Cable News Ratings for Friday, March 15, 2013

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March 18th, 2013



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, March 15, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,069            219            418
CNN         326            102            156
MSNBC         385            126            182
CNBC         147             42             72
FBN           41               5             20
HLN         417            178            229
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,898            294            589
CNN         409            101            204
MSNBC         574            160            268
CNBC         146             52             99
FBN           33               2             10
HLN         619            238            338
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         996            245            463
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         311            146            173
MSNBC Morning Joe         382            132            212
CNBC Squawk Box         130             44             63
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         248            147            176
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,645            230            531
CNN SITUATION ROOM         460             96            161
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         640            144            273
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         117             14             53
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         455            144            212
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,780            290            530
CNN SITUATION ROOM         376             86            132
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         576            110            204
CNBC MAD MONEY         129             39             82
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         438            145            194
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,405            227            450
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         336             88            142
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         677            142            278
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           78             16             39
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         558            210            302
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,724            363            791
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         386             87            188
MSNBC ED SHOW         515            137            247
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         172             43            114
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         664            229            396
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,752            286            536
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         482            120            228
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         661            206            306
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         161             64            114
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         593            187            284
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL       1,202            230            437
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         356             96            191
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         544            136            252
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         106             48             69
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         601            299            332
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         978            302            553
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         427            132            232
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         273             98            162
CNBC MAD MONEY           59             30             33
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         641            298            407

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.

  • Cathy

    Faith3: I stay on topic. When you don’t like my facts you say I go off topic. You have done it many times in the past.

  • Doug Z

    Cathy and Faith

    the service industry never has been where to work and never will be. It also has no multiplier effect on the economy. You buy something use it, throw it away. It is the end of the product line of use.

  • Doug Z

    Cathy and Faith

    It does not matter what they pay.when earning go down. You fix it with supply and demand. It can be done.

  • Doug Z

    cathy and Faith

    Unions can not complain of CEO pay. They are lucky to have jobs.

  • Faith3

    Walmart workers in this area as well as others are upset with their low wages. There was an interesting article in USA Today discussing how even department managers were not able to survive on their income. I looked it up on glassdoor.com and it verifies the front end manager’s concern (as with many workers in this area)with his meager salary. I see no wages on that site to boast about as far as livable wages.

  • Cathy

    Doug, Point me to the story about Ford machine gunning down people.
    Ford started at $5 day. No one paid that much. After years of paying the highest wages in the nation to his workers, a union group tried to come in.

    No Ford was not happy and he hired a thug to get rid of the union group. Ford believed he was treating his employees well and did want the union to come in and tell him how to run his company. It had nothing to do with money and everything to do with control.

    Liberal look at Ford and say, “He was greedy.”
    Conservatives look at Ford and say, “Look at how greedy workers are. You pay them more then anyone else and the just want more.”

  • Faith3

    Then answer me this, how do you feel about the shareholder value perspective vs the stakeholder? That is the topic.

  • Doug Z


    Bring back manufacturing and produce product. Put high school grads to work and create a labor shortage. Do not allow immigration, supply and demand. that is all we can do . Everything else is just a band-aid.

  • Doug Z

    Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Then answer me this, how do you feel about the shareholder value perspective vs the stakeholder? That is the topic.

    Nobody can do anything . Everybody is worried. the unions would fix this if there was a labor shortage. There is not.

  • Faith3

    Making stuff up again I see.

  • Doug Z


    The Ford Hunger March, sometimes called the Ford Massacre, was a demonstration of unemployed workers starting in Detroit and ending in Dearborn, Michigan, that took place on March 7, 1932. The march resulted in four workers being shot to death by the Dearborn Police Department and security guards employed by the Ford Motor Company. Over 60 workeers were injured, many by gunshot wounds. Three months later, a fifth worker died of his injuries.

  • Ratboy

    @ There was an interesting article in USA Today discussing how even department managers were not able to survive on their income

    You know what? If people want they can survive on a lot less than a Wal-Mart dept managers pay. Here is the problem. They can make more and do less if they stay on the government teat so they bitch!

    My niece is now a night manager at Wal-Mart and she quit going for her nursing degree because she worked her way up to a VERY livable wage! But she started out as the entry level bitching employee. Here is the difference. She was TAUGHT by her family to apply herself, work hard, and strive to achieve higher goals and objectives instead of sitting and doing the bear minimum because she wasn’t getting paid enough!

    My niece survived with a couple of kids and no husband as the low paid entry level but now has a much better life in the same situation. And oh yea one more thing. My brother inlaw and sister are well off but they din not bail my niece out!! they supported her and helped in dire times but watched her work her butt off to get where she is now! They are proud but she is more proud!!!

  • Doug Z


    It was his wife that came to the workers aid. He would not give in.

  • Coffee Steve

    Well boys and girls the weather is cold but spectacular here, and this is the evening I get to jump out of a perfectly flying plane and skydive. It’s been a few years but looking forward to it.

    I’m still puzzled why right after I upped the amount of my life Insurance policy the wife and kids decided to buy this for my Birthday :mrgreen:

    Rats? If I don’t make it, you’ll have to assume the role of Preacher dude and be nice to everyone even if they call you every single name in the book. And yes my friend, I’ll leave my Bunn Coffee Maker to you if I don’t make it :twisted:

    Have a GREAT afternoon all


  • Doug Z


    Did you make Walmart pay? when you were young , maybe. I did not I worked for Kroger at that time. You did not raise her on Walmart pay , or put her in college on walmart pay.

  • Faith3

    Um, he worked for the company for seven years and is making eleven and change an hour as a dept. manager. He can either be treated terrible or he can speak out. I’m hardly surprised RB you find this acceptable.

  • Doug Z

    Mr coffee

    Rats? If I don’t make it, you’ll have to assume the role of Preacher dude and be nice to everyone even if they call you every single name in the book.

    That is a good job, no tax!

  • Doug Z


    Fix it with More manufacturing jobs and save the high school grad. This will create taxes and save the county. Why am I the only one that sees this.

  • Doug Z

    you are over payed. LOL

  • Doug Z

    this had nothing to do with the murders by Ford
    . In 1931, production fell to 1,332,000 vehicles, only 25% of the production of two years before.[1]

    As a result, unemployment in Detroit skyrocketed, and the wages of those still working were slashed. In 1929, the average annual wage for auto workers was $1639. By 1931, it had fallen 54% to $757.[2] By 1932, there were 400,000 unemployed in Michigan.

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