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.

  • Cheryl Lynn

    Mark 2. No they won’t call Pope Francis a communist. Right Wingers fight for the poor for sure. With donations and charities. Tax money should be used sparingly. My conservative friends and myself donate huge amnounts to charities, but we balk at all the BS taxes filtered through the feds in the name of helping the poor, when it only helps buy the politicians votes.

  • usa8888

    Mickey–as my above post stated, despite the continued GOP obstruction, Obama and the Federal Reserve have gotten the economy started and it is beginning to humm….more to come..the GOP has been neutered, thank goodness lest they cause Great Depression #2 with their absurd ideas…like cutting spending in a recession of depression… the right wingers truly don’t know what they are doing, principally because they are largely uneducated in modern thinking…….

  • Mark3

    I dont even know why they post cable news ratings. Fox will always win:) the rest of the garbage always will always has to play catch up!

  • mikey o

    USA8888 Obama’s economic vision is emmbraced by the MAJORITY of the country

    OH really well here are some fact/poll
    voters are more worried about what President Obama’s new health care law will do to the economy. Forty-eight percent (48%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the health care law is more likely to hurt the economy than cutting government spending. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 29% believe spending cuts will hurt the economy more.
    So USA8888 why do you get your facts/poll from ?? Was it at the bottom of a cracker jack box ??????

  • usa8888

    Mickey– I have already debunked your post above earlier. See my above post so you don’t walk down a blind alley again….

    And mickey–don’t worry, everything will turn out fine as long as the uneducated right wingers stay out of the way…..If anyone truly believes cutting spending will grow jobs and the economy during a recession or depression, explain why and, if you can do this, explain to me how the universe began……Obamacare is already helping the economy…more to come on this…of course, the entities gouging consumers don’t want obamacare because they know their days are numbered….


    Dung Beatle

    How times have changed: what the world looked like the last time the DOW was here

    GDP Growth: Then +2.5%; Now +1.6%

    Regular Gas Price: Then $2.75; Now $3.90

    Americans Unemployed (in Labor Force): Then 6.7 million; Now 13.2 million

    Americans On Food Stamps: Then 26.9 million; Now 47.69 million

    Size of Fed’s Balance Sheet: Then $0.89 trillion; Now $3.01 trillion

    US Debt as a Percentage of GDP: Then ~38%; Now 107%

    US Deficit (LTM): Then $97 billion; Now $975.6 billion

    Total US Debt Oustanding: Then $9.008 trillion; Now $16.43 trillion US Household Debt: Then $13.5 trillion; Now 12.87 trillion

    Labor Force Particpation Rate: Then 65.8%; Now 63.6%

    Consumer Confidence: Then 99.5; Now 69.6

    S&P Rating of the US: Then AAA; Now AA+

    10 Year Treasury Yield: Then 4.64%; Now 1.89%

    EURUSD: Then 1.4145; Now 1.3050

    Gold: Then $748; Now $1583

    NYSE Average LTM Volume (per day): Then 1.3 billion shares; Now 545 million shares

  • Cathy

    Mikey o, he debunked you by saying you are wrong. What a joker he is! :lol:


    The reason they are called ecconomic cycles is because they cycle regardless of who or what party is in power. But the speed and dollars expended to achive the desired result can and are vastly different depending on the philosophy of the people in charge. This has been the most expensive and slowest recovery in modern history. Just a fact.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Cathy, jokers are funny but with the dung beetle no one sees the humor :shock:

  • mikey o

    @cathy I just want me to tell the source and where he got his numbers from. But the Liberal Logic is not to back up your claims just say the person is wrong and call them names. I am thinking he really did get his facts numbers from the bottom of a cracker jacks box LOL :) :)

  • Cathy

    All the money I make in the market each day, I have to spend on gas.

  • 1nancy2

    “As bad as Early Start/Starting Point is, they may eventually beat Morning Joe if it continues to slide. ” You and I agree a.m. blowhard, I love the sound of my own voice droning on, Joe, needs to go. It’s been years and yet, there he sits. Guess that channel can’t part with Joe, however, his x-fans are jumping ship. I noticed every time Ezra Klein is on, 200 K. people go ‘poof’. What does that mean to the geinus’s there? Give Ezra his own show. I like him, but he’s not TV material. Sorry to hear about your loss and a fam. member has just been diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and it’s just awful. Count your blessings friends. BBL

  • Chriscee

    Posted March 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Thank you for keeping it real. Some on this board just cannot undertand FACTS. ty for your post.

    @ Cathy…I will continue to ignore and NOT respond to Mark2 and USA8888. Someone with such hatefulness should not have USA before his name.

  • Mark2

    @BSOTGNW “The reason they are called ecconomic cycles is because they cycle regardless of who or what party is in power”

    LOL..Nice try but that’s not the way it works in the political cycle as we know it. If the gas prices are high, the sitting President gets the blame. If the stock market is doing well, the sitting President gets the praise. That’s just the way it goes buddy.

  • Cathy

    Mikey O, He will never tell you facts. Many of us have tried and are still waiting. He repeats what Obama and the left wing media say. Obama is still saying that “the vast majority of Americans support my policies.”

  • usa8888

    BS–you can’t be serious posting such BUNK…Only a right winger would buy it. You obviously don’t follow the financial networks or have any money in the market. I debunked all of yourfbeeble arguments a day ago…….. if you like I could elucidate you on each and every pointyou made….

  • Ratboy

    Bath time is done

  • Stan T.

    Okay, Okay, I didn’t hear it all, i just caught part of it…Mr Ed says it’s his last show for something….did they finally fire his lying butt from MSNBC? Did he finally go way over the top? I just know that someone fired him…I just don’t know who fired him…come on, who fired him? lol

  • Hoppy


    “We qualify for the banjo player part, you qualify for Ned Beatty’s part.”


    It’s hard to see how Dennis can yell so loud with such a purty li’l mouth.

  • Bsotgnw

    that may be the way the uninformed look at it. But business people look forward not in the moment. Some call it the Wayne Gretzkie school of investing. Thats why the market turned down late in the Bush admin as soon as the Intrade numbers showed Obama winning they do not wait for inaguration day. It might have been pinned on Bush but it was pure Obama preplanning by US. business leaders. I know I was budigeting for a Fortune 500 Co. at the time and we were cuting way back based on our projections of what the new administration was going to be doing. As it turned out we were right on! Again facts suck!

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