Cable News Ratings for Monday, March 4, 2013

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March 5th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for March 4, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,195            226            443
CNN         362            103            159
MSNBC         470            139            224
CNBC         159             37             75
FBN           68             12             31
HLN         439            162            258
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,182            369            757
CNN         545            149            229
MSNBC         893            226            432
CNBC         134             54             75
FBN           70             11             27
HLN         638            213            394
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,152            229            487
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         193             64            116
MSNBC Morning Joe         397            153            223
CNBC Squawk Box         174             45             94
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         282            162            218
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,941            300            671
CNN SITUATION ROOM         471            110            178
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         727            137            309
CNBC FAST MONEY         182             38             81
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         710            205            326
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,902            248            615
CNN SITUATION ROOM         330             70            131
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         713            161            319
CNBC MAD MONEY         181             60            104
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         864            282            420
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,721            241            615
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         478            126            206
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         729            197            325
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         129             23             40
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         731            252            381
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,078            479         1,011
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         630            178            274
MSNBC ED SHOW         774            179            354
CNBC CRIME INC GRND THEFT AUTO           95             32             42
HLN NANCY GRACE         717            254            464
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,011            342            708
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         563            147            207
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,002            274            503
CNBC CRIME INC: ART FOR TAKING           96             41             54
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         776            245            457
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,439            285            547
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         444            124            206
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         897            225            436
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         211             90            130
HLN NANCY GRACE         423            139            262
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,142            334            541
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         341             90            126
MSNBC ED SHOW         489            126            228
CNBC MAD MONEY         112             42             65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         286            115            185

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.

  • Chriscee

    LOL @ Betty….great one!! SHE GOTCHA MARK AND USA8888 and the rest of the LOW INFORMATION demoKKKrats.

    ^5 to Betty!!

  • d.d.

    Maryland School Offers Counseling To Students Troubled By Classmate Eating Pastry Into Shape Of A Gun…

    They do realize it was a strawberry Pop-Tart and not a real gun, right?


    Emails confirm Obama is out to hurt the American people as badly as possible

    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 said he was discouraged by officials in Washington, who gave him this reply: “We have gone on record with a notification to Congress & it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be…”



  • Mark2

    @Betty and Chriscee “in a country of 310 Million, that means that 276 million viewers ARE NOT WATCHING (ahem) “BROADCAST NEWS”

    Wow, you guys really are dumb. In case you didn’t know there are only about there are only 114.2 million television households in the United States and NOT 310 million…you knuckleheads.

  • usa8888

    This just in: Lian ryan is proposing to eliminate Medicare for people in their 50’s–he wants them to starting saving at 50 so they can bankroll the plan for themselves by 65….Any takers?—of course not, Lian Ryan is on the wrong side of reason again……

  • usa8888

    Anybody know any CPAC comedians that are worth seeing tonight? Lian Ryan, Palin, Rand Paul, Robme, Laurel and Hardy??????

  • usa8888

    Hey, RAT–we are still waiting on you and all right wingers to state the right wing GOP accomplishments during Obama’s presidency.. I will start you off:

    1) perfected the OBSTRUCTION tactics to kill the eocnomy and job creation
    2) supported candidates who endorsed legitimate rape

  • mikey o

    OH MY networks are losing viewers too

    The ratings are in the for just-completed 2009-2010 network evening news season. And when compared to 2008-2009 season, “NBC Nightly News” ABC’s “World News” and the “CBS Evening News” have lost a combined 739,000 Total Viewers and a combined 338,000 A25-54 viewers.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Cathy, thanks for filling in! I see that the Dung Master is back reading from his script! :shock:

  • Bobbyv

    Hey, I am still waiting on proof of lower H/C costs :)

  • Mark2


    Broadcast News (NBC,ABC,CBS) = 24 to 25 million uniques viewers

    Cable News (FOX,CNN,MSNBC) = 4 to 5 million unique viewers

    That’s just a reality check for you.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Miley o, please promise me that if I ever ask you to go buy me an apple you won’t bring me an orange! Mark2 can never seem to get it right! :lol: :lol:

  • mikey o

    @mark 2 the facts show network news numbers are down too. But people can get network news free through the over the air digital. But to get cable news you have to buy a subscription plan. Wont the numbers be inflated for networks vs Cable beacause more people will get the free network news instead of paying for cable news ???

  • Cathy

    Mark2, Spinning the truth again. I know you aren’t trying to say that the ratings are only based on household?
    There are only 114.7 million TV households but each household averages 2.55 people, which makes 292.5 million viewers. The ratings are based on viewers.

    So Chriscee’s 310 million is only 17.5 million off not the 195.8 million you are implying.

  • lbsles

    “Everything Obama is doing is aimed at the midterm elections in 2014, and their target is the House of Representatives. The only thing Obama cares about and the only thing he’s ever cared about is eliminating any viable opposition.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “We’re now at the point where nobody has any money. The states are out of money, individuals don’t have any money, everybody’s in debt. And getting money is the first overall concern people have, not being Republican or Democrat, not being conservative or liberal, not George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, not the founding, not the Constitution – money.” Rush Limbaugh

  • mikey o

    @ ratboy yes you will get an apple

  • lbsles

    Rush Limbaugh Theorem Now Conventional Wisdom

    The Limbaugh Theorem, i.e., that Obama never governs. All he does is campaign and that he’s targeting 2014 to effectively have a one-party government to rid himself of any viable opposition.

    That’s now de rigueur. Everybody thinks that’s the modus operandi, Obama in a constant campaign mode, but what they’re putting together now is why. It’s so that nothing happening in the country ever attaches to him.

  • Ratboy

    Thanks mikey o! :)

  • lbsles

    Mitt Romney: Obama Is Campaigning, Not Leading

    Video: wwW dot youtube dot com/watch?v=JEco4SS-2IA&feature=player_embedded

    MITT ROMNEY: Well, I recognize that as the guy who lost the election, I’m not in a position to tell everybody else how to win, all right? They’re not going to listen and I don’t have the credibility to do that anyway.

    I look at what’s happening right now, I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done.

    The president is the leader of the nation. The president brings people together, does the deals, does the trades, knocks the heads together. The president leads.

    And — and I don’t see that kind of — of leadership happening right now —

    WALLACE: What is this president doing?

    MITT ROMNEY: Well, he’s campaigning.

  • lbsles

    Michael Barone: For Obama, politics always trumps governing

    Do we have a president or a perpetual candidate? It’s not an entirely unfair question.

    Even as Barack Obama was warning of the dreadful consequences of the budget sequester looming on March 1, he spent days away from Washington, apparently out of touch with Democratic as well as Republican congressional leaders.

    In the meantime, Obama fans were lobbing verbal grenades at none other than the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.

    His offense: He’s continuing to make it clear, as he did in his book “The Price of Politics,” that it was Obama’s then-chief of staff and now Treasury Secretary Jack Lew who first proposed the dreaded sequester.

    This inconvenient fact threatens to interfere with the ready-for-teleprompter narrative that the Republicans want to cut aid to preschoolers in order to save tax breaks for corporate jets.

    It appears that Obama prefers delivering such messages to crowds of adoring supporters over actually governing.

    His theory seemed to be that if he kicked his job approval rating up a few points, Republicans would agree to the revenue increases he is promoting, just as they agreed to a tax rate increase in the “fiscal cliff” showdown.

    But his job rating continues to hover just above 50 percent. That’s not nearly high enough to compel cooperation.

    In addition, his campaign rhetoric undercuts his credibility with politicians of the opposite party and perhaps of his own.

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