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.

  • clinging to my god

    god…the msnbc morons are so pissed that their heroes were completely rolled by fox, that they’re attacking people with Alzeimers..beneath contempt…

  • usa8888

    This just in: Obama–53 million votes; billo-2-3 million over 65’ers. T-party dominated GOP is destined for extinction…..

  • usa8888

    The GOP has become IRRELEVANT and that’s a good thing…..

  • Letmethink

    Rats–I am not as tough as you–I can’t take the snow–besides I can’t come up with the plug nickel to get a life and now they want me to find the money to “get a clue”. Spend, spend, spend–it never ends– Would love to have that smoker–sigh–

  • Letmethink

    Morning Joe a horrible program puling ahead of Early Start/Starting Point–another horrible program.

  • Ratboy

    @ Letmethink


  • Ratboy

    NOW THIS HAS GOTTA HURT!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol

    FNC’s ‘The ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Beats NBC’s ‘Go On’, ‘The New Normal’ and ‘Smash’ in Total Viewers

    Written By Sara Bibel

    March 20th, 2013

    Bill O’Reilly Factor

    Scripted cable dramas and reality shows are frequently beating broadcast network primetime programming this season. Last night, a cable news program managed to outperform much of NBC’s primetime line up in Total Viewers. More people tuned into FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor (2.92 million P2+) than Go On (2.87 million P2+), The New Normal (2.11 million P2+) or Smash (2.66 million P2+).

  • Mark2

    @Joey “The DEMOCRATS has become IRRELEVANT and that’s a good thing”

    I guess you were living under a rock during the last two Presidential elections.

    President Obama is the only President to ever receive over 65 million votes…and he did it twice.

    Say bye-bye to the old GOP as we knew it in 2012.

    The new GOP is already becoming anti-war and is for Amnesty…I know that must hurt you guys.

  • Mark2


    I thought you didn’t like comparing Apples and Oranges? LMAO

  • Ratboy

    I didn’t, this site did!!!!

  • Ralph Hahn

    ussr666 and Marknot2bright keep truckin’ the same old excuses of why MSNBC can’t beat Fox News. Let’s see: There’s the Cable News cume vs. broadcast TV cume; that Fox (and the others btw) have a smaller audience than they used to; claiming that Fox owns the older crowd when the oldest demo listed is 35-64. If there are some 64’s in that group, there has to be a lot of 35 year olds watching Fox News.

    Perhaps the LAMEST excuse given by that commie ussr666 is comparing Obama’s 2012 vote tallies vs. Bill O’Reilly’s total audience cume. You’re saying “WHAT????” Just read the crayon postings above this post and read the childish, boorish and BS-laden statements that insult our intelligence.

    I wish being an Extreme Dunce was a capital offense, or at least life in prison the only other alternative.

  • Mark2

    Well, Sara Bibel for some odd reason decided to compare an 8PM show to shows that air at 9, 9:30, and 10. You talk about me spinning…she’s spinning out of control…lol.

    Now, here’s the real deal:

    8PM NBC – Betty White’s Off Their Rockers = 3.66 Million

    8PM Fox News – The O’Reilly Factor = 2.92 million

    OUCH!!! Billo the Clown got beat by Betty White in a head to head competition.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Ralphie Boy, NOW Mark2 is complaining how someone is comparing programs!!! I think we have a race for village idiot. Do we all remember Mark2 comparing OReilly to Stewart and Colbert and adding two channels together and on and on and on!

    Can’t fix stupid!

  • Jeff

    Go Betty White!!! She has cornered the market on the 65+ nice people…..not the bitter angry gullible misinformed Fox-tards. Funny how the Fox-tards are in full orgy force since Fox Fake News had a good night. When they loose the key demo or more the Fox-tards go into hiding like they did after the 2012 election where President Obama kicked big elephant ass!

    Speaking of tards…..I surprised DB the EPA big wig/Sunday School teacher/Bestie with Larry King/Pastor/douchebag/deadbeat and many more vile things hasn’t plagued this site with his daily toxic vile dumb yet……I’m so eager to hear his new obsessive fantasy about me.

  • DB

    Jeffie, you are nothing but class–low class. How about another offer you won’t take. If you can go 6 months without name calling, cussing or using sexual innuendo in your posts, I will leave the site. If you don’t live up to the terms then you leave. Come on Jeffie, someone of your brilliance, wealth and world travel should be able to do this easy. Show some guts.

  • Mark2


    I’m not complaining to you at all. I’m laughing at you because you’re the one whose always crying about comparing apples and oranges and now you’re the one who’s supporting it. Let me help you out a bit.

    Let’s see how O’Reilly really did against those in his time slot:

    CBS NCIS = 19.79 Million
    ABC Splash = 9.02 Million
    FOX Hell’s Kitchen = 4.59
    NBC Betty White’s Off Their Rockers = 3.66
    FNC The O’Reilly Factor = 2.92

    Yep, last place. And don’t get me started on the demo numbers. Bill O’Reilly didn’t even finish in the Top 100 Cable shows when it came to the key demo.

    OUCH!!! That’s gotta hurt!

  • Ratboy

    And the Village Idiot Award goes tooooooooooo…………………………

  • Mark2


  • Jeff

    @DB(douchebag deadbeat) how about you worry about your own hypocritical self and stop obsessing over me and your silly idiotic bets. You lost a bet with yourself that you were 100% confident that you were going to win….but ya didnt!! You lost badly!! Yet you still pop in with your ignorance and vile disgusting rants usually about me and a few others that you attack with name calling and sexual advances.(lol) You are a worthless hypocritical bum. I have ignored your stupidity and obsessive comments for some time, but since I have some time to kill on here today, poking fun at your stupid @ss again is such a hoot!

    One thing I also get a huge RISE out of is that you spend so much time ranting and calling me a liar about my life and my experiences. How easy and temporarily rewarding that must be for you…… I wonder what you would do to yourself, when more of your silly claims and stories are shattered.

    Take your bet and stick it up where the last one is!!!

    Fox-Tards do not deal with facts or truths…..why should this bum be any different.

  • Chriscee

    Posted March 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM
    And the Village Idiot Award goes tooooooooooo…………………


    The Village IDIOT-S AWARDS GO TO


    They are so easy to IGNORE.

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