Cable News Ratings for Friday, March 1, 2013

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March 4th, 2013



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, March 1, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,306            256            524
CNN         376            119            176
MSNBC         464            143            217
CNBC         177             41             85
FBN           55               9             26
HLN         328            144            212
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,190            305            719
CNN         466            150            238
MSNBC         812            223            394
CNBC         116             31             58
FBN           48               9             14
HLN         493            180            298
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,253            305            555
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         273            106            135
MSNBC Morning Joe         449            193            268
CNBC Squawk Box         146             35             76
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         248            153            191
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,025            386            841
CNN SITUATION ROOM         497            132            216
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         748            125            293
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         146             13             55
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         274             79            149
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,036            372            791
CNN SITUATION ROOM         484            125            233
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         753            205            344
CNBC MAD MONEY         144             20             71
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         323             99            157
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,891            290            708
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         365            101            185
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         743            209            350
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         172             13             69
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         400            168            230
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,891            370            929
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         493            157            304
MSNBC ED SHOW         885            207            403
CNBC CRIME INC: ART FOR TAKING           94             15             47
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         457            165            276
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,044            253            710
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         465            146            226
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         918            267            473
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         135             37             79
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         482            151            280
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,623            289            517
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         439            148            184
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         632            194            307
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         120             41             50
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         541            225            336
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,155            312            527
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         429            170            212
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         310            119            132
CNBC MAD MONEY           58             12             29
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         537            245            362

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.

  • Doug Z

    Mr coffee, they inflated the SAT scores in the 89s to protect the teachers. The teachers were being attacked for SAT scores dropping. They have inflated the College grades to protect the teachers to.

  • Coffee Steve

    Can not even spell psychology

    If itt wernt fer speel chek, eye wood look berry dum. Problim is eye hav a hrd time reeding thee speeling chek for speeling buttan

  • Cathy

    Be careful Doug. He is going to call you uneducated and tell you about all the money he made in the stock market.

    He may even use a big word to show how smart he is.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Doug Z
    inflated the SAT scores

    Yep, and another thing is in the second grade my daughter brought home some math that a 7th grader would have problems doing, I asked her teacher why they were doing this in the 2nd grade. She responded she had to it was in the guidelines.

    I then asked her if she even knew how to do this? Reason was the guidelines she sent were wrong. She was honest and said, not really. I withdrew my Daughter and been teaching her ever since.

    (This was when we lived in Nelson County not Bullitt Co where we live now.)

  • Coffee Steve



  • Coffee Steve

    NBC News com
    *Revenue collections hit record high in April

    See we don’t have a revenue problem we have a “SPENDING” problem

  • lbsles

    “The Left Now Seems To Have Reverence for Fanatics:” An Interview with Denmark’s Salman Rushdie.

    go to libertynews dot com /2013/03/the-left-now-seems-to-have-reverence-for-fanatics-an-interview-with-denmarks-salman-rushdie/

  • lbsles

    Obama the Merciless

    By Debra Saunders
    Published: March 5, 2013

    “President Obama has been among the most merciless presidents in the history of the United States,” political science professor P.S. Ruckman wrote on his blog, “Pardon Power,” over the weekend.

    The president had just issued 17 pardons — the first pardons of his second term. That’s merciful, right? Except that though Obama rightly used his clemency power to wipe clean the criminal records of 17 individuals who had served their time — that’s what a pardon does — to raise his total pardons to 39, he has used that power to commute only one sentence.

    In the context of the 1980s and 1990s, when federal prosecutors went overboard trying to put minor drug traders away for hard time, the president’s record is disappointing.

    In the context of sequester cuts — as the Department of Justice warns it will have to cut $338 million from the prison budget, which could lead to the furlough of 37,000 prison employees for two weeks and lockdowns to reduce violence — his record is both harsh and foolish. And he knows it.

    On Dec. 12, when Time magazine interviewed Obama for its 2012 “Person of the Year” piece, Obama mentioned a New York Times story that ran that day about Stephanie George, a nonviolent offender sentenced to life without parole when she was 27. Her federal judge described George’s criminal role as “a girlfriend and bag holder and money holder but not” an active drug dealer as he lamented a federal mandatory-minimum-sentencing system that forced him to sentence George to life against his better judgment.

    Then there’s Clarence Aaron, who is serving life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug offense in 1993. The Washington Post/ProPublica reported that Obama’s pardon attorney failed to inform predecessor George W. Bush that Aaron’s U.S. attorney and judge no longer oppose a presidential commutation — yet Obama keeps him on the job.

    Why hasn’t Obama commuted Aaron’s sentence? Some in the criminal justice community offer up this hopeful excuse: He has so much on his plate.

    Nonsense. The Department of Justice has staff members whose job is to review clemency applications. It is their job to vet petitions and recommend commutations for worthy inmates. If they do their job right and save their recommendations for inmates with no violent history and good prison records, there is little political downside.

    But if the president doesn’t want to take any risk in the exercise of mercy, he should be honest and furlough the pardon staff permanently. Then, at least, the president could spare federal prosecutors and counterterrorism operatives from furloughs.

    By the way, the pardon power is the rare executive power Obama can exercise unilaterally. Mercy is a fine concept, but if an action does not fan the flames of partisan rancor, this president cannot be bothered.

  • lbsles

    Could Obama Finally Have Overplayed His Hand?

    Is it possible that Obama’s arrogance, personal pettiness, sanctimoniousness and egotism (for starters) could finally be his unraveling? Even the liberal media are starting to notice, but will it last?

    Up to this point, they’ve dutifully played along with his Alinskyite tactics — converting the office of the presidency into a headquarters for community organizing at a federal level and a position to organize and fund a perpetual campaign against his political opponents instead of governing.

    The liberal media share Obama’s leftist policy goals and the ends-justify-the-means mentality that accompanies them and have thus far been eager not only to ignore Obama’s thuggishness and deceit but also to proactively help him in accomplishing his goals and concealing his chicanery.

    But perhaps his willingness to hurt the country to make political points, which until recently they’d overlooked, has finally gotten their attention — with his brazen lies about the sequester cuts and his release of dangerous criminal illegals onto the streets. I’ll not be Pollyannaish in hoping for a sustained liberal-media blowback toward Obama, but these matters have at least caught their attention and inched ever so slightly forward from the back burner. That’s something to build on.

    But amazingly, the spin doesn’t seem to be getting much traction for Obama for a change. Perhaps it is because Obama went too far when, like a petulant child, he showed he was willing to hurt the nation to get his way on the sequestration and further damage Republicans.

    He went way over the top, even for him, in his promises of gloom and doom concerning essential services he falsely claimed would be cut. Education Secretary Arne Duncan incorrectly claimed that schoolteachers were already being laid off, which even The Washington Post wouldn’t let stand. Other liberal outlets came forward to contradict Obama’s hysterical claim over pay cuts on Capitol Hill. Even “Saturday Night Live” lampooned Obama’s absurd posturing on the sequester cuts.

    Journalist Byron York reported that Obama now seems “resigned to the possibility that he cannot win the further tax increases he seeks, and that after enlisting his entire administration in a campaign to frighten Americans about sequestration, the cuts have become a reality that he has to acknowledge.” Obama has now admitted that the cuts aren’t going to be apocalyptic as he warned.

    Obama has outdone himself with his administration’s unilateral release of thousands of dangerous criminal illegal immigrants onto the streets of America in order to leverage his sequester arguments and then sending Carney out to grossly misrepresent the scope of this outrage.

    I won’t hold my breath for a wholesale transformation of the liberal media’s attitude toward Obama, but I’m encouraged to see anything at all in that direction and that the political winds seem to be changing, even if slightly so far, against Obama.

  • Cathy

    Doug Z.: What do you mean by calling USA a grasshopper?

    A) an insect you want to step on.
    B) Aesop’s tale. Where he is lazy all summer then wants to live off of the ant’s work.
    C) As in Kung Fu meaning a person who has much to learn.
    D) Those who are unable to keep a single subject in focus but keep bringing in inappropriate associations.
    E) Locusts, where a very large group is highly destructive.
    F) All of the above.

  • Doug Z


    usa is a grasshopper for he only thinks about today.Winter is coming and he will not be ready.

  • Cathy

    I had to ask because he fits it in so many ways.

  • Ratboy

    @ Cathy
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM
    Doug Z.: What do you mean by calling USA a grasshopper?

    I dont know but I still think Dung Beetle says it all!!! :lol:

  • dana

    Havent been around in a while, I forgot how crazy you guys are…anyway, I once did business with Bill Cosby and he sees everything through a racist lens…everyother word from him was related to that…at least he holds the blacks to a higher standard than most of the black leadership today…

  • Cathy

    I like Cosby’s comedy and the fact that he holds blacks accountable but he is a product of the time he grow up.

  • Ratboy

    @ dana
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM
    Havent been around in a while, I forgot how crazy you guys are

    I resemble that remark! :shock:

  • Ratboy

    @ Cathy
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM
    I like Cosby’s comedy

    back a day or 4 million ago I did the Bill Cosby Noah routine for a church talent show! I was a smash hit!!! Well some of the old people may have had a couple of siezures in the audience but I was a smash for the most part!

  • Ratboy

    DHS plans to release 5,000 illegal immigrants due to sequestration

    House investigators learned Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials developed plans to release about 5,000 illegal immigrant detainees, although Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has denied responsibility for the decision.

    “An internal document obtained by the House Judiciary Committee shows that Administration officials at ICE prepared cold calculations to release thousands of criminal aliens onto the streets and did not demonstrate any consideration of the impact this decision would have on the safety of Americans,” committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced.

    BUT………………………. TSA……………

    Spends $50 Million on New Uniforms…

    $1,000 Per Employee…

    Uniform allowance more expensive than Marine Corps…

  • Coffee Steve

    I kid you not, I have said for a long time now, this I wouldn’t let this President run my lemonaid stand business

    *SEQUESTER MEMO: ‘Make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be’…

    Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised

    The Obama administration denied an appeal for flexibility in lessening the sequester’s effects, with an email this week appearing to show officials in Washington that because they already had promised the cuts would be devastating, they now have to follow through on that.

    In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections.


    He’s all for show and the entertaiment value not for getting results.

  • Ratboy

    This guy has lost his friggin mind!! He is really thinking people are stupid!! Heck even some of the loons on the left have to see this game being played!!! (maybe not the ones on this site but loons somewhere :lol: )

    More sequester pain: White House cancels tours

    The White House announced Tuesday that it was canceling all public tours of the president’s home because of the sequester spending cuts.

    “Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours,” the White House said in an email.

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