Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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March 6th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,241   238   479
CNN         339   104   153
MSNBC         431   120   197
CNBC         186     45     99
FBN           70     15     34
HLN         406   132   228
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,233   345   795
CNN         536   172   270
MSNBC         872   231   434
CNBC         222     62   107
FBN           52     10     19
HLN         646   244   390
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends  (000s)  (000s)  (000s)
CNN Early Start/Starting Point       1,095   266   485
MSNBC Morning Joe         223     87   114
CNBC Squawk Box         406   125   197
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         123     26     63
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,178   370   782
CNN SITUATION ROOM         536   147   225
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         638   149   272
CNBC FAST MONEY         204     48   134
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         692   164   348
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,987   334   678
CNN SITUATION ROOM         443   143   192
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         648   168   262
CNBC MAD MONEY         185     50     97
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         778   188   370
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,797   306   706
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         475   141   212
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         666   216   316
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         258     44   124
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         968   241   474
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,922   423   926
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         663   267   383
MSNBC ED SHOW         761   174   341
CNBC SECRET LIVES: MEGA HOMES         177     59     75
HLN NANCY GRACE         723   285   437
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,166   343   748
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         563   149   261
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         961   279   523
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         279     62   138
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         729   272   447
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,579   254   692
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         382     99   167
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         891   239   436
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         210     64   108
HLN NANCY GRACE         486   174   286
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,329   338   619
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         265     75   110
MSNBC ED SHOW         428   149   187
CNBC MAD MONEY           97     38     41
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         306   103   171


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.

  • Ralph Hahn


    Someone yesterday posted that Maddow has been ‘consistently’ beating Hannity? HA, HA, HA!

  • Hal Barbera

    CNN and especially Andy Cooper are losers, losers, and losers!

  • Mark2


    CNN and HLN are both part of TBS, so they never lose.

  • Mark2

    @Tama and BobbyV

    The funniest part of last night’s Factor show was hearing Charles Krauthammer tell O’Reilly that he basically needs to get on medication after witnessing his meltdown.

    Oh yeah, and hearing John Stossel tell O’Reilly that he was ‘out of line’ and especially when he called O’Reilly ‘obnoxious’ to his face…that was classic.

    Yep, I agree with Charles for once, it’s time for Billo the Clown to get back on medication.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @ Hal:

    Don’t listen to M2’s bullcrap. The success or failure of CNN and HLN have absolutely NOTHING to do TBS’s success or failure. They share the same stockholders is about all they have in common.

  • Ratboy

    What Mark2 has failed to mention which should be of no surprise is that BOTH Stossel and Krauthammer AGREED with OReilly and the meds part was tongue in cheek on the part of Charles.
    Funny how the important parts are left out! :shock:

  • betty

    @ mark2….Keep on keep on watching Bill O’Reilly on the sneak….you’re only helping his huge numbers get Hugher! Thank-ya-much.

  • Ralph Hahn

    While online, I had O’Reilly on at 8pm, 11pm and 4am. Bill has REALLY been given Colmes a free ride until last night. I guess no specific program cuts were in the DNC talking points. But, O’Reilly is not a monster. He apologized and told at least one other guest later that he felt bad about the way he treated Colmes and should have not used the word “liar.”

    99% of the time, O’Reilly is taped. I think he’s doing his show at the same time The Five are live. FNC COULD have snipped a clip from the O’Reilly/Colmes showdown and promoted it the rest of the night. I know the 11pm feed would have maybe twice the audience it usually has with the teaser clip.

  • TZCA

    Posted March 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM
    ….Funny how the important parts are left out!”

    Funny, yes. Surprising, no.

  • usa8888

    Fox Fake News continues to corner the market on old viewers –over 65%. Remember: Obama–53 million votes; Billo–2-3 million right wingers…..

  • usa8888

    Hey, I just heard that the Trumper is going to give a comedic speech at the CPAC comedy convention…you know the guy who has a fox on his head and dates 2o year-olds if they don’t have a mind of their own…the guy who inherited $10 mil from his dad and his real estate contacts….bankrupt twice….and doesn’t believe Obama’s birth certificate…

  • Ratboy

    Dung de dung dung!!!
    IDIOT ALERT!!!!!!

  • usa8888

    Right wing priorities:–did I miss anything???
    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 by cutting spending in a recession or depression
    11) Obstruction, obstruction, obstruction

  • usa8888

    Rat still can’t defend his absurd positions….because they are absurd…..step up, Rat–only if you dare………….

  • usa8888

    Hey, I hear Glen Beck is against Obamacare…that’s because with all the money he makes off right wing suckers, he can pay the 100% increases in heathcare costs every 10 years…….that the GOP endorses…..

  • usa8888

    This just in: Rand Paul is making a fool of himself on the Senate floor…..

  • progressive Slayer

    the dows direction is being led by a few macro factors… one is the feds easy money policy.. second our fed is cornering the bond market, to force down interest rates… third we are printing dollars to buy our bonds, thus we are devaluing our currency… t

    the DOW is just acting accordingly to what should happen when you ruin bond yields, for long term investments thus forcing more people to use equities as a larger part of a portfoleo as inflation resistant hedges….. you devalue the currency in which the dow is priced, and then you pump up with people your trying to convince everything is good…

    the dow could go to 20000 in the next 4 years if obama and the fed keep stimulating the banks, printing money, cornering the bond market… you will see money keep going into the dow, cause it has nowhere else to go…

    and as you see inflation, food prices increasing, gas going -up more, if obama continues his reckless policies… TIGHT MONEY IS . INEVITABLE if we keep treating our money like garbage

    but the companies CAN RAISE THEIR PRICES.. thus these major companies can resist alot of the effects of a devaluing dollar by laying them off on you… the consumer, and stock prices will look good cuase of GREATER PROFITS, but no one will leave the next great depression unscathed

  • bishop

    Obama denies handicapped children tours of the White House

  • progressive Slayer

    USA 8888… so you are a moronic lemming… you have been so lied to you dont even know what the republicans stand for, and how their ideas would affect the nation… becuase all you know are lies… its funny that you post so much HATE, and yet you call others biggots…

    please… make an economic arguement, like i did, IN SUPPORT OF DEMAND SIDE PRACTICES… in support of how obama is DRIVING UP THE PRICE OF FOOD, AND DRIVING UP THE PRICE OF GAS… and how that is good for the middle class…

    please tell me how republicans saying we should stop devaluing the dollar, stop CORNERING THE BOND MARKETS, AND LOWER TAXES, TO BRING JOBS AND MANUFACTURING BACK TO THE NATION is bad for the nation…


    obama would rather hurt people, and accuse others for theri pain, TO TRY AND MAKE THE REPUBLICANS LOOK BAD, then actually do what is best for the nation

  • TZCA

    progressive Slayer, I am sorry for you that you are endeavoring to withdraw an intellectual response from such a troll.

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