered to pack blacks in, taking loyal Democratic voters away from other (white) candidates


  • lbsles

    ABC broadcast edits out Michelle Obama claim that Chicago teen was killed by an ‘automatic weapon’

    As The Washington Examiner reported this morning, the first lady claimed during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts that 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed in Chicago shortly after performing during the President’s Inauguration, was shot because “some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need.”

    In fact, Chicago Police reported Pendleton was shot by a man who “opened fire with a handgun before fleeing in a waiting car,” according to the Associated Press.


    ABC defends editing Michelle Obama’s ‘automatic weapon’ claim

    ABC is defending its decision to edit out an apparently erroneous claim by Michelle Obama in its broadcast of the first lady’s interview on Good Morning America today, saying it made the changes “solely” for the sake of time.


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