Cable News Ratings for Friday, March 8, 2013

Categories: '

Written By

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.

  • lbsles

    News from below the fold.

    obumbles healthcare costs for young adults will be going up 100 or 200% in 2014.

    I know your waiting to find out why, but wait it’s good.

    Try and guess if you want.

    Wait, wait I’ll tell you.

    Hidden in the obumbles healthcare, that had to be passed to find out what’s in it, Who said that?, The reason the cost for young adult healthcare is going up next year is to pay for the cost of all those on Medicare and Medicaid.

    Isn’t that special, and great for us old Fox watchers.

    Not being reported on “abc” news outlets yet.

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:35 PM


    You insult dung beatles all the time at least they serve a usefull purpose

    You are so right. It shows the uninformed vote to the world.

  • Doug Z


    A real neocon like me could never vote for the biggest lib Gove in history,Mitt

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    THis just in: Lian Ryan is not repected by the moderate GOP anymore….they know he can’t win elections……

    This just in the respected conservative GOP do not respect the Lib GOP , because we know they can not win. McCain, Romney

  • mikey o

    WOW The left got their guy in things are fine, debt is no problem, social security , medicare fine and repubs are going to lose 2014 according to them. So why so much angry and hostility never seem such a sore winner. Or could it be the house of cards are about to fall.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Jeff: >>> Wow!!

    Rachel kicked Hannity’s booty!! <<<

    Rachel hardly kicked Hannity's ass. You're talking to beating Sean very closely in the 25-54 ghroup while Hannity crushed Madcow in the overall numbers and the 35/64 group. She beat Sean ONE night by 85,000 votes during one of Sean's Friday night specials focused on ONE topic.

  • Cathy

    Mikey O, it’s mainly those two posters.

    I wish the GOP would just let Obamacare go forward. It’s a mess, it’s going to cost us all money and the impact is going to be in full swing during the 2014 election.

  • mikey o

    @Cathy I betting its going to be delay they wont have the excahnges up and running and for election reason. After all this time is still unpopular and I sure it will be the same or worst by 2014.

  • UpAndOver

    13 people shot in a D.C. neighborhood with a violent past and a future in flux….

    Not to worry, just a little mix up in a democrat ‘voter farm’….LOL…

  • Hillbilly

    Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:18 PM
    @Laurence Glavin
    Did the verdict come down?

    My husband watches this case. Why I don’t know.


    Because you won’t talk to him. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    The Five number 1. :cool:

  • Hillbilly


    Why didn’t you tell me The Client List returned Sunday? JLH’s boobs is a must see. :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    @Sicilian Papa

    I need a couple of your “friends” to go see an author (his initials are AppleStinx) who’s writing an unauthorized autobiography about me. He’s a member of the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media. In fact he’s the big boss. I don’t have the muscle to deal with such a powerful, well connected, member of the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media.

    Can you take care of the problem?


  • btone31

    usa8888: The economy is heading in the right direction? I guess you like the 6 trillion dollars (and counting) in debt Obama has added so far in his presidency (worse than Bush who I didn’t care for). You must like the high gas prices and using foreign oil. You must like the labor work rate at 61%, almost a fifty year low. You must like the 46 million Americans under-employed and/or on food stamps. You must like spreading the wealth around, USA’s credit rating taking a hit, and looking like Greece, Spain, Italy? I guess according to you, we’re heading in the right direction. But in reality, we’re not. And Obama’s honeymoon is just about over because his approval rating is sinking. Real Clear Politics 49%-46% approve, down from being up 8% last week.

  • btone31

    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    The Democrats have the credibility of Keeping America safe. The GOP have 9/11, two horrible military blunders and yet they think they comer the market on security.

    Democrats have the credibility of Keeping America safe? Yup, by letting illegals into our country, especially in my home state, California.

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly asked: “Why didn’t you tell me The Client List returned Sunday? JLH’s boobs is a must see. :cool:

    Sorry, it’s very hard to stay amply abreast of the comings and goings of ‘The Client List’. I had no idea it was back on. Even though the show has been one that I had the pleasure of commenting about at length, the only episode I ever watched in its entirety was the pilot. Their press releases are so full of double-entendres, I just can’t resist. :lol:

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “@Sicilian Papa … Can you take care of the problem?”

    If he can’t, have him give me a call. I have a couple of guys on stand-by.

  • mikey o

    Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM
    The Democrats have the credibility of Keeping America safe. The GOP have 9/11, two horrible military blunders and yet they think they comer the market on security.

    MMM Really who was in charge then when the First world trade center bombing, the two embassy bombings in Africa, USS cole, and was offered Osama Bin Laden and also had chance to kill him ?? Must of been just slip of his memory.

  • Jeff

    Mickey O

    Ya missed about 8 years of security blunders, embassy attacks, and hundreds of thousands of deaths under a Republican Presidency.

    Nice try though!

  • Jeff

    @ Yup, by letting illegals into our country, especially……

    Yeah! That never happened during 2000 to 2008.

    Seems the neo cons are still suffering from ROMNESIA!!

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures