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.

  • Jeff

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

    BUT YA DID!!!!!!!!

    As did many sell-out gullible Neo Cons….

  • Mikey O

    @jeff If you want talk about security blunders Dont forget Bengahzi. First Death of ambassador in 30 years, takes FBI 30 days to get there and when they do they leave information there to be picked up by reporters. Reqest for increased security by the ambassador denied. Warning of security problems so bad that British embassy leaves the area in Aug. You don’t increase security on Anniversary 0f 911. That a big blunder alright.

  • Ratboy

    Goood morning!!
    Snow flurries???? what the…. now a little tonight too??? what the……

  • Ratboy

    ALRIGHT! WHOS THE WISE GUY???? Our flurries is stick and it is coming pretty fast!!!!! KNOCK IT OFF!!!! :shock: :lol:

  • d.d.

    Morning Rats & Group



    @Laurence Glavin
    Did the verdict come down?

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


    Because you won’t talk to him.



    I talk , but , I don’t babble. I never talk about stars, clothes , or TV programs( except for Chopped or Restaurant Impossible. )



    Dr. Vincent Pry from the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, has recently made a convincing case that North Korea possesses an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)nuclear warhead which would have the ability to take out a national power grid and destroy critical infrastructures throughout the U.S.

    – –


    An EMP attack would put the US back in the dark ages. Just imagine a world where nobody has power, most cars will not start, the Internet has been fried, the financial system is offline indefinitely, nobody can make any phone calls and virtually all commerce across the entire country is brought to a complete stop.

    What would you do if an EMP attack happened in the middle of the winter and you suddenly were not able to heat your home any longer?

    What would you do if all the electronics in your car got fried and you simply could not drive anywhere?

    What would you do if all the supermarkets in your area shut down because food could not be transported across the country anymore?

    What would you do if you were suddenly unable to call your family and friends for help?

    What would you do if you were suddenly unable to get the medicine that you needed?

    What would you do if your debit cards and credit cards simply did not work any longer and you could not get any of your money out of the bank?

    What would you do if all of these things happened all at once?

    A single EMP attack would be the worst disaster that the United States has ever seen by far.

    The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack. believes that in the event of a large scale EMP attack, the vast majority of Americans would either freeze, starve or die from disease.

    The president of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, is convinced that a single EMP attack could result in the deaths of the vast majority of the population of the United States….

    “Within a year of that attack, nine out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we can’t support a population of the present size in urban centers and the like without electricity”

    ***It has been estimated that the entire power grid could potentially be protected for about 20 billion dollars. Considering the fact that we have spent over 400 billion dollars in Afghanistan, I think that we could afford it.***

  • Raz

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

    Really? Yet your comments are so age-ist

  • Ratboy

    @ Raz
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 6:35 AM
    I respect all people of all ages

    Hey there Raz! I was more hung up on the word RESPECT! Between the Robme and Lyin Ryan and the stuff he says about the people here, I dont think respect is in his normal way of thinking. But what do expect from a teenage mutant dung beetle? :lol:

  • Moncon

    Jeff proves his hypocrisy.
    Both parties have been inept in how they run this country. You can’t just slam Republicans. And I see that a lot on here. Liberals/Democrats never take any responsibility or share in the blame for where we are at as a country. I do hear Republican politicians at least say it is both parties who have gotten us into the mess over the last 30years.

  • d.d.

    Before I get busy seeding flats…….

    One thing about featherweight 4 8’s.

    I don’t care what age he is. He can’t present a logical arguement . He’s like a brainwashed wind up doll.

    Compare 4 8s to Moncon’s daughter, “Tired of it.” I was absolutely SHOCKED when she said how old she was . In a million years, I never would have guessed she was a high school student Not only is is well informed , but, she knows how to critally think. Her mind is disciplined & she is able to tear apart a weak arguement with ease.

    Moncon, you did a good job in raising her .


    Hopefully, BBL

  • Moncon

    Thanks DD,
    Now she is working full time at a Doctor’s office while going to college to get her LPN which she is paying for on her own. I tell my kids all the time how proud we are at how hard they work. My oldest works 2 jobs, (one is for us, sheis the best laborer we have had). Our 14 year old son is on spring break and he is spending it working for his Dad.

    Too many kids are coddled and given grand expectations from their parents without having to lift a finger. Kids/young adults need to know they have to put skin in the game. It was hard seeing other kids get things handed to them while trying to instill a work ethic and appreciation in our kids, but I think it was worth it in the long run.

    Thanks Again
    Your compliment made my day. Now, time for work. Have great day!

  • Gabriel

    Mikey O
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 5:00 AM
    @jeff If you want talk about security blunders Dont forget Bengahzi. First Death of ambassador in 30 years


    The last president made an even bigger blunder when he overestimated the security threat posed by Saddam Hussein and got about 4,000 members of our Armed Forces killed in the process. So while one doesn’t justify the other, I believe that the American people have become somewhat desensitized to executive blunders, especially those costing less than 4,000 lives. It sounds absurd, but remember that 70%-80% of Americans also believe that they talk to an invisible person in their heads, so it’s not as bad as it sounds. We’ve got bigger problems.

  • Jeff

    Moncon solidifies his hypocrisy……all in one comment.

    Rants on about both parties to blame, But then says he only hears Republicans say its both parties to blame….. DERP!!!
    On Fox News perhaps??? That doesn’t count!

    Besides…They were thinking about the two parties of the Republicans and Teaparty Extremist to blame. Which would be the truth for a change.

  • Jeff

    Actually, there were twelve terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad during George W. Bush’s tenure — the most of any president in history — and eight of those occurred while Donald Rumsfeld was in office.

    The embassy breaches on 9/11 marked the second attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities during President Obama’s tenure, including one in April 2010 in Pakistan which was in retaliation for drone attacks there (if one counts the attacks in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen separately even though they occurred at roughly the same time and arose from the same incident, the total during his presidency is four). Even after Osama bin Laden’s death, America’s diplomatic facilities did not come under fire.

    Yes Moncon…..you are brilliant!

  • Mikey O

    @Gabriel Yes we have bigger problems hind sight is 20/20, but the world believed Saddam was a security threat, clinton Admin and Dem senators did. I was responding to Jeff comments below.
    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.

    Clinton had a chance to take Osama bin-laden or kill him but didnt take action. As I say hind sight is 20/20 and using Liberal Logic if Clinton had taken action on Osama bin-laden who had delcare war on the US. Maybe 911 wouldn’t have happen who knows.

  • Cathy

    Moncon Speaking of Republican taking responsible and Democrats not.

    Democrats love to blame W. Bush for 9/11/2001. And W. Bush and republicans stand up and say, “Yes, intelligence reports were over looked that MAY have given us the ability to stop the attacks.” Remember W. Bush took office 1/21/2001.

    However lets look at the facts. W. Bush was only in office for eight months before the attack. Clinton overlooked intel reports for over five years. Clinton did nothing and in fact according to Bush White House insiders, Clinton down played terrorist threats in his discussions with W.Bush.

    “The first hijackers to arrive in the United States were Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, who settled in the San Diego area in January 2000. They were followed by three hijacker-pilots, Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, and Ziad Jarrah early in the summer of 2000 to undertake flight training in south Florida. The fourth hijacker-pilot, Hani Hanjour, arrived in San Diego in December 2000. The rest of the “muscle hijackers” arrived in the spring and early summer of 2001, just months before the September 11 attacks.”
    The media blamed Bush for not knowing ahead of time that the hijackers were being trained to fly in the U.S. But this training occur under the Clinton administration.
    The planning for the attack started in 1995. The plan was to attack the U.S. on November 7, 2000, election day but was delayed.
    Clearly Clinton’s inaction was the major cause of the 9/11/2001 attack. Bush did put terrorist third on his list and it should have been first.

    Love democrats spin if a republican is in office everything that happens from day one to five years after they leave office is their fault.

  • Cathy

    Other things that happened under Clinton that made us all feel safe from terrorist and our own government.

    The Waco siege began when the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), accompanied by several members of the media, attempted to execute a search warrant at Mount Carmel Center ranch, a property of the religious group Branch Davidians located in the community of Elk, Texas. During the fire that engulfed Mount Carmel Center, seventy-six men, women and children, including the sect leader, David Koresh, died from smoke inhalation, building collapse or gunfire.

    The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. It would remain the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people.

    On June 25, 1996, terrorists attacked the U.S. military complex and Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Americans and wounding hundreds more.

    On Aug. 7, 1998, terrorists bombed the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing 258 people. More than 5,000 were injured.

    On Oct. 12, 2000, terrorists bombed the USS Cole as it sat in the Yemeni port of Aden. The bomb killed 17 U.S. sailors. American officials quickly linked the attack to bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

  • Mikey O

    @cathy yes the hypocrisy runs deep.

  • Cathy

    This is the third time I’ve asked this question.

    In resent weeks, North Korea vows nuclear attack on US. When was the last time a country vowed to use nuclear weapons on the U.S.?

  • Gabriel

    Mikey O
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 7:49 AM
    @Gabriel Yes we have bigger problems hind sight is 20/20, but the world believed Saddam was a security threat


    If we’re going to be critical of one president in hindsight, then the same standard has to be applied to every president. Besides, why do we need an annual defense budget of almost 1 trillion dollars if we’re going to make foreign intelligence reports the cornerstone of our national defense? The Obama administration should have provided more security at the Benghazi consulate and GW should not have put American lives at risk based on the evidence he had.

  • 1966

    good morning
    partly cloudy and 30 degrees here

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