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.

  • TZCA

    me thinks that cathy and Cathy are sock puppets :razz:

  • cathy

    Yes, I have two personalities. one is capital and the other is small.

    “South Park Republican” was a term that first circulated in blogs and articles on the Internet between the years circa 2001 and 2002, used to describe what some modern commentators describe as a “new wave” or generation of young adults and teenagers who hold center-right political beliefs that are, in general, aligned with those portrayed in the popular American animated television program South Park.

    Stone: I hate conservatives but I really f***ing hate liberals.

    Family Guy picks on conservatives much more.

    But Jeff, I thought you should people don’t like politics in their comedy?!

  • TZCA

    lol at capital personality and the small one.

  • cathy

    I never saw they didn’t pick on the right. If you want to say they are anti-conservative too. I’m fine with that. But they are anti-liberal. They pick on this much more.

  • Coffee Steve


    Just popping in for a second, I wrote DirecTV to carry the Blaze TV and then I read this tonight

    *Audience Demand to Get TV Providers to Carry TheBlaze ‘Largest We’ve Seen’ in Decade, Marketing Chief Says

    TheBlaze TV is currently only available online or through satellite TV provider Dish Network, but “Get TheBlaze” is seeking to directly connect the audience with their distributors so they can ask that TheBlaze be added.

    On Facebook, users have inundated DirecTV’s page with comments demanding TheBlaze. In just one day, DirecTV went from replying that it had “no plans to add” TheBlaze to having “every intention of evaluating” customer interest.


    heres hoping I can save a few bucks soon

  • Coffee Steve

    Yes, I have two personalities. one is capital and the other is small

    Me too, I have been Coffee Nut, Coffee Bean Brain, Nuts for Coffee, Coffee Cup Dude :-)

  • Moncon

    I was embarrassed for Ellison. He came off as very immature. It was obvious the only reason he was on was to confront Hannity not have a substantive debate. Not a professional display from an elected official.

  • TZCA

    I like Coffee Nut. Makes me think of a cream of strawberry soup.

  • 1966

  • TZCA

    I haven’t seen a professional liberal for whom I haven’t felt embarrassed in a very long time.

  • Coffee Steve

    I like Coffee Nut. Makes me think of a cream of strawberry soup


  • lbsles

    Maybe this will help the slimeball usa0000 to see that health insurance preimums are going up. Inspite of his ignorance.

    Donna Brazile Doesn’t Know Why Her Health Insurance Premium Went Up

    RUSH: Donna Brazile tweeted that her insurance premium went up and she doesn’t know why, and I am not kidding. I literally am not kidding. Donna Brazile, a tweet, “What’s on your menu? I just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer.”

    Now, for those of you who do not know who Donna Brazile is (and there may well indeed be many of you who don’t), Donna Brazile is a Democrat campaign specialist. She is one of the ranking unelected Democrats in the country. She ran Algore’s presidential campaign. She was as close to Bill Clinton as you can get without being Monica Lewinsky. I mean, she is a ranking, powerful Democrat. She is constantly on CNN and other networks doing commentary and strategic analysis for the Democrat Party. She actually tweeted, “Just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer.”

    There has to be some explanation for this. It could well be that this is a tweet that’s just designed to stir people up like me. Could be she’s out there playing a game, knowing full well that people like me are going to do what I’m doing right now in reacting to it. Donna, call your insurance company or whoever provides you your insurance, your CNN employment plan, whatever. I don’t know where you get your insurance, but call them. The doctor doesn’t have anything to do with your premium. But actually, Donna, what you ought to do is call the White House and ask to speak to the president and ask him why your premium went up, ’cause he’s the reason.

    There’s a piece of legislation out there called Obamacare, and everybody’s premiums, costs, are going up. I can’t believe it. See, for me, this is the dividing line. Does she really think health care is gonna get cheaper because of Obamacare? That’s what these Democrats actually believe? I’ve thought all along they know they’re lying through their teeth to us when they tell us costs are gonna go down. There is one government-provided entitlement that has ever reduced the cost of anything, and that’s all this is: A government entitlement program. There isn’t one government program that’s ever reduced the cost of anything.

    Maybe these people are living in their dreamland and actually thought that this was gonna lower their premiums. I’m having a tough time believing that.


  • Coffee Steve


    My theme song for my personality :mrgreen:

    Maybe this will help the slimeball usa0000 to see that health insurance preimums are going up. Inspite of his ignorance

    I don’t read his post but he honestly said that? Ours has doubled since 2011, and less coverage with it.

  • TZCA

    You’re up late tonight, Coffee Steve.

  • Coffee Steve


    Woodward: White House threatened me for reporting on sequester trigger [VIDEO]

    Woodwards response? Priceless

    Woodward: This is so Mickey Mouse

  • lbsles

    N.Y. gun law mandates magazines that don’t exist

    Just another ignorant dumbocrat effort to do something.

    ROCHESTER — Starting April 15, New York will have the smallest gun magazine limit in the country, and all signs indicate no gun makers have plans to accommodate it.

    Gun manufacturers have never had a reason to make a magazine with fewer than 10 rounds, because no state required it until now. And, as far as local gun dealers and the Democrat and Chronicle have been able to determine, there are no manufacturers planning to make seven-round magazines.

    This means that in less than two months, gun dealers such as Paul Martin, owner of Pro-Gun Services in Victor, can only sell something that doesn’t exist yet.

    “There was never a need for a (seven-round magazine),” Martin said. “Not many manufacturers are going to bother to make something just for the state of New York.”


  • Coffee Steve


    Yep, Usually I’m reading now but my Daughter isn’t feeling well tonight

  • TZCA

    @ “he honestly said that?…”

    Yes, he did. He says the American People overwhelming support Obama in all of his policies. And, he says we need to ban tumbling bullets. Basically, a spicket (or spigot for you southern boys) of dribble.

  • lbsles

    @ Coffee Steve

    Re: idot usa000 and healthcare preimums.

    It’s been one of his mantras for a while. He’s like obumbles in believing that if he says false hoods often enough others will start believing his cow patties.

  • 1966

    how about school for her coffee steve

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