Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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February 28th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,218        218         455
CNN           337         91         147
MSNBC           447        118         196
CNBC           176         43           87
FBN             66         16           37
HLN           374        124         197
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,224        327         758
CNN           458        107         184
MSNBC           865        223         425
CNBC           194         86         100
FBN             64         19           39
HLN           559        184         324
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,107        252         491
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           277         97         141
MSNBC Morning Joe           419        141         212
CNBC Squawk Box           153         43           72
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           206        110         146
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,962        318         748
CNN SITUATION ROOM           430        108         172
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           786        163         309
CNBC FAST MONEY           193         38           97
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           843        197         377
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,912        257         654
CNN SITUATION ROOM           383        117         177
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           702        190         303
CNBC MAD MONEY           129         42           70
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           817        205         403
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,676        223         620
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           308         65         111
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           751        204         362
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           128         24           49
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           776        235         363
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,987        387       1,004
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           377         99         187
MSNBC ED SHOW           803        192         374
CNBC MARIJUANA USA           222        100         119
HLN NANCY GRACE           733        249         411
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,077        336         678
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           471         93         163
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,019        270         495
CNBC MOB MONEY: MRDRS & ACQSTN           165         82           81
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           576        175         314
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
HLN NANCY GRACE 368 127 246
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,261        276         499
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           301        112         167
MSNBC ED SHOW           462        143         195
CNBC MAD MONEY             69         29           40
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           301        102         153

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.

  • Gabriel

    Couple of misplace marks there. Grammar police violation acknowledged. Where do I send the citation money?

  • Bsotgnw


    You left out the administration sueing S&P for having the guts to down grade the US debit rating to AA+

  • lbsles

    Why Totalitarians Release Prisoners

    CALLER: Rush, dittos, to start with. Mega, mega dittos. All the best to you, my friend. This regime that is elected by the clueless and the uninformed has come very, very close to — and, in fact, crossed the line of — breaking the law by releasing these people out of prison illegally like that. Something like this happened in the seventies in Europe, and this is the reason why I’m so impressed with you that you’re so astute that you can understand details that people who have lived here all their lives would have no access to.

    They’re being pounded with false information all this time. The details are that nobody in their right mind ever tried to enter/cross illegally and run into a communist country, but everybody try to escape. What Ceausescu did in the early seventies is he gave the common thieves and pickpockets and basic criminals that were in prison a choice. They could take a passport to go to Western Europe or stay in prison. So, of course, they chose to leave. That was everybody’s dream, thieves or not.

    CALLER: Thank you. (chuckling) Yeah, so the real purpose was to create absolute havoc in the Western world, in Western Europe, for those who tried to escape — risking life and limb; crossing at night under the hail of bullets; leaving family, possessions, memories, childhood behind — just escape and be free. They would ask for political asylum in places like West Germany or France or Italy. The impression given by these criminals that were allowed emigrate freely was bad.

    Of course, once they hit the streets and saw the naivete of the rich world, which is what everybody looked at it as being, they started pillaging there. The setup was such that the governments over there, being faced with this kind of crime, would refuse the acceptance of the people who risked their lives just to escape the moral crime that communism is. So the fact that you mentioned the Marielitos and the intent of creating havoc by releasing these people, it is so close in reality and to the truth.

    But it’s challenging because that’s exactly what’s happening. Barack Obama is employing tactics that have been used by people like Nicolae Ceausescu, Saddam Hussein, and Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro released hundreds of thousands of just the most horrible characters from his prisons and they infested south Florida in the Mariel Boatlift — and the same thing with Ceausescu and releasing his prisoners. Not all of them are political. Some of them were hardened criminals.


  • Matthew

    “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

    “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

  • Matthew

    Countdown until some silver-tongued servant of Mammon pops up to dissemble and make excuses for how Jesus actually thought it was totally sweet and awesome that a very small group of people should horde Earthly treasures, and control disproportionately those resources most necessary for life

  • Matthew

    Servants of Mammon, be proud! Embrace your true nature as Objectivists, Randian atheists, end your cognitive dissonance :twisted: Proclaim, without dishonesty or excuses, your love for relentless self-promotion, for reducing all of humanity to a balance sheet, your sociopathic pursuit of Just One More Dollar, Just One More Penny, I Just Need A Little More, And They All Need Just a Little Less, Because Capital Is Merit, I Deserve This, They Deserve Nothing :twisted:

  • Dreamer

    Nancy is that you? haaha

  • Matthew

    God is good, but my 90 inch flatscreen is gooder

  • Matthew

    Remember when S&P was slapping AAA ratings on every toxic asset in the market, up until 2008? Hahaha, good times. I mean, good times if you didn’t have a 401k, or a mortgage

  • Dreamer

    My only flat screen my brother in law picked out of someones trash.
    He fixed it for a two dollar part.

  • cathy

    Mark, Yep, democrats are winning the popular vote thanks to the Jerry Springer crowd.

  • usa8888

    The BSer should know that the downgrade was cuased by the right wing fringe in the House.. as usual he is UNINFORMED…..

  • usa8888

    The right wing GOP lost BIGTIME in the last election and the good news is that they will lose in future elections, too. There are not enough uneducated backward thinking people to elect the fringe GOP anymore. that’s a good thing…

  • Mark2

    @SP “Rush’s net worth is in the billions and growing everyday.”

    Billions…really??? Are you using Enron accounting math again? LOL

  • usa8888

    jD.D.–is talking nonsense again like the other right wingers. Woodward has been shown to be misspeaking as the actaul e-mails showed. He is trying to salvage what is left of his career……

  • usa8888

    Mathew–what planet are you on???? Pls advise….

  • usa8888

    ibsles–what can we say about this right wing undeducated guy who is ALWAYS on the wrong side of logic…He is the defender of the slimebaugh who is an insult to all thinking men and women…..the key is that slimebaugh has a few million kooks who listen to him and Obama has 53 million voters who reject the absurd philosophy of the right fringe….

  • usa8888

    For Stan and Ralphie and the uneducated right wing–get used to it: Obama hammered the right wing, backward thinking morons who embrace the warped philosophy of the John Birch Society. There is no going back, in spite of the fact the right is trying to buy elections and suppress voter turn out. The right’s anachronistic viewpoints have been soundly rejected by the majority of Americans and with demographics changing, there is no going back to wrong-minded thinking….That’s a good thing……

  • usa8888

    Right wingers–how many of you believe in creationism? Be honest…..and how many of you have gotten past the 6th grade?? Be honest…. and how many of you could pass a GED?????

  • usa8888

    It must be very frustrating for many of the racist, backward thinking right to sleep at night knowing that Obama has been elected not once but TWICE…I’l bet you money these right wing fringers CAN’T sleep a wink…their only salvation is to listen to crazies like slimebaugh and beck to try to get propped mentally and get through the week…..it must be frustrating..

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