Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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March 20th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,199            223            467
CNN         348            104            163
MSNBC         405            121            177
CNBC         180             53             93
FBN           50               5             22
HLN         489            161            262
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,117            349            704
CNN         553            156            263
MSNBC         803            203            344
CNBC         220            138            155
FBN           43               4             14
HLN         735            197            394
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,067            203            439
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         248             96            136
MSNBC Morning Joe         395            163            190
CNBC Squawk Box         116             16             45
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         216            128            142
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,744            269            692
CNN SITUATION ROOM         316             75            120
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         644            156            260
CNBC FAST MONEY         176             23             92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         897            254            420
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,783            264            632
CNN SITUATION ROOM         329             93            122
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         557            161            237
CNBC MAD MONEY         158             65             98
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         863            270            440
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,598            271            607
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         374            116            177
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         577            142            255
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         175             27             91
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         780            217            412
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,924            439            932
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         522            138            233
MSNBC ED SHOW         689            185            263
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           90             51             65
HLN NANCY GRACE         892            207            464
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,993            378            703
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         619            135            267
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         933            246            429
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         322            172            229
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         811            198            417
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,420            229            474
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         520            195            289
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         786            178            340
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         248            190            171
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         502            187            300
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,168            306            542
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         268            106            155
MSNBC ED SHOW         389            114            164
CNBC MAD MONEY           95             66             61
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         439            168            262

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.

  • moncon

    Did Maddow and O’Donell have fill ins last night? A sound beat down to the big dogs over at MSDNC

  • Mark2


    cNBC crushed FOX Business 138K to 4K

    Ouch!!! I guess nobody trusts FOX when it comes to financial advice…lol

  • Mike

    Fox won the overall and demo ratings last night (as predicted). O’Reilly’s 11 p.m. ratings kicked butt on Ed’s 8 p.m. ratings (again, as predicted). Ed’s replacement might see a short term uptick due to the ‘novelty’ phenomenon but that will also be short lived. MSNBC had it’s ’15 minutes of fame’ for this week last night. It won’t be repeated.

  • moncon

    Cavuto’s got it right on media reporting. It’s cool to blame Boehner for not getting Sandy funds to New Jersey not cool to say the bill was so full of pork spending on things other than Sandy, (one example). Cool to give Obama credit for the stock market because of his stimulus spending, (remember shovel ready jobs or lack of), not cool to say it is Ben Bernanke’s stimulus spending that has propped up Wall Street. Looks like we will never get the straight scoop from anyone. Well, back to work.

  • Ralph Hahn

    FOX News kicked MSDNC ass in every timeslot in the demo.

    It will be GREAT when Fox Business Channel gets to be on as many cable systems as CNBC which has been around for a long while now. With Cavuto & Dobbs at Fox Business, there’s no way they could lose to CNBC when you can compare apples vs. apples.

    But, seeing MSNBC being beaten to near death today makes me happy…and to Comcast Cable, which owns MSBSN…they must REALLY be hurting. OUCH! OOH!

  • Mark2

    Primetime 25-54 Key Demo:

    Fox = 349K
    FBN = 4K
    Conservative Networks = 353K


    MSNBC = 203K
    CNBC = 138K
    CNN = 156K
    HLN = 197K
    Liberal Netwroks = 694K

    That means that 66% of Key Demo Cable News watch Liberal News Networks and only 34% watch Conservative News netwroks.

    Ouch!!! That’s gonna leave a mark!

  • Ralph Hahn

    As expected, soon you’ll see audience comparisons of cable news vs. broadcast TV news. It’s another ‘out of this world’ comparison like cabbage and a ’65 Dodge Dart. ROFLMBO.

  • Ratboy

    Gotta love Mark2! What a tool! FOX buries everyone and he brings up FOX Business!
    he just has no idea how to face reality does he?

  • Ralph Hahn

    OH! Actually BEFORE I expected to see the latest Mark2tard post about broadcast news vs. cable news. So predicable. And, SO WRONG!

  • Todd

    HLN destroys BSnbc…..That’s funny for all you libtards

  • Ralph Hahn

    What a tool indeed, Rats. Maybe when Fox Business gets full cable system clearance, I don’t know WHAT he’ll claim next.

    Doesn’t matter. FNC kicked MSNBC ass BIG time last night. Man, it wasn’t even close. If Comcast pulls the plug on MSNSFW soon, I may just order another tier of programming. lol

  • Ralph Hahn

    Another factual statement: IF someone could rightfully compare broadcast news (the 6:30 edt ‘cast) vs. cable news, TVbytheNumbers would list them on ONE page, not two.

  • AppleStinx

    “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” finished last, #5, behind “The Car Chasers” and “HLN After Dark”.

  • Laurence Glavin

    An Alzheimer research group reported that up to one-third of people over 65 have at least incipient Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Since this is the core group of Faux Right-Wing Propaganda Channel watchers, this could explain their willingness to sit there and accept a non-stop stream of idiocy from that network. Oe of their dimwits recently criticed solar power development in the US vis-a-vis the same projects in Germany by observing that the latter receives more sunlight than the US. Their most-watched host couldn’t figure out why there are tides. Stuart Varney mainlines on their Bidness chanel, but pops up on FRWPN to claim that the runup in the stock market is DESPITE the Obama administration not BECAUSE of it, and should have happened sooner. If the Dow Jones Average were much lower, he would have BLAMED Obama etirely!

  • usa8888

    Fox continues to draw primarily the over 65 set…..

  • usa8888

    Right wing priorities:
    1) eliminate birth control and support the Personhood Amendment
    2) eliminate gun background checks so more criminals and lunatics can get assault weapons and murder more children and adults
    3) give big tax breaks to billionaires with yachts and private jets
    4) replace science with creationism and bible study
    5) eliminate Social Security, Medicare, the EPA, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, etc.
    6) embrace racism, bigotry and general backward thinking
    7) worship lunatics like Slimebaugh, Beck, Hannity and send them money
    8) attend the CPAC Comedy Convention
    9) watch Faux News–the propaganda arm of the right wing (bias 24/7)
    10) ruin the economy by cutting spending in a recession or depression
    11) Obstruction, obstruction, obstruction

  • b


    Among all 94 ad-supported cable channels, Fox News primetime placed fifth last week. MSNBC placed 22nd, HLN 32nd, and CNN 33rd.

    Current TV did not place dead last this week. It placed second to dead last before VHI Classic — 93 out of 94.

    It is important to keep in mind that when people criticize Fox News’ ratings, the context of how dominant the network is, and has been for a decade now, is usually removed.

    Fox is wiping the floor with these also-rans. And if you want to talk about context, the only reason MSNBC brags about its ratings is in comparison to the sinkhole that is CNN.

  • Mark2

    Hang in there Foxtards, you just might win a Presidential election one of these years…NOT!!!

  • Raz

    MSNBC = 203K
    CNBC = 138K
    CNN = 156K
    HLN = 197K
    Liberal Netwroks = 694K

    That means that 66% of Key Demo Cable News watch Liberal News Networks

    aren’t kind of proving there is a libral bias in reporting. As there are more outlets only reporting the libral point of view?

  • Raz

    embrace racism, bigotry and general backward thinking

    Wow, that could just describe all that this individual has posted for the past several months.

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