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

  • Mark


    In general if you look at polls the UK system still has favorable support from the citizens. Sure the system may have some issues but a large majority are in favor of keeping the system and fixing it through various ways(tax increases, cutting spending elsewhere, etc) then just completely getting rid of it.

    here is a recent article from the daily mail

    “The British public has fallen out of love with the NHS in dramatic fashion, according to a ‘social attitudes’ report.

    Satisfaction with the way the health service is run fell from 70 per cent in 2010 to 58 per cent in 2011, the survey published by the King’s Fund, found.

    The authors of the report said the drop was the biggest fall in one year since the survey began in 1983.”

    As bad as some things are going with the system it still has a 58% approval rating

  • Mark2

    @Cathy “Good day for fox”

    Actually it was a great day for CNN’s sister station HLN in the key demo.

    HLN’s Evening Express actually beat Fox’s The Five and Bret Baier. They also beat MSNBC at 7 and 8pm.

  • Mark

    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.
    I think i general the Democrats are much better picking candidates in “red” states who are just enough to the left that they still can win(ie moderates or blue dogs). Republicans on the other hand stupidly pick the most extreme candidate and then wonder why they lose easy seats that should be theres(see Akin and Mourdoch)

  • d,d,


    There may be a political price to pay … the 2014 election . IF, there is snafu ,after snafu, IF costs go up, IF there aren’t enough doctors, IF the doctors will not take Medicaid patients, IF previously enrolled people don’t get care they feel is as good as what they had, IF jobs are lost , or , hours are decresed to 20 hours of work , IF DME prices rise because of new tax , IF young people just pay the penalty , IF you lose your employer healthcare, IF your dental visits cost more because of dentists DME , IF your hospital doesn’t readmit you for complications of last visit to save $125,000 penalty , IF patients don’t mind having telecommination online doctor visits at Rite Aide for common illnesses, seeing a pharmacist or N.P. at CVS , or N.P. , P.A.’s in place of more doctor visits at their offices , IF the healthcare exchanges don’t go smoothly , IF there is crony capitalism , union, i.e., …… see, how the Dems could pay a price ?


    Report: Cost Of Obama’s Green-Car Mandate Will Add $10K To Vehicle Price, Eliminate 260,000 Jobs…

    One of world’s most respected automotive research firms that reveals that President Obama’s radical CAFE mandate that vehicles average — average! — 62 MPG by 2025 “could force vehicle prices up by nearly $10,000, reduce sales by 5.5 million vehicles annually, and eliminate more than 260,000 jobs.” –

    The Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research and the 260,000 job loss figure (consistent with past job losses from CAFE rule hikes) is another dent in White House’s propaganda that Green creates jobs


    Have a good night.

  • usa8888

    This just in: Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier kids in schools is working. She appeared on Dr. Oz’s show yesterday. This is already making a difference in keeping kids healthy and helping them eat the right foods for proper health–which will DECREASE healthcare in the future………

    Fox Fake News and Rupert’s WSJ have not run this story yet…..

  • usa8888

    Oil Companies continue to gouge consumers as oil prices hit lows, demand decreases in US, China and India, and US Oil production equals that of Saudi Arabia. The ruse under which this is happening is “changing refineries over to summer grade gas.”

  • usa8888

    Truck Fleets are now being switched to natural gas, saving a fortune. In 3 years, 30% of all heavy trucks will use natural gas. Big changes are coming.

  • usa8888

    With the right wing GOP philosophy being abhorred by most Americans, the only hope the GOP has of winning House elections is gerrymandering and voter suppression, which are the two key strategies of the current GOP.

  • usa8888

    While D.D. and the right wing is content with 100% increases every 10 years in healthcare, most Americans are not. Obama’s progressive stance is already saving billions and will save much more. Just the focus on wellness will save hundreds of billions. Get ready for any end to insurance companies, medical device mfrs, drug companies, and healthcare service companies bilking Americans on healthcare. The analogy: “how are going to keep them down on the farm after they have seen Paris” holds here…….

  • Bobbyv


    Where is the proof costs are lower? You have been saying that but I have not seen it anywhere

  • 1966

    how did hln do against hannity?

  • usa8888

    Don’t forget—the GOP was against Social Security and Medicare at the beginning and tried to defeat these systems which the vast majority of Amiercans (dem and repub) LOVE now. Of course, the right wing John Birch type GOP is still against these systems as they are against all government program. But they are in the vast minority…… Obamacare will lead to a much more efficient, better and less expensive healthcare system which Americans will embrace just like they do Social Security and Medicare today….

  • 1966

    LOL @usa

  • Bobbyv

    When it saves money I will be the first to credit him. The Mets are going to win the World Series this year too, but I want to see it before they get the credit for it

  • Mr. Gone

    If I could opt out of SS and Medicare I would. I’m paying in and EVERY study shows it won’t be there when I retire.
    Imagine if some politician decides to raid it again for the general fund.

  • usa8888

    This just in: It looks like Colo will pass gun control bills, in which case a gun mrf there will move out (just to save face with La Pierre). Same thing is true in Maryland. They may move to Mississippi or Texas. Who will be the Plant GM:? BUBBA…..

  • usa8888

    Mr. Gone—I’ll give you a hundred dollar bill if you will give me a thousand dollar bill. Deal???? I hate to say this but you sound like the kind of guy who buys high and sells low….hope not…Soc Security and Medicare will be fine…..

  • usa8888

    This just in: looks like Obama will support the Keystone pipeline….

  • Ratboy

    Well I guess them cleaning up the bugs on the site was only 99% effective. They didn’t get rid of the Dung Beetle. Therefore………….IDIOT ALERT!!!!!

  • usa8888

    This just in: Las Vegas Sands Corporation billionaire own Adelson (the same guy who bought $100 million of false advertising for Robme) says in regulatory filing that he “probably” bribed foreign officials which is agins US federal law……

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