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.

  • AM

    Put it this way: If your family is bringing in $200,000/yr, the economy is the best it’s ever been. You got half price waterfront property and real estate deals into oblivion; for business owners you have cheap and desperate labor. The GOP will continue to strangle the economy moving forward. They crashed it, and now they will trample it.

    Also, this rather abstract notion that we should balance the budget, and the economy will automatically rebound is an invisible notion. How about this invisible idea: Let’s get the economy back, and the problem takes care of itself. Hey, at least with this invisible theory, you can envision more tax revenue based on the fact that people will actually have taxable income. Hey, there you go. BTW, I used to be a Republican.

  • Bsotgnw

    Mike W

    USA888 is a self prolaimed 4 th grade graduate stop picking on her!

  • usa8888

    MIke W. –obviously you have not attended college and have little education AND are a certified right winger…..

  • usa8888

    BS–otgnw–you are like rat–devoid of any ability to respond to simple questions because you don’t have a 6th grade education…

  • Ratboy

    @ Put it this way: If your family is bringing in $200,000/yr, the economy is the best it’s ever been. You got half price waterfront property and real estate deals into oblivion; for business owners you have cheap and desperate labor

    Someone has been sipping the happy juice

  • usa8888

    db–cooper maybe–another lost right winger with little or no education…..

  • AM

    Yeah Ratboy. That’s crazy isn’t it; fitting name, btw. I will enjoy using it.

  • usa8888

    The key thing with right wingers is that they have virtually NO education and can not answer simple questions….Always remember–Obama got 53 million votes, Billo got 2-3 mm viewers….

  • usa8888

    Rat can’t answer any questions but he has attended grade school….

  • usa8888

    Mickey O–raising taxes on the rich during a recession has NO affect on job growth because these people do NOT create jobs in a recession BECAUSE there is no consumer demand….and hence no reason for the rich to build plants and hire people…This ia all so simple but if you have the mind of a moron with no education (like most right wingers), it’s difficult, I guess,…

  • usa8888

    Obama is asking the right wing to do what Robme asked for —close tax loopholes on the rich–like private jet and yacht subsidies. Any objections from the right wingers???

  • AM

    The most hardcore Fox News cheerleaders like to gather here, and think that somehow ratings are an indicator of the next election. More misguidance. Their lives are filled with it.

  • Mike W


    Don’t you see that you never make an argument based on the merits. You seem to only make personal attacks. I feel sorry for you but not offended.

  • Bobbyv


    I am not a hardcore cheerleader, I just want responsibility from this White House. It is going on 5 years and the economy is still bad so we cannot cut spending and unemployment is higher than the President said it would be. It may get better, may not, but he has to take the responsibility for it. As I point out, he has been compared to Lincoln who had it much tougher but took the onus on himself.

  • AM

    Here’s an argument with merit: When Obama won the election, Fox News won the ratings battle. Here’s another argument with merit: Fox News repels myself and other reformed GOPers, and will be a long, long time before I ever vote GOP again. I’ve got another one: the GOP is slowly dieing and Fox News is to blame.

  • Bobbyv


    So Fox has that much power that they are bringing down the entire GOP? Most on here talk about how bad their ratings are and how few watch them compared to the rest of the media

  • mikey o

    @usa8888 Oh yes the old saying the rich dont spend money, buy houses , fix , repair homes, vaction, new cars, boats, go out to eat they just live in a bubble hoard the money. Yes just keep taxing the rich just look at maryland’s millionare tax. They have less millionare now, guess what happen they left the state. So whats does Maryland do they raised taxes last year on people making 100,000 dollars or more. I guess that’s the new rich in maryland. Shouldn’t be like this now we spent the 800 billion Obama wanted , but its a failure by Obama’s own standard.

  • AM

    Newsflash Bobby: Fox News is the GOP. Roger Ailes runs the GOP. He’s the human version of Jaba the Hut.

  • Cathy

    But USA8888 I do know advanced calculus. I’d like you to refresh my memory.

    For the economy are you saying that if the U.S. government stopped spending the U.S. economy would DIE. That the only thing that keeps our economy going is the U.S. government?

    If there are not enough people with money to “drive” it properly to prosperity. How does increasing taxes help enable the economy? How does the government taking money out of the hands of the people help the economy?

    Would it not be better if the government decreased regulations, decreased taxes on business so businesses had more money to invest and making it easier for people to start new businesses?

    Are you saying that we have no consumer demand in the current economy? Are you saying creating demand is as easy as giving people money?
    Are you saying that the U.S. government has been putting money into the economy in the proper place. Obama’s last trillion created only 400 jobs. That money would have been better spent if Obama would have given $317 to every person in the U.S.

  • Bobbyv


    So who is the media version of the DNC and why are they not sinking the Dems? It sounds like you have an issue with the GOP first and then Fox since they are the messenger

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