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.

  • tony

    Pew research study that came out on monday according to Huffington post: MSNBC is the most bias news network,with a whopping 85% opinion,and 15 % news um um um.Those who believe otherwise wouldn”t know the news from a cartoon show.Come and get me Obama worshipers!

  • Van

    The Bill Orielly shows just keeps kicking EVERY ONE’S butt and takes no names. Even the replay. The No Spin Zone! Watch it and learn. The proof is the pudding.

  • Truth

    Sorry tony, not what report said. Nothing about bias…..it also failed to point out the 80% of Fox News is not the truth. MSNBC might lean left, but at least they back up their options with facts!

  • Bobbyv


  • tony

    Hey Truth?Did you read the report?Again another lefty watching Sponge Bob.Lean left at 85 % opinion?You dont have much room for news.Next Obama worshiper please.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @tony: Above “Truth” is full of it. Someone on this board published teh Pew study last night. It said that 85% of MSNBC viewers watch it for the opinion shows, 15% for news. FOX News viewers: 55% for opinion shows and 45% for news. So, only 15% of MSNBC viewers will watch their newscasts. No one credible has come forward with any story juding which network is more or less truthful. That’s the BS coming from libtards here.

  • Ralph Hahn

    CORRECTION: .Pew Study published here last week.

  • d.d.



    Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism The State of the News Media 2013 – An Annual Report on American Journalism

    The Pew Research Center conducted a special study for this year’s edition of the State of the News Media that analyzes changes in the structure and makeup of television news. Following are the highlights of that report.

    “A separate analysis of cable in late 2012 finds that, over all, commentary and opinion are far more prevalent on the air (63% of the airtime) than straight news reporting (37%). CNN is the only channel to offer more reporting (54%) than opinion (46%), though by a small margin. By far the highest percentage of opinion and commentary is on MSNBC (85% to 15% reporting). Fox was in between at 55% commentary and 45% reporting.”

    There is a beaucoup amount of information in Pew’s annual report. Click cable at top of page.

  • Ratboy

    Olé Truth don’t know how to live up to the name it picked!
    80% = 100% opinion or BS :shock:

  • Mark2

    Wow…I remember when Fox News used to average over 600,000 in the Primetime 25-54 demo.

    Now, they’re below the 300,000 mark.

    The gap just keeps getting smaller and smaller.

  • Ralph Hahn

    So, there’s two of us who shot down “Truth’s” interpretation of the Pew Study.

  • Mark2

    Fox’s Primetime is 100% Opinion

  • RedbarSoup

    The Pew study said that MSNBC is opinion said nothing about bias. Who didn’t know that already? All the people that I know that watch MSNBC KNOWS this already and don’t deny it…neither does the station itself really.
    I know I’ve heard a few times of them saying they are but I’ve heard them also say that they are opinion. Who in their right mind would think otherwise? While Fox News is sitting there in their little corner with their motto “fair and balanced” while Hannity and others play doctored/spliced videos together and their watchers actually think that they are fair and balanced….AHAHAHAHAHA

  • RedbarSoup


    OH lookie….the “two” are right winged loons and the person you are argueing with is probably most likely a left winged loon….nice conversation you three must be having….

  • Ralph Hahn

    Someone please wake me up when MSDNC finally beats FOX News, demo & total viewers, on a weeknight. Not just one or two hours, but the whole early-prime and primetime weekday viewers.

    Rachel Maddow is a fluke. Sometimes O’Donnell beats Greta in the demo at 10pm. But the Greta show needs a new format with new costs. I don’t particularly care for Limbaugh as well and I don’t care to see streamed clips from his radio shows and phone-ins from Donald Trump.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Red Bar Stoop: Fox opinionated shows air weekdays from 9am-4pm and from 8pm until 5am. THe rest are unbiased newscasts with usually a GOP and a Dem to keep the news “Fair Balanced.”

    Fox News btw employees more Democratic contributors than MSNBC. LOL

  • Ralph Hahn

    BIG CORRECTION: (THat’s why you shouldn’t try to tape when you’re eating dinner)

    The journalists @Fox News work from 9am-4pm and from 6-8pm. THe rest are opinated shows and usually, just as panels on the news shows, both sides are heard from.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Good night, all. Special bedtime tuck-in for my pal Ratboy. LOL :)

  • Mark2

    @Ralph “Someone please wake me up when MSNBC finally beats FOX News”

    They’ve beat Fox News on several occassions. But more importantly is the fact that Fox News used to be in the 600Ks while MSNBC was in the 200Ks just 2 years ago and now they’re both in the 200Ks.


  • Mark2

    @Ralph “The rest are unbiased newscasts with usually a GOP and a Dem to keep the news “Fair Balanced”

    That’s the best laugh I’ve had all day. You must be on crack or something if you actually believe what you just stated.

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