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

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

    In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts aired this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama recalled the tragic death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in Chicago after performing during the President’s Inauguration celebration in Washington D.C.

    “She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” the First Lady explained. “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”

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


  • usa8888

    ibsles–again complete bunk on Lincoln presented in a distortion by Slimebaugh and his colleagues….

  • usa8888

    …a hand gun that was essentially an automatic weapon, regardless of the erroneous operational definition of “automatic weapon” by the NRA’s extremist La Pierre….

  • usa8888

    ibsles–why did La Pierre flip flop on gun checks.???

  • lbsles

    For anybody that cares to do research: How many Generals did Lincoln fire for freeing the slaves in areas that the North took from the South?

  • betty

    US888 isn’t talking about The RATINGS anymore! he’s ignoring The RATINGS!
    Is it because FOX NEWS is Humiliating MsNBC and CNN? Oh, My!

  • betty

    Mr. Wayne LaPierre earns “800 K PLUS” per year, that’s called Successful.
    How much does US888 earn,hmm? I-Can’t-Hear-You !!!

  • Mark2

    @StaT “a show about a man who makes fun of liberals gets almost as many veiwers as all the alphabet “news” programs”

    Again, what show are you talking about?

  • Mark2


    Being that Rush “the Traitor” Limbaugh is so ashamed of America, has he moved to Costa Rica yet?

  • walter

    Today for example, O’Reilly vs. ED. 32% of Bill’s audience is 35-64 while 47% of Ed’s audience is 35-64, so someone needs to relax about the age of Fox viewers. Doesn’t truth matter anymore?

  • usa8888

    Betty–what an absurd comment. the amount of money someone earns has nothing to do with anything–it’s what they do that’s important. Al Capone “earned” a lot, too. and so does Slimebaugh. La Pierre is a right wing extremist who gets blood money from gun mfrs and most of his memebership disagrees with him…and of course, most of the American people disagree with him…..

  • Jeff

    Rep. Ellison on MN. destroyed and humiliated Hannity on his own show, a MUST SEE, Great replays on msnbc!


    usa8888, I listened to Rush today for around 30 minutes on a long ride back to LA, I heard him refer to his regular listeners as the “uninformed” several times. No joke! ” The Uninformed” I must say….for once….

    I agree with him!

  • Jeff

    Republicans take note,

    Joe Scarborough lashed out at conservative “media culture” on Tuesday’s “Morning Joe,” telling viewers that Rush Limbaugh and Fox News have not been good for the Republican party.
    Scarborough urged Republicans to look beyond those two outlets. “Just for conservatives that think they have to stay in their own little media world, since Rush Limbaugh went on the air and became a national figure, Republicans have lost five out of the last six presidential elections in the popular vote,” he said. “Since Fox News went on the air in 1996, Republicans have lost four out of the five last —”
    “Please keep doing what you’re doing,” co-host Mika Brzezinski joked.
    “When Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon had to go up against a media culture that absolutely hated them… and there were no conservative outlets, they won 49 states,” Scarborough continued. He said that he turns to conservative outlets as well as mainstream media, but added, “for people who think they have to stay in the little box, I got bad news for you: it’s not working.”
    The MSNBC host has been a vocal critic of conservative media, who he once said are “destroying the Republican party everyday,” he said in December. Scarborough has also raged against conservative bloggers — or as he calls them, “the Cheetos brigade” — for calling him and others a RINO (“Republican in name only”).

  • Ratboy

    Well once again jeffie is delusional! Ellison started out being an a$$ without Hannity saying anything so that is NOT “destroying” someone! And watching it on MSNBC! That is the perfect place to get the real story! Can’t fix stupid!!

  • Jeff

    Ratboy is not too bright!!

    You just describe nothing that was in the footage. Hannity was clearly upset that he had to pull a MittWitt and say

    “I betcha $10,000 dollars……” The signal of a loser.

    Stop being a douche!

  • usa8888

    How many right wingers think $800K/yr is too much to pay La Pierre the extremist head of the NRA who facilitates the murder of children and adults???come back to me….Rat????

  • Jeff

    Wayne LaPierre has always been a rock star for the insane gun lovers. Former President H.W. George 41 and General Norman Schwartkoff both resigned from the NRA due to LaPierre stupid as usual comments.

    Another sign of how f–ked up the neo cons are today.

  • Jeff D.

    I wonder if K.Ellison would asy the same about all the ass clowns
    over at MSNBC?

  • 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

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM
    @StaT “a show about a man who makes fun of liberals gets almost as many veiwers as all the alphabet “news” programs”

    Again, what show are you talking about?


    Last Man Standing is the new Tim Allen show on ABC on Friday nights…liberals hate the show because he’s always poking fun at liberals…that’s probably why you haven’t heard of it…

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