Cable News Ratings for Thursday, March 14, 2013

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March 15th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, March 14, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,170        218         428
CNN           339        112         160
MSNBC           433        114         185
CNBC           157         46           78
FBN             59           8           29
HLN           502        175         276
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,141        323         659
CNN           454        142         199
MSNBC           961        241         416
CNBC           169         84           94
FBN             60           8           30
HLN           844        303         471
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,137        249         484
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           286        101         168
MSNBC Morning Joe           408        135         202
CNBC Squawk Box           112         30           60
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           219        107         156
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,812        227         560
CNN SITUATION ROOM           379        105         179
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           687        151         270
CNBC FAST MONEY           148         33           81
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           856        260         415
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,928        258         578
CNN SITUATION ROOM           380        154         201
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           587        123         241
CNBC MAD MONEY           109         36           69
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           799        308         431
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,490        242         521
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           485        171         222
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           530        140         229
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           141         27           49
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           780        245         411
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,724        382         806
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           442        183         218
MSNBC ED SHOW           938        190         410
CNBC CRIME INC: SECRETS 4 SALE           103         46           56
HLN NANCY GRACE           918        308         462
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,985        288         613
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           444         89         167
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,025        267         416
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           135         70           81
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           880        303         478
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 476 153 211
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 736 297 473
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,269        326         610
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           351        122         173
MSNBC ED SHOW           530        155         268
CNBC MAD MONEY             98         43           65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           506        198         302

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

  • Hillbilly

    HLN still benefiting from the trial. :???:

  • Ratboy

    I guess nobody cared that it was Eddies last night! His numbers still sucked!

  • Chriscee

    Wow!!! Just wow…at how pathetic MSNBC is. Can Sharpton adn Matthews go any lower? They are seeing what happened to old Eddy. He has been demoted…could they be next?

    Whatever will HLN do when Jodi Arias is sent to prison??? Not sure when Trayvon Martin case starts or if it will.

    Ed didn’t get a bounce after his “stunt” with the Romney tape. No one is listening to the liberals anymore…Which is a good thing.

  • Ratboy

    So how big will the bump be when Chris Hayes first takes over for Schultz?? any guesses?? The curiosity seekers (I will not be one of them) might move the numbers up for a minute or two.

  • Tama

    Forget MSNBC for a second…check out Piers Morgans pathetic #s hahahahaha

  • Mark

    What trial of the week is Nancy Grace pimping now?

  • Sj

    msnbc is being abandoned a lot by it’s regular viewers because of changes being made in programing since Comcast took complete control of the network. After the adjustments, which will take awhile, we will see if the changes pay off. I don’t think they are going to. They are going for younger viewers, so older viewers are abandoning them. Don’t think they should have done that as rapidly as they have. Comcast took complete control about a month ago and they have declined ever since. We shall see. It’s taken CNN a long time to recover since they did the same thing. I don’t think they have ever recovered. The Arias murder trial is on HLN/CNN most of the time right now. Just my opinion. Hope everyone is having a great day! Very warm here in KY and in the 70’s.

  • Patrick W.

    Foxnews is awesome. I love “The Five” at 5pm est.

  • Chriscee

    Bob Beckel on the 5 today said that Mitt Romney was a class act and very gracious.

    Too bad liberals cannot act the same way.

  • Ratboy

    Atta Boy Ed!! Lie your way out the door! You will fit real well with MSNBC’s prison shows!

    WaPo: Man Behind ’47 Percent’ Video a Partisan Democrat, Contrary to Claim on ‘Ed Show’

    Scott Prouty is the man behind the now infamous “47 percent” video that the media hyped to bring down Mitt Romney’s presidential bid. It’s unbearably stale news at this point, but MSNBC’s Ed Schultz found a fresh hook for resurrecting it recently on his soon-to-be-defunct weeknight program. Prouty insisted that Romney’s invitation to speak at CPAC prompted him to come out of hiding and in the Schultz interview, he insisted he was not really that political a guy when he tended bar at a Romney fundraiser last year, when he surreptitiously recorded the video.

    But Schultz, who owns a Canadian fishing lodge, apparently let Prouty on air to tell a fish tale. Today’s Washington Post highlighted information in Prouty’s background that seems to offer another explanation for why Prouty never came out in the open during the campaign, including evidence from social media postings that he is a committed liberal Democrat.

    Among other things, The Post’s Jerry Markon and Krissah Thompson reported how “court records show that Internal Revenue Service in 2006 secured a more that $15,000 federal tax lien against Prouty for unpaid taxes from 2000 and 2002. It was unclear whether Prouty has repaid the money.”

    Furthermore, when he was employed as a bartender by the Gulfstream Park Racing Association, which – as the post notes – runs horse-racing casinos – Prouty filed a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging that female employees were promoted over him since they had “sexual relations with management.” The case was dismissed, and Prouty was let go.

    Additionally, while NBC has touted Prouty as an “independent” with an “open mind,” when Ed Schultz interviewed him, he was joined by Charles Kernaghan, an international labor rights activists and director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, “who has become a friend,” according to the Post.

    Kernaghan released a report on September 27, 2012 called “Betting Against American Workers,” which used Prouty’s video to smear Romney by linking him to China’s labor laws. Prouty then contacted Kernaghan, and the two became friends.

    Additionally, Markon and Thompson note that Prouty was actually registered as a Democrat in Florida and that he has social media messages reflecting strong liberal leanings:

    Yet voter-registration records show that Prouty registered as a Democrat in 2002, and election officials said he has maintained that party affiliation. His former Twitter account is full of populist and political messages, including several criticizing Romney or former GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan and another blasting National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre as “an evil man.” Prouty attended Obama’s second inauguration and also told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz he was “proud to call him my president.”

    In light of all this, did Big Eddie’s producers and fact-checkers think to dig a bit deeper into the story, or was Prouty’s version of things too good to check? One might be tempted to say Schultz and company are not ready for prime time. Given the network’s latest move to exile Schultz to a weekend slot, maybe even the network would agree

  • Mark2

    Cable News ratings continues to sink. Since 2011:

    CNN 25-54 demo is Down 40%

    Fox News 25-54 demo is Down 38%

    MSNBC 25-54 demo is Down 04%

  • Andies

    HLN better send Jodi Arias a Thank You Note and a big ol box of candy… Dr Drew beat Hannity? Bwaaaaaaa

  • Stan T.

    Is it just me, or since Ed being fired, are the rest of the hosts being a whole lot more mellow than usual? lol I think they’ve all been told that MSNBC doesn’t mind being a DNC shill, but they don’t want crazy hosts any longer…

  • d.d.

    Bret Baier tweeted

    Fox has confirmed that 3 diplomatic security agents were injured in Benghazi. Full story 2nite on SR at 6 ET w/ new info – And interviews

    My husband is watching local news & I’ve got a ton of emails to clean out.

    Somebody tell me what they learn


    Caddell Unloads on ‘Racketeering’ GOP Consultants

    Whew ! Maybe , I’ll pick up his speech tomorrow online. I have to agree with him but I think it applies to both parties.



  • Mark2


    Ed had a history of stepping over the crazy line…very close to entering the Fox News crazy territory. He was reprimanded for it in the past. On Fox News, you get promoted for doing the things he did in the past. However, NBC doesn’t go for that when it comes to News…neither does CNN. Even if it means losing ratings, those stations are willing to cancel shows like Olbermann, Beck, and Dobbs.

  • 1nancy2

    Please friend and I call you a friend, I just adored Scott and, in my opinion, he’s an American hero. Kind, thoughtful, sincere, a man of conscience, intelligent and best of all, an advocate for the people: Old,poor,young, vet’s,soldiers, min. wage workers, well, the 99 percent. If Scott’s dream is to be an attorney, then, by golly, he should get a little help from his friends, just the way the oil companies get welfare from the American taxpayer. Mitt treated the working staff like crap, when they were doing their jobs efficiently. Guess that was Mitt’s way to show those workers how to jump when Mr. 500 mill.$ wonder snapped his fingers. Now, don’t correct me: I know Mitt fesses up to two hundred fifty mill, but it’s far, far more than that…Just hidden outside of the country or in trusts. Scott said Mitt was ‘dangerous’ and he wanted to show Americans how he was talking out of two sides of his mouth. I am going to use my fave word: Mitt is a total CREEP and I’m happy he’s back where he belongs and that is, no where near my chair in the W House, where the damage he would have caused to the working stiff would have been monumental…His prototype? Simple, his factory that he adores in China with the barbed wire, girls in their twenties working fourteen hours, seven days a week, one bathroom for 12 girls, girls sleeping in bunks, one on top of another; guards in towers around Mitt’s factory; a Mitt dream come true and he’d bring factories here…see above. Mitt? Karl? Koch Bros? Citizens United, All of your cheating, thwarting voting, billions did not put Mr. Wonderful in the W House and for that, I’m eternally grateful. BBL

  • mary

    NBC dosn;t go for thah? How about MSDNC cutting and pasting speaches. Look what Rachil did to McCain and what Andres Mitchelle did to Romney and what they did to Martain’s 911 call .You can’t believe anything you see on MSDNC

  • DB

    This just in—scientists say global warming could be stopped tomorrow if only tvbtn posters USA8888, Mark2, Jeffie, Nancy the hypocrite, Redbardope, Dennis and a few others would stop posting their full of hot air posts.

  • DB

    This just in–scientists say never mind on tvbtn liberal nutbags stopping their posts because temp of planet has been stagnant for 16 years. They do say the annoying factor of tvbtn would decrease by 100% if these posts stop.

  • usa8888

    Another great job by MSNBC,even with Fox in the demo and fox still pulling all the retirement home audience–over 2/3 of their audience is over 65…

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