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
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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @ moncon: >>> You guys won the election. That news is as old as USA’s retreaded comments <<<

    I think retreaded is spelled r-e-t-a-r-d-e-d in the case of ussr 666. But, your heart is in the right place. lol

  • Mark2

    “The Dow delivered its ninth consecutive day of gains Wednesday–a rare feat for U.S. stocks.” Damn that Obama…lol.

    This is the best streak since 1996.

    Ouch!!! That’s gotta hurt!

  • Cathy

    I can’t pontificate properly because I am not a know-it-all.

    I’m so smart because I use big works like pontificate. Although, I’m sure he heard pontificate on TV today.

  • Ralph Hahn

    >>> This is the best streak since 1996. <<< That was the soiled underpants streak, wasn't it?

  • Mike W


    We are definitely better off now that the Senate has proposed a budget. By presenting a budget they have now put down on paper their position which is something they would not do for 4 years. By presenting a budget which does not agree with the House, under regular order, they now have 2 options. They can either change their budget to agree with the House or they can go into conference with the House to iron out the differences. No matter the outcome at least the People will be able to see the position of each party and/or their individual representatives. To me that in itself is a positive.

    Unfortunately, the President has taken a page out of the Senate Democrats playbook and has violated U.S. law by not proposing a budget. By law the President is required to present a budget before the first Monday of February which he has not. The White House has said that they will present their budget in April. A little late but since there is no penalty for violating this law they do not have a problem ignoring it. Maybe the President feels he can justify the delay and not present his budget first because he wants to “lead from behind”. This seems to be the same position that the Senate took in the 4 previous years. They feel they are above the law.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Pontificate: That’s what the voting members of the College of Cardinals did today, wasn’t it? LOL

  • David

    @ Dennis- Hard to take isn’t it Dennis Ole boy………..and by the way….. All caps? really? ….that truly makes a difference doesn’t it?

    Go Fox!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Apple Stinx: >>> We qualify for the banjo player part, you qualify for Ned Beatty’s part. <<<

    OK, ussr666: Squeal like a pig!

  • Mark2

    A Latin American Pope.

    Wow, the times are really changing.

  • UpAndOver

    Well the Popeiness is off and running…

  • usa8888

    This just in: NY Supreme Court judge rejects gun lobby’s requested injunction against new gun control law, saying the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with it. Of course….so why does the right wing extremist La pierre not realize this? Because he is too busy putting blood money in his pockets….

  • Mark2

    I’m actually more surprised at the fact that the NRA and their wingnut members chose a French guy to represent them…lol.

  • Cathy

    Dreamer and Chriscee, it gets worse when it doesn’t get a reply. It will make 40 to 50 posts.

  • usa8888

    Right wingers–at the risk of repeating myself, where are the accomplishments of the right wing GOP???????

  • Mark2

    Being that this new Pope has a long record of fighting for the poor, it won’t be too long before the wingnuts on the right start calling him a socialist and a communist.

  • Ratboy

    So Matthews gets beat by a million/2 in both time slots and Sharpie too at 6, Shultz gets beat by 2 million, and Hannity buries Maddow by Million/1!
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: nuff said!

  • Bsotgnw

    You just don’t understand food stamps add to the GDP just ask Nancy P. So 25% of DC and one in six Americans on food stamps is BO’s way to grow the ecconomie. If more people would just stop looking for work we could get this pesky un employment rate down.

  • mikey o

    “The Dow delivered its ninth consecutive day of gains Wednesday–a rare feat for U.S. stocks

    What how can this be ??? Its beem nine days since sequestrarion the doom and gloom hasnt happen teacher are still teaching, planes still in the air and the stock market up (QE is a powerfully drug). Only thing that happen is the mean old white house stop the little children from tours of the white house. Of course Obama say it was the Secret Service that stop the tours but Jay Carney say it was the white house. WOW that got to hurt when you can’t keep your lies straight. But three great american have offered to paid for the WH tours. Come on White house the children are our future start the tours again. Some liberal logic here Obama likes photo ops get a group of school children in front of white house holding signs asking Obama please open the white house to tours again.

  • Cathy

    Ralph Hahn, yes the cardinals did pontificate. That’s why I thought it was funny he used that word today. He had just heard it on TV.

    A Pope helping the POOR. You’re joking…. And wait every leader in the Church speak of helping the poor.

  • Ratboy

    Mark2 always seems to leave the important points out!

    Pope Francis I Is No Fan Of Homosexuality, Ab0rtion, Contraception, And Same-Sex Adoption

    Oh yea, and he fights for the poor too! :shock:

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