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

  • betty

    Slaughter Fest…Slaughter City…Slaughter, USA…
    The Five SLAUGHTERS Chis Mattyews.
    Brett Baier SLAUGHTERS Sharpson.
    O’Reilly SLAUGHTERS Mr. Edds Replacement.
    Hannity SLAUGHTERS Rakhell.
    Greta SLAUGHTERS Lowrence OD.
    And, Life goes on.
    Ahhhhhhhhhhh…..feels so good!

  • usa8888

    This just in: the right wingers whose party is collapsing just keep trying to slam Obama every way they can, but they always come up short because the majority of the American people are solidaly supportive of the Obama’s policies and strongly against those of the far right……

  • usa8888

    Betty–the salughter fest was when Rove and crew on Fox Fakd News announced the huge victory of Obama over far right absurd ideology…….see it on You Tube–it’s an eye-opener……

  • d.d.

    Fox News Anchors Were Urged to Attend GLAAD Event, Emails Show

    GLAAD lashed out at Fox News this week after anchors Jamie Colby and Kimberly Guilfoyle attended the organization’s annual media awards, calling the network’s track record on LGBT issues “abysmal.” But according to an email obtained by TVNewser, a GLAAD executive encouraged Colby and Guilfoyle — among others at Fox News — to attend the event.

    A bit hypocritical I think.

  • Chriscee

    This just in..Muslims dislike Obama..even more than G.W. Bush.

  • Chriscee

    This just in…Democrats are running from Obamacare….they don’t even like the MEDICAL DEVICE TAX….that wrote…inserted in Obamacare and voted for. Now they find out…it’s NOT SO GOOD….and even more….they added it…so it could OFFSET the cost of Obamacare…..NOW OBAMACARE will COST AMERICANS EVEN MORE…MONEY THAN EVER BEFORE.

  • ninja

    @usa888………………….If you lived in the town where I live you would obtain our prestigious award of VILLAGE IDIOT. Your award is a old fashion BEAT DOWN. The competition wouldn’t have a chance.

  • Chriscee

    This just in…..democrats…are running from Obama…they are worried for the 2014 election cycle. They don’t want to be anywhere near….associated with Obama. DEMOCRATS ARE RUNNING SCARED.

  • Chriscee

    Have to laugh st Wasserman Schultz….she thinks her HIGHLY PAID STAFF….are going to STARVE under sequestration.

    What should happen…WASSERMAN SCHULTZ…should starve until she comes to her senses.

  • Chriscee

    Cost of Bidem’s 1 night in London and 1 night in Paris….over $1 MILLION DOLLARS OF TAXPAYERS MONIES.

    Apparently the sequestration hasn’t hit Obama and Biden. They should neither get a salary UNTIL OBAMA SUBMITS HIS BUDGET AND IT PASSES BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS…..plain and simple.

  • Ratboy

    So which one of you leftie loons want to explain to s all why the senate voted overwhelmingly (veto proof numbers) to repeal part of Obumblescare????
    Come on, this is reality so let’s get real and explain it!

  • Chriscee

    The left wing in America is so afraid of Jesus Christ….that now professors are asking students to STOMP on pictures of Jesus. There will be a special really HOT place for people like that in HELL.

  • Ratboy

    Listen to them crickets!! Come on all you smart Obama login loons, explain it to us!

    Can’t fix Stupid! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Lovin not login

  • AppleStinx

    Tested wrote: “Anyone else surprised at the 93,000 primetime viewers for Fox Business Network? There wasn’t some special event last night to drive viewers there. That seems high for a network that’s used to getting extremely low ratings.”

    That’s interesting. Who knows they were doing “how the Jodi Arias trial affects the financial markets” (j/k)
    We’ll see if they keep some of those averages. I don’t know where their 68 million household coverage is, but I would imagine that there’s a lot of Nielsen households they have yet to hit, maybe they started hitting a few more.

  • Mike W


    The President technically did not create the Sequester. It was devised by his Chief-of-Staff, Jack Lew, who is now our new Secretary of the Treasury. He just signed it. That’s his excuse.

    President Obama tries to get around responsibility for the Sequester by saying that it was not his idea – ‘weasel politics’. When you look at President Obama’s political voting record is this any surprise coming from a politician who voted mostly “present’! It is hard to believe that we elected a President that can’t take a stand on anything and accept responsibility for his positions.

  • RonoMC

    Y’all need to get a life.

  • ninja

    Wednesday night we bought a sub medical plan for cancer, stroke, and heart attack insurance. I asked him about Obama Care and he told us ‘ it been a boost for business’.

  • Chriscee

    Why did Joe Biden…need over 130 hotel rooms in London in January? How many hookers were on that trip??

  • Ratboy

    @ RonoMC
    Y’all need to get a life.

    I am just borrowing mine. The original owner will take it back when he decides I am done with it. :)

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