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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Joe: As far as you and I are concerned, we don’t have any bad history for you to start insulting my intelligence right off the bat. Not that I recall or am aware of. Fox News IS “Fair & Balanced” from 9am-4pm and from 6-8pm. THE NEWS. Agreed, the rest of the programming is conservative but they are hosted by OPINION MAKERS, not journalists.

    Stop reading the Deo Talking Points or re-reading the previous comments posted by the Libtards here. Get a mind of your own and stop rehashing the same bulls–t that passes for facts here everyday, particularly by Mark2 and usa8888.

    I’m embarassing MYSELF? I don’t put up any posts comparing the ratings of these news networks to the election of 2012. To paraphrase you, it is YOU PEOPLE, the Libs, who do that. Yes, a small percentage of people watch cable news. However, the most watched broadcast network TV newscast, NBC Nightly News, gets only about 9 million viewers….in a nation of 316 million people.

    Have some respect for others as well as for YOURSELF. Coming here and calling someone pathetic and laughable is something a douchebag would do. Now, I’m not calling you one, but if the shoe fits…

  • Ralph Hahn

    From another page here, posted after yesterday’s ratings:

    >>> Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable news network beating out CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers between the hours of 2 and 4 (the time between the announcement and the new Pope’s first words). FNC also won the time period in the key demo (25-54) during that time period. See the numbers below for more.

    2-4PM (hours when new pope was announced, when his name was announced and when he spoke):

    FNC: 2.232 million viewers (443,000 in 25-54)

    CNN: 1.497 million viewers (420,000 in 25-54)

    HLN: 913,000 viewers (315,000 in 25-54)

    MSNBC: 597,000 viewers (142,000 in 25-54) <<<

  • usa8888

    Here’s a quote from Marco Rubio–I think it qualifies him for the Freak Show at CPAC–what do you think?

    “I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians,” Rubio told GQ last year.

    He went on to say, “I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in seven days, or seven actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.”

  • Bobbyv

    Hope all is well Boss.

    Sorry I am on late, those damn Mensa meetings (for Joe and Dennis….)

  • usa8888

    Ralph Hahn–yes, I would agree that you are embarrassing yourself…..

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 14, 2013 at 3:29 PM

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

    Way back I had that name first. Then you came so I changed mine. Oh well, what a great name brother.

  • Ratboy


  • usa8888

    Fox is cornering the market on the nursing home crowd…..MSNBC is coming on strong……
    Lawrence Welk is applauding Billo……..

  • usa8888

    Hey, I hear Rati is going to speak at the Freak Show at CPAC—they told him to recite te accomplishments of the right wing GOP. Rat–here’s your chance……

  • Doug Z

    Grasshopper-usa we are still waiting.Please answer.
    Why do you cut and paste , then run
    You did it again , hit and run

    All you do is state stupid post without commenting on questions of your post

    then make fun of Ratboy.

    I would call it stupid , but you hit, run, hide.

  • betty

    the Dumb Dudes that bray: “you didn’t win the election” blahhhhhhhhhhh,
    well, Dudes both sides can’t win any election, Dudes….so Obamma won 2
    elections…well, do you remenber that President George W Bush also won
    2 elections in a row.Duh. and Ronald Reagan won 2 elections that the Dems
    lost. BIG DEAL. blahhhhhhhhhh.

  • betty

    USR666 is stewing in his own Juice now that MsNBC is a Laughing Stock and
    their temporary better numbers are History. Deal with it or Die! LOL.

  • DB

    Sockpuppet alert– Dennis and USA8888 are the same– got to be true because there can’t be two people that stupid.

  • Cathy

    lbsles It’s amazing how little you have to make to be considered Rich isn’t it?

    The truth that Washington and the liberals don’t talk about is one of the reasons we have a growth between the have and the haven’t is the decrease in married couples. It’s all math.
    90 families total
    10 families make more than $1M
    15 $100,000 – $1M
    35 $50,000 – 99,999
    20 $25,000 – 49,999
    10 $0 – 24,999
    61% of the families make over $50,000…..

    When 50% of the people divorce it changes to.
    135 families.
    10 more than $1m
    20 100,000 to 999.999
    26 50,000 to 99,999
    44 25,000 to 49,999
    35 $0 -24,999
    only 42% of families make more than $50,000.

  • Ratboy

    @ DB

    Posted March 14, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Sockpuppet alert– Dennis and USA8888 are the same– got to be true because there can’t be two people that stupid

    Hey DB buddy, think about a few of the other loons around here………maybe there are actually more than TWO! :shock:

  • Doug Z


    But woman also went to work. My mother made great money, but her generation of woman did not work.So we should be making a lot more money than we did as a county with both male and female working.

  • Doug Z

    50% of the families should be making big money by the standard of my mothers generation with both working. They are not . Both work to make ends meet.

  • USA

    Ratboy , You sink guess who I am.


    No matter how you spin it Rachel beat Hannity .the numbers the past few weeks for hln have pulled msnbc down .You righties are getting more crazy and dangerous by the moment!God help us all till we remove the human waste sinking our country in to a state of perpetual inaction,Thanks Republitards you have kept the economy lousey out of spite,A new low

  • Chriscee

    So big Eddy didn’t get much of a boost…America is sick of the left wing liberals still venting…even after they won. No one cares anymore MSNBC…don’t understand why MSNBC cannot get that clue. They harp on the same old same old all day long.

    And Chris Hayes will soon find his new show in the Fat Ed time slot called DOWN WITH CHRIS HAYES. He will bomb just like Sharpton, Matthews, Schultz and O’Donnell…and Rachel is well on her way to being a BOMB too.

    Won’t be long…and the tick tick BOOM ! YOU WILL hear will be MSNBC..say so long and off the air.

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