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.

  • d.d.


    From what I’ve read Common Core has not been vetted through any state Legislature or through Congress . Some states like Indiana are trying to get out of it.

    There is now an opt out form courtesy of Truth in American Education, but, that is fairly new.

    Myth?. Common Core (CC) was a state-led initiative.
    Fact?. The CC standards were initiated by private interests in Washington, DC, without any representation from the states.

    The bulk of the creative work was done by The Tides Foundation & Achieve, Inc., a DC-based nonprofit that includes many progressive education reformers who have been advocating national standards and curriculum for decades

    Myth. The federal government is not involved in the Common Core scheme.
    Fact?. The US Department of Education (USED) was deeply involved in the meetings that led to creation of Common Core.

    Myth. States that adopted CC did so voluntarily, without federal coercion.?
    Fact. Most states that adopted CC did so to be eligible to compete for federal Race to the Top funding. To have a chance at that money, recession-racked states agreed to adopt the CC standards and the aligned national tests sight unseen. In addition, the Obama Administration tied No Child Left Behind waivers to CC adoption, making it very difficult for a state to obtain a waiver without agreeing to accept CC.

    Myth?. Under Common Core, the states will still control their standards.?
    Fact. A state that adopts CC must accept the standards word for word. It may not change or delete anything, and may allow only a small amount of additional content (which won’t be covered on the national tests).

    Just a few from : From the Stop Common Core: Reclaiming Local Control in Education website page called Myths Verses Facts.

    And it is now in homeschools . For example,

    Homeschoolers Beware, Saxon Math Aligns to Common Core

    Houghton Mifflin’s Algebra 1 textbook, is riddled with errors.

  • Mikey O

    @Coffee Steve Hagel would have been a better fit at State Dept rather have seen Kerry at defense. Hagel could do alot damage at defense, Just like McPeak did to the air force, thank goodness he didnt last long there.

  • Coffee Steve


    I went through some papers I received from the School Board, I already opted out of it, your post made me curious and I checked my records. I got the letter back in January.

    It stated if we wished to be a part of it we had to sign and return the form, if not, do nothing. I just filed it.

    My daughter and several others we know that homeschool also turned it down.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Mickey O
    Hagel could do alot damage at defense, Just like McPeak did to the air force, thank goodness he didnt last long there.

    Fully agree

  • Coffee Steve

    PS: @ d.d.

    She “is” doing the Saxon 7th grade math, but I see nothing in it that indicates anything wrong. Seems like typical math.

  • d.d.

    Good !

    Actually looking through a textbook is much better than reading the complaints like:

    Saxon Math and Math-U-See have both announced in the last month that they would align their curriculum with the Common Core.

    Both the math and English Common Core standards have been criticized by experts in those fields for, among other things, lacking rigor and using untested methods. The math standards have been criticized for abandoning Euclidian geometry in favor of an untested experimental approach and not adequately requiring students to understand how to make conversions between fractions, decimals and percents, for instance.

    from the Christian Post


    Doing penance. Heading out to pull weeds

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Doing penance. Heading out to pull weeds

    Go ahead and rub it in!!!! I wish we had weeds to pull!!I am oiling up my snow shovel for tonights little gift!

  • Coffee Steve


    That’s a shame about Saxon math, it has been the standard for a long time. Guess we’ll switch to Alpha-Omega or Beka.

  • Cathy

    Hind sight is 20/20 We can say that Saddam would not have let Iran get a nuclear weapon. But what would have stopped Saddam from developing nuclear weapons. Hussein was internationally known for his use of chemical weapons in the 1980s against Iranian and Kurdish civilians during and after the Iran–Iraq War. It is also known that in the 1980s he pursued an extensive biological weapons program and a nuclear weapons program, though no nuclear bomb was built. Although we never found Nuclear weapons. We did find a stockpiles of chemical weapons, the last of which were not destroyed until 2012.
    Although faulty CIA information lead us into the Iraq war, it was a war that would have been fought sometime in the future. Saddam was always fighting compliance with the UN.
    Let’s all be truthful, every time we try to help in the middle east we mess it up. Sometimes we pick the wrong people to back but mostly we never finish the job. If we entered Afghanistan to get rid of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda then we can’t leave until that task is done. It just appears to me that we send our military to help countries and we pull out before the job is done for political reasons. All of our presidents have done it, Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2 and Obama.

  • Coffee Steve


    We’re leaving for my Mother in Law soon, and whats sad it I actually like her :-)

  • Cathy

    Obama refuses to eat at GOP luncheon, cites lack of a ‘taster’.

    I’m going to have to read the papers by the checkouts more often.

  • Coffee Steve


    That story may be true, and understandable, they have been extra cautious ever since President and Mrs. Bush got poisoned some years ago, I forgot what country they were in, but they both became every ill after eating. I’m not sure if it was ever determined just to be food poisoning or not.

  • Coffee Steve

    every ill

    Very Ill

  • Coffee Steve


    US to deploy more ground-based missile interceptors as North Korea steps up threats

    NBC News

  • lbeles

    Just ran across this info

    Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) Busts the Regime on Vaccination Sequester Lie
    March 13, 2013

    RUSH: When I announced the Limbaugh Theorem, that was February 13th. Folks, I could make the case — and if there is anybody who would make the case, it would be me — I could make the case that my announcement of the Limbaugh Theorem, how it is that Obama is never governing, never seen as governing, constantly campaigning, always opposing everything that’s going wrong, always trying to fix it, when in fact he’s the architect, how people say they hate the direction the country’s going and they don’t like Obama’s agenda, but they approve of the job he’s doing. How could that happen?

    Back on March the 5th, eight days ago, House Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing, Centers for Disease Control director Thomas Frieden testified about the impact sequester cuts will have on health care. Now, this is fascinating. The Republican questioning him is Andy Harris, who is a Republican from Baltimore. Andy Harris, a doctor, a Republican, questioning the guy heading up the CDC. The White House put out a completely fraudulent number about vaccinations and diseases and kids that wouldn’t be treated if the sequester happened. And this Republican called him on it. Here’s how it went.

    HARRIS: I’m going to read their quote about vaccines for children. It says, in Maryland, about 2,050 fewer children will receive vaccines due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $140,000. Did the CDC assist the White House in preparing that estimate?

    FRIEDEN: I would have to get back to you on that.

    HARRIS: You as the director don’t know if you assisted the White House in preparing an estimate that was distributed to every member of Congress?

    FRIEDEN: The precise numbers I would have to get back to you.

    HARRIS: Does $58 million cut sound familiar?

    FRIEDEN: Yes.

    HARRIS: And what was the sequester cut?

    FRIEDEN: Again, the precise numbers…

    HARRIS: Does $30 million sound familiar?

    FRIEDEN: I would…

    HARRIS: You think that’s around ballpark, isn’t it? So actually, the president cut the program twice as much in his budget. Can I assume that the president’s proposed cut would have reduced funding to 4,100 children in Maryland?

    RUSH: What is happening here is that the regime put out this number that with the sequester, 2,000 kids would no longer get vaccines. The sequester cuts were $30 million. Obama had a budget presented where he cut $58 million, almost twice as much in his budget from this program, the vaccination program, and Obama assured everybody that there wouldn’t be one kid short-changed on vaccination, that there was plenty of room. We could cut $60 million, $58 million from the vaccine program, and no kid would be affected. After saying that in his budget, they went out and said the $30 million that the sequester’s cutting is gonna eliminate vaccines for 2,000. And this congressman, Andy Harris, caught him on it. So this is the next aspect of the conversation.

    FRIEDEN: As per the justification that was published with that, we’ve looked at ways that we can run the program more efficiently by helping state and local health departments recoup dollars, for example, for insured patients.

    HARRIS: And you can’t do that under a sequester but you can do that under the president’s budget? Is that my understanding of your testimony today?

    Video: http :// w w w . youtube . com/watch?v=cKbMhr-cfh8&feature=player_embedded

  • lbsles

    Top CDC Official Clueless on WH Vaccine Claims

    The Obama administration continues to stumble in its effort to dramatize the impact of sequestration.

    During a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing Tuesday morning, Representative Andy Harris (R., Md.) challenged the White House over misleading claims about sequestration’s impact on vaccines for children. Harris asked Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), whether or not he was consulted by the White House regarding its state-by-state report on the negative impact of sequestration. Frieden, curiously, was unable to answer the question. “I would have to get back to you on that,” he said.

    In keeping with the administration’s campaign to scare the American public, the report claimed that thousands fewer children would receive vaccinations as a result of the cuts. In Harris’s home state of Maryland, the White House claimed that 2,050 fewer children would be vaccinated.

    Harris then noted that the relevant federal program — known as the 317 Immunization Program — had its budget cut by $58 million in President Obama’s most recent budget request, a cut that was opposed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials. That figure is nearly double the amount that must now be cut under sequestration (about $30 million).

    “Can I assume that the president’s proposed cut would have reduced funding to 4,100 children in Maryland?” Harris asked. Once again, Frieden said he would “have to get back to you on that,” but ultimately suggested that CDC would have been able avoide reductions in child vaccinations under the president’s lower budget numbers, but not under the smaller cuts mandated by sequestration, which as Harris noted, is a “very interesting” claim.

  • lbsles

    NRA’s Keene: Democrats Shocked by Support for Second Amendment

    National Rifle Association President David Keene believes President Barack Obama and other Democrats who want to expand gun control have been shocked by the outpouring of support for the Second Amendment.

    Speaking to Newsmax TV at CPAC 2013, Keene said former President Bill Clinton was right when he warned Obama around Christmas last year to tread carefully as he considered expanding gun restrictions.

    “[Gun control proposals were] one of the main reason for Republicans seizing the House in 1994. Americans care about the Second Amendment and the president is seeing that,” Keene said.

    Keene was in Albany recently following the passage of expanded gun control in New York. There, he witnessed more than 10,000 people braving the rain to protest the expanded laws, which he believes sent a strong message to the president and Democrats.

    “There are rallies like that all over the country. Members of Congress are receiving lots of letters. It’s clear the narrative that the president tried to construct was wrong. That’s the reason a lot of what [Obama] proposed is being slowed down,” Keene said.

    A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week approved legislation to enact universal background checks, a move that closes what some refer to as the “gun show loophole.” The bill also encourages states and local governments to report more criminal and mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background System, the database used to run the background checks. The NRA and others have said problems with the database make it difficult for licensed gun owners to ensure they aren’t selling a gun to someone prohibited from buying one.

  • Coffee Steve

    Howdy LBSLES, hate to wave and run but we’re heading out of town, hopefully all this North Korea junk will not come to war, but it sure is looking like it. Troop movement near the DMZ now, Missiles have been deployed and the threats from NK are really getting heated and with them with their backs against the wall, it may be coming my friend.

    Have a GREAT weekend everyone


  • Ratboy

    This post will drive the loons batty!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    LaPierre: ‘Let Them Be Damned’

    NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre is not cowed by the criticism he and his organization have received in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. In a fiery speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference — met with cries from the audience of “Right! Right!” and “Amen!” — LaPierre dismissed Democrats’ calls for expanding background checks and called once again for putting armed guards in schools across the country.

    “There’s not a mom or a dad anywhere who wouldn’t feel safer seeing a police car in parking lot when they drop their kids off to school,” he said.

    Acknowledging the ire that has been directed his way since December’s shooting, LaPierre announced, “I didn’t come here to be popular; I came here to stand for what I believe is true.” As for the elitists in the mainstream media and the nation’s capital: “Let them be damned,” he said.

    LaPierre reserved his harshest criticism for Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security, which suggested in a recent Web video that citizens protect themselves from gunmen with scissors.

    “Scissors? That’s their answer?” LaPierre asked. “Let’s get this straight: To protect our children at school, we recommend a trained professional with a gun, and they recommend scissors? And they say we’re crazy? It’s sheer madness.”

    He went on to mock the advice offered by Vice President Joe Biden in a recent town hall, in which he counseled a young woman to protect herself with a double-barreled shotgun, arguing that such a weapon is preferable to a semi-automatic rifle. “The vice president of the United States actually told women facing an attack to just empty their shotguns into the air. Honestly, have they lost their minds over at the White House?” The question was rhetorical, and the crowd whistled and cheered in approval.

    “Keep your advice, we’ll keep our guns,” LaPierre concluded, to sustained applause.

  • Mikey O

    @Coffee Steve Bush Got sick in Japan at the state dinner and up chuck there proable ate raw fish.

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