Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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March 21st, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, March 20, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,213            234            471
CNN         334             92            146
MSNBC         386            122            188
CNBC         161             49             88
FBN           50               7             23
HLN         472            167            254
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,104            323            699
CNN         447            113            171
MSNBC         735            203            331
CNBC         170             85            108
FBN           36               7             15
HLN         773            296            444
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,095            267            493
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         219             83            136
MSNBC Morning Joe         395            148            218
CNBC Squawk Box         122             30             70
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         299            171            204
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,703            250            628
CNN SITUATION ROOM         471             75            169
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         659            164            289
CNBC FAST MONEY         143             40             74
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         755            164            332
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,692            246            556
CNN SITUATION ROOM         389             95            174
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         526            140            229
CNBC MAD MONEY         124             24             96
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         683            198            312
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,715            256            606
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         311             58            126
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         617            161            260
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           85             26             38
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         755            241            375
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,068            447         1,018
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         521            137            193
MSNBC ED SHOW         612            150            264
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         112             32             40
HLN NANCY GRACE         853            301            469
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,797            304            607
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         460             97            159
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         830            240            374
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         145             73             99
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         809            294            470
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,423            217            471
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         358            105            159
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         758            220            350
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         251            151            185
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         659            293            393
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,220            281            584
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         373            116            186
MSNBC ED SHOW         309             89            167
CNBC MAD MONEY         108             46             75
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         482            151            282

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.

  • Hoppy

    Jeff seems to have an inordinate fondness for the word “douche.” That may tell us something about his mental processes.

  • Doug Z


    Oh, you are just old and out of Mons basement.

  • Jeff

    Seems you are attracted to the word hoppy….I said it multiple times.

    Then you appeared…..

  • Hillbilly

    Them radical left-wing democrats voted to make permanent four long-standing gun protections. They think everybody should have a nuclear bomb.


    During the same week that Senate Democrats shelved their attempts to re-instate the assault weapons ban, the continuing resolution that is expected advance to President Obama’s desk will make four long-standing gun protections permanent, ABC’s Sunlen Miller notes. The four gun provisions are: (1) A measure which would prevent the Justice Department from requiring firearms dealers to conduct inventories to make sure weapons haven’t been stolen; (2) A measure which would prevent the government from changing the definition of antique guns; (3) A measure which would prevent the Justice Department from denying a license to firearms dealers who report no business activity; (4) A measure that would require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to include language in firearms data stating that the information can’t be used to make conclusions about gun crimes.

  • Hillbilly

    Jake heading in the wrong direction.


    New news series The Lead With Jake Tapper garnered 64,000 viewers in the key Adults 25-54 demographic on Wednesday. This represents a 31 percent drop from day 2 (93,000) to day 3. Only two programs on CNN on Wednesday had lower Adults 25-54 ratings: its lead-in CNN Newsroom (63,000) and a repeat of Anderson Cooper at 4AM (57,000). Nielsen does not count ratings for shows that have fewer than 50,000 viewers.

  • d.d.

    Department Of Education Website Quotes Mass-Murdering Socialist Mao Zedong…(also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung )
    – –

    He only killed 70 million people by starvation, torture, and murder What’s the big deal?

    We all remember Anita Dunn, the former Obama White House Communications Director who said that her favorite philosopher is Mao Tse-tung. Dunn was speaking in Washington to a high school graduation group praising Mao, within ‘Washington National Cathedral’ when she made that statement.


    Massachusetts lawmaker ‘took pictures of his genitals and put them on a female coworker’s computer’

    Ah, just another wiener.

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – It’s my ghostly image with a night map of the US in the background showing through.


    Stop doing that. 1) My drone has your pic as a target. 2) Wednesday’s cable ratings disappeared. :shock:

    I posted on Tuesday’s, then refreshed, then went back to the “Home page” then back to the cable news section before they would show. :???:

  • Hillbilly

    d.d. – To instruct you on animal poop , people poop etc….. never add people poop to a garden, for lots of reasons , but a main one is the medicines people take.


    Guess i should untie Ratboy then. I was using him to fertilize my garden. ;)


  • Chriscee

    This is how INEPT Obama truly is…

    During his visit to Irael…..He compared the relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians……TO…..US AND CANADA 200 YEARS AGO!!


    Obama has lost his last marble.

  • Cheryl Lynn

    Bob Beckel the token liberal on Fox’s “The Five” has asked that we tweet, email whatever to CBS in protest a segment of “Amazing Race” singing the praises of Communism and showing the pride of Vietnam, the wrecked B-52 bomber where two of our brave airmen died and two were captured and tortured in POW camps. I seldom agree with Mr. Beckel, but this time I agree 100% He is demanding an apology from CBS. Perhaps they should also make a hefty donation to Wounded Warrior or a Vietnam Veterans cause. If you agree, please let CBS know. I lost 2 cousins and 3 friends in that war and am not amused by CBS playing games for communism and around a wrecked bomber.

  • Jeff

    @Massachusetts lawmaker ‘took pictures of his genitals and put them on a female coworker’s computer’

    It happened in Tennessee too, but the computer the lawmaker put it on his own cousin. :(

  • Dreamer (at work)

    On my computer Wednesday is still not showing up under the cable news section.

  • Jeff

    Ouch!! Another right wing slime rag busted!!


    The righties will still use their stories and facts in their arguments.

    The Daily Caller Gets Burned By Their Own Menendez Source
    1 hour and 42 minutes ago ››› SIMON MALOY
    The Daily Caller’s lurid, fraudulent story of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) patronizing Dominican prostitutes has taken yet another hit as the lawyer representing the prostitutes, Melanio Figueroa, has reportedly let loose with a variety of outlandish story-changing allegations, among them that he was paid and pressured by various media outlets (the Daily Caller among them) to fabricate the whole affair. Figueroa’s credibility is now non-existent, which only serves to reinforce how wildly irresponsible the Daily Caller was to run with the story in the first place.

    The Washington Post reported on March 22 that a “top Dominican law enforcement official” said that Figueroa told investigators that in autumn 2012 he had been approached by a man claiming to be from the Daily Caller and offered $5,000 to “find prostitutes who would lie and say they had sex for money with Sen. Robert Menendez.” The Daily Caller adamantly denied the allegations, which as of yet lack evidence and appear far-fetched, and the Post acknowledged that the “account provided that Dominican authorities said they received from Figueroa could not be independently confirmed by The Washington Post.” The Post also noted that Figueroa’s new story is a reversal from his previous denials of having made the whole thing up.

    The Daily Caller, meanwhile, has published a story pushing back against Figueroa, reporting that he “blamed four news outlets — CNN, The Daily Caller, Telemundo and Univision — for allegedly encouraging him to fabricate false accusations about Menendez.” The Caller also reported that “CNN and Univision both issued statements forcefully denying Figueroa’s accusations,” and pointed out that the attorney has repeatedly contradicted himself in recent days as the Menendez story has collapsed.

    Again, Figueroa’s credibility is extremely lacking, but the Daily Caller’s attempts to demonstrate as much are telling, given that Figueroa featured prominently in then-Daily Caller reporter Matthew Boyle’s original story reporting the bogus allegations against Menendez. Figueroa was the only Dominican source identified by name:

    Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.

    In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.

    The women spoke through a translator in the company of their attorney, Melanio Figueroa. Both asked that their identities remain obscured for fear of reprisals in the Dominican Republic.

    A number of other news outlets were approached with the fake Menendez story — ABC News, the Star Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), The New York Post — and they all turned it down because they didn’t believe it passed muster. Their skepticism was wise — one of the women who made allegations against Menendez has since recanted, and the Dominican police say they have determined that all three were paid to offer the tale.

    The Daily Caller, however, ran with it. And now they’re working to discredit their original source, having come lately to the realization that he probably can’t be trusted.

  • DB

    Dougz, see it is impossible to go as low as Jeffie. I do believe I touched a nerve again. You can almost see his red face as he goes off in one of his posts.

  • Jeff

    Fox Fearmongers About Costs Under Health Care Law

    Fox Business host Stuart Varney selectively cited a Wall Street Journal article to fearmonger over President Obama’s health care law, ignoring that potential increases would impact only a small part of the insured population and would be partially offset by federal tax subsidies.

    On America’s Newsroom, Varney, citing a Wall Street Journal article, claimed that millions of people “will be paying a whole lot more for their individual coverage after Obamacare takes full effect next year. In some cases, the premiums that they will pay will double.”

    But Varney ignored several key facts from the WSJ article to stoke fears about costs under the health care law.

    The Journal reported that tax subsidies “will limit many consumers’ costs” and that “[m]ore than half of the 35 million people expected to be in the individual market by 2016 are likely to qualify for credits.” The Journal also noted that some individuals and small businesses will actually see their premiums decrease and that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office “says average individual premiums, on an apples-to-apples basis, would be lower.”

    Moreover, an Associated Press report found that potential increases in health care premiums would impact “a relatively small slice of the insured population” and that the law “is expected to tame health care costs for many.” The AP also found that tax credits will offset some of the premium increases:

    There also will be tax credits, or subsidies, given to people with incomes that fall within 400 percent of the federal poverty level. For 2013, 400 percent of the poverty level for all states except Alaska and Hawaii would be $94,200. These credits won’t lower premiums, but they can ease the insurance bill depending on a person’s income.

    The credits should help the 20-something customers that insurers warn will see big premium hikes, said Linda Blumberg, an economist with the Health Policy Center of the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization.


    “While these folks are potentially facing some premium increases due to all these reforms, they also are the ones most likely to get the financial help from the exchanges,” she said.

    On March 13, Fox & Friends also misled on premium costs under the health care law when co-host Alisyn Camerota claimed, “Your premiums are going to double and that your bills could double, this is really stunning news for lots of Americans.”

  • DB

    Just FYI folks, everyone knows Menendez is a crook, the only question now is is he a pedophile. Articles from Jeffie come from left wing websites and have twisted the truth and just plain lied, especially in the 2nd one. Still waiting for an original thought from Jeffie that doesn’t include name calling. Also, Jeffie, the lady in 4B still needs her toilet fixed.

  • DB

    Jeffie, you should be happy with what you have no matter how little that is. Try to lighten up and maybe you might have a friend someday. I know it gets lonely in your world of hate but take a happy pill and watch a sunset from the balcony of your apt. or watch it thru the sunroof of your vw beetle. Its all good.

  • usa8888

    This just in: Sen John McCain calls on right winger GOP to raise taxes by closing loopholes on the rich and thus reach a grand bargain with Obama…..

  • usa8888

    This just in fox Fake Business, sister site of Fox Fake News, overlooked the stellar profits US Corps are recording and focused on old news on Cyprus…If you watch Fox Fake Business, you most likely have lost lots of money…..

  • usa8888

    Chriscee has apparently not watched the live news conferences from Israel where Obama was Praised and praised and praised….the right wingers are running for the doors as their party collapses……

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