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.

  • Ratboy

    @ Chriscee
    Geez! Now we gotta get a bigger Welcome TO The Village sign so we can fit all those names on it! :shock:

  • Chriscee

    awww….NBC is mad because Leno keeps bashing their prime-time ratings. NBC tells Leno to “tone it down.”

    NBC – like USA8888, the Marks, Jeff and a few others…are having a hard time dealing with NBC and MSNbc crashing.

    Wah Wah Wah!!

  • usa8888

    The key issue is not the ratings but the fact that conservative ideology is quickly becoming IRRELEVANT. Most Americans support Obama’s policies. The CPAC comedy show was indicative of how ludicrous the right wing GOP has become. The GOP is disintegrating from within…..

  • Mark2


    Aww poor little Chriscee got her feelings hurt.

    Just face it, the Broadcast News Networks (NBC, CBS, and ABC) dominate the evening news ratings.

  • Chriscee

    The only reason you THINK Americans like Obama polices is because the news media will not print the truth and he is trying to turn our nation into a greedy, give me country.

    The news media will not do it’s job and hold this President and his administration accountable like they did with GW Bush.

    The news media in America has become a total failure.

  • Mark2

    The truth be told, Obama is more Conservative than Reagan in many areas. He’s NOT this Far-Left Liberal you guys think he is. He’s more of a Centrist.

    In fact, the Far-Left Liberals have been angry with Obama for a very long time now because he’s NOT Left enough. These are just some of the reasons:

    1. Pres. Obama still has us at War in Afghanistan.

    2. Pres. Obama still hasn’t closed Guantanamo Bay camps like he promised them.

    3. Pres. Obama has ordered more drone attacks in 4 yrs than Bush did in 8 yrs…Libs hate drones

    4. Pres. Obama has deported more illegals in 4 years than Bush did in 8 yrs…Libs went after Obama on this as well

    5. Pres. Obama killed more Al-Qaeda leaders in 4 years than Bush did in 8 yrs…they’ve hate the use of Drones.

    6. Pres. Obama extended the Bush tax cuts for the rich through 2012 after promising Liberals that he wouldn’t.

    7. Pres. Obama is still going after medical marijuana growers even though the Far Left is for making it legal.

    8. Pres. Obama extended Bush’s Patriot Act…this really pissed off the Liberals because of the civil liberties issue.

    9. Pres. Obama has continued many of the Bush-era war policies…much to the dismay of the Anti-War Liberals.

    10.Pres. Obama has continued in the off-shore drilling…after promising the Environmentalists that he would stop.

    -These are just some of the reasons why the Far-Left Liberals are pissed off with Obama and even say that he’s more conservative than Bush on many issues.

    This is also why I laugh when wingnuts on the right when they say he’s the most Liberal President ever. Newsflash!!! He’s not even close to being in the Far-Left Liberal category.

    As far as Reagan goes:

    1. Reagan taxed the Rich at a 50% rate for 5 years.

    2. After 2 yrs in office, Unemployment rate was at 10.8%.

    3. Reagan Tripled the National Debt…worst % in history.

    4. Reagan raised taxes 11 times including our Social Security Payroll Tax.

    5. Reagan passed Amnesty for 2 to 3 Million Illegals.

    6. Reagan negotiated with Terrorists by funneling weapons to IRAN.

    7. Reagan funded and helped the Taliban in Afghanistan for years and brought Osama Bin Laden to power.

    8. Reagan grew the Government and gave the Veteran’s Administration cabinet-level status which is now the 2nd biggest department in government.

    9. Reagan cut and ran from Lebanon because of the terrorist act on the Marine barracks only two weeks after promising that we would stay.

    10. Reagan saved Social Security and Medicare after promising Conservatives that he would get rid of it or at least privatize it.

    I think Reagan would’ve been run out of today’s Republican Party.

  • Bobbyv


    Who has been a more liberal President? Only FDR comes to mind for me but I am not a Presidential historian. I am curious: Does he get credit for drones or criticism? I think this might say more about flaws, if we can call them that, in the liberal philosophy.

  • Chriscee


    1. Hysteria

    2. Denial of Reality

    3. Thought Control

    4. Name Calling

    5. Projection of Guilt

    All of the above done so very well by liberals….and especially Obama, Pelosi and Reid.

  • usa8888

    This just in: Fox Fake News is running a nother bogus story. This it says “voters see debt as immediate problem.” Of course, the debt is NOT an immediate problem, job growth and economic expansion are. But Fox Fake News has manipulated their survey to yield the bogus results the right wing would like to see….

  • usa8888

    Here are the right wing priorities for Chriscee:
    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

  • Van

    Why do the dumb ass Dems try to put a spin on the truth. Truth is in the total count. FNC HAS THE MOST TOTAL VIEWERS. END OF STORY. Too bad FNC is not on national broad cast which is free, CABLE NEWS YOU HAVE TO,PAY FOR! Its not an Obama phone that’s free.

  • Chriscee

    to USA8888

    It was a POLL….and yes the results are in…..


    But to liberals…there is no debt….and America is flowing cash. Once again….STUDY THE 5 PILLARS OF THE LIBERAL FAITH.

  • usa8888

    Let’s ask Chriscee if he can tell us how cutting spending during bad economic times creates jobs and grows the economy….The cat’s still got Rat’s tongue on this one…..

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–Correction: it was a bogus rigged poll by Fox Fake News….

  • usa8888

    We need to get Chriscee into an economics curriculum at a good university….

  • Chriscee


    Also the confidence in Barack Obama has fallen 18 points since January of 2009.

    63% of people DISAPPROVE OF THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS. Only 28 are confident in the nations economy.

    Seems Americans have lost faith in Obama and the democrats.

    And they polled 1% more DEMS than they did Republicans.

    Obama is failing FAST!!

  • Ratboy

    I hate them darn rigged polls!

    You can’t fix stupid!

  • Chriscee

    To USA8888

    First of I’m a female….

    2nd….you just don’t like the truth…..wah..cry on whiner. Truth is truth….and liberals don’t know the truth….

    And because it’s a Fox News Poll…you libbies always cry foul. They polled more dems than republicans……so cry on….keep crying…it makes you and Obama both look STUPID.

  • Chriscee

    LOL @ Rat…

    Liberals wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked them upside the head.

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–you have to know that the majority of Americans favor Obama’s policies on every issue, according to every poll. The right wing GOP has become the laughing stock of the world of politics. Even the GOP is fighting among themselves–the Party is falling apart…..

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