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.

  • Raz

    A Let Them Eat Cake moment….there are no more tours through the WH, BUT (USA8888 reach around a grab a hand full) the prez still goes golfing spending millions of the tax payer dollars. Looks like the prez needs to be fitted for a powdered wig and a hoop skirt.

  • Hoppy

    Roger Ailes says that Joe Biden is “dumb as an ashtray.” This is incorrect. Biden is actually dumber than dogs**t.

  • Coffee Steve

    @ Hoppy


  • Hoppy

    Hi, Steve.

  • Coffee Steve


    Howdy right back at ya. Hows it going?
    It’s cold, icy, and snowy here but Spring starts Friday around here, highs around 70 for awhile.

  • Jeff

    Hey Raz elaborate and breakdown the Prez spending millions of taxpayers dollars on golf….wanting a man to wear a skirt sounds like a personal moment you should keep to yourself. ;)

    Hey Hoppy,it’s okay we know you voted for the like of Dickhead Cheney, Paul Ryan and far worse, Sarah Palin, so any VP remarks from you are dogsh-t. Nice try!

  • 1966

    good morning
    10 degrees and cold here, but sunny

  • Cathy

    Al: Msmbc couldn’t beat a test pattern.
    Do station even do test patterns anymore? I haven’t seen one in years.

  • Doug Z

    Mark2, Grasshopper, Jeff

    Spend, spend, winter is on the way.

    the young have no budget.

    The Federal Reserve’s purchases have driven interest rates to near zero. This has stimulated the economy but not without cost. Savers, particularly older ones trying to live on income from their investments, are starved for safe options. They’ve been forced into stocks, which is one reason the market has been acting as if it’s on steroids. Further, with borrowing costs low, Congress and the White House have less incentive to rein in the national debt. Rock-bottom interest rates have also distorted markets.

  • Coffee Steve

    Dickhead Cheney :shock: :-)

    Awwwww you said Potty I’m telling Mom!!!

    Morning Jeff, Hoppy, Cathy, Doug, 1966, Raz TVBN, President Obama, President Bush, FOX, MSNBC, CNN Lovers and all around all of humanity

    That should cover it

  • Doug Z

    Mark2, Grasshopper, Jeff

    Spend, spend, winter is on the way.

    This President Obama does not need a reason to kill Americans, No warrant needed. the King is here.

    What Constitution

  • Doug Z

    Young bucks, new GOP power brokers join Paul…


  • Doug Z

    While the filibuster, televised live on TV, captured the attention of conservatives and libertarians, for much of official Washington the bigger event was on the other side of town, where President Obama held an old-style closed-door dinner with Republican lawmakers, including Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

    John McCain and Mit Romney for president. Why could they not win . This is simple, is it not.

  • Doug Z

    Love these guys. Finally, some spine. Time for the young ones to take over while the old ones live it up with Obama, eating a fine dinner and being all “get along friendly” while agreeing to steal from our children. Benedict Arnolds, every one of them. Go Paul Reveres!

  • Coffee Steve

    @Doug Z

    This morning on all Louisville local radio just about 99% are all Positve on Rand Paul’s Talkathon.

    BBL…Have a BUNCH of papers to grade

  • d.d.

    I’m back … got to go grocery shopping & now waiting for the bug man .

    It’s my Birthday & don’t ask which one . I’ve had a few calls , cards, & emails which is nice , but that is the extent of the day’s highlights. Sad isn’t it ?. My husband is going to be in a chili cook off tomorrow , so , we are going to wait until next weekend to go out to dinner … he’s
    got to get cookin’.


    dd-appreciate your posts each day–so full of good reading from a variety of sources. Gardening weather here is virtually in full force. Hope it revs up soon in TN–sorry about the ice and snow

    Grrr… you say that while I look at the snow on the ground. My seeds have arrived & I need to get seed starter still. I start in flats under shop lights. Here we don’t have basements but there is an unfinished room under the house where I set up my garden camp.

    I miss BevAg , too. Each time I see a picture of a bulldog , I think of her.


    I am so glad I don’t live in NYC. I don’t like sugary drinks, but, this borders on insane.

    Customers at Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s can expect to add their own sugar packets and flavor swirls to large and larger coffees. OK

    Starbucks regulars will at first see no change at all, then may find a raft of them waiting one morning. Some large drinks will be affected, others not at all.

    None of those rules apply to drinks that are more than 50 percent milk, like lattes, because the city considers milk a valuable source of nutrition. And there is no limit to the number of Splenda, Equal and Sweet ’n Low packets a barista can pour in.

    There will be changes to 16 oz. sizes containing sugar & baristas will need to study up on the new rules.

    The city’s new regulations regarding coffee hinge on delicate calculations about milk, calorie and sugar ratios. Starbucks, which interprets the rules as saying baristas can add sugar to large coffee drinks as long as the customer asks first; BUT, the city says the amount must be limited.

    Now the Nanny is fostering a public education program costing $250,000 on the earbud controversy . Good thing NYC has solved all their other problems and has money to throw away.

  • Michael1


    Bill O’s meltdown depends upon whether or not you consider Medicare to be a government entitlement program or not. I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

  • TZCA

    Happy Birthday d.d.

    I’ll respect your request and won’t ask which one :razz:

  • Raz

    Morning Mr Coffee

    Jeff, consider the price of AF1, the secret service, the place where he stays, then transport for the wife and kids and their proctection. Plus dinner and a show. It gets a little pricy.

    And a man is a utility kilt is a glorious thing.

  • sunshine

    Hi d.d. :wink:

    Happy Birthday! ( I sure wish I was 29 again ) :oops:

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