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.

  • lbsles

    Anybody expect anything less from the dumbocrats.

    Senate Dem budget includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes

    The first budget from Senate Democrats in four years includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes but would not balance the budget.

    The blueprint unveiled by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Tuesday to her Democratic colleagues would also turn off the sequester and replace those spending cuts with a 50-50 mix of tax increases and spending cuts.

    The budget would dedicate $100 billion to economic stimulus in the form of infrastructure spending and job training. Once the sequester cuts are turned off, Murray’s budget appears to reduce deficits by about $800 billion, using the Congressional Budget Office’s baseline. The Murray budget does not contain net spending cuts with the sequester turned off.

    The details of Murray’s budget came hours after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released his budget, which reduces tax rates and slashes spending much more deeply that Murray’s budget.

    The Ryan budget would balance in 10 years without raising taxes and by reducing spending over the next decade by $5.7 trillion compared to the CBO baseline.

  • Doug Z


    Posted March 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Seriously–who was the favorite left wing comedian at the Presidents position????

  • Ratboy

    So Doug Z, if you could see into the future what do you see for Zero x 4…………french fry guy at Mickey D’s, pit boy at Uncle Ed’s Oil Change, or living off the government teat? This of course would be AFTER he gets a good job but overspends, gets himself into credit card debt, buys the fancy car that he cant afford, and misses his rent payments 8 months in a row?????

  • 1966

    monday is open
    msnbc took a beating.

  • AppleStinx

    Dave Sky wrote: “Will someone please tell usa8888 that “Lian” is not a word….”

    This reminds me of the day when I was at a customer overseas verifying equipment they had purchased from us and shipped directly from the factory, and we found it to missing a group of test boards (they were on the PO). My Japanese boss in the US reacted by calling the customer and telling them that nothing was missing and that I was “a lian sacko chit”.

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    So Doug Z, if you could see into the future what do you see for Zero x 4

    I bet he will end up like Jerry Rubin of the Chicago 7 , Remember he wanted to kill everybody over 40, but his parents.

    He grew up and his parents bought him a seat at the NYSE .

    Part of the 1% for sure.

  • usa8888

    The Ryan budget was rejected last year as a face. It voucherizes Medicare and ends it as we know it. It gives huge tax breaks tot he wealthy and closes NO tax loopholes. It mentions no spedning cuts and Lian Ryan refuses to answer where he would cut beyond Social Secutiry and Medicare and several programs for the poor. The GOP has not endorsed it but Fox Fake News has…….

  • lbsles

    Poll: Obama approval rating, popularity take a hit
    By Justin Sink – 03/12/13 11:08 AM ET

    President Obama is losing favor with the American public, according to a new poll released Tuesday that shows both his job approval rating and personal favorability declining from his post-election highs.

    In the new McClatchy-Marist survey, 48 percent of respondents disapprove of the job the president is doing, versus just 45 percent who approve — Obama’s lowest rating in more than a year. In December, a full half of survey respondents approved of the president’s handling of the job, and it’s the first time the president has held a net negative approval rating since November 2011.

    Voters are also less impressed with the president personally, with 48 percent of voters reporting a favorable impression and an equal 48 percent saying they hold an unfavorable impression. Three months ago, the president led 53-44 percent in that category. Again, the president’s personal popularity was the lowest since November of 2011.

    “You remove the electoral context and post-election celebration, and some of the numbers are returning to the dissatisfaction people had,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in New York, in a statement.

    “Any glow from his reelection is starting to fade,” he said.

    The president’s declining poll numbers seem primarily driven by concerns over the economy and disappointment with Washington’s inability to avert the sequester — $85 billion in across-the-board cuts to the federal budget.

    Of the respondents, just 34 percent of voters say the country is headed in the right direction, despite record stock prices and declining unemployment. Moreover, 62 percent of those surveyed say the country remains in a recession, and just 22 percent say they’ll be better off in the next year.


    The president does continue to outpace Congress, and especially congressional Republicans. Just 26 percent of those surveyed approve of the job that GOP leaders on Capitol Hill are doing, and voters blame congressional Republicans over Obama for the failure to strike a sequester deal by a 45-37 margin.

    Still, voters say they prefer the Republican approach to curbing deficits by a 44-42 percent margin — a sign that the president could struggle to win new revenues as part of a broad deficit deal.

  • lbsles

    Obama’s budget would add almost $1 trillion in debt every two years

    White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday excused the president’s unprecedentedly late budget submission as a bargaining tactic, and he called for large annual deficits until at least 2023.

    “The broader effort underway here is to try to achieve through the budget process, a compromise” that would stabilize the federal government’s deficit at roughly 3 percent of the nation’s economy, he told reporters during the midday press conference.

    The nation’s GDP is roughly $15.1 trillion, so a 3 percent deficit goal would accept roughly $450 billion in new debt each year. Under Obama’s tenure, the federal debt has risen $6 trillion since 2009, up to almost $17 trillion.

    Carney is “making very clear Americans should not expect a budget that ever balances from this president,” said a midday tweet from Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Majority Leader John Boehner.

    By law, the White House’s detailed annual request for routine and novel agency funding for the next year must be submitted to Congress by the first Monday of February.

    But Obama has instead delayed his budget request until after the GOP-led House and the Democratic-led Senate have introduced and debated detailed, multi-year budget plans.

    The delay gives him and his allies an opportunity to criticize GOP budget plans, while shielding himself from similar criticism.

    Obama’s budget request may also exclude budget-balancing proposals that the president has repeatedly says he would support. The proposals include a revised formula for calculating inflation’s impact on the Consumer Price Index. Over 10 years, the measure could trim the federal government’s budget by a few hundred billion dollars.

    The president’s delay in submitting a budget may lead to yet another fiscal crisis late in 2013 if Obama’s push for tax increases derails the Congress’ complex budget deal-making.

    During the last four years, the government’s annual budgets have been finalized in top-level crisis talks between the White House and the Hill, partly because Democrats in the Senate have declined to propose or debate a budget.

  • lbsles

    Guns and Gear

    Why the Vz-58 is better than the AK-47

    By Andrew Tuohy, LuckyGunner.com

    You’ve probably heard of the AK-47, even if they’ve never seen or held a gun in person. Odds are, even if you’re a “gun person” you probably haven’t heard of the Vz-58, the Czechoslovakian answer to the AK-47 in the 1950?s.

    Essentially every other country behind the Iron Curtain had to fall in line with the Soviets and use an indigenously produced AK-47 variant, but the Czechs’ long history of firearms production gave them some leeway. They had to adopt the 7.62×39 cartridge, but were allowed to develop their own firearm design.

    http : //dailycaller dot com/2013/02/28/why-the-vz-58-is-better-than-the-ak-47/

  • mikey o

    @cathy Understand your concern. He’s nutty as his father and we are not taking it serouisly, I dont trust china either, I think we could get China to make Northern Korea fall inline by USA offering/supply nukes to Japan help defend itself. I bet that would get China to work on North Korea they dont want a arms race in asia. Yes the first cuts from left is also made from Defense which is one of the important function of the government. We had Johnson’s 50 year war on poverty and havent made any progress, just spend more money.

  • Cathy

    Ratboy, UNCLE! :evil: He is a child with a smart phone.:twisted:
    Now stop picking on me before a :cry:

    Drug and gang related crimes are the number one drain on the U.S. Health System costing $406 billion annually in medical care.

    While, the estimated per year for obesity is $190 billion to the annual healthcare price tag.

    We can save twice as much by tackling crime.

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