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.

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 27, 2013 at 3:49 PM
    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?


    As LBS pointed out, Michelle Obama claimed a girl killed in chicago was killed by “kids with automatic weapons they shouldnt have had” and ABC editted out because it shows how ignorant she was about the event….no truth doesn’t matter to the left anymore…

  • usa8888

    Stan–can you add to my list of right wing GOP “accomplishmentns”????

  • Jeff

    Yes, a comedy act by Tim Allen, showing how stupid a conservative sounds when criticizing the President or liberals in general…

    Ever heard of Arcie Bunker??

    Been there, done that!

    Ratings aren’t so good…..enjoy it while you can! If people want to listen to jokes from an angry white guy, they can turn to Bill-O, Rush, Beck or their own cranky old family member.

  • usa8888

    This just in from the right wing propaganda network (Fox “News”)–they say states face headwinds from states objecting to stricter gun control—WRONGO!!!! 92% of Americans are in favor of gun checks and the majority of Americans fovor all of the gun control policies proposed by Obama. Fox is 24/7 distortion and imbalance…….as usual …but their audience is so uneducated and uninformed, they don’t know this….

  • Stan T.


    Sorry, Jeff, but you got that wrong…As a fan of the show, I follow Tim around, where he admits it’s a shot at liberals and he ENJOYS doing it….

    and if you look at Friday nights, it’s one of the top shows of the night…nice try though…lol

  • Mr Gone

    What’s the purpose of pointing out older viewers?
    Do they have less value or mean less?

  • Sam


    The righties and the NRA : ” The only thing that stops a bad dog with a gun, is a good dog with a gun “

  • Stan T.

    While the lefties here try to claim the bigmouthed Ellison tore up Hannity, the Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn (hardly right wingers), in a video posting at the website Daily Download, said Wednesday that Hannity was “in the right” and that it was indeed Ellison that behaved poorly.

  • Stan T.

    It’s just like all the BS about the right being all upset about Moochelle being on the Oscars, it’s the left that’s complaining…they would have preferred to have her spot taken by one of their left-wing hollywood actor heroes instead…

  • usa8888

    Stan–take a shot at the right wing accomplishments….

  • Jeff

    Nice try Stan!

    Ratings have been trending downward. Was even Down 7% from the prior week. People do not want religious or political elements injected into comedy. So if Tim likes doing it, he may do himself out of a job.

    Try again!

  • 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. 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…”

    -OK first off all, how can it can more viewers than ABC when Last Man Standing is actually on ABC? LMAO

    -Second, it’s NOT an anti-Liberal show. In fact, it has the opposite effect. It shows the viewers just how outtdated and backwoods Conservatives are.

    -Finally, saying that it’s a conservative show is like saying The Colbert Report is a conservative show. Don’t you get it?…they’re trying to show you just how ignorant conservatives really are.

  • Mark2


    By the way, it finished in last place for it’s time slot.

  • Ratboy

    People do not want religious or political elements injected into comedy.

    Accept when the left is doing it to make their point, then it is a ratings bonanza!!!

    What a freaking loon!!!!

  • Jeff

    Nope! Wrong again Ratboy! Name a example? Stop being a douche!

    Oh wait!

    That damn Bill Cosby was a flaming Liberal program cursing at religion, and at Reagan/Bush every episode, that’s why they were so great!

    The Golden Girls were so anti Republican.

    Rosanne made her family eat as vegetarians and drank lattes.

    Frasier had a anti Bush agenda.

    Cheers constantly they sat around and bashed Jesus freaks and Republican candy @sses.

  • Mark

    @Mr Gone
    What’s the purpose of pointing out older viewers?
    Do they have less value or mean less?
    In terms of elections short term they have more value(since they vote in higher percentages), long term less value(because they will be for a lack of a better word dead). In terms of advertising dollars they have less value

  • TZCA

    Some people’s repetitive comments are like the annoying rattle in the car that just keeps on rattling. Post after post after post of useless prattle, worse than the sleepy time dribble which leaves that annoying cold wet spot on the pillow next to the cheek. Fortunately, the wet spot only happens every once in awhile. The insubstantiated prattle continues.

  • cathy

    I see a problem with the show “Last Man Standing” a U of M grad would never marry an Ohio State grad. Big Big No No!!!!! Who thinks of these shows? People from these two schools hare each other. OMG!!!!! :lol:

    Jeff you are joking right? About “People do not want religious or political elements injected into comedy.”

    Southpark isn’t an anti-liberal show either. It’s not interjecting religious or political elements either.
    There is nothing political about The Simpsons either. Epa, Epa…

  • Jeff

    @cathy South Park pokes fun at everyone, liberal and Neo Cons. Same as the Simpsons or The Family Guy.


  • TZCA

    Jeff says, “South Park pokes fun at everyone…”

    It pains me to agree with you, but … I agree.

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