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.

  • Coffee Steve


    I still have some of the background reporters chat stuff I get on my phone; I’m hearing some things about an all-out battle in the Administration on how to deal with these cuts. The fear is as this is dragged out and the mid-terms looming next year the WH is in total panic mode.

    Reason being, a bunch of ad’s are ready showing the cuts were the brainchild of this WH and this President and they really fear the ad’s will have a huge impact on the Mid-Terms, where History already shows a sitting second term President doesn’t fair to well and loses allot of seats.

  • Coffee Steve

    The investors are starting to get a little jittery? The whole market world wide is getting sick


  • Coffee Steve


    But first

    *President’s plan: $1 trillion in new taxes… :shock:

    This link provides a good read


  • Mikey O

    @Coffee steve I seen one of those ads on TV is was quite good, starts off that the cuts were Obama’s idea and then shows ist not cuts but a small reduction in the budget that is still bigger then last year budget. then end is the good part, has can being kicked can gets bigger and it has Obams picture on the can. Tells you to call Obama to stop kicking the can.

  • AppleStinx

    d.d. wrote: “…This morning, I noted that — taken in context — what Gene Sperling wrote to Bob Woodward “DIDN’T” qualify as an outright “threat,” at least to me. (True)”

    Not an outright threat but just as ominous a warning, sort of like “be careful, you’re getting into lion territory”. I guess Gene Sperling might wish he had used smilies in the email. :smile:

  • Mikey O

    @Coffee Steve Saw that article he has about 300 billion in proposed spendting cuts are actually revenue increases.
    His plan strengthen unemployment insurance label a cut but really a 50 billion tax hike.

    Calls 35 billion in medicare saving comes for charging weathy senoirs more.

    Then there’s the $45 billion in spectrum fees and asset sales that Obama lists as spending reductions.

    The $140 billion in “reduced payments to drug companies” are in fact rebates Obama wants drugmakers to pay Uncle Sam for selling drugs to poor seniors.

    the last one is classic if drug company gives rebates to uncle Sam. How will drug companies pay for it ?? I guess higher prices on their drugs

  • Mike W


    I agree with your post on the Woodward/Sperling confrontation. I saw the interview Woodward had on Hannity last night to see how he framed it. His view was as you said. He did not characterize it as a “threat” but rather, as an old advertising campaign was said, “is this anyway to run an airline” (in this case he said White House).

    Coffee Steve

    The economy could fall back into recession. Technically this would take about 6 months since the common economic definition of a recession is 2 successive quarters of negative GDP. Since the 4th quarter 2012 GDP was revised from negative .1% to positive .1% there is a reset. Unfortunately, even though we are not in a recession, technically, we are certainly not in a “robust” recovery. The economy continues to be disappointing but the stock market rolls on.

  • sunshine

    Hiya Apple :grin: I have been enjoying your vids.

  • Coffee Steve

    @MickeyO & Mike W

    Very good points in both your post. Another thing to consider is that Washington did not take into account the effect Obamacare will have in addition to the cuts and the slowing economy. As Mickey pointed out with each new program from the drug companies as they adjust to the new rules and guidelines is that all these new cost will be passed on to the consumer.

    Many people don’t even realize that we are already paying an over the counter drug tax to aspirin’s, cough meds, etc… It was added on and started on January 1st. Of course the wonderful Pravda press failed to mention that except for a couple of stories here and there. We now also have a Medical Device tax added on as well, and does anyone think the companies are paying for that without raising the cost?

    Many tests I take are now requiring me to pay for it if I have them more than the guideline allows. Many of these I need 2 times a year to monitor certain levels, now they are only covered 1 time every 18 months. So much for the preventive measures I take to help keep the cost down for higher illness payments down the road huh?

    And my favorite, if you have a heart attack and the hospital sends you home early thinking you’re safe and during a grace period you have another? The hospital may not be allowed to take you back.
    This nightmare has just begun and the economy is going Bass Akwards.

  • d.d.

    Sunshine ,

    Canada has to to pretty cold right now. Bundle up.


    Doctors don’t trust their own hospitals

    UK Telegraph

    Up to two-thirds of doctors and nurses at some hospitals would not recommend that their family and friends are treated where they work, internal NHS figures disclose on Friday.


  • d.d.

    EEEEEEK ……… I can’t take it . One of my stories refuses to go through . I changed the story 20 times…. words left out or changed . TVBTN’s doesn’t like the subject matter.

    Here’s an early link without the subject matter. This is the same program hmmm hmm just engaged in early because of budget cuts.


  • Coffee Steve


    Get this, my wife works at a major hospital here, they are having meetings about turning away Medicare patients next year, they haven’t decided fully yet, and may just cut back on them but some of the things they have had meetings about, you would think we live in Russia now.

    Can you imagine the panic if many hospitals do this? The Government won’t forse hospitals to take the Medicare assigment cuts will they? Wouldn’t that be like a Dictorship? To force a hospital to lose money?

    This is getting to be the Twilight Zone…BUT remember now, as nancy said, we had to pass it BEFORE we got to see what was in the Bill.

  • Cathy

    Good Morning everyone.

    The sequester is teaching us many things. I believe the most important is being over looked by many. And it’s a non-partition question, “Why does the Federal Government have so much control over local issues as education, police and fire?” Money for these programs need to be left in the local area.
    The feds takes up to three times the money that the states do today. Then the federal government uses the states own money to make the state bend to the well of the federal government. Remember National Maximum Speed Law? States had to reduce speed on Interstates to 55 or loss federal bridge and expressway repair and maintenance money. What is worse then being BLACKMAILED with your own money? Oh, sorry. That is second to being killed without due process.

  • AppleStinx


    Thanks! :smile: Here’s one tune I happen to have on 78rpm shellac.

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning Cathy

    Good Post by the way.

    Dear Mr. President, your policies aren’t working Sir…..


    Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in January even as incomes dropped by the most in 20 years, showing households were weathering the payroll-tax increase by socking away less money in the bank.


  • Coffee Steve


    1939? :-)

    I was young then Yuk Yuk

  • usa8888

    The right wing GOP continues to box themselves in and set the dems up for the 2014 elections, driven by the absurd right wing philosophies. The right wingers have very little education and are driven by people like the slimebaugh, Beck, and Fox Fake News. The good thing is the American people are on Obama’s side even more now than before the election……even the GOP moderates are against the right wing backward thinkers….

  • Mike W

    d.d. & Coffee Steve

    If you have access to today’s WSJ there is an interesting article on how some of the pricing for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is being determined. It goes into how contracts between hospital consortiums and the insurance companies are being constructed. The exchange plans that are being offered are multi-tiered plans with smaller networks of providers offered in each tier.

    Looks like there is less and less chance of you keeping your plan or doctor(s).

  • usa8888

    This just in: This just in: The U.S. economy should emerge from the doldrums next year if the Federal Reserve sticks to its super-easy monetary policies, a top Fed official said on Thursday…..given the backward thinking, uneducated right wing doesn’t interfere with progress…….

  • usa8888

    Obamacare will result in a healthier poplulation and therefore uch lower healthcare costs indirectly AND it will bring down helathcare directly, putting a stop to exorbitantly high rips offs occurring today. This is already taking affect. Many new forms of healthcare delivery are underway now, too…..The backward thinking right wing wants to keep healthcare costs increasing 100% every 10 years so no one will be able to afford it…and some in the industry are quite content with this, too. But this will change……

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