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.

  • TZCA


    I’m glad you haven’t seen any impact yet, and hopefully for you and yours, it works out.

  • Mark2

    @TZCA and Bobby

    O’Reilly used the tactic of changing his initial request from Colmes just like Kirsten pointed out….’moving the goal posts’.

    Last night O’Reilly asked Colmes ‘what specific program’ Obama was willing to cut, he never asked for ages, amounts, etc, he simply asked ‘what specific program’ Obama willing to cut and even stated that Obama had NOT proposed to make any cuts. Colmes answered his question with a ‘specific program’…Medicare. In fact, Healthcare is the general program as is Defense, Welfare, etc. Now what specific program under Healthcare is Obama willing to cut is Medicare…which is actually a subprogram. So Colmes did answer that question several times.

    Then today, when Kirsten repeated that and actually provided him with evidence of Obama’s proposal, he quickly demanded more information…ages, amounts, etc. Before you knew it, he was demanding to know the names of the companies Obama was working with.

    He went from wanting to know ONE program that Obama was willing to cut to wanting to know which drug companies Obama was working with. I mean come on…seriously?!

    In summary, O’Reilly stated yesterday that Obama had not put for any proposals to cut spending…he was proven wrong today. He also asked for one program that Obama was willing to cut…both Colmes and Kirsten repeatedly gave him one…Medicare. Now he wants to know the drug companies. Just face it he lost the debate and looked bad doing so.

  • Ralph Hahn

    So, you want to be a political Spin Doctor: Observe the absolute WRONG WAY of doing things:

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

    To the intelligent posters, I ask, how could you put ANY stock into the BS the above poster above is slinging?

    1. Is there DOCUMENTED PROOF that Fox News’s audience is 65% old viewers? Is that a blanket misstatement without facts to back that up on just TODAY”s numbers?

    2. How can one take someone seriously who CONSISTENTLY compares Obama’s Presidential votes to the ratings of a cable news company’s???

    And, others who CONSISTENTLY compare the ratings of Cable News Networks, on 24/7, with the skimpy 30-minute nightly newscasts on CBS, NBC & ABC? Who compare programs scoring in the 18-49 demo group of “entertainment” shows, vs. the cable news programs who are judged in the 25-54 demo, NOT 18-49?

    Night after night, the same bu11$h-t is repeated over and over after constantly being told that he is wrong, wrong, wrong. He/she or they must think the occasional posters here are dumber that d-gpoop to believe the detritis that is being spread all over the website has any creedence?

    Does ANYONE take usa888 or Mark2 seriously here?

  • Bobbyv


    Same to you, hope things improve. I should tell you that I work in Pharma so I would hope my H/C is good. We’ll see if it stays that way

  • TZCA

    Ralph Hahn
    Posted March 6, 2013 at 7:29 PM
    …To the intelligent posters, I ask, how could you put ANY stock into the BS the above poster above is slinging?

    Perhaps I shouldn’t answer since you directed your question to intelligent posters only, but I will answer anyway: I PUT ABSOLUTELY NO STOCK IN ANYTHING THE AFOREMENTIONED POSTER POSTS.

  • Leslie

    New Fox News Fan. I want to thank by the numbers for balanced numbers no matter what network. And yes fox tells the truth. They give you both sides of the story you may or may not like how they say it but it’s the truth. I am sick and tired of listen to people defend a man who has no record of accomplishing anything. I say anything because you can’t find out what he did as a community organizer, where are the droves of people saying he help them keep the heat on or water on. You can’t see his grades what kind of a student he was or what his college thesis was about everything you wanted to know about Pres. Bush(and there was so much the media piled on and put out there,Remember Cindy Sheenan)can’t be said about this man. You can tell he’s never had to work hard in his life because we have had a front row seat for this entertainer-in-chief for over 5 years. The man is and was always in over his head.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Stan T. : >>> I actually can’t understand it…but then I think “reality shows” are anything but reality…so you can see where I’m coming from…lol <<<

    True, a murder trial is as about as "real" as a reality show can get? But, the HLN audience is always up for murder trials. They scored very high last year with the Casey Anthony trial. The program breakdown above should show the substitute show title being cast, NOT the name of the show that normally occupies that time slot. They Do it when CNBC or MSNBC or FOX puts a title on a show. Is typing HLN: Jones Murder Trial instead of Nancy Grace be so hard?

  • TZCA


    I understand your point about moving the goal post, I don’t like the Bill O’Reilly did that. BUT, I understand why he did that. Bill-O asks for a specific program Obama wants to cut, and Kirsten says that Obama wants to make cuts in Medicare because Obama says (paraphrase) we will negotiate to cut the costs of medication. As I’ve stated, to me this nothing more than a commitment to negotiate not a commitment to cut. If Bill-O is thinking like I am thinking, then this is where Bill-O loses it, and unfortunately his line of questioning goes astray.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @ Leslie: Bravo! Welcome here.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @TZCA: Of course you’re an intelligent poster! LOL! However, I will respectfully disagree with you on your last post. While Colmes kept coming back with cuts in medicaid and mnedicare, Bill O wanted specific information. Cut where in Medicaid? Younger people, older people, extending the number of years in order to collect Social Security. I watched the program three times last night. I agree that Bill did go over the top, he apologized and told a later guest that he should not have called Colmes a liar. But, unlike when Colmes was constantly being challenged by Hannity when they worked together, O’Reilly has been very lax in letting Alan state his facts without challenging him on it. But, overall, it makes for interesting television.

  • TZCA

    Ralph Hahn

    Thanks for the kudos. The Bill-O / Colmes debate drove me nuts, and it wasn’t Bill-O’s response that drove me nuts :twisted:.

    My last comment was in regards to tonight’s debate between Bill-O and Kirsten Powers.

  • TZCA

    In tonight’s debate, it seemed Bill-O was moving the goal post arbitrarily. At least to me.

  • TZCA

    BUT, I understand why he was moving the goal post, and I think it was a result of Bill-O getting frustrated that both Colmes and Powers were trying to say that a commitment to negotiate is the same as a commitment to cut, and Bill-O was trying to say, no it’s not, and it resulted in a arbitrary movement of the goal post (well, to me, it was more obvious with Powers).

  • TZCA

    I find Kirsten very attractive. Why, Oh Lord, does she need to be a liberal?

  • usa8888

    THis just in: billo makes a fool of himself berating Alan Colmes on Fox Fake News. Billo apoligized–makes you wonder if he treated his wife that way before the divorce —

  • usa8888

    Billo has anger management problems…wonder what happened with his intern at Fox whom he is said to have molested…an out of court settlement ensued…

  • usa8888

    Ralphie–yes, 53 million voters for Obama take what Mark and I say for granted because it’s the truth……right wingers are incapable of understanding most things……they do, however, do well with racism, anti-government thinking, religious fanaticism, and backward thinking…..

  • AppleStinx

    TZCA wrote: “I find Kirsten very attractive. Why, Oh Lord, does she need to be a liberal?”

    She is ok, someone who doesn’t always regurgitate the liberal talking points of the day. I think that at least she understands the different between deficit and debt, something Jon Stewart was clueless about when he debated O’Reilly.

  • Cathy

    I didn’t watch O’Reilly today or yesterday. But I want to slap the sh*t out of Colmes. I have heard the man say Obama agrees to cut Medicare time and time again. When asked for details, he always come up with B.S. He always gives out pie in the sky ideas and never details.
    How are they going to cut drug spending?

    If Obama would just let the meetings between him, the house and senate leaders be televised Bill and Colmes wouldn’t have to debate if Obama did or didn’t after cuts. But Obama doesn’t want the TVs.

  • Cathy

    Kirsten Powers has been better in the last couple of days. She isn’t supporting what Obama is doing right now.

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