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

    Go grasshopper

    I see the obamabots are out in force today. The man-child is putting a great little gang of robots together.

    Go Sarah. Totally agree with you. Get govt off our back and out of our wallets.

  • usa8888

    This just in: the GOP has not defended Ryan’s budget proposal because it makes no sense and is essentially the same tired old thinking he presented before the election…this thinking was repudiated by the American People…Fox Fake News is defending it just as the propaganda arm would be expected to do….

  • lbsles

    Afternoon all.

    The leading dumbocrat loon on morning Joe had a melt down this AM.

    MSNBC Host Flips Out Over Soda Ban Being Overturned — Accuses Soft Drink Makers Of ‘Poisoning Children’

    A few of the charges and outrageous statements made this morning from the host:

    •Industry groups like theater owners serve popcorn that is so full of salt it will kill you and these big drinks that you sit for two hours and drink and become sick… uh, they were elated. (:32 into the clip)
    •Oh, look at this! (mocking tone) The American Beverage Association is relieved because they can continue to make money poisoning people. (:52 into the clip)
    •At some point there will be a clamp down on the beverage industry, just like the cigarette industry. And they will wear a black hat. (3:53)
    •Legal action will continue until they are brought down… Until they stop putting sugar, salts, and terrible fats into our food and making them addictive.
    •Don’t be mad at me about that, be mad that you buy this stuff again and again and again. These companies feel like they have to produce poison for you and your children. (5:20 into the clip)
    •I’m just saying, it’s killing us and it’s killing our children. It’s liquid sugar and sugar is poison. (5:40 into the clip)

    Is she usa zero’s mother. he is as loony as she is and just as stupid.

  • Doug Z

    Grasshopper usa

    This just in Obama keeps spending. Debt at 47%, grasshopper and all friends of Obama, is having a good time with all that money.

    Look at Washington , a growth area of the 1 %

    Spend grasshopper , spend

  • Doug Z


    does everyone in your star trek fan club beat your ass every day?

  • Dave Sky

    Will someone please tell usa8888 that “Lian” is not a word. It’s not even slang. If he used it once, I would pass it off as an error. But he’s been using that word for months and months, before he even started on this page. If he is going to spew nonsense and chastise others for their lack of education, at least take the time to spell the word correctly.

    That is all.

  • lbsles

    Don’t ‘Belittle’ My Statements!: Have Fun Watching This Uncomfortable Budget Standoff Between Fox Anchor & Dem. Rep.
    Mar. 12, 2013 12:48pm Becket Adams

    Fox News’ Bill Hemmer during an interview with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on Tuesday got into a pretty intense back-and-forth while discussing the specifics of the House Republicans’ 2014 budget proposal.

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) claims the proposal isn’t simply about cutting spending. Rather, he explains, it focuses on lowering the rate of spending by approximately $5 trillion over the course of a decade. It would also create two tax brackets, thereby reducing the tax burden considerably for many Americans, and it would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (i.e. “Obamacare”).

    However, not too surprisingly, Democrats staunchly oppose Rep. Ryan’s latest proposal

    During the “America’s Newsroom” interview, Hemmer went right for it and asked Rep. Van Hollen what’s wrong with Ryan’s proposed decreases in the rate of spending.

    “The issue is how you achieve it, and making sure you achieve it in a way that doesn’t harm the very fragile recovery we’re having right now,” said the Maryland congressman, adding that Rep. Ryan’s approach is “lopsided and uncompromising.”

    Rep. Van Hollen continued, promising that Democrats would present an alternative that would protect both the future of America’s children as well as commitments made to senior citizens.

    Hemmer interjected, calling on Rep. Van Hollen to outline specific details of his party’s plan for the budget.

    “It’s not talking point, it’s economics. […] Don’t belittle statements by calling them so-called talking points. This affects people’s lives!” the congressman shot back.

    Hemmer tried to move forward, citing quotes from Rep. Ryan, But Rep. Van Hollen continually cut him off.

    From there, things became increasingly tense.

    video of lonn from the left.
    http : // freebeacon dot com/hemmer-calls-out-van-hollen/

  • lbsles

    Another business tells the truth

    Five Guys Franchise Owner Says ‘Obamacare’ Will Force Him to Raise Prices

    Business owners across America say they’re experiencing poor sales, holding back hiring, and planning layoffs because of “Obamacare,” or so says the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book (an overview of the business conditions in each of its 12 districts).

    But in case you don’t trust the Beige Book’s anecdotal reporting, here’s something else to consider: Five Guys franchise holder Mike Ruffer said on Monday that the cost of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s landmark healthcare bill, will force him to raise the price of burgers and hot dogs, according to the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard.

    “He will need all the profits from at least one of his eight outlets just

    to cover his estimated added $60,000-a year in new Obamacare costs,” Bedard’s report notes.

    “Any added costs are going to have to be passed on,” said Ruffer, who operates eight Five Guys in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area.

    But wait! There’s more: Ruffer also said that he had to scrap plans to build three additional restaurants because he’s still waiting for after the Obama administration to explain all the rules and penalties involved in the healthcare bill.

    “I’m kind of in a holding pattern,” said Ruffer, adding that he’s not the only franchise owner to hold back.

    “Ruffer was the star witness at a Monday Heritage Foundation seminar on the impact Obamacare will have on small businesses,” Bedard notes. “He is typical of many: Because he has enough full time employees to activate the law, he faces either coughing up the money to provide health insurance or paying a fine of up to $3,000 per worker

  • usa8888

    ibsles is arguing the absurd right wing position on soda–same as Stossel argued against banning cigarettes. These people are the epitome of backward thinking and don’t realize the deleterious effects of drinking 16 teaspoons of sugar in every drink. But what do you expect–many of them are dumb enough to listen to slimebaugh. Go figure….

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Another business tells the truth

    Five Guys Franchise Owner Says ‘Obamacare’ Will Force Him to Raise Prices

    It is bigger than that. Beef prices and all food prices are way up, printing money anyone?

    Grasshopper said spend and print

  • usa8888

    The right wing is oblivious to their election LOSS and they keep pushing their absurd philophophy. Nobody but their own kind is buying and fortunately, there aren’t many of them…..

  • lbsles

    The dumbocratic way of simplifying obumblecare

    Applying for Obamacare Is Complicated

    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
    March 12, 2013 4:17 pm
    The Health and Human Services Department released drafts of Obamacare showing that applying for health care “could be as daunting as your taxes,” according to the Associated Press:

    The government’s draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions.

    At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application. Checking your identity, income and citizenship is supposed to happen in real time, if you apply online.

    That’s just the first part of the process, which lets you know if you qualify for financial help. The government asks to see what you’re making because Obama’s Affordable Care Act is means-tested, with lower-income people getting the most generous help to pay premiums.

    The enrollment period begins Oct. 1 and more than 4.3 million applications for financial assistance are expected. Additionally, proper completion of the application requires “a basic understanding of insurance jargon.” It is estimated that paper applications will take about 45 minutes to complete and the online version will take 30 minutes on average.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Cathy, I forgot the slimebaugh reference.
    Come on Cathy, when ya gonna say “uncle” cuz I think I got ya on this one!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • usa8888

    The right wing wants to end Medicare as we know it and voucherize it–just like Lian Ryan mentioned last year. The right is content with huge increases in healthcare every 10 years. Obamacare is the solution and will begin to fix a broken system……

  • Doug Z

    Grasshoper usa

    If people die young it will save the county money. the problem is we are living to be old. Drinkers, Fat people, smokers , an other with bad habits should not have to pay , Social security and medicare tax.

    they are saving the county money, dieing young and not taking from it.

  • usa8888

    ibsles–paying the 100% increases in healthcare cost every 10 years is complicated……and the GOP is all for this.

  • usa8888

    Doug–they are not dying young enough–they are costing the tax payers a fortune….

  • usa8888

    Seriously–who was the favorite right wing comedian at the CPAC comedy convention????

  • Cathy

    Mikey O. My point is that no country since the end of the cold war has threatened to bomb the U.S. It’s a very bold move and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Can we defend against it? Yes, if we take it seriously. Which I don’t think we are. Just because China sided with U.S. on UN sanctions against North Korea doesn’t tell us China’s intent.
    Both North Korea and China are expanding their military. Is that threat a test?
    Liberals blow off all these military expansion, while repeatedly saying, “We are safer then ever before”. In the next breath, they are cutting U.S. military spending, downsizing our forces, downsizing our military weapons stores and downsizing military research spending.

    How does a smaller military, while other are growing make us safer?

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    ibsles–paying the 100% increases in healthcare cost every 10 years is complicated……and the GOP is all for this.

    Obama leads on spending , inflation. It is his fault , he is in charge.

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