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.

  • RedbarSoup

    Don’t worry, the lefties were actually outside having a social life. Oh wait, that’s the RIGHTS excuse in here when MSNBC wins sometimes on the weekend. My bad!

  • Doug Z


    You have a big hat and no cattle.

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Don’t worry, the lefties were actually outside having a social life. Oh wait, that’s the RIGHTS excuse in here when MSNBC wins sometimes on the weekend. My bad!

    Conservatives are to old and know nothing.. Those old people have never been out of the house. They have no hat and a lot of cattle.

  • Doug Z

    those darn old people have all the money. They should be killed.

  • Doug Z


    old people are so dumb

  • Doug Z

    RedbarSoup and usa hate their parents. They are so dumb

  • Doug Z

    RedbarSoup and usa hate their parents. They are so dumb. Their parents, that is. Redbarsoup and usa are the smartest people I have had the fun to write to.

  • Doug Z

    RedbarSoup and usa

    Are like Jerry Ruben. Everyone over 40 should be killed, except their parents. Jerry grown up to have a seat on the NY stock exchange.

  • usa8888

    don’t know where the right wingers are to defend to their absurd right wing philosophies….. rat, step up????? Anybody???? Lian Ryan???

  • Mike W

    I wasn’t going to engage in an economic discussion with a certain poster but I’ve reconsidered and want to have some fun.


    You keep asking for answers to your inane economic questions yet you never answer questions posed to you. Why is that? Probably because you do not understand economics.

    I’ve asked on several occasions for you to explain your position that we are in a recession or depression. You have never defined your definitions of these terms. President Obama’s position is that the economy is in recovery. Your position is that we are in a depression or recession. Please explain this disparity.

    I hate to say this (not really) but you exemplify what Secretary of State John Kerry said “it is OK to be stupid”.

  • Robbie

    All one needs do is read up on Calvin Cooledge. He cut HUGE swaths of government, in half as I recall. The roaring twenties is what followed!!!!

  • usa8888

    Mike W. –it’s quite clear that the economy is coming out of the WORST recession since the Great Depression AND job creation has been hampered by the obstructionist right wing GOP. Whether it’s a “recovery” hampered by the Grand Obstructionist Party or whether it’s still a recession is IRRELEVANT. The point is that neither you nor anyone in the GOP can answer my question…I dare you…..

  • usa8888

    Robbie–your statement is a non-sequitor and had NOTHING to do with the roaring twenties expansion….

  • usa8888

    Are there any (Lian Ryan, Robme, slimebaugh, anybody) in the right wing that can explain how cutting spending in a recession or depression will expand the economy and grow jobs????? Anybody,,,,just answer the question. If you can’t answer that, maybe you can answer a simpler question: how Green’s thorem plays into the Divergence Theorem of unit normal vectors in two or three dimensional space?

  • Ralph Hahn

    So sad. Sometimes, you just want to stop arguing with a pain-in-the-a*s and start feeling sorry for him. Obviously, this individual is getting pretty frustrated because no one will engage him in HIS game. I think the depression he speaks of is his own.

  • Cathy

    MSNBC is closing the gap and beating Fox in the demo consistently. I need to get a new dictionary. Beating Fox once a week Monday thru Friday in one hour in the demo is CONSISTENTLY. I thought consistently meant winning most of the time. not once a week.

    We are in a RECESSION or a DEPRESSION? That’s not what Obama has been telling us. How does increasing taxes help in a recession or depression? It doesn’t.

  • Ratboy

    Hey dare Ralphie Boy!
    The dung beetle has a sheet that he is given as a subject matter for his posts. But unfortunately for him he doesn’t understand a word of it so he just keeps posting the same thing over and over

  • Cathy

    RedbarSoup the number of Fox are always done on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.

    USA can you explain how cutting spending in a recession causes a depression?
    Can you explain how Green’s theorem plays into the Divergence Theorem of unit normal vectors in two or three dimensional space?

    If having a good economy was as easy as spending your way out of it, no country would were go into a recession or depression.

  • Cathy

    down not done sorry

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: Where is Coffee Steve?

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