Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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March 14th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,290        353         711
CNN           767        224         401
MSNBC        1,144        295         488
CNBC           196         83         106
FBN             49         13           29
HLN           960        299         521
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,083        193         431
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           283        107         159
MSNBC Morning Joe           358        125         186
CNBC Squawk Box           103         25           52
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           335        206         238
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,913        343         662
CNN SITUATION ROOM           852        229         360
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           717        145         258
CNBC FAST MONEY           176         20           90
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,111        386         568
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,879        250         613
CNN SITUATION ROOM           572        166         223
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           600        195         268
CNBC MAD MONEY           123         27           75
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,178        394         626
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,665        269         598
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           690        225         308
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           653        195         268
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           116         19           54
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL        1,021        301         547
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,964        466         924
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           800        245         388
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,333        303         538
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE           171         81         100
HLN NANCY GRACE           957        302         562
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,256        338         691
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           849        210         459
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,223        339         529
CNBC THE APPRENTICE           197         80         107
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           988        320         516
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 653 217 356
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 937 276 487
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,229        286         564
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           423        156         204
MSNBC ED SHOW           635        211         302
CNBC MAD MONEY             70         36           43
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           458        170         266

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.

  • NY Surfer Dude

    Where are the useful idiots today. I can’t wait to see how they spin Ed Schultz’s demotion.

  • b


    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.


  • UpAndOver

    MSNBC knocks Ed Schultz from prime time….

  • Pundit

    How do I know Fox News is kicking behinds? No lefty trolls

  • James

    Msnbc sure gotta boost with the 47 percent camera man good numbers for ed and rachel..if ezra klein is takin over the 8pmslot i think its gonna fail.maybe they bring back olberman

  • SnapTie

    @ James: Prison’s channel Sat and Sun host Chris Hayes is filling the slot

  • Robbie

    I wonder if the increase in HLN’s numbers are from the Pope selection or from the Jodi Arias trial? I wish Ed Schultz much luck in his new endeavor!

  • Dennis

    Fox News is really going down the tubes
    Nursing homes must be playing cards an hour later since daylight savings

    HLN is kicking butt

  • Ralph Hahn

    Chris Matthews beaten by CNN at 5 & 7pm.

    Catholics sure do love Fox News. Superb coverage by Shep Smith. Very respectful and reverential and the boy from Mississippi isn’t even Catholic.

    From the Fair & Balanced Journalists at Fox News.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Dennis: You must be ussr666’s brother. Distorted lies. How many different ways can you guys dump on NUMBER ONE? With TWICE the number of people tuned in at 9PM, Maddow had only a 1,000 edge over Hannity? Fox beat MSDNC in the demo in every other time period and by a significant margin in most cases.

    There are lies…and there are damned lies.

    @James: Let me know what you’re smoking. I may want to escape from reality for a little bit later on. lol

  • TheBoss1

    @Ralph … come on, buddy. You know every time there is a big breaking news story (in this case a new pope) CNN does quite well. No surprise there, so don’t try to make it out to be more than it is.

    HLN is doing great due to that trial (that I am not watching).

    Good to see Ed get good ratings (as he interviewed a true American hero) as Ed leaves the 8:00 hour. While I love Chris Hayes, I’m not sure how well he’ll due in prime time. Americans don’t want to think too much after a long days work (hence the good ratings for O’Reilly) and Chris might be too smart for prime time.

  • Ratboy

    Be vewy vewy careful the Dung Beetle is newr by!!

  • Ratboy

    Ezra did not get Ed’s gig, Chris Hayes did. Either way I don’t think ORielly is worried! :lol: :lol:

  • Joe

    @Ralph hahn

    Anyone who thinks Fox news is fair and balanced is an extreme conservative and can’t be taken seriously. You’re really not bright at all. you should stop embarrassing yourself. Every non extreme person in the country knows that Fox is for conservatives and MSNBC is for liberals.

    I’m glad Chris Hayes got the job. I didn’t think Ed was strong enough for a prime time slot. Eventually Lawrence will be replaced too. They’re going for younger people like Rachel.

    As for the dumb conservatives on here. If Fox News keeps winning the ratings, it’s fine with me. As long as the Democrats keep winning the election. You people realize that only a small part of the country watches these news networks? Because if everyone loves Fox, then Republicans would win the elections. I know you’re angry that you lost another election but you’re embarrassing yourselves. Especially Ralph. You’re so pathetic it’s laughable lol.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Boss1: HEY! Where have you been buddy? Long time, long time. Long gone are the days of people with differing opinions treating each other with respect.

    As for CNN’s usual higher numbers for big news events, the last few BIG stories find FOX on top, not CNN. I just pointed out where CNN beat MSNBC in the demo and in both cases it was Tingles who failed to crack the Top Two.

    Anyway, man, good to have you back.

  • Sj

    Hi everyone….some new folks on. Good to see some different folks as well as the regular folks. Hope everyone is having a great day!

  • Mike W


    I no longer respond to anything that your buddy (sarcasm intended) posts.

    In the past I tried to debate him on several economic points but he is incapable of defending his position. His usual response is “you don’t understand” or “I’ve already answered”. After that he disappears for awhile never to complete the discussion.

    I’ve also noticed that on occasion he actually posts something that makes sense. The problem with these posts is that the verbiage, spelling, and syntax do not match the majority of his postings. This leads me to believe that he is very good at cutting and pasting from other sources.

  • Hoppy


    Glad to see you found out how to turn off the caps lock.

  • Doug

    Whoa…Robin Meade beat Fox & Friends in the demo?

  • Dennis

    Could all Fox news viewers with an IQ over 90 please e-mail Fox and friends
    They are doing a special.

    Oh wait make it 80 we need at least 2

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