Cable News Ratings for Monday, March 25, 2013

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March 26th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for March 25, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,132        232         442
CNN           305         98         143
MSNBC           372         99         149
CNBC           146         35           76
FBN             55           7           22
HLN           474        153         253
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        1,997        346         723
CNN           332         96         164
MSNBC           689        160         264
CNBC           157         74           93
FBN             37           5           13
HLN           616        152         318
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends           969        256         457
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           219         90         126
MSNBC Morning Joe           359        104         165
CNBC Squawk Box           115         16           38
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           272        156         207
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,983        357         766
CNN SITUATION ROOM           358        103         165
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           663        120         232
CNBC FAST MONEY           154         23           92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,008        232         456
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,828        312         582
CNN SITUATION ROOM           278         73         146
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           659        117         252
CNBC MAD MONEY           155         47         104
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           957        282         445
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,617        325         610
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           442        157         219
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           667        168         276
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           121         30           61
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           889        226         459
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,822        431         989
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           391        136         208
MSNBC NOW W/ ALEX WAGNER-PRIME           664        143         233
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           209         97         123
HLN NANCY GRACE           725        149         353
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,883        374         706
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           287         72         141
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           768        208         297
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           132         38           57
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           629        165         358
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 318 81 143
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 494 140 245
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,119        277         457
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           255         76           92
MSNBC NOW W/ ALEX WAGNER-PRIME           325         89         124
CNBC MAD MONEY             45         23           34
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           302         65         157

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.

  • Jeff

    @coffee Steve, I don’t think that 54+million uninsured is quite the best medical system in the world. (My opinion)

    Insurance costs were going up due to increased costs of medical care long before President Obama became President. When our current insurance system is a major profit organization under the capitalist model of always having to increase profits. I don’t believe for a second all the blame for increased premiums can rest on the policies of the ACA.

  • Jeff


    Can you make a Holy Whopper no tomato extra mayo??!

  • Coffee Steve


    I mainly meant the kind of care was the best, the technology here has simply been amazing.

    I think no one argues the system needed improvement and more people needs to be covered. And yep, cost was rising ever since God created the Universe, and a universal plan has been needed, but this one that passed isn’t it. It’s going to do more harm than good.

    And I’m not sure how many know this but it was discovered that this plan will in fact cause many that could have afforded some plans may not be able to get it now. They were looking into fixing that clause but I’m not sure they have time.

    Also, I am being honest with you and everyone Jeff when I say at times, that many of the test I need on a regular basis that deals with Kidney checks, etc, are now not allowed but every 18 months or so, and diabetics Jeff need these test 2 times a year, because if the Kidneys start failing eve so slightly, in the short and long term it will cause the cost of the care to triple what it would have.

    The Kidneys can change and fail very quickly if not caught quick. Mine are fine at the moment, but what happens if 2 months after my test they start failing and I won’t know about it for 16 more months? Or is that their plan? Cause if that happens I won’t last 16 months. Now my kids may wish that for the insurance LOL, But I’d like to stick around and bug them awhile longer :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    Can you make a Holy Whopper no tomato extra mayo??!


    I’m trying, I’m trying

  • Coffee Steve

    You guys have fun, I have to get out of here and set the stage up and rehearse, have a GREAT afternoon everyone and see you in the AM


  • DB

    Way to go MSNBC, lost 30 to 40 percent of your viewers since the election.

  • Hillbilly

    My sweet innocent honey Dana Perino got bleeped on Redeye last night. :shock:

    She called Jim Carey a a$$hole. :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Keep an eye out on our markets guys, the entire global market is tanking now


    Coffee Steve
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 9:18 AM
    So far the market isn’t in panic mode, its down all over but fairly stable, and that’s a very good thing, I just hope the Greece stuff doesn’t explode.


    In about 56 minutes the market went from tanking to fairly stable. :roll:

    Mr broke clock is right twice a day will some day be able to say I told you so. :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    since that truck is now in my name,I will be down with my nephew to collect it. there better not be any mice or racoons or possums living in it. and it better be in good shape and running.


    :cry: I thought i could trust you.

    I’ll put it in Ratboy’s name now. Nanner Nanner! :razz:


  • 1966

    so are you going to go get your truck now?

  • patrick francese

    when the muslim in the white house destroys this country do not call bush.oh i forgot thats al the muslim does.the annointed one can do no wrong

  • Ratboy

    darn tootin!

  • Matthew

    Personally I care more about healthcare for all, not just profits for insurance companies

    While I don’t think our present health insurance system is one that’s in our best interests, nor do I think it’s a coincidence that the best health insurance companies in the country are A.) private non-profits B.) mostly located in Massachusetts, they’re not the root of health care inflation. They’re not just raising premiums willy-nilly, it’s a necessary response to what’s going on with overcharging, with fraud, and tuition inflation being passed on to the health care system, albeit in a roundabout way.

    I think a core problem here is that health care’s place in capitalism is unlike any other sector. Determining a ‘fair price’ is contingent upon competition, and the market being rational. How, then, can the market be rational, when the market is frequently purchasing this ‘product’ under emergency conditions? What is a fair price for your life, for your health, or for the life and health of a loved one? Why, all the money in the world, and then some.

    For that matter, even competition between providers isn’t really the way it is in other sectors, at least not for catastrophic care. It’s easy to take your time, compare quality, cost efficiency, read Internet reviews for a new appliance; not so if you suddenly find you need chemotherapy, open heart surgery, or if you’re in a car accident.

    Most people aren’t going to be a rational consumer if their doctor tells them they need a certain procedure immediately, not going to worry about whether they or their insurance company are going to be overcharged, not going to take their time to shop and compare.

    Now, a good insurance company will do that on your behalf when they get the initial bill, haggle things down to a better price, compare to the average cost for your county, but they only have so much leverage, even if they’re a biggie like Cigna or United.

    Bit by bit, they eat the cost of overcharges; a $250 hospital gown here, a $4000 endoscopy there, an unnecessary full body scan, and the net result is that they have to pass some of that cost on to you, and on to the healthy people in their pools. Until there’s something resembling a standardization of costs for care, we’re going to continue on this unsustainable path.

  • Jeff

    Thank you for your sharing your thoughts Matthew. Sometimes when waving my battle axe I can forget to see details. That’s certainly your strength.

  • richard

    usa8888 you forgot closing Quantanamo and passing immigration reform in first term and lowering unemployment to 6.5 %

  • Coffee Steve

    In about 56 minutes the market went from tanking to fairly stable

    Oh Hush!! :-)

    Whats up BillHilly? good to see ya again

    by the way, what budget crunch?

    *Feds Fund $880,000 to Study Benefits of Snail Sex :shock:

  • Coffee Steve

    Hey Hillbilly, in all seriousness check this out, when the banks open again in Greece Thursday, these rules are now in effect And Under the new rules, depositors won’t be able to do any of the following [via Reuters]:

    •Cash a check
    •Withdraw more than €300 a day
    •Take more than €3000 in cash per person in any currency out of the country
    •Purchase more than €5000 in foreign goods and services with a credit card each month
    •Make non-cash payments outside Cyprus without documentation showing they are paying for imports

    The new rules will apply to all banks, not just the ones involved in the bailout deal. Also, according to the Cypriot government, the rules will only last seven days (if you believe that).

    Still, even with the capital controls announced Wednesday, Cypriot authorities fear as much as 10 percent of the €64 billion on deposit in the country’s banks to be pulled out tomorrow.

    Should be a fun day

  • Ihatetodayscablenews

    So I hear that Msnbc plans to become a lifestyle channel. What does that mean? Do they plan to be like HLN? Chris Matthews is going to be given a show to talk about movies. I would never and I mean never looked to Chris for entertainment advice

  • Ihatetodayscablenews

    What happened to the day when news was reported and that was it. Now Americans want cable channels to dictate their political beliefs. That is why we are dropping every year as a country. We fight about everything. We learn nothing from these channels except for how to stay angry. Our debt rises and we have no solutions because we keep electing idiots to congress and the White House. Does anyone notice that ever since the rise of Fox News and MSNBC AKA Fox jr. That we get nothing done and we blow up debts and point fingers. We just had a Cpac convention and instead of ideas we got the Sarah Palin comedy show and the red meat bonanza. With the democrats we seen little children slaughtered and seen them try to capitalize on guns. We raise children to be lazy and blame everyone and I kinda hope I die soon because this new generation is going to kill us because we are letting the news turn them into idiots

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    Tell ya what, I have NO idea which direction or the plans Comcast has for the NBC family of networks, but they have a lot of people in the system and local networks even a little bit worried.

    In the short term at least, there seems to be a lot of damage control going on and un-certainty at best. I’m sure the big shots know the direction but wow are they messing up bad on how they are transitioning people.

    I honestly think if Comcast is in fact going in a all network and affiliates political mode they are making a huge mistake, people have already had it with politics. But who knows maybe they don’t even care anymore, That is my guess, they don’t care anymore.

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