Cable News Ratings for Friday, March 8, 2013

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March 11th, 2013



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, March 8, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,136            207            411
CNN         361            121            173
MSNBC         407            129            184
CNBC         161             44             83
FBN           46               6             22
HLN         332            125            206
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,780            203            515
CNN         464            140            219
MSNBC         686            192            302
CNBC         160             69             99
FBN           44               9             12
HLN         503            167            287
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,184            277            497
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         262            104            141
MSNBC Morning Joe         375            114            176
CNBC Squawk Box         144             28             76
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         237            133            192
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,024            340            698
CNN SITUATION ROOM         393             99            161
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         643            132            258
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         116             34             71
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         148             17             62
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         224             68            130
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,901            261            625
CNN SITUATION ROOM         358             74            139
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         679            168            288
CNBC MAD MONEY         144             47             80
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         255             67            149
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,726            278            619
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         369            123            179
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         655            174            294
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         115             31             51
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         434            132            288
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,382            321            706
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         488            127            241
MSNBC ED SHOW         788            197            338
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         157             70            111
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         515            169            326
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       1,633            173            454
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         488            127            181
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         835            258            372
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         183             71            107
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         501            159            273
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,309            116            381
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         416            165            234
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         435            120            196
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         141             66             79
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         491            173            262
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         836            171            336
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         403            136            186
MSNBC DATELINE: ALONG CAME JODI         378            181            192
CNBC MAD MONEY           93             35             47
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         457            151            252

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

    USA8888 and pray tell, what is wrong with being older? Being you are going to be there some day yourself, you had better think better of those you are belitting.

    Or…would you be that rude to your grandma?

  • Ratboy

    @ Raz
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM
    USA8888 and pray tell, what is wrong with being older? Being you are going to be there some day yourself

    Raz, he has a long long long long way to go to get old! Right now we need to get him out of high school! Just go look at his piocture and you will understand! At his age, 35 is ancient!! :lol: :lol:

  • dana

    Can Anyone Guess the Age of USA8888??? Lets use deductive reasoning and submit a stab at it?? What would be the profile for such a person as Mr. USA888? Intrigued by the loonies out there and how they got that way….facinating…

  • Sj

    @USA8888 ;D ;D ;D

  • Sj


  • usa8888

    I respect all people of all ages…..and there is NOTHING wrong with being any age……

  • Cathy

    Ratboy, it took Maddow two weeks to beat Hannity. Let’s see, do you want to win 9 of 10 or 1 of 10….

    Do the liberals who tout the key demo understand why it’s the key demo? Research shows that the key demo can be swayed to purchase items by advertisement easier then other demos. In simple terms the 25 – 54 can be fooled easier the 35 – 64.

  • Cathy

    Then why are you always saying that all fox new viewers are OLD and over 66.

    I’m sure every 66 year old watching Hannity has more money and knowledge than you. Well, all the health viewers.

  • Cathy

    Dana, unlike the others. I believe that is an old photo of USA8888. And that he is around 19 or 20, a freshman or sophomore in college.

  • DB

    Usa8888, so you gonna back up your statement of fact that Judd will beat McConnel and promise you will leave the site if she loses or are you just full of hot air? I already know the answer to the question. Also waiting on your proof that gov’t spending is down 42 percent under Obama( one of your biggest lies).

    Cathy, he is kindergarten based on maturity. I’m sorry I just insulted kindergarteners.

  • Ratboy

    Cathy, you may have just insulted college freshman and sophomores!! :shock: :lol: :lol:

  • Cathy

    :cry: I’m sorry…. so sorry…. :cry:

  • Ratboy

    Cathy, you are a blast!!!!!! :lol:

  • Ralph Hahn

    @ussr666: This bears repeating because you still don’t get it:

    “You want to call people in the 25-54 and 35-64 demos OLD? Consider the facts that 25-year olds are obviously in the 25-54 demo, and 35-year olds are in the 35-64 demos. <<<

  • Doug Z


    Your party takes care of themselves but no visitors to the WH for the people.The party of the 1% or will be if friends of Obama.

    Dozens of WH senior staffers making six-figure salaries amid sequester woes

    But the payroll under the Obama White House has expanded since the Bush administration. The payroll went from $33 million in 2008 to $39 million in 2009.

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Usa8888, so you gonna back up your statement of fact that Judd will beat McConnel

    I hop the Tea Party can take this Lib out first.

  • d.d.

    @Laurence Glavin
    Did the verdict come down?

    My husband watches this case. Why I don’t know. He said the trial will not resume until Wednesday, & , probably won’t go to the jury for some time, maybe weeks.


    Watchdog News has an article on a organization that I’ve followed for years.

    Tides uses tax dollars to turn America to the Left

    The Tides Foundation is a high-level White House access and tax-code loopholes group that’s created a lobbying organization dressed up as an educational nonprofit with the benign name of a laundry detergent.

    The Tides Foundation is a favorite charity of such big-name liberal donors as Teresa Heinz Kerry (ketchup up heiress and wife of Secretary of State John Kerry) and Barbra Streisand. The two have given Tides more than $8.5 million over the years.

    From 2009 to 2011, the most recent years for which data is available, the government has given Tides some $28 million in grants paid for by American taxpayers.Every year, from Tides HQ, the organization pushes $300 million through a network of hundreds of left-wing groups.

    Perhaps Tides’ biggest coup was using its Apollo Alliance Project to help draft Obama’s massive stimulus bill. The final stimulus bill doled out billions of dollars to further the Left’s green-energy agenda and social justice constituency while preserving labor’s role in centralized economic planning.

    A Watchdog investigation found that Tides officials logged 92 White House visits last year.

    I’m sorry , but, we are not all liberals, & I don’t feel taxpayer money should be used in this way.



  • Ratboy

    I guess the dung beetle didn’t get the memo! His labs don’t seem to have much use for little olé Ashley

    Chris Matthews: ‘No Chance Anyone’s Looking for a Nekkid Picture of Mitch McConnell’

    “No chance anyone’s looking for a nekkid picture of Mitch McConnell.”

    As amazing as it might seem, such was actually said by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Hardball Monday

    In a discussion about Ashley Judd’s possible candidacy for the U.S. Senate, the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman poured a little cold water on the merriment saying that even Democrats aren’t happy about this.

    “The Obama people don’t want her either,” Fineman said. “The Obama people who did a very good job of winning Virginia – don’t forget, they won Virginia twice, President Obama did – they simply think that Ashley Judd has too many downsides.”

    “She’s had mental problems that she’s been very frank about,” Fineman continued. “She got divorced.”

    Fineman then gingerly stepped around the fact that there are “nekkid” pictures of her out there from her movies.

    Matthews brushed this aside saying, “Yeah, let’s watch the Republicans bash another woman. This’ll be great.”

    Isn’t it fascinating how Matthews is always in favor of Democrats trashing white men – he and his MSNBC colleagues do it all the time! – but going after Democrat women is verboten?

    In fact, he demonstrated his hypocrisy perfectly a few moments later when as the segment came to a conclusion, he said, “Okay, by the way, asymmetric warfare here guys: no chance anyone’s looking for a nekkid picture of Mitch McConnell.”

    This was met with laughter by all.

    Thanks for proving my point, Chris

  • Ratboy

    Libs not labs

  • tony

    Kilpatrick going to jail,a city(Detroit) in total bankrupcy–95% Democrat no wonder…um um um!

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