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.

  • usa8888

    Iblses: ask slimebaughhow cutting spending is going to grow jobs and the economy…..

    Rat–feel free to jump in……

  • lbsles

    Isn’t it interesting that people want the parties to work together, but only the Republicans get the blame for not doing it, when they’re the only ones that try? The Republicans actually are the only ones. It’s silly and it’s folly, but they are trying to make compromise agreements with the Democrats.

    The Democrats want no part of it. Obama wants no part of it. The Republicans get the blame for it — and that’s because of the perpetual, never-ending campaign. We had the news last hour. Tax revenue collected is at an all-time high, with $2.7 trillion of tax revenue collected. In the middle of a recession, with 8.5 million fewer jobs existing than four years ago and unemployment at 14%, tax revenues are at an all-time high. Yet Obama’s running around talking about how people aren’t taxed enough yet. Not just the rich. He’s not through taxing everybody.

    At $2.7 trillion, a record amount of revenue collected, we’re still gonna have a deficit of $1 trillion because we’re spending $3.7 trillion. It’s a clear illustration that we have a spending problem. Have you ever noticed, folks, the way this works? In Cuba, Fidel Castro has been running that country into the ground since 1959-1960. Castro still talks about the revolution! He did the revolution. He took control 60 years ago. As far as the way he governs, he’s still trying to take control. He’s still fighting those evil Batista forces. The revolution still hasn’t been completed yet!

  • usa8888

    Ibsles: are for tax breaks for billionaires’ yachts and private jets?

  • Mark2

    Just remember that Fox News, O’Reilly, Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and all the racist groups FAILED miserably in getting their Republican candidate elected into the oval office.

    Repeat after me, YOU AND YOUR CRONIES FAILED MISERABLY!!! Poor babies…lol

  • usa8888

    ibsles: Robme campaigned on the platform of closing tax loopholes for the wealthy….has he changed his mind???? If so, why?

  • usa8888

    Right wingers–list your accomplishments during Obama’s presidency….don’t all talk at once…………Rat–you first…..

  • usa8888

    The right wingers can’t even defend themselves on this forum. Imagine how they will be defeated next election……..

  • usa8888

    Here is the Slimebaugh Theorem: racism, bigotry, intense greed, prevarication,slovenliness,backward thinking = a slob who bilks suckers out of millions of dollars…….

  • usa8888

    Where did all the right wingers go? Step up and state the right wing’s accomplishments……….I am waiting………..

  • Mark2

    They always run away with their tails between their legs once presented with facts.

  • Chriscee

    Posted March 5, 2013 at 6:32 PM
    Ibsles: are for tax breaks for billionaires’ yachts and private jets?

    FUNNY…how the demoKKKrats and Harry Reid…protected those private jet owners the other day. Harry is running scared!!

  • usa8888

    Right wing priorities:
    1) eliminate birth control and support the Personhood Amendment
    2) eliminate gun background checks so more criminals and lunatics can get assault weapons and murder more children and adults
    3) give big tax breaks to billionaires with yachts and private jets
    4) replace science with creationism and bible study
    5) eliminate Social Security, Medicare, the EPA, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, etc.
    6) embrace racism, bigotry and general backward thinking
    7) worship lunatics like Slimebaugh, Beck, Hannity and send them money
    8) attend the CPAC Comedy Convention
    9) watch Faux News–the propaganda arm of the right wing (bias 24/7)
    10)Ruin the economy with 19th Century economic thinking which makes no sense (cutting spending in a recession or depression)
    11) support the Confederacy

  • lbsles

    Two more sound bites before the phone calls. Up first is Brit Hume. This is last night on The O’Reilly Factor. Question: “When did he say he didn’t want the authority that Paul Ryan (sic) wants to give him to make sure that things like aircraft carriers aren’t denied, things like that?”

    What this question is about is the Senate. O’Reilly meant the Senate. The Senate last week, to head off the sequester, offered a bill that would have given Obama total authority over whatever spending cuts in the sequester there were to be. Republicans in the Senate proposed it. Democrats said, “Nope, not gonna do it.” Obama said he would veto it. It was a test. “Okay, we’re gonna pass a bill.

    “We’ll give you total authority over all the spending cuts,” and he didn’t want it. Why? He doesn’t want his name on these cuts! He doesn’t want his name on whatever happens in the sequester. It’s his idea, he proposed it, he got it, but he doesn’t want anybody knowing that. As far as these sequester budget cuts are concerned, he’s fighting every one of them. It’s somebody else causing the pain, not him. So O’Reilly was asking Brit Hume. O’Reilly asked, “When did he say that?” as if O’Reilly’s not believing that he said it.

    w w w dot youtubedot com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=muy3OY1Lcjg

  • lbsles

    This is when Brit Hume said…

    HUME: This has been pretty clear. The administration doesn’t want this. The president seems prepared to let the public suffer almost as much as possible as long as he can blame somebody else. This is not what we expect of presidents. Presidents, in the end, are supposed to be the people who put on their big-boy pants and are prepared to shoulder responsibility — and if they’re criticized for using that responsibility or authority, so be it. But that’s what you expect of presidents. This president seems more inclined to let the chips fall where they may and hit as hard as they might as long as he thinks he can blame somebody else. It’s very unusual for a president.

    RUSH: Limbaugh Theorem, folks! Limbaugh Theorem. It’s everywhere.

  • usa8888

    The cat’s still got Rat’s tongue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lbsles

    RUSH: Tom Brokaw was on MSNBC yesterday afternoon and you know what he said? He said that Speaker Boehner was right when Speaker Boehner blamed the implementation of the sequester on the president and the Democrats because they’re constantly campaigning. Tom Brokaw said that Boehner is right. Obama spent too much time campaigning instead of governing. So even Boehner’s out there now articulating the Limbaugh Theorem, and Brokaw, who I’m sure has no idea, is agreeing with the premise.

  • usa8888

    ibsles–the right wing is to blame for the sequester!!!!!!!!!

  • lbsles

    RUSH: This is from the New York Times. It’s from yesterday. The headline is quite interesting: “Obama Faces Political Risks in Emphasizing the Effects of Spending Cuts.” Now, I don’t want to read too much into this, but listen to the opening paragraphs of this story. Now, this is the New York Times, an Obama house organ, the epitome of State-Controlled Media. “As the nation’s top Democrat, President Obama has a clear imperative: to ratchet up pressure on Republicans for across-the-board spending cuts by using the power of his office to dramatize the impact on families, businesses and the military.”

    Meaning: As the nation’s biggest Democrat, Obama’s political job is to make sure the Republicans get the blame for any suffering that is the result of the sequester. He has got to dramatize the impact, the pain. He’s gotta focus on it. This is his job as the top Democrat. He’s gotta go out there and he’s gotta make the case that the Republicans are killing people, harming people, injuring people, making the country less safe and less secure. That’s his job as top Democrat. Here’s the next paragraph: “But as president, Mr. Obama is charged with minimizing the damage from the spending reductions and must steer clear of talking down the economy.

  • usa8888

    ibsles–see the Slimebaugh Theorem above…..

  • lbsles

    “A sustained campaign against the cuts by the president could become what one former aide called ‘a self-fulfilling kind of mess.'” The second paragraph is a New York Times red flag, because what they’re saying here is: As the nation’s top Democrat, he’s supposed to go out there and highlight these cuts, and he’s supposed to talk about all the pain and all the suffering and blame the Republicans. In the next paragraph, they say: But that’s not presidential. That’s not what presidents do. Presidents minimize the damage from such things.

    Presidents ” must steer clear of talking down the economy.”

    So the New York Times is worried here because they say, “A sustained campaign against the cuts by the president could become what one former aide called ‘a self-fulfilling kind of mess,'” meaning: At some point people are going to start blaming him, and the New York Times is worried. So then the next paragraph is: “As a result, Mr. Obama is carefully navigating between maximizing heat on Republicans to undo the cuts while mobilizing efforts to make sure that the steep spending cuts do not hurt Americans.” He is not doing that. That’s where the story falls apart.

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