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.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff , Google it you lazy . I did not mean that . You never do your home work

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    @Obama is the best ever in the Middle-east, right.

    You know it is falling apart, I do not think we should be there. You think it is OK if your guy is there.

  • Cathy

    Ratboy nice to see you. The dung beetle posting time is why I think he is not a high school student.

    Mikey O., I know that the North is always threatening to attack the South and the U.S.A. military in the South. I have never heard of them threatening to bomb our country.

    Off the topic but does anyone know if Golden Eagles would have eggs this time of year? A very brave or suicidal squirrel climbed into a golden eagles’ nest about 15 minutes ago. It left before the return of the eagle.
    First one eagle come back and left right away returning moments later with their mate. Both eagle are now circling and making all kinds of noise.

  • Cathy

    Doug Z, You should know by now that Obama is great. He is better than any president before him. We are safer today then any other time.

    There is no waste in the federal government under Obama. That’s why he has to cut White House tours.

  • Mikey O

    @cathy I have never heard of them threatening to bomb our country.

    Yes thats true wants to get attention thinks he can extort food/money aid from US and South Korea as he has done in the past. If he trys anything that would be end of his power in North Korea, but depends on what China does. If they have a long range missle that could reach US they dont have hidden/harden silo’s, they use convential launch pads. I sure that’s oen first thing our air power will take out. I sure this will fire someone up. If they would get a nuke off aimed at the US, Obama has at his disposal the Reagan’s STAR WARS system to shoot that missle down.

  • 1966

    peter banks founder of the group yes.

  • usa8888

    The moderate GOP is upset that Fox Fake News would endorse Lian Ryan’s budget–same old thing the American people soundly rejected last election. Why don’t these right wing kooks realizae that they will never win another election unless they adopt sensible principles.

  • Ratboy

    @ Cathy
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM
    Ratboy nice to see you. The dung beetle posting time is why I think he is not a high school student

    You are right!!!!………………..8th grade, recess! :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Cathy, think about this……………..Lian Ryan, Fox Fake News, Robme???? College?? Really???? :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy


    Senate Dems offer $1 trillion in new taxes…

    WH plan will not balance budget…

  • usa8888

    Lian ryan will give huge tax breaks to the rich, whose tax rates are at 40 year lows and who haven’t created jobs in many years. No tax loopholes for the rich would be closed, as the GOP anted. Ryan would shift the tax burden to the middle class and poor and end Medicare as we know it. Ryan represents the lunatic right fringe whose philosophies were soundly defeated last election. Ryan ought to start his own country in central Africa and invite slimebaugh, beck, and hannity to assume high places in their government…..

  • usa8888

    Lian Ryan backs the Personhood Amendment, lunacy that many states have already soundly rejected. The next thing this guy will propose is doing away with the Federal Reserve System.

  • usa8888

    This just in: Fox Fake News is saying that Veterans and soldiers are hit hard by budget cuts from the sequester. Of course, their mantra is distorted news 24/7–the right wing GOP CAUSED the sequester and the right wing GOP voted AGAINST veterans’ benefits earlier this year…….

  • usa8888

    THis just in afrom ABC News (Fox Fake News is too busy DISTORTING the news and has yet to report this story): Laura Bush says women were frightened by the GOP and many of its right wing fringe (notbaly the legitimate rape guy from Missouri and others)–she hopes there is room in the GOP tent for lots of different philosophies. That would be nice but the right wing GOP won’t listen to moderate GOP viewpoints. Just ask Fox Fake News……..

  • usa8888

    Speaking of right wing fringe–where are Rat’s right wing GOP accomplishments?????

  • usa8888

    This just in from Yahoo Finance and Politico: Ryan’s budget is the same non-specific budget basically he propsed last year, which voucherizes Medicare, turns Medicaid over to states, and give huge tax breaks for the wealthy. Remember last year when the news media (not Fox Fake News) asked Ryan what he would cut and he could NOT answer the qeustion—well, that’s the same thing that’s happening this year–the tax cuts are ryan mumbo jumbo….It’s a good thing we have the Federal Reserve and the right wing can just talk, but the right’s OBSTRUCTION is most unhelpful……….

  • usa8888

    The cat’s got rat’s tongue….AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM
    Grasshopper , please show this is not happening. do not lies again.
    Obama will give huge tax breaks to the rich, whose tax rates are at 40 year lows and who haven’t created jobs in many years. Obama also gives free money to his friends. His companies pay no tax at all. Why does he do this. they give him money.

    We do not have time to post all the cases

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 12, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Speaking of right wing fringe–where are Rat’s right wing GOP accomplishments?????

    Spend money we do not have. 47% is what Obama is spending . Should he raise taxes 47%?

    Grasshopper never thinks winter is coming.

  • Doug Z

    Grasshopper usa

    You have no kids so spend their money , it is great fun is it not.

    raise taxes 47% will balance the budget. Obama is the way of the grasshoppers.

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