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.

  • TZCA

    Ratboy “How many Dung Beetles do you think watch?”

    A few hundred at least, maybe close to a thousand when they host Fabio.

  • Ratboy

    @ A few hundred at least, maybe close to a thousand when they host Fabio.


  • Hillbilly

    TZCA – I don’t think I’ll be able to answer your question of cost, but if you still choose to read, get ready for some exhaustive reading.


    First – Thanks for taking the time to type your reply.

    I have no problem with wind or solar power. My problem is folks ramble about “Oh we have to switch or the planet will melt.” I wish i could put them on a grid that only has solar & wind. Then when they don’t have power LMAO at them. Some seem to think the country can just switch to green power with a flip of a switch. I’m just a dumb hillbilly, but i know that ain’t gonna happen.

    IMO it’s gonna cost big bucks to build the infrastructure. Then once that’s done you have to figure out how to keep the flow of power study. Like say when the solar runs out (I’m guessing) you have to put the traditional back online at the same time. I have no idea how that will work. We will be told to expect outages while the traditional comes back on line.

    I found while researching this whole deal that say 100 volts of power is produced in a coal or gas fired plant. If that power isn’t used they can’t store it. I have no idea where it goes..i didn’t fully understand what i was reading. Bill Gates gave some guy a bunch of money who’s trying to make a battery that will store the left over electric produced.

    Good luck in the new job. Maybe you will figure it out & become the new Bill Gates. :)

  • Ratboy

    Yep, I know they tried to spin what Rove wants but what Rove wants is very very simple, he wants candidates that can WIN!!! Period! End of Discussion!

  • Hillbilly

    These folks never give up. His “proxies” are proven wrong in recent times, but we should believe them any way. :roll:

    Some act as if the climate never changes. Then when it does we need new taxes & regulations to fix it.


    Marcott’s data indicates that it took 4,000 years for the world to warm about 1.25 degrees from the end of the ice age to about 7,000 years ago. The same fossil-based data suggest a similar level of warming occurring in just one generation: from the 1920s to the 1940s. Actual thermometer records don’t show the rise from the 1920s to the 1940s was quite that big and Marcott said for such recent time periods it is better to use actual thermometer readings than his proxies.

  • Cathy

    In the United States, losing parties already pay the “costs” of the winner–which can include travel costs, depositions, telephone calls and copies–but not the attorneys’ fees of the other side UNLESS there is a statute requiring that fee-shifting occur.

    The web site legal affairs dot org has a story about losers pays and how it not only does not work it increases legal fee for everyone.

    Also Bloomberg does have a story from 2/27/2013 about how fixing the US budget can be done by simply fixing medical malpractice law.

    But seeing how Doug reminded me that over half of the nuts in Washington D.C. are lawyers it will never get done.

  • d.d.

    and just for featherweight 4 8’s education

    Another look at jobs

    1. In January 2009, Team Obama economists predicted that the unemployment rate by 2013 would be 5.1% (and the economy would be booming at 4% annual growth). Heck, even without the stimulus, they thought the jobless rate would be down to 5.5%. That’s a big miss.

    2. The labor force participation rate fell again as potential workers stopped looking for work. If the LFP rate was just where it was a year ago, in February 2012, the official unemployment rate would 8.3%.

    3. The February U-6 number, the broadest measure of unemployment and underemployment, was down a tick to 14.3%.

    4. During the past three months, the economy has added an average of 191,000 jobs. At that pace, according to the Jobs Gap calculator from the Hamilton Project, it would take 101 months to return to pre-Great Recession employment levels while also absorbing the people who enter the labor force each month

    5. The share of the unemployed out of work for 27 weeks or longer increased to 40.2% from 38.1% in January.

    6. The employment-population ratio is exactly where it was a year ago, at an almost rock-bottom 58.6%.


    Heading to a chili cookoff. BBT

  • Cathy

    Ratboy, the view is on at 11am when people are working. Of course all of the liberal unemployed women watching it would think that any conservative is too right wing.
    Conservative stay at home mom’s are busy making lunch or helping at their kids school at 11am, so they aren’t watching it.

  • usa8888

    DD–you obviously don’t watch the the real financial channels—consensus is things are going in right direction but have long way to go. Capital investment is best since 2004; commercial and indvidual loans are best since 2008. Stock market is at all time highs. The right wing birchers in the House have done their best to runin our economy but have FAILED…….

    DD probably has no money in the market…………….

  • usa8888

    Rat–I’m still waiting for your accomplishments….can’t you name one…

    I’ll start you out—best OBSTRUCTION tactics better than the NFL lines….and best support of right wing religious nonsense (legitimate rape)——–

  • usa8888

    Beck says the world is ending…he has it on his blackboard but you have to have an IQ of 50 to be one of his audience….

  • Ratboy

    sniff…….sniff snifff……snifff……eeew!
    You guys smell something??

  • Ratboy

    I think I will send the Dung Beetle my Federal Income tax bill and see how many years or decades it would take for him to pay it.

    Dung de Dung Dung

  • TZCA


    Yeah, I get annoyed at the people who think that Green Energy is available to power all the world, all that is needed is a flip of a switch, and voila! Heck, the only thing in the way are those stupid uneducated right wingers who are obstructing Obama’s green energy plan! My experience is that very few people even realize how many small coal/oil/natural gas peaker units are located in their municipalities that fire up quickly to help stabilize the grid. Most are small, hidden inside a building no bigger than an auto-parts store with pretty shrubs and flowers in the front.

    Education is a big problem in this country. That or people don’t care about much more than Kim Kardashian’s new shoes or who Mike ‘The Situation’s’ new fling is.

    I have a 1-ton 7.3L powerstroke diesel (gets about 16 mpg). I wish a Nissan Leaf could haul the things I need to haul, but alas, no, it can’t. I was walking into a store a few weeks back when a lady says, “sir, I have to ask you, do you know how much you are polluting the world with that truck?” I looked around at the other big trucks in the lot, all gassers probably getting what I get in mpg on a good day. I only saw a couple hybrid cars. I said to her, “I’ve thought about it and don’t drive it very often. I have a car that I commute in which gets 36 mpg on the highway. I have to ask you though, do you know anything about the long lasting toxins generated in the manufacturing of a Lithium-Ion and NiMH batteries for electrics and hybrids?” She just stared for a moment, and walked off.

    She left the store about the same time I did. She had a Toyota Prius with an Obama-Biden sticker. Go figure. But to her, I am the uneducated Neanderthal.

    Thank you for the well wishes.

  • Bobbyv

    No matter what happens the President only gets the credit. I want that standard! :)

  • usa8888

    Beck and Slimebaugh are going to split their take with people because they can’t live with themselves anymore—bilking millions of suckers (audience and advertisers) out of millions of dollars…so they say anyone in their audience with an iq under 90 (which is most of the audience ) they will send their a gold bar…..

  • usa8888

    Bobby–it would have happened sooner if the the right wing kooks in the House hadn’t mastered the art of OBSTRUCTIOn……..

  • usa8888

    Rat–the cat’s got your tongue….STILL…………..

  • Letmethink

    @Doug–you have to be 65 to be on medicare. Not sure what you meant by medicare won’t do kidney transplants after age 30.
    My nephew and his wife are doctors in Denmark which is ranked as one of the best by the socialist WHO.They are both avowed socialist and when asked what they think about the health care in Denmark, they say it is great if you are young and not ill. That is how they keep the costs down. That and paying the doctors a relatively low salary. If that is what people want and they are happy with it–great. I would prefer a health care system without a middle man. Insurance for only catastrophic events–otherwise pay out of the pocket. This cuts down on unnecessary surgery and keeps the costs down. Docs can’t charge an individual what they would an insurance company Get the middle man and government out of health care and it would be better and more affordable.
    There is a big difference between a government appointed panel to decide who gets what treatment (a real death panel) and a doctor and his patient deciding what the patient needs.
    With insurance companies and government funding there is rampant greed and fraud. The patient rarely cares or even looks at what it costs as the insurance company pays for it.
    MHOO and my 2 cents.

  • Mark2

    -Dow closes at a record high for 4th straight day. All 3 indexes up 2% for week.

    -Unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2008.

    Oh No!!! It’s the end of the World! Where’s Glenn Beck and the Republican Doomsday prognosticators when you need them? LOL

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