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

  • usa8888

    Ibsles forgot to mention that the approval of the GOP and its members is less than half of Obama’s approval rate..

  • d.d.

    @ Cathy Huff Post story… Most people are blaming the GOP for the loop hole and all the problems with Obamacare.


    I like comments as much as articles. I would expect nothing different than a Left blog having primarily Left leaning posts …. NPR can be brutal , but, the same is true of Right blogs having mainly Right leaning posts.

    The irony with the Huff.Po’s comments is the Republicans had nothing to do with Obamacare .

    “Most of the faults with the “Obamacare” will have been of Republican Creation.” uh… no .

    I bet our Liberal friends don’t have the foggiest idea on the starting point of this boondoggle law. The bill arose out of Democrat Max Baucus’s committee., Baucus ‘s chief health counsel was Liz Fowler who put the health team together & created the blueprint document for Obamacare. Elizabeth Fowler worked with Mr. Baucus previously and then became a VP with Well Point and then back to Baucus to play the major role in writing Obamacare.

    That’s right ,a former VP of the largest health care insurer,helped write the bill that made almost everyone buy health insurance and if they could not afford it a government subsidy would help them buy insurance.

    I had to refresh my memory, but , I remembered reading this in the Huff Po. a few years ago.

    Obama Hires Former WellPoint Exec to Implement Health Care Law

    ” Clearly, this is a telling indictment of the health care law itself, strongly suggesting that it was constructed by the Obama administration — as some progressives argued — as a massive taxpayer-financed giveaway to private insurers like WellPoint.” Google for story

    Even further back, ( D ) Robert Creamer, husband of Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky , wrote a book while in prison, that later served as a blueprint for Democrat proposals for universal health care. Just an interesting factoid: On November 24, 2009, Creamer attended a White House state dinner — along with high-level Obama advisors like Andrew Stern and David Axelrod – despite the fact that ex-convicts are usually barred from such events.

  • Cathy

    Presidents approval rating among people not affiliated with either major party, 46% approve, and 51% disapprove.

    70% Prefer Free Market to Government-Managed Economy
    53% Say Economic Growth More Important Than Economic Fairness
    86% Believe Individuals Make Their Own Success
    49% Rate Free Market Polices More Important Than Closing Income Gap
    52% Believe Most Get Rich By Working Hard
    60% Believe Letting Entrepreneurs Get Rich is Good for Economy

    (2%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe the president’s policies are too friendly to small business, compared to 19% who say they are too friendly to big business. Thirty-four percent (34%) think his policies are too hostile toward big business, but nearly half (46%) believe that to be true of his policies toward small business.

    75% Think Health Care Law Likely to Cost More Than Projected

  • mikey o

    @usa8888 Why the angry ??? I gave Michele Obama credit, But when she uses obesity reduces figures from 2005-2011 you have to give credit for the people from 2005-2010 when Michele Obama wasnt in the whitehouse. So also congrats to Bush Admin for setting the foundation for Michele Obama to build on. :)

  • Ratboy

    Sperling Admits Obama Misled in Debate: The President Did Propose the Sequester

    10:28 AM, Mar 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER

    White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admits that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama’s plan:

    “We put forth the design of” the sequestration, Sperling finally admits after a long back-and-forth

  • Ratboy

    Capitol official: Obama wrong about janitors

    The Superintendent of Capitol tried to assure staff on Friday that employees will not receive a cut in pay as a result of sequestration, despite President Barack Obama’s claims to the contrary.

    In a news conference earlier in the day, Obama warned that starting on Saturday “the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol” and “the janitors, the security guards” would face a pay cut. But in a letter to supervisors and building staff, obtained by POLITICO, superintendent Carlos Elias said “the current sequestration plan does NOT include ‘Reductions in Force’ or Furloughs. The pay and benefits of employees WILL NOT be impacted as per out current plan

  • Bobbyv

    It strikes me as odd that people have painted these cuts as equal to the Apocolypse when they are a small %. I think it says more about the willingness of govt to actually want to cut anything no matter what

  • Cathy

    Bobbyv, when looking at the cuts the thing to remember is it’s a small cut for everyone except the US military.
    So Obama’s talking about having to release criminals, fire teachers, eliminate fire and police is bull.

    However when they talk about military and defenses jobs these will be felt. But Obama shouldn’t be complaining because he proposed a large cut to the military in the first place.

    I’m tired of hearing federal employees (non-military) whining about maybe having to take a pay cut. In the last five years most people working in the private sector have taken pay cuts because of the economy. Why shouldn’t government employees have to give back too?

  • Bobbyv


    If they do not want to cut then just say that. I hear US talking about not cutting spending during a recession, but I have the feeling that if the economy gets going then we will not be able to cut because it may cause another recession

  • clinging to my god

    Ratboy, watching you duel with usa ZERO..it’s like watching a Warner Brothers cartoon, in which you’re good ole Bugs and you’re driving Daffy bonkers..keep up with the good work, you’re doing it for all of us…

  • Ratboy

    Wabbit season! Duck season! Wabbit season! Duck season! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    Posted March 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM
    I can’t leave you anymore songs or show you anymore photos of faith3 or my mansion.


    :cry: I’ll miss old Frank.

    P.S. I got photos & videos of Faith3. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    @mikey o

    Zero Hour cancelled. :mad:

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – 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. ;)


    I’m able to get out of bed long enough to tell you __________! :lol:

    I ran across the site you-chop (no “-” & dot com added) that lets folks edit videos/songs from you-tube. I had a really good one, but now won’t be able to use it. :mad:

    Driving on by now… ;)


  • 1966

    there saying now 12-18 inches of snow by wed morning.

  • Hillbilly

    you-chop Should be tube-chop.


  • Ratboy

    @ 1966
    I liked it better when you sent songs!! I don’t like your weather forecasts! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    I guess king Obama can’t remember what he is for and what he is against :shock:

    Obama Pardons Man Convicted On Unregistered Firearm Charges

    Among the 17 people included in President Obama‘s first series of presidential pardons, one man is receiving clemency for his conviction of possessing an unregistered firearm.

  • Paul

    Sounds to me like usa8888 is swimming in the Obama pool of kool-aid along with the rest of his supporters wearing those rose-colored glasses.

  • 1966

    Ithink this storm is going to miss you.

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