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

  • Letmethink

    Morning Ibsles and Sunshine
    The lower favorable ratings is encouraging. If even the media can’t prop him up maybe there is hope.
    Last week when the Pope was leaving I turned to CNN. Their coverage was not about him leaving or anything favorable about the Catholic church but how they need to change and the problems in the church. The next story was Sandy Hook and gun control. Hadn’t tuned in to CNN in a while and was a big mistake.
    Any bets on how long Piers Morgan will last at CNN?

  • Ratboy

    Good morning Sunshine! I am using my new tablet so I can see you MUCH better :) (plus I can do the whole zoom in thing :twisted)

  • Ratboy

    :twisted: still getting used to the sensitive touch

  • Cathy

    Dreamer, If a politicians spouse lies or misrepresents the truth, then people have every right to blame the spouse for the lie. Mrs. Obama claims that studies PROVE her “Let’s move” program is working. However her program hadn’t been in place when the data was collect.

    We’ve had President’s Fitness Awards and other exercise programs for years. They are all good. I support any program that promotes good health.

    But I do not and will not support people taking credit for something they did not do.

  • d.d.

    Good Morning, all.

    Any bets on how long Piers Morgan will last at CNN?

    Hopefully, about as long as Soledad O’Brien.


    Matthew will go batsh*t over this.

    DHS built domestic surveillance tech into Predator drones

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has customized its Predator drones, originally built for overseas military operations, to carry out at-home surveillance tasks that have civil libertarians worried: identifying civilians carrying guns and tracking their cell phones, government documents show.

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center obtained a partially redacted copy of Homeland Security’s requirements for its drone fleet through the Freedom of Information Act and published it this week. CNET unearthed an un redacted copy of the requirements that provides additional information about the aircraft’s surveillance capabilities.


    Drip… drip … drip

    Genworth Financial Exploits Obamacare Loophole To Charge Women More For Insurance

    Huff. Po.

  • Cathy

    HI back at you Sunshine.

    Moderators, can we post links in this way. Go to youtube and watch watch?v=SLY7yI1xV-M ?

  • usa8888

    Mickey O misses the entire point again. Michelle Obama’s obesity plan is ten times that of Bush’s. It reflects the mind set of healthy eating and trys to channel behavior in that direction because it will result in healthier people and much lower healthcare costs over time. The GOP is not concerned with this and is against the government directing or suggesting anyone do something (e.g., the GOP is for cigarettes and against the NY mayor channeling soda drinking behvior toward smaller drink sizes). Dr. Oz, one of the most popular doctors in the country, is all for Michelle’s health program…..

  • TZCA

    I’m awaiting a Ratz public service announcement!

  • Cathy

    DD, did you read the comments after the Huff Post story. Most people are blaming the GOP for the loop hole and all the problems with Obamacare.

    How stupid are people? Even when the GOP doesn’t vote for something, they are blamed for the problems with it.

    They are saying that Medicare is the only working government program. And when Hillary becomes President in 2016 they will change Obamacare into nationalized health system.

  • Cathy

    The dung beattle is back. Idiot Alert. For my friend Ratboy.

  • TZCA

    :smile: thanks Cathy.

  • Letmethink

    @Cathy How stupid are people? Even when the GOP doesn’t vote for something, they are blamed for the problems with it.

    They are saying that Medicare is the only working government program. And when Hillary becomes President in 2016 they will change Obamacare into nationalized health system.

    Those are the no information/low information/idealogue voters that the Democrats rely upon. So far it is working very well for them.

  • TZCA

    Posted March 3, 2013 at 7:39 AM
    …Those are the no information/low information/idealogue voters that the Democrats rely upon. So far it is working very well for them.

    Our resident dung beetle at the helm.

  • Ratboy

    Thanks for backing me up guys! I wonder when it is going to get a new cheat sheet of crap to post??

    And for those of you that missed the warning………..IDIOT ALERT! IDIOT ALERT!!! Now back to our regular scheduled show featuring intelligence and clear thinking

  • AppleStinx

    1966 wrote: “@hillbilly: I can’t leave you anymore songs or show you anymore photos of faith3 or my mansion.”

    Drive-by commenter Hillbilly had “commenting withdrawal” and is having a tougher time adjusting to the “no-links” policy since he enjoys linking to other articles on the site. We are monitoring Hillbilly’s situation closely. :wink:

  • Ratboy

    Getting ready to put 5 slabs of ribs in the smoker! The people in my office will eat good tomorrow!

  • usa8888

    This is what REALLY upsets the right wingers: Billo–3mm people; Obama–53 mm people (voters) and the presidency for the next 4 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    Nope, same sheet of sh#$ :lol:

  • Cathy

    The board went down before I got to post this yesterday.

    First on Woodward and his threat from the White House. Nice spin here by the press, saying that a threat can only be physical violence.
    I can’t believe Woodward is now saying that Fox and other media outlets are making to much of it. Because he (Woodward) never felt physically in danger. No one even said Woodward was in physical danger. But yelling, “If you do this we will be sorry.” and continuing to yell at someone for 30 minutes is threatening. I wish Woodward is returning to his lapdog position in the Obama Administration.

    Now about the Obama press conference after meeting with GOP.
    Of course Obama blamed the GOP. And it’s all about increasing taxes. Are the American peoples memory so short that they forgot Obama just got a tax increase and increase spending two months ago? Is Obama going to ask for more taxes and more spending every two months? To bad the media didn’t ask that question.

    dada dada dada dada dada Lapdogs dada dada dada dada Lapdogs Lapdogs Lapdogs dada dada dada dada! LAPDOGS!
    The true SUPER HEROES of the Obama administrations. Obama gets a semi-hard question, about the sequester then he calls on the Lap Dogx. They save him with a question and re-question about gay marriage. Then a question about “Looking past the sequester, who is Obama planning on stopping another road block.”

  • TZCA

    This is what REALLY upsets the right wingers: Establishment Republicans (RINOs) no different than Democrats, Conservative Republicans who want fiscal responsibility and labeled as radicals for wanting this, Democrats (or liberal Independents) like Mayor Bloomberg saying that the United States has an unlimited supply of money, and low information voters who vote for Obama for all the wrong reasons and tout that we can’t cut spending in a big recession but then refuse to acknowledge that according to the Democrats we are no longer in a recession.

    Looks like USA0000 proves his ignorance once again.

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