Cable News Ratings for Thursday, February 28, 2013

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March 1st, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, February 28, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,311        247         511
CNN           357         97         154
MSNBC           449        112         203
CNBC           162         36           75
FBN             73         16           36
HLN           447        149         255
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,461        403         840
CNN           527        122         220
MSNBC           886        224         422
CNBC           157         64           74
FBN             78         23           35
HLN           648        225         380
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,133        280         536
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           249         65           97
MSNBC Morning Joe           430        123         207
CNBC Squawk Box           135         23           67
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           235        107         182
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,984        295         782
CNN SITUATION ROOM           511        139         209
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           676        122         277
CNBC FAST MONEY           164         31           63
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,148        327         570
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,145        300         771
CNN SITUATION ROOM           403        133         160
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           670        155         301
CNBC MAD MONEY           198         65         109
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,094        341         568
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,814        305         652
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           477        132         167
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           661        179         308
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           190         20           61
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           738        245         420
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,045        487       1,037
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           569        156         273
MSNBC ED SHOW           856        175         384
CNBC CRIME INC GRND THEFT AUTO             98         34           42
HLN NANCY GRACE           760        273         413
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,535        368         793
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           543         87         199
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           956        254         478
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           142         51           59
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           636        208         369
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
HLN NANCY GRACE 549 194 359
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,285        251         518
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           334         96         172
MSNBC ED SHOW           554        213         281
CNBC MAD MONEY             91         60           66
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           439        137         290

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

  • Cathy

    Good day for fox

  • Sam

    Hannity is still crying like a bitch after Ellison mopped the floor with him.

  • 1nancy2

    Right. Ellison did him in.

  • 1966

    hannity is crying all the way to the bank.

  • Ratboy


  • Ratboy

    Yea!!!! It works again

  • 1966

    i’m blaming you ratboy for breaking it you were the last one that posted on yesterdays board. and just for that i’m sending another snowstorm your way.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    since I know lots of people ignore the text above the comments and don’t look at other posts on the site, I wanted to let you all know we are no longer allowing links in comments, and if you comment with a link, it’s not going to show up. We had some recent security problems and although the comments had nothing to do with that, as a part of tightening security we had to break a tool we used that was very effective in getting rid of automated comment spam. So it’s not that we hate links, it’s just that we hate spam. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Mark

    From Huffington Post

    “Al Qaeda On Gay Marriage: Terrorist Group Slams Obama’s ‘Evolution’ On Same Sex Marriage”

    Looks like the GOP has more in common with a bunch of terrorists then one can believe. lol

  • d,d,

    Polls Show Opposition to ObamaCare Is on the Rise Again

    February’s Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll puts opposition to the law at 42 percent and support at 36 percent

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    A newly released Reason-Rupe poll offers some confirmation that more Americans hold negative views of the law. Asked an open-ended question about what comes to mind when they hear the term “ObamaCare,” 48 percent gave a negative response of some sort. At 22 percent, the largest single response was a generalized comment that the law is a bad thing.

    Overall, the poll shows pessimism about the law. Asked about the law’s impact on the country, meanwhile, 37 percent responded that ObamaCare made the nation worse off, compared to 31 percent who said it made the country better off.

    Since the law passed, Democrats have (not surprisingly) tended to be much more supportive of the law than Republicans. That’s still true, but Kaiser’s poll finds that Democratic support has dropped substantially since last year’s presidential election, from 72 percent in November to 57 percent in the February month’s poll.

    Government Accountability Office just released a report highlighting the uncertainty about the law’s budget projections, ObamaCare-friendly states have warned about the potential for health premium “rate shock,” and the Congressional Budget Office has expressed skepticism about the law’s implementation prospects.

  • Mark

    funny thing about polling on Obamacare is when you ask people about Obamacare it doesn’t do well, but if you ask them specific questions about parts of Obamacare they generally poll well individually.

    I don’t think it matters what people think of Obamacare until it fully goes into effect. Show me a poll from 2019 what people think of Obamacare(ie 5 years after it’s been in effect) that’s the true polling of it’s popularity.

  • 1nancy2

    “Yea!!!! It works again”…Ditto….I tried to post and got a warning form Google. Case resolved. BBL

  • Bobbyv


    It is interesting how a question or statement can be framed. I think we should remember what the President has said about how H/C costs will be lower. So far that does not seem to be the case but it is early. I just do not want to hear the partisan excuses if it does not do what has been promised, and if it does than the R’s will need to admit that.

  • betty

    Sean Hannity can Handle anyone,anytime,,anywhere…he is pure GENIUS….
    every other commentator is measured by Hannity and comes up short…no one
    can touch him…and it doesn’t hurt to be good-natured (always a Plus) and
    did I mention “Handsome”….the Wannabe’s are Green with envy !!!

  • Mark


    If you go to countries that do have health care systems it seems they are generally loved by the population(grant you most have single payer systems). At the recent London Olympics it’s opening ceremonies had a salute to the UK’s Health Care system and if you look at any greatest Canadian lists, the guy who brought health care into the Canadian system is generally highly regarded(many times being labelled as the greatest Canadian ever)

    Personally I am interested to see how well accepted Obamacare is 20 years from now. if it is well accepted I don’t think history will be that favorable to the Republicans and it will be reason enough putting Obama on mt Rushmore. On the flip side if it was a big mistake Obama’s legacy goes down the tubes.

  • Mark


    I am no fan of O’Reilly but he is the gold standard of cable news entertainment pundit shows. Hannity is the middle point between O’Reilly(probably as serious as you can get for news entertainment shows) and Glen Beck(a complete joke)

  • Bsotgnw


    Recent UK Telagraph poll 2/3 of Uk health care workers would not recomend their hospital. Speaks volumes

  • Bobbyv


    I am not sure if we will need to wait that long. I think fair minded people will give him some credit for at least trying (if it does not work). Those who hate him will hate him. It is such a massive undertaking that I am thinking odds are against but we will see.

  • Bsotgnw


    2 days ago – Telegraph.co.uk … The figures are based on an internal NHS survey of more than 100,000 … one of the most accurate indicators on the quality of hospital care. … Other poor performers included Croydon Health Services, Mid …

  • Michael1


    There is just something people don’t like about Obama. In 2008 and 2012, there were 66 senate elections, covering all 50 states. In 35 of those states, Democrats won 43 senate elections, losing none. However, 9 of those 35 states voted for McCain in 2008, and 11 of them voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. In 2 of the states, both parties split the 2 elections, both of which Obama won, and both McCain and Romney won each of the remaining 13 states, which produced 19 Republican senators and no Democrats.

    It’s been a while since any party has done that well in senate races, but for some reason, they didn’t translate into Obama victories.

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