Cable News Ratings for Monday, March 18, 2013

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March 19th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for March 18, 2013

Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,993            284            690
CNN         497            115            218
MSNBC         871            232            369
CNBC         146             54             84
FBN           51             16             20
HLN         847            278            485
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,079            243            493
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         253            113            146
MSNBC Morning Joe         309            121            171
CNBC Squawk Box         117             21             59
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         226            127            155
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,921            321            726
CNN SITUATION ROOM         412             92            148
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         907            173            296
CNBC FAST MONEY         168             41            103
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         745            207            384
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,991            312            760
CNN SITUATION ROOM         380             98            137
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         684            152            262
CNBC MAD MONEY         161             56             96
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         893            250            460
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,690            294            655
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         428            115            184
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         745            194            309
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         194             45             74
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL       1,101            294            577
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,795            419            964
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         562            123            253
MSNBC ED SHOW         774            192            335
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         143             31             62
HLN NANCY GRACE       1,038            310            601
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,918            254            628
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         486             78            178
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         972            287            401
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         119             34             47
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         788            274            446
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,247            175            469
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         443            144            224
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         867            217            370
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         175             98            143
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         715            251            407
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,055            227            480
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         249             91            127
MSNBC ED SHOW         434            185            204
CNBC MAD MONEY           86             40             63
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         346            122            190

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.

  • Doug

    Hannity in 3rd…LOL

  • Tama

    When does Chris Hayes take over Shultz spot? That happen already?

  • NY Surfer Dude

    @ Doug Do you feel better now? Go wake up USA88 and Mark2 and show them your “big boy” comment.

  • moncon

    MSNBC opinion hosts should get checked for concussions. I don’t know how many blows to the head they can take. Maybe they should report more news/less opinion.

  • Joe


    I guess you can’t see that MSNBC won two out of the three prime time slots. Can’t handle the truth? It’s hilarious that people just come on here everyday and talk about how their news networks wins in the ratings lol. So if Fox wins, it’s a conservative country lol? If MSNBC wins, it’s a liberal country? A small portion of the country watches cable news. The country voted for Obama twice. That gives you your answer. It’s at least a center country now. No longer a right center country. Get used to it.

  • Raz

    Looks like MSNBC was due for a good night and they had it. Which is nice for them, seeing the rest of the week they do so poorly.

  • Tama

    @ Joe

    MSNBC wins in the primetime demo about once a week. And you’re talking about truth?

  • Chriscee

    MSNBC on Tuesday named Steve Kornacki the new host of “Up,” a weekend morning panel discussion program that is about to be vacated by its original host, Chris Hayes.

    Mr. Kornacki will take over when Mr. Hayes moves to the 8 p.m. time slot on weekdays, a change that was announced by the cable news channel last week.

    MSNBC did not specify a start date for Mr. Kornacki, but the channel has previously said that Mr. Hayes will start at 8 p.m. on April 1.


  • Chriscee

    Ed Schultz once threatened to TORCH the F’ing place because he wasn’t in the MSNBC promos.

    I’d lay odds….that once Ed’s contract expires….Eddie will be put out to pasture.

  • Doug Z

    Chris Mathhews beats Big Al Sharpton .Two times.

  • betty

    Sean Hannity, One MILLION plus 082 OVER Rakell !!!
    Ouch! that gotta hurt because, well, it DOES hurt for “some”.

    Roger Ailes took a chance on Sean Hannity and struck GOLD.
    Hannity is an enormous success in every way you can imagine.
    Hannity can effortlessly interview ANYONE, with Clarity, with Reason,
    with Sincerity…and the folks identify with him. He’s a Winner!

  • betty

    Is that sweet,genteel guy,Chiss Mathyews quivering in his shoes thinking
    that maybe he’s “next” ? You gotta wonder, if you get my drift.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Madcow beat Hannity by 33,000 people in the demo, but overall Hannity had twice the number of viewers. While Madison Avenue considers the 25-54 demo the most important, you just can’t write off nearly 95,000 viewers in the younger and older demos.

    O’Donnell had a bigger lead over Greta, but overall, for prime-time 25-54, Fox won the night overall by 52,000 viewers IN the 25-54 demo.

    So, if and until MSDNC beats Fox in the demo overall, Fox will stay #1 in the demo in prime time.

  • Doug Z


    I think his job is solid.

    Chris Mathhews beats Big Al Sharpton .Two times.

  • Jeff

    Rachel kicked Hannity’s booty!!’


  • Jeff

    Lawrence beat Greta…..again!

    The trends show Fox fake news is in jeopardy.

  • usa8888

    This just in: Fox Fake news is salmmed by MSNBC in the demo. Fox continues to overload with up to 2/3 over 65 audience.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff and usa000000

    Oh well is a deep subject”! LOL!

  • usa8888

    This just in: right wing GOP is in complete disarray with fights between far right and moderates. Rove slams Palin and right wing kooks, saying GOP can’t win elections with these people. Slimebaugh says GOP need more right wing kooks like himself. Meanwhile, the American people side with Obama on all policy issues……
    Look for the GOP to disappear in a couple years if they dont’ REALLY cahnge…..and dump the far right…..

  • Jeff

    Keep hoping and praying that people loose their jobs Betty.

    You know they say Karma is a bitch!!!! Wouldn’t want you to get serve a dose of your own venom.

    I want the Fox Fake News line up to stay right where they are. They are the number 2 reason people roll their eyes, when they hear the word “republican” these days.
    The Republicans in Congress is number, in case ya wondered. Just ask Reince Prebus. :lol:

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