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.

  • Bsotgnw

    Dung beatle:

    Thoes are not POINTS. They are FACTS. Something your posts LACK

  • usa8888

    BSotgnw–I have NEVER heard such a line of crap in my life. You worked for a Fortune 500 company–doing what? You say the Market went down because of Obama…forget about the worst economic conditions in history the outcome of which was not known but thought to have been disasterous–not only for the US but for Europe as well (because of the intertwined real estate and bank fraud). And you try to blame the market pull back on Obama???? Obviously, you have NO economics or financial experience or college education. That’s probably the most absurd statement I have ever heard—worse than Lian Ryan….

  • usa8888

    Instead of addressing the Rat–I should be addressing the one making the most absurd statement above I have ever witnessed–Bsotgnnw—I should ask him is he can state any right wing GOP accomplishments during the Obama term other than obstruction and support of legitimate rape candidates…..come back to us, BS

  • Bsotgnw

    Which fact do you want to dispute

    Please be specific

  • Bsotgnw

    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

  • Bsotgnw


    Put up or shut up

  • usa8888

    Bs–you whole statement about cutting back because of Obama and not the worst financial crisis in history (other than the Great Derpression), the outcome of which was uncertain is ABSURD. I could tell you have no financial acumen whatsoever from the statements you made above. I would be happy to set you stright if you like……

  • AppleStinx

    Stan T. wrote: “Okay, Okay, I didn’t hear it all, i just caught part of it…Mr Ed says it’s his last show for something…”

    He’s being pushed out to work on weekends 5-7pm, which might not please fans of the weekend documentaries. I used to think that low ratings in the A25-54 demo alone didn’t get shows canceled on cable news channels, but there may be a case for when your show is outperformed by competition on CNN :razz: , which has been often the case with ‘Ed Show’ of late.

  • usa8888

    Bs– I see you need enlightenment based on your total lack of financial acumen:
    1)The economy has been set back by the greatest recession in history and it has been UNIQUITOUS. Further, the right wing GOP has obstructed economic growth operating under the absurd construct that cutting spending is good for the economy and job growth. Blame the GOP.
    2) I have already explained to you that obama has NOTHING to do with gasoline prices. Supply is way, demand way down, and crude down but refineries are gouging the public. There is inverse correlation when it should be positive.
    3) size of budget is not the issue. It was caused by Bush’s unfunded wars, drug program and tax cuts, and the worst recession in history.
    4) unemployment is improving in spite of the backward thinking of the right wing GOP and their effort to kill the economy.
    4)The stock market is at all time highs because of record corporate profits!
    5)Outsanding debt in a recession has nothing to do with anything. It’s a right wing bugaboo for the right wing uneducated..spending must occur….
    6)S&P rating downgrade was CAUSED by the right wing GOP.
    7)Treasury bond yields have nothing to do with anything…
    8)the dollar has strengthened against the Euro, the Yen, and other currencies lately.
    9)gold is bought by suckers on Fox Fake News spurred on by Glen Beck.
    10)NYSE volume has nothing to do with anything
    11) the GOP has hurt employment with their absurd right wing policies…But the Fed and Obama have saved the day and the economy is starting to humm again and as I mentioned, housing prices and sales are way up, captial investment is at multi-year highs, and corporate and consumer loans are are multi-year highs. Car purchases are way up.
    12) the backward thinking right wing lost the election big time and will lose in the future–they are completely out of touch with reality and the American people.

  • Cathy

    Bsotgnw, according to Dung everyone on this site who has conservative beliefs lie. Of course all Obama supporters and liberal are truthful and super intelligent.

  • Cathy

    If Ed is going bye bye. Am I going to get my wish, is Maddow moving to 8pm to face off with O’Reilly?

  • Dreamer

    Is this true? They should have just rid one of Chris Matthews slots.

  • Bsotgnw


    Nice rant but the numbers are the numbers. And my experience is fact not sophomoric (or should I say fourth grade)political fantasy from a polywonk!

  • Dreamer

    or should, Haaha

  • Mark2

    @Bsotgnw “But business people look forward not in the moment.”

    Well it’s a good thing they didn’t listen to the Republican predictions that the markets were going to crash if Obama was re-elected.

  • Coffee Steve


    Well one thing is for sure, at almost 58 years of age, sure hurts a little extra to change a flat tire :-)

    I seen where ED is leaving the MSNBC lineup in April and will only be on weekends there. Apple already gave the scoop I was just so excited I had to repeat it :mrgreen:

    Wife and Daughter leave for Scotland soon, I told my daughter to make sure when they visit some castles to watch out for Dragon Poop… Little did I know she believed me LOL

  • Dreamer

    @ the Ed show, when your guest says I finally got what I wanted, You lose credibility.

  • Mark2


    Exactly what date are you using for your “Then and Now” rant?

  • Coffee Steve

    I seen where TVBN is “We’re no longer accepting hypertext links in comments.”

    Darn I was going to post a site that gave the winning lottery numbers for Friday night :twisted:

  • Dreamer

    To: Coffee Steve,

    I know you will miss your loved ones! (why are you not going?)
    Somtimes I think you are the voice of sanity around here.

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