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

  • Doug Z

    Mark , others want it in the county.

  • Cathy

    Mark, New stadiums aren’t always good business decisions. But I compare them to any other business. Would the state or city build a billion dollar factory? Think of the money that would bring into a city!

    Also many athletes don’t live in the city or state that they play for.

    However my point was, Faith3 seemed to think high athletes salaries and actor salaries are a less of any impact on others than high salaries to CEOs.

  • Faith3

    “I was pointing out that many of the people complaining about CEOs have gotten better salary increases then the CEOs.”

    Really, like who?

    “Jobs are more mentally demanding, which is why you can’t come out of high school or not even make it through high school and expected a high paying job.”

    Um, many young people graduating from college are not finding high paying jobs either.

    “Third, Walmart CEO gets paid $11,000 an hour… What was the number of hours a weeks used here? He is on-call 24/7, so it’s closer to $4,000. But what should the pay be for a person how runs the largest company in the WORLD that is profitable?”

    No, the question should be why is he getting compensated but not those who work down the food chain? Don’t they equally help that company to profit? Walmart’s employees pay is one of the lowest in the industry but of the highest in profit margin. All those people should get some kind of compensation due to productivity not just the top echelon. That is the entire point.

  • Faith3

    “However my point was, Faith3 seemed to think high athletes salaries and actor salaries are a less of any impact on others than high salaries to CEOs.”

    No, that is what you call making up an argument. That somehow may have been a point of yours but I can’t see any validity in that argument.

  • Doug Z

    Smith, an alderman in Chicago, presented posters at a city council meeting showing that Walmart CEO Michael Duke’s $35 million salary, when converted to an hourly wage, worked out to $16,826.92. By comparison, at a Walmart store planned for the Windy City’s Pullman neighborhood, new employees to be paid $8.75 an hour would gross $13,650 a year.

  • Doug Z

    faith and Cathy

    They pay the employees what they have to. With unemployment so high, nobody will have to pay in the future. Bring back manufacturing and produce something you can sell. That is where the multiplier effect comes in. Service has almost no multiplier effect. It is the end of the food chain , so to speak.

  • Doug Z

    Cathy and faith

    athletes salaries and actor salaries are the peoples fault. We buy their product. If you want it to go down , do not go to see them. Do not complain. it is the people that cause it.

  • usa8888

    THis just in: Lian Ryan would like the middle class to shoulder more debt burden as he gives himself and the wealthy $400K reductions in income taxes and eliminates Medicare and Social Security. Ryan is trying to get down to Robme’s tax rate of close to zero and will let us know when he achieves this goal…..Ryan is sceduled to begin his snake oil sales trip with W. C Fields soon. His snake oil van will be titled, “Just Foolin’ People”….

  • Doug Z

    Cathy and faith

    ESPN cost the cable company $10 a mouth. You pay for that to. It is the highest station. I read that when cable and ESPN were fighting over a new contract. These teams do not even need for anybody to go to the game with TV or cable pay.

  • Doug Z

    It is racist is back

    I told you it is not a person

    , but a program . Just look at his post.

    We are taking about racist and he prints this . then no reply. Just keep up his program post. He works for somebody and his post are done by a program not a person

    Posted March 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    This just in: the CPAC comedy convention searched the 315 million people in the US and finally found a black doctor who supports the right wing cause–one in a million—not bad….

  • Cathy

    Faith3: “Store owners can’t pass the entire increase on to their customers, so they have to decrease the salaries of their workers.”


    Have you never heard of a price points? Are you a business owner? Do you understand sales? Everything has a price point. If I price a jersey at $80 I sell 5 a week, if I price it at $100 I sell 1 a month. One of my clients, (I created and maintain his business website) has been in the sports apparel business for over 50 years. In the 80’s everyone was getting a 150% mark up on licensed apparel. Now, he is lucky to get a 50%. Last year for the first time, he downsized his store.

    I doubt anyone would say it’s okay to give anyone making that kind of money (from movie stars to athletes to CEOs/corp tax deduction etc…) big tax breaks as far as subsidies go
    I’m guessing you are talking the average American. Because the democrats added giving Hollywood money in the fiscal cliff bill and Obama signed it.

    I do applaud those who make that kind of money who also take a stand against this issue in general.
    That’s my point they don’t stand against it when it comes to their pay. The athletes and actors stand against the CEOs not their fields. Show me an athlete, actor or CEO that has stood against this issue and not taken the governments money and I will applaud them.

    My point again is CEO are not the only extremely over paid people in this country. Actor and Athlete are part of the problem too. The amount of money athletes and actors get pay efforts everyone in the company their are working for. When the people with the skills (acting, sports or business skills) demand more money the people with the lesser skills get screwed. The consumer of the product also gets screwed.
    LeBron James gets $57.6 million if the Heat win or loss. Brad Pitt makes $23,000,00 a year. Mike Duke get 1.2 million and only get $12.6 million more if the company is profitable. The amount of money each man makes impacts how much money the rest of the people working for their companies can make.
    Salaries for the everyday middle class workers at the studios in Hollywood and the employees of the Miami Heat have not increased like those of the players and the actors. Where is the outrage over this?

    Why do we idolize LeBron James, Brad Pitt and other who do nothing but entertain us and make a villain out of Sam Walton and Mike Duke who’s company employs over 2 million world wide and 1.4 million in the U.S.?

  • DB

    Well I have heard it all now. Jeffie accusing someone of spewing hateful comments to those who don’t agree with them. Next he will be accusing someone of creating a fantasy life to cover up their pathetic existence. It is incredible the lack of introspection Jeffie has. Everyone knows he is the vilest commenter ever on this site and he has been caught several times lying ( not to mention being kicked off for awhile).

  • DB

    this just in: USA8888 agrees to leave tvbtn if Ashley Judd does not beat Mitch McConnel for his senate seat. Agrees to leave if Judd loses or if the dem party decides she is too much of a risk to even run. USA says his integrity is very important to him and he will uphold this agreement.

  • Cathy

    Faith3: Go back and read my first post. It tells about the increase in athletes and actors salaries since the 1980’s. I don’t want to post it twice.

    Walmart’s employees pay is one of the lowest in the industry Have you done any research on this.
    The average Meijer employee makes $7.85 and you have to pay $5 a week to the union.
    The average Target employee makes $8.10.
    The average Kroger employee makes $7.55 and you have to pay $6 a week to the union.
    The average Kmart employee makes $8.05.

    Also Walmart employees do get stock options. The average hourly wage for a people with 1 year of service at Walmart is $9. Associates that work full time make $14.
    If increase productivity is caused by automation, a new cash register, why should the cashier be reward? They did nothing to increase the productivity.

    If you are going ask why CEO get paid a lot and others lower down don’t share you should ask the same question about actors and athletes. They are getting a large payday and other lower down in the organizations aren’t.

    If you are going to point out peoples salaries that have increase in the last 40 years include them all not just the CEOs. Which I did.

  • Cathy

    Doug Z
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM
    Cathy and faith

    athletes salaries and actor salaries are the peoples fault. We buy their product. If you want it to go down , do not go to see them. Do not complain. it is the people that cause it.

    The same can be saved for CEOs salaries. If you don’t like what they are paid don’t by their products.

    I’m not complaining but comparing. As I’ve said before, it’s not just CEOs who’s salaries have gone up in the last 40 years.

  • Cathy

    DB, thanks for the laugh.

  • Cathy

    Oh I forget to say this about Bill Maher.
    Last month Bill and his guesses were talking about how Ronald Reagan wouldn’t be welcome in the GOP today. That he was a liberal.

    Then yesterday I hear Tom (from Top Chef) tell Bill that we had “HUNGRY” beet in American until Ronald Reagan brought his republican ideas to Washington and Bill agreed.

    Can these people make up their minds? Did Ronald Reagan have republican or liberal ideas, Bill M.?

  • Pippa


    I always enjoy reading about your garden. This year I’ve ordered lots of plants from Cottage Farms (razzle-dazzle hibiscus, shock wave petunias, clemitis.) My azaleas are about to pop. Japanese maples are leafing out.
    Roses are forming buds…I LOVE SPRING!!! (except for ”springing forward.”)

  • Doug Z

    Cyprus bailout: ‘people are panicking, they’re afraid of losing their money’

    Cypriots tell of shock finding government had seized up to 10% of savings – despite promise deposits would be safe

    This could happen here.

  • Doug Z

    Obama would not do that!

    Under the palm trees of Larnaca’s waterfront promenade, George Kyprou was staring out to sea and scratching his head. “I don’t know what to do,” he said. Like most Cypriots, he was astonished to wake up one bank holiday weekend morning to discover the government had seized up to 10% of everyone’s savings from their bank accounts without warning.

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