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.

  • Mike W


    First of all I am an Independent not a Republican.

    I love the way you skirt the question and do not answer when you insist everyone else answer your questions. The fact you insist that we are in a recession and then say that is irrelevant makes you irrelevant.

    Nice try but I think I’ll discuss/debate with more “relevant” posters.

  • Ratboy

    @ Ralph Hahn

    Posted March 4, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    @Ratboy: Where is Coffee Steve
    He is spending a lot of time praying for all of us these days! He is doing his church ministry thing

  • usa8888

    Cathy–it’s really simple–that is the economy, that is. I won’t get in to the advanced calculus of the Divergence Theorem because unless you know a lot of it, it wouldn’t be productive. Regrding the economy, let me give you an analogy: as a large python snake encircles and tightens its grip on something, the breathing oxygen that something has available is gradually decreased as the python continues to constrict…until the person or animal being constrcted dies because of lack of oxygen. Similarly, one can conceive of a micro economy which is in a recession or depression where a huge number of jobs have been lost (like in 2008) and this economy is contracting because there are not enough people with money to “drive” it properly to prosperity. Cutting spending only makes the situation worse becaue it takes money OUT of the economy, which causes the economy to gradually get worse and worse, in terms of jobs lost, which leads to even less money avialable to drive the economy…it’s a do loop which leads to zero employment and destruction of the economy and there is a negative multiplier effect…..BUT with proper government spending (not private spending because in a bad recession or depression, there is not enough private spending because there is no consumer demand to drive it), the economy adds jobs, there is the multiplier effect which results in even more jobs being added, etc. When things revover, you stop the government spending and balance the budget. It’s that simnple…..

  • Mark2

    Forbes rankings finds 210 new billionaires.

    “There are a record 1,426 billionaires spread around the globe, according to the latest count from Forbes, as rising stock prices helped bring 210 new members into the exclusive 10-figure club.”

    The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Cathy! It took the dung beetle a while to look all that stuff up in the internet. What site do you think he used?

  • Mike W


    He must have found an old economics glossary. The fact that he can’t put together 2 sentences to make a comprehensible economic argument says it all.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mike W
    Just the amount of time before he posted gave it away that he went searching :lol:

  • usa8888

    Right wingers–this is why you lost the election BIGTIME–you can’t even defend your positions–of course, I realize it’s because your positions are ABSURD–that would be a problem.
    Rat–you still haven’t listed the right wing accomplishments…neither have you, Mike W..

  • usa8888

    I believe Cathy said she had an MBA and a math background–if so, she will understand what I said and she can ask her professors….

  • usa8888

    Hey, Rat–come in, Earth to Rat—–over, over….

  • DB

    USA, you can’t possibly believe the world you live in is earth.

  • Ratboy

    President Obama’s job approval rating took a hit over the weekend, falling to its lowest level in the Gallup three-day average since his reelection.

    His approval rating was 46 percent between Feb 29 [sic] and March 2, down from 53 percent a week earlier.

    The drop comes after Obama and Congress failed to reach a last-minute deal and automatic sequester cuts kicked in across the government on Friday.

    His disapproval rating also jumped to its highest level since November, hitting 46 percent over the weekend, up from 40 percent a week earlier.

    Gallup surveys roughly 1,500 adults across the nation each day and records the average ratings over three days. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points

  • Mike W


    Can’t stay away. This is more fun than I thought.

    I don’t mean to speak for Cathy but if I were her I would be embarrassed to try to present your thoughts to her professors.

  • RedbarSoup

    WTF is DougZ even talking about? I never even mentioned old people…..

  • Jcrevolver

    Why is everyone rooting for news channels like they are some sort of sports teams? MSNBC tells their audience what they want to hear, fox news tells their audience what they want to hear. They are both horrible as sources of information, they have more in common with TMZ than actual news sources.

  • mikey o

    @usa8888 so how does rasing taxes in your recession help ? You got your 800 billion stilumus passed. According to Obama pass it unemployment wont go over 8% right ,now unemployemnt would be under 6% by his own standards its a failure. Don’t say it wasnt big enough they had complete control over how much and where it was spent. Just tax and spend or SORRY new buzz words revenues and investments. Cant say Tax spend or stilumus. He getting more money to spend Kerry just gave money to egypt for their ecomony thats priceless

    the CBO forecasts that federal revenue will top $2.7 trillion in 2013, slightly higher than the $2.6 trillion the government collected in 2007, when the last recession officially began.

    from Ap new analysis, however, shows that average tax bills for high-income families rarely have been higher since the Congressional Budget Office began tracking the data in 1979. Middle- and low-income families aren’t paying as much as they used to.

    For 2013, families with incomes in the top 20 percent of the nation will pay an average of 27.2 percent of their income in federal taxes, according to projections by the Tax Policy Center, a research organization based in Washington. The top 1 percent of households, those with incomes averaging $1.4 million, will pay an average of 35.5 percent.

    Those tax rates, which include income, payroll, corporate and estate taxes, are among the highest since 1979.

    President Obama needs more revenuen, not a spending problem can’t surive a 88 billion reduction not a cut still spending more than last year.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Miley O, you posted some of what was posted yesterday but we are in the same boat today with the likes of the dung beetle and the other loons on the left, they can’t comprehend it because………NO PICTURES! :shock:

  • RedbarSoup

    Only thing amusing I find right now is that Ratboy is calling OTHER people loons….If only he could step back and look at the utter crap HE posts….

  • Mark2


    Are you still referencing Gallup Polls? LOL…didn’t you learn your lesson from the last election?

    By the way, the RCP average is 50% approval for Obama.

  • mikey o

    @ratboy yes reposted thought it might have been missed by usa8888. But your picture idea may be the real reason. :)

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