Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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March 13th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, March 12, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,224        235         476
CNN           387        107         172
MSNBC           424        105         179
CNBC           167         51           85
FBN             58           9           27
HLN           282        101         167
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,194        406         708
CNN           630        143         280
MSNBC           911        250         404
CNBC           238        124         152
FBN             57           8           25
HLN           509        161         305
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,082        243         509
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           214         88         102
MSNBC Morning Joe           377        123         192
CNBC Squawk Box           129         37           55
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           193        102         145
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,894        314         709
CNN Situation Room           535        113         208
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           663        108         232
CNBC FAST MONEY           180         24           98
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           280        112         160
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,855        259         588
CNN Situation Room           412         97         181
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           619        115         233
CNBC Mad Money           150         53         105
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           217         93         123
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH        1,643        313         669
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           498        148         226
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           629        136         284
CNBC Kudlow Report           127         20           51
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           337        106         190
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,862        510         922
CNN Anderson Cooper 360           658        170         322
MSNBC Ed Show           809        195         337
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           126         63           92
HLN Nancy Grace           494        136         269
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity        2,139        417         681
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           728        136         306
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show        1,002        297         444
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           327        147         221
HLN Dr. Drew ON CALL           634        202         403
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 504 121 212
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 921 256 430
HLN Nancy Grace 400 146 241
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,163        240         449
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           379        142         168
MSNBC Ed Show           526        169         221
CNBC Mad Money             90         39           54
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           342         97         187

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.

  • 1966

    another good day for fox.

  • moncon

    You know the saying……Ouch! That’s gotta hurt!
    Big Ed is having an EXCLUSIVE interview with the guy who filmed Romney’s 47% comment. Can you say alright already. You guys won the election. That news is as old as USA’s retreaded comments.

  • Tammy

    It looks like MSNBC has one good day each week.
    But Tuesday wasn’t it.

    Otherwise it’s Fox all the way.

  • Sj

    A new Pope. From Argentina. Francis I. Hope everyone is having a good day! Prayers to those who are suffering! Many blessings to all of you.

  • Ratboy

    Look Out cuz I am sure Dung Beetle is just around the corner! So…….


  • mikey o

    WOW the can’t even add CNN and HLN together to beat fox news this time around. Thats really got to hurt !!!!

  • Ratboy

    OMG!! Rachel got CRUNCHED!! How will the loons splain this one……other than Hannity has all the 65 and older crowd watching of course!!

  • mikey o

    @ratboy thanks for the warning

  • Cathy

    I’m still waiting for MSNBC to get some balls and move Maddow to 8pm. I want her to run against O’Reilly.

  • Ratboy

    Oh by the way, I did a little mini poll over the last couple of days with some of my “old” friends and associates and here is the result.
    Most do NOT watch Hannity! Most think he is over the top and is a younger snot nose thumbing his nose at the left almost as bad as MSNBC types thumb their nose at the right.
    they like a lot of his guests but prefer if someone else was doing the interview.

    These are mostly right leaning individuals 60 and over.

  • Ratboy

    @ mikey o
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 2:06 PM
    @ratboy thanks for the warning

    he was in yesterday’s room but it might be nap time for him on the west coast or he is having his cookies and milk.

  • usa8888

    Dana et al–let me give you some insight I learned in my 4th grade class….and remember , you heard it here first…..In spite of the right wing obstruction, the economy is coming back…even the payroll tax increase has so far had a miniaml effect on things….Gas prices will come down soon giving an added boost to the economy…and a slower than would otherwise be the case multiplier effect will begin spurring even more job growth. Housing prices are creeping upward and sales are strong. Demand for US oil and natural gas is rising rapidly and we will be exporting more and more. What does all this mean? .. a building of the wealth effect, both actually and psychologically…which in turn will lead to more consumer and corporate spending….In short, in spite of the continued GOP obstruction and stubbornness, things are one the mend and will pick up steam in 2014 and out in time, which means moe democrats elected AND a better country, much more progressive, fair, and expansionary….

  • usa8888

    Rat–yes, chocolate chip cookies and milk……………..

  • Ratboy

    Cant say I didnt warn you guys!!!!!!! :shock:

  • One

    DOVN. The wave of the future.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I think someone at Fox News put a “kick me” sign on the back of the MSNBC air staff. A big sweep in every time period yesterday. Fox benefited more than CNN did for the Papal proceedings. and….

    @Cathy: You want to move Maddow to 8PM to compete against The Big Man? Well, if they do schedule her vs. Bill O., she better make an audition tape for her next job.

  • Mike

    Wow – what an interesting view of the world. BO is to get credit for the boom in the oil and gas industries. Fascinating considering that today’s newspapers are reporting that the entire growth in oil and gas production has been solely on private lands. BO hasn’t awarded any new leases on govenment lands in his 5 years in office. Democrats want another $1 Trillion in new taxes which will suck even more money out of economy and away from investors. Yea, all’s right with the world.

  • Letmethink

    As bad as Early Start/Starting Point is, they may eventually beat Morning Joe if it continues to slide.
    SJ–same to you and thanks. We have had a recent death in the family so all prayers and kind thoughts are sincerely appreciated.

  • b

    Weekly Ratings: Fox News Humiliates Competition

    In all of cable — all 94 ad-supported cable channels measured by Nielsen, Fox News placed fourth in primetime. By comparison, MSNBC placed 24th, HLN was 29th, and CNN hit 33rd.

    Current TV was dead last.


  • Dennis




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