Cable News Ratings for Thursday, March 21, 2013

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March 22nd, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, March 21, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,151            231            451
CNN         319            108            150
MSNBC         389            119            174
CNBC         162             46             92
FBN           57             13             27
HLN         544            181            304
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,077            319            772
CNN         499            167            230
MSNBC         777            204            320
CNBC         220             95            120
FBN           93             35             52
HLN         971            301            567
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,009            258            474
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         202             81             99
MSNBC Morning Joe         339            124            184
CNBC Squawk Box         146             40             71
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         222            106            157
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,796            311            628
CNN SITUATION ROOM         392             95            151
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         499             96            176
CNBC FAST MONEY         135             20             84
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         868            249            455
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,809            316            610
CNN SITUATION ROOM         320             84            160
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         504            100            154
CNBC MAD MONEY         148             29             98
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         860            261            462
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,722            304            658
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         381            108            189
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         574            127            218
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         112             12             61
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         876            250            479
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,851            388            989
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         541            168            258
MSNBC ED SHOW         624            157            241
CNBC CRIME INC HLLYWD ROBBERY         152             40             89
HLN NANCY GRACE       1,152            352            668
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,850            301            711
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         524            147            239
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         891            227            359
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         241            104            125
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         982            312            573
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,503            270            610
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         434            187            194
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         815            228            360
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         267            140            146
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         778            238            460
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,090            287            495
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         335            126            166
MSNBC ED SHOW         344            126            144
CNBC MAD MONEY           89             55             64
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         612            224            356

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

  • Ratboy

    MSNBC lost across the board again but someone somewhere had better numbers if added to the total population of Guam so they beat FOX.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point sinking, sinking, sinking. What is CNN going to do?

  • Patrick W.

    Foxnews is the ONLY one I watch anymore. I love “The Five”.

  • Chriscee

    Al Sharpton – is also – sinking sinking sinking. Maybe the good Reverend should go back to preaching his hate in a church…he might draw more people.

    When is MSNbc going to just throw in the towel??? They are looking more and more pathetic with each passing day. Even the man Maddow can’t save them.

  • Ratboy

    Pretty sad when the Ed Show that doesn’t have Ed anymore and doesn’t really exists PICKS UP 50 thousand viewers when Matthews ends!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • lbsles

    Life’s a bitch when FNC beats out all the also ran shows in both the demo and total viewers.

    Can it be called “Life’s a bitch” when you lose.

    Let the crying begin.

  • NY Surfer Dude

    @ Ratboy

    I couldn’t have said it better. I can’t wait to see how ate-ate-ate, tutu and Jeffie spin it.

  • Michael1

    I guess the college graduates were all watching their alma matters in the NCAA tournament. FOX News’s ratings didn’t drop a bit. :)

  • lbsles

    Vulnerable senators face lose-lose scenario on assault weapon vote

    By Alexander Bolton – 03/21/13 05:00 AM ET

    The Senate’s upcoming vote on the assault weapons ban is going to put vulnerable Democrats in a difficult spot.

    Democrats facing tough reelection races will either attract the ire of the National Rifle Association or prominent gun control activists such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I). A vote against the ban could spark primary challenges that could weaken Democrats in the general election.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) this week decided to remove the ban from firearms legislation scheduled for the floor. However, he has promised Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) a floor vote on her assault weapons amendment.

    Reid said Tuesday the proposal would not muster 40 votes, and interviews with rank-and-file lawmakers show that seems accurate.

    A wave of Democratic defections on the assault weapons ban would not sit well with gun-control and liberal advocacy groups. They warn Democratic senators who vote to kill one of President Obama’s biggest priorities will suffer political repercussions.

    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), have been shopping a proposal that would expand background checks to cover private sales. To entice broader Republican support, it would allow rural gun-owners to conduct background checks from home computers and create an appeals process for military veterans who are declared mentally unfit to own firearms.

    The background check bill sponsored by Schumer, which passed the Judiciary Committee last week and which Senate aides describe as a placeholder, has a minuscule chance of garnering the needed 60 votes

    http : // thehill . com /homenews/senate/289459-vulnerable-senators-face-lose-lose-scenario-on-assault-weapons-vote

  • NY Surfer Dude

    @ Ratboy

    I guess I should add Michael1 in with ate-ate-ate and tutu.

  • lbsles

    More comments about my last post

    Are Democrats About to Rumble on Gun-Control?

    THE LIBERTY NEWS REPORT – March 22, 2013

    Oh please have this fight, Democrats. Please, please, oh please.

    I know gun-control is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of progressive ideology, much like government-run health care. The Democrats risked much when they forced Obamacare down our throats. Despite a historic drubbing in 2010, they held the Senate and even took the White House two years later (mostly because Republicans didn’t press the issue as firmly as they should have and because they nominated Obamacare’s father to run against President Obama). Harry Reid might figure he can get away with a similar brute force move here. He says he doesn’t have the numbers, but he may not have to work very hard to get them, especially if he can work the back-channels and JournoLists to put pressure on wavering members of his party. He has the majority and can likely depend on a Republican or two to flip to his side.

    On the other hand, the public face of the Second Amendment haters is as unappealing as a week-old liverwurst and toejam sandwich.

    Popcorn, folks. Get it ready.

  • lbsles

    “Obamacare is so massive, there isn’t going to be one person who will be able to tell you what should happen and what shouldn’t happen, what’s legal and what isn’t legal. It’s too massive, it’s too complicated, and there’s going to be hell to pay starting next January.” -Rush

  • lbsles

    “If Ben Carson desires a political career and is successful, he is going to stand as an example: You can become whatever you want — the best in the world at something — and you don’t have to be a Democrat or go through Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton to do it.” – Rush

  • Chriscee

    awww Michael are you mad because Fox News is ALWAYS #1. You liberals are just never happy.

    Perhaps you should ask Obama…..why yesterday…..

    He comapred the Israeli – Palestinian conflicts…..to…..

    the USA — Canadian conflicts of more than 200 years ago?

    Did Obama live in that era too??? The man is as delusional as ever. And you liberals wonder why PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF OBAMA.

  • lbsles

    We can only pray that this happens.

    Senate GOP proposals would force Obama into health law exchanges

    By Sam Baker – 03/21/13 03:12 PM ET

    Republican amendments to the Senate’s budget proposal would require President Obama and Vice President Biden to get their medical care through the new exchanges created by Obama’s signature healthcare law.

    Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) both offered amendments to move the president and vice president into the healthcare law’s exchanges.

    After the Affordable Care Act passed, the White House said Obama would enroll in an exchange once the time came in 2014. Collins and Ayotte’s amendments would require the president, the vice president and the Cabinet to put their premiums where their politics are.

    http : //thehill . com /blogs/healthwatch/politics-elections/289657-gop-proposals-would-force-obama-into-obamacare-exchanges#ixzz2OIyirMl8

  • Chriscee

    Real Clear Politics have Obama’s over all approval at 48% and overall disapproval at 47.4.

    Guess America is falling out of love with Obama’s tiresome rhetoric.

  • lbsles

    Unknown by most

    From last post source.

    “Lawmakers and most of their staff members already have to purchase coverage through an exchange, thanks to a provision Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) added to the healthcare law.

    But the White House and its staff aren’t covered by that provision. Some congressional leadership staffers also aren’t affected, and can remain in the healthcare exchange for federal employees.

    All of the budget amendments are messaging documents — as is the budget itself. And there are a slew of proposals to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act.

    Dozens of amendments have already been filed, including proposals to repeal the healthcare law and some key provisions, including the individual mandate and some of its taxes.

  • lbsles

    Dr. Benjamin Carson’s “What Do You Think of Rush Limbaugh?” Tour Continues

    RUSH: Benjamin Carson is still on the “What do you think of Rush Limbaugh” tour. Now it’s CNN and Jacob Tapper. We move on here to audio sound bites 5 and 6. Last night’s CNN new show hosted by Jake Tapper, The Lead, Benjamin Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins. Jake Tapper wanted to ask Dr. Carson about me, as he had been the previous day on Fox.

    TAPPER: Rush Limbaugh says you’ve got Democrats terrified. Listen to him.

    RUSH ARCHIVE: I think Dr. Benjamin Carson has probably got everybody in the Democrat party scared to death. It’s going to be really hard to demonize this guy — really, really hard — partially because of his race, but not just because he’s African-American. It’s because you can call this guy all kinds of demonic names, he just doesn’t fit the bill

    TAPPER: He says it’s not because of your race, sir, and I take him at his word, but I do wonder, as a conservative or a libertarian or independent conservative, wherever you are on the spectrum, why do you think there are so few African-American conservatives?

    RUSH: That’s kind of a disjointed question: Well, I take Limbaugh at his word that he doesn’t think you’ve got people scared because of your race. I mean that, folks. I mean, his race is part of it. The Democrats are totally focused on race, and gender, and other surface identifiers of people. The left totally focuses on that, and they’re going to be scared to death, just like they were of Clarence Thomas. You know, if Ben Carson desires a political career and is successful, he is going to stand as an example that you can become whatever you want, the best in the world at something, and you don’t have to be a Democrat to do it. You don’t have to go through the Democrat Civil Rights Movement to do it. You don’t have to go through Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton to do it.

    That’s the threat that he poses as far as the racial aspect is concerned. It’s the same threat that Clarence Thomas posed when he was nominated for the Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas is arguably one of the most powerful black men in the country, and there’s no affirmative action there and he didn’t bow down to the Democrat Party or, you know, play off of what happened, or any of that sort of stuff. He just lived his life. The same with Dr. Carson.

    So Jake Tapper, in asking the question says, “Okay, I’ll take Limbaugh at his word that he’s really not talking about you being untouchable because you’re black” and then jumps off to another area entirely: “Why do you think there are so few African American conservatives?” And here’s what Dr. Carson said.


    CARSON: I actually know quite a few of them but I think, you know, there has developed a culture where one party in particular tends to be seen as the one that is protecting you, that is protecting your rights, and that happens to be the Democratic Party for many people in the African American community. What I really would like to aim toward is a situation where we get people to rise and to utilize the tremendous potential that God has given them, and to work with each other so that we can all rise together, rather than pretty much having a class of people where we kind of pat them on the head and say, “There, there, you poor little thing. We’re going to take care of you.”

    http : // politicalticker . blogs . cnn . com/2013/03/21/carson-leaves-room-for-political-bid/?iref=allsearch

  • lbsles

    Just in case

    Dr. Carson video from CNN:

    http : // politicalticker . blogs .cnn . com/2013/03/21/carson-leaves-room-for-political-bid/?iref=allsearch

  • lbsles

    CNN Poll: Is support for gun control dipping?

    Posted by
    CNN Political Unit

    Washington (CNN) – A new national poll suggests that support for major restrictions on guns may be fading, three months after the horrific shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut.

    Although a majority of Americans favored major restrictions on guns or an outright ban in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, when a heavily armed gunman killed 20 young students and six adults, a new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that support has tumbled to just 43%, as more time has passed since that December tragedy.

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