Cable News Ratings for Friday, March 22, 2013

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March 25th, 2013



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, March 22, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,155            224            452
CNN         288             89            130
MSNBC         386            123            168
CNBC         148             41             78
FBN           46               6             19
HLN         431            155            253
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,043            319            711
CNN         398            116            169
MSNBC         787            211            283
CNBC         136             60             77
FBN           35               5             14
HLN         643            184            357
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,050            220            455
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         251            115            149
MSNBC Morning Joe         347            131            185
CNBC Squawk Box         134             44             78
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         278            147            203
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,793            324            680
CNN SITUATION ROOM         339             97            118
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         508             97            215
CNBC FAST MONEY         141             27             64
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION           75             15             33
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         474            152            247
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,687            264            607
CNN SITUATION ROOM         236             71             87
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         536            187            277
CNBC MAD MONEY         104             19             60
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         592            175            300
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,608            276            601
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         281             90            114
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         692            197            337
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         135             36             55
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         616            156            333
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,764            370            891
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         421            112            162
MSNBC ED SHOW         654            157            269
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         104             31             47
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         728            216            408
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       1,882            332            701
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         430            116            164
MSNBC HUBRIS: SELLING IRAQ WAR         888            248            286
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         129             55             79
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         639            161            324
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,470            253            539
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         344            121            180
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL         812            229            294
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         175             93            105
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         562            175            339
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,189            322            534
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         336            105            192
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         385            162            199
CNBC MAD MONEY           76             31             47
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         503            188            307

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.

  • Dreamer (mobile)

    For the record (again) I do not support either party.

  • Chriscee

    My grandchildren enjoy Easter Treats….so yes maybe I am sucker…who cares…if it makes my grand children happy..then I’m happy.

    Problem with liberals….they are just never happy.

  • Doug Z

    Dreamer (mobile)
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    For the record (again) I do not support either party.
    You are a lib, it is OK

  • Roger

    Hey Dennis, this 77 year old will take you to the cleaners any day (Really!) – How about a 5 mile run, Douche Bag?

  • Bsotgnw


    Right wing acomplishments:

    Zero ambasadors killed
    Average unemployment under Bush 5.5% under obama 8+
    Deaths in Afganistan in 8 years half of what Obama has acomplished in 4yr
    Folks on food stamps again only half of what Obama has achived
    Debit less than half of what Obama has achived

    So I guess your right he is soooo much better than Bush just look at these sterling achivements

  • Mark2

    @DougZ “Please never talk about somebodies religion. I have fun with this like above, but do not mean it . So I hope it is OK. Right or wrong we can hurt people here.”

    Are you kidding me? We talk about every subject on the site… Including religion. So when people bring up the Bible or religion, you can bet that I will be chiming in as well. Especially, when it comes to Christian holidays that are based on pagan traditions.

  • Doug Z


    You can do what you want. But no one will change . I will never get into a debate with anybody on the subject. Fun statements that I hope nobody cares about. Oh that is what I do anyway.

  • Dreamer (mobile)

    Ps. To Chriscee,
    Congradulations on your family and Easter celebrations.
    Sounds nice.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Someone is posting using my name again.

    Top of Page 5 and probably elsewhere. Douc-es!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Matthew: >>> …at least show some bare-minimum of integrity, and don’t lump me in with imbeciles like usa8888, thanks. <<<

    Sorry, Matthew, but based on your constant personal attacks, you've given me no reason NOT to dump you in with the imbeciles.

  • Dreamer (mobile)

    Sorry congratulations, Haaha whatever.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark2: >>> Come on…we all know that Bill O’Reilly didn’t even write the “Killing” series. He and people like Glenn Beck have ghost writers. <<<

    How naive you are. Do you actually think that Obama and Hillary write their own speeches? I wrote speeches and bullet-point memos to the politicians that I used to work for.

    O'Reilly has said that HE does all the research and Dugard assembles the books. It's all on the record as well as his charity work. Although the Wounded Warrior Project gets a lot of Bill's money, he has lots of other worthy causes to which he contributes.

    If you don't know what you're talking about, maybe because you heard Colbert or Maddow say it, don't say it unless you're positively sure.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Roger: You’ve become my Hero! :)

  • Matthew

    Sorry, Matthew, but based on your constant personal attacks, you’ve given me no reason NOT to dump you in with the imbeciles.

    This might carry more weight if you hadn’t, just pages ago, accused multiple posters of being losers that live with their parents. I can click just about any given Cable News Ratings thread on this site, and find you insulting one poster or another on the first page, so please don’t pretend that you care; the only insults you find onerous are those coming from posters with whom you disagree politically. Were it otherwise, you’d surely find people like Stan, DB, Ratboy, LBSLES to be intolerably childish.

  • usa8888

    Bs–First, Obama has been the most effective terrorist killer in history and just recently, another top al qaeda operative has been captured and interrogated, providing a huge amount of information. The bogus Benghazi story pushed by Fox Fake News is just that–BOGUS. Second, Bush set us up for the worst recession in HISTORY with a completely phony economy based on real estate and bank fraud–which led to more job losses under Bush than have occurred in decades–Obama has had 30 consecutive months of employment growth….Third, food stamps are the result of the worst recession in history exacerbated by the right wing obstructionists in the House who have NO idea of economics and how to create job growth and an expanding economy..Fourth, the debt was caused by Bush’s unfunded wars, drug plan, and tax cuts, all of which were endorsed the GOP. Futher , you answered the WRONG question–the question was what are the right wing GOP accomplishments during the Obama term? Rat has drawn a blank on this for one month..and you have, too…….Try again….

  • usa8888

    One other point, BS–I know you are not a student of economics, but it is absolutely essential to SPEND money (government money) during a recession or depression, or severe economic period. The right has vitually no knowledge of economics and so thinks that cutting spennding during these periods will cause economic growth and job growth–It won’t. And if you erroneously think it will, tell me how this oocurs…….Rat, you can jump in here….too

  • usa8888

    This just in: Lian Ryan continues to push his absurd “budget” including drastic tax cuts for the wealthy, tax increase for the middle class, elimination of Medicare (with Vouchercare), and elimination of Social Security. The moderate GOP is against this budget as any sane person would be), but the edcuationally challenged right wing is all for it….

  • usa8888

    This just in: the GOP is breaking apart with the right wing kooks splitting from the moderate GOP. Should be intersting to watch. The right wing gets their direction from stone age man….

  • usa8888

    This just in: gun mfrs prepare to move out of states with logical gun control laws…Hey, that’s a good thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • usa8888

    Right wing priorities:
    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

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