Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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March 7th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,298            251            504
CNN         351            100            143
MSNBC         457            136            212
CNBC         188             52             96
FBN           60               9             31
HLN         524            187            289
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,453            415            791
CNN         473            141            196
MSNBC         961            222            428
CNBC         215            128            129
FBN           53             13             25
HLN         803            295            442
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,147            283            558
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         281            115            158
MSNBC Morning Joe         424            154            222
CNBC Squawk Box         135             29             65
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         217            118            181
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,888            279            642
CNN SITUATION ROOM         418             74            126
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         772            166            331
CNBC FAST MONEY         224             57            120
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,112            354            564
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,865            329            676
CNN SITUATION ROOM         433            104            148
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         687            193            317
CNBC MAD MONEY         127             50             72
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,145            386            583
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,897            361            754
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         397             99            143
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         696            193            320
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         138             50             81
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         945            329            543
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,329            554         1,092
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         471            136            185
MSNBC ED SHOW         916            204            375
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         137             81             80
HLN NANCY GRACE         823            293            434
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,306            416            730
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         497            114            184
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,128            279            527
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         195            127            107
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         921            329            492
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,711            273            550
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         453            172            217
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         841            184            383
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         309            171            197
HLN NANCY GRACE         665            264            399
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,278            308            555
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         264             82            123
MSNBC ED SHOW         455            152            243
CNBC MAD MONEY           95             37             48
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         382            121            200

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.

  • Doug Z

    Cathy, medicare for old people I think. Will not pay for Kidney transplant over age 30. I just like the truth and that is a death panel . GOP will not tell you that. We are going to have to have something like that at some time. USA cost 2X as much GB. it has better be 2X better.

    I was just saying this is not something I am for or against.

    Cut the Deficit.

  • TZCA

    Mikey O, lol. I can be both. Usually the dumb one more than the smart one.

  • Cathy

    TZCAthe biggest problem with health care costs is lawsuits Lawsuits are a major program and again not addressed by Obamacare.

    I’m surprised there are any OB’s in Michigan. The state is last in OB salary and first in OB lawsuits.
    My OB said he stopped taking non-insured and medicaid patients because they are the least compliant and the first to sue.

  • Doug Z

    Cathy , lawsuits are the highest in Il. and it is 5% of total cost. We need GB law. They have winner take all. If you sue me and lose you pay. If you can not, your lawyer pays. We have a perfect storm and the people can not afford.Big problem.

  • Cathy

    Doug, medicare does not cover a number of operations. Most people I know have a supplement.

  • TZCA

    Cathy, Yup. That is what I meant to drive at in my post about lawsuits is that all of these costs are passed on through all of these different mandates (the personal mandate is my biggest pet peeve), but nothing was done to address the reasons behind these rising costs. Thus you have so many Insurance and Pharma executives supporting Obamacare behind the scenes while Mr. Obama admonishes them in public, because Obamacare just means even more ways that society will be forced to pay the exorbitant premiums, guaranteeing profits.

  • Doug Z

    Broke people are in trouble and looking for a way out. Just saying

    he stopped taking non-insured and medicaid patients because they are the least compliant and the first to sue.

  • TZCA

    I had my first experience using my health insurance for the first time in three years just to get antibiotics a couple of days ago, and I can you tell my experience is that my premiums have gone up and my access has declined (travel farther for a longer wait). And that TROLL comes on here to say that Obamacare has lowered costs and made health care more available. Such a crock of $h!t. I can’t wait to see how wonderful things will be by 2016 once Obamacare is fully implemented. It’s passed, so now we get to see what’s in it.

  • Cathy

    Doug, the lawsuit problem in this country is we are to emotional. The drug using mother straightens herself up for the trail and all the people on the jury feel sorry for her losing her baby. The jury thinks the doctor and hospital are rich so that vote for the lady. This has happened for so many years that insurance companies just offer a pay off.

    First thing that needs to change is they should be judge only trails. You can let emotions in to it.

  • Ratboy

    Hey guys, the postal service is broke and stopping sat deliverys etc. Well get this. My mail lady at the office was gone for a long time. She is back now and told me that she had a planters wart removed from her foot. She was off on paid medical for………………….wait for it……………….7 WEEKS!!! Yep 7 weeks for a planters wart. years ago my dad had one removed and was back at it (with a slight limp) in 2 days (limp gone in 4)

    No we are going broke why??????

    an oh yea, she was pretty damn proud that she milked it for so long!

  • Doug Z

    We can not change the law because lawyers are in all 3 branches of Gov. It is over for the people. Read about Rome about 150 BC. Look at the economy and the citizen.They got their first King then.The Senate killed him to. The beginning of the end for the republic. Julius Ceasar was about 50 BC

  • TZCA

    Cathy, careful what you ask for. If you have judge only trials then you are taking out a critical component in the checks and balances that helps keep the U.S. from becoming a totalitarian system. Judges are human and can be corrupted. A Jury helps keep that in check.

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Doug, the lawsuit problem in this country is we are to emotional.

    Winner take all. It works . the best thing England has.

  • TZCA

    When it comes to a Jury, I am old school though. I agree with the arguments of Thomas Jefferson in regards to Jury Nullification. This usually gets me disqualified if I’m asked during selection.

  • TZCA

    So, Cathy, I have to agree with Doug Z (at least I think I’m agreeing) in that the only way to reduce frivolous suits is for there to be some amount of financial pain felt by the plaintiff if the suit fails.

  • Ratboy

    GEEZ WE ARE SCREWED!! I never watched this trash but on rightie against a bunch of lefties (isnt this one with the loon Whopopie Goldberg comediane turned political expert on everything Obama) and she has to go because she is too EXTREME!
    WOW! But they let retards like Tingles Mathews, Sharpie, Shultz, and the MSNBC clown college continue but they are not extreme!!

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View? Us Weekly Reports She Was Ousted For Being ‘Too Extreme’

    After nine years with the show, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is joining Joy Behar in exiting The View, Us Weekly reports. Citing an unnamed source, the report says viewers found her token conservative voice to be “too extreme and right wing.”

  • d.d.


    TSA Gives Security Badges to at Least 11 Airport Employees with Criminal Backgrounds…


    TSA screeners allow fed agent with fake bomb to pass through security at Newark Airport,” by Philip Messing and Chuck Bennett for the New York Post, March 8:

    An undercover TSA inspector with an improvised explosive device stuffed in his pants got past two security screenings at Newark Airport — including a pat-down — and was cleared to get on board a commercial flight, sources told The Post yesterday.

    The breach took place Feb. 25, when the Transportation Security Administration’s special operations team — the agency’s version of internal affairs — staged a mock intrusion at the airport.


    National Journal

    In Making Play for the House, President Obama Could Lose the Senate

    This week’s Quinnipiac poll shows the president’s job-approval rating dropping to 45 percent, his lowest since winning a second term. More ominously, a record-high 46 percent of Americans said they are “very dissatisfied” with the direction of the country – an even higher number than the pollster found in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis, when voters feared the economy was in free fall. All told, nearly three-quarters of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a worrisome statistic for the party in power. The trend lines are similar from all the polls released in the last week.

    President Obama’s advisers have telegraphed their goal to win control of the House in 2014, which would give the president unfettered control to advance his favored policies. But the bigger concern for the White House should be the more realistic possibility that they could lose the Senate in 2014.

    Put simply, a president with a middling job-approval rating, won’t be able to net 17 House seats – not when there are only 16 Republicans left in districts Obama carried. Remember: Democrats will also be on defense; the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week named 26 of the party’s own members who are vulnerable as part of its Frontline assistance program.

    If Obama’s job-approval ratings remain below 50 percent in 2014, the chances increase that the Senate will be in play.

    Midterms are rarely favorable to second-term presidents, and this one is unlikely to be an exception. Democrats can’t afford to lose more than five Senate seats (net), and the party is defending seven seats in states that Mitt Romney carried, six of them by double-digit margins. Mobilizing base support on behalf of the president’s pet issues, such as gun control and immigration, will do more harm than good in these conservative strongholds, where Obama is deeply unpopular.

    MY TWO CENTS WORTH. Republicans, run some non Karl Rove candidates, non kooks , & candidates with integrity.

  • TZCA

    Consider the audience, Ratboy. :roll:

  • TZCA

    d.d.’s two cents: Republicans, run some not Karl Rove candidates, non kooks, and candidates with integrity.

    Couldn’t agree more.

  • Ratboy

    @ TZCA
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM
    Consider the audience, Ratboy.

    How many Dung Beetles do you think watch?

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