Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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March 27th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,129        221         457
CNN           314         98         148
MSNBC           391        113         186
CNBC           159         43           99
FBN             56         13           26
HLN           437        158         258
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,008        342         716
CNN           485        163         255
MSNBC           776        255         369
CNBC           184         78         141
FBN             55         12           28
HLN           639        222         397
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,005        214         435
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           232        103         124
MSNBC Morning Joe           359        126         212
CNBC Squawk Box           109         29           52
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           290        148         215
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,979        303         700
CNN SITUATION ROOM           411        108         154
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           729        105         272
CNBC FAST MONEY           196         32         128
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           697        201         357
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,642        241         587
CNN SITUATION ROOM           326         76         144
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           595        132         256
CNBC MAD MONEY           137         41         101
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           755        262         393
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,427        273         550
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           388         90         195
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           568        146         276
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           124         18           62
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           700        228         402
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,924        459       1,005
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           537        209         285
MSNBC NOW W/ ALEX WAGNER-PRIME           627        199         320
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           113         21           71
HLN NANCY GRACE           705        227         409
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,778        350         673
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           523        164         286
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           922        322         438
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           192         78         152
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           751        264         479
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 394 118 194
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 459 173 302
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,237        349         630
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           279        100         131
MSNBC NOW W/ ALEX WAGNER-PRIME           364        104         181
CNBC MAD MONEY             86         47           58
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           320        125         201

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.

  • Ratboy

    @ Raz

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    Lovely morning in upstate NY. There is a little chill but you can smell that spring is in the air

    that’s not spring your smellin it is the neighbors dog poop! :shock: :lol:

  • Jeff

    Well that explains the buzz….the right wingers love a good lie to believe in….

    Right-wing media are claiming that the federal government spent money on research grants and other expenses for puppets during the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, despite the fact that the grants were all paid prior to the budget cuts.

    On Wednesday, Breitbart.com attacked the administration for stopping tours of the White House as a result of budget cuts in a post titled “U.S. Spends $1.18 Million On Puppets Amid Sequester,” and claimed the government could “cut federal ‘puppet expenditures’ to keep the people’s house open.” The website listed spending from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, among other sources, as federal spending on “puppets and puppetry-related expenses.”

    Fox Nation hyped the Breitbartcom post, labeling it a “report”:

    Fox’s finest said. Fox & Friends joined in on Thursday when co-host Steve Doocy said: “1.18 million, that’s how much the government has spent on puppets since 2009. That’s enough to pay for more than a year’s worth of White House tours.”

    However, the grants and contracts that Breitbartcom cited were all paid prior to 2013. A screenshot of the search terms used by Breitbartcom reveals the most recent grants were paid in fiscal year 2012, which ended on September 30, 2012. Sequestration took place on March 1, 2013, almost six months later.

    Despite the claims of Fox News and Breitbartcom, these expenditures have nothing to do with the cancelation of White House tours. The spending cited by Breitbartcom did not come out of the budget of the Secret Service, which made the decision to stop providing security for the tours due to its own budget cuts under the sequester.

  • Jeff

    HeHe! Though I’d share….

    Today Fox News is the highest rated cable news network, having surpassed the innovator, and long-time leader, CNN about ten years ago. However, putting that into perspective, Fox News still draws only about half the viewers of the lowest rated broadcast news program (CBS Evening News), and about 25% of the broadcast leader’s audience (NBC Nightly News). Its ratings are lower than Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and Spongebob Squarepants too. Nevertheless, Fox has parlayed its cable success into a juggernaut of hype and hyperbole.

  • ninja

    @chriscee…………………what is up about the direct tv box mentioned yesterday?

  • DB

    This just in, USA8888 has said he will live up to his promise to leave the site if Ashley Judd did not beat McConnel. Since the dem party won’t even let her run he admits that probably means she won’t win. He has asked me to say good bye for him. He apologizes for being so annoying and admits his posts were totally false and asks we realize no one could be as stupid as he pretended to be. We all wish him the best as the new janitor at the Daily Kos. I have it on good authority that Jeffie will be his new boss.

  • Coffee Steve

    That must have been one heck of a Coffee Klach

    I’m just grateful I was wearing my jammies :twisted:

    I guess I should have explained that the eldest son whom had became the leader of the home when the Father passed away was a Christian and studying to be a pastor.

  • DB

    Jeffie, I would say you missed the point on the puppets story but it is hard to tell if you missed it or not since nothing you posted came out of your head. I will just say the leftie website missed the point that the government wastes enough money in all agencies such that the WH tours should not have been an area cut.

  • Doug Z


    you think this is a good thing to spend money on, good lib

    “U.S. Spends $1.18 Million On Puppets

    Spend, spend your life away

  • Coffee Steve


    Growth??? That’s an oxymoron isn’t it?

    Jobless Claims Rise

    This cannot be!!! Its going on 5 years now, the media LIES!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    I like the Star Trek spoof that the IRS made with our Money, but Captain Kirk wasn’t so happy with it :-)

  • Moncon

    I’m wondering why Harry Reid blocked votes on taking money from the $50,000,000.00 FAA slush fund to keep those 149 small towers open. Is he using the sequester for political gain? Seems like common sense.

  • Doug Z

    What is wrong with CNN two more lib, Democrats.

    CNN announced today that Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan will co-host the network’s new morning show

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m wondering why Harry Reid blocked votes on taking money

    I mailed Harry some Brain Cells that were alive but he refused the shipment :mrgreen:

  • Doug Z

    Mr coffee you forgot
    First-time jobless claims rose by 16,000 to 357,000

    Obama is doing great , right Jeff

  • Coffee Steve

    You guys see this one?

    A group of Senators was at the border talking about how secure it was, and while they were talking a young Mexican woman jumped the border fence into the US.

    I wish I was making it up LOL

  • Chriscee

    Hi Ninja

    My husband purchased the ROKU box – hooked it up to our direct tv so we can receive the Glenn Beck TV. We pay a monthly fee for Glenn Beck I think it’s $9.95. So instead of just watching it on the computer we can now watch it on our tv.

    We were talking about how many direct tv boxes we have – we have 2 tivo boxes…so we can record up to 4 programs at once….then we have 3 just small boxes….that are not tivo.

    But once we turn on the roku we can watch Glenn Beck on any TV in the house. My husband likes to watch him while he’s working out.

    Hopefully one day direct tv will carry the glenn beck channel and then we don’t have to use the ROKU. Just pay for the subscription service.

    I heard that Beck also has now made a deal with Sirius/XM to have the Glen Beck Radio Channel.

    I cancelled my Sirius/XM in my Silverado truck when Sirius decided to drop channel 126–which was the Fox News Talk Channel. Of course though…Sirius kept the Liberal Talk channel. That Channel carried Kilmeade and Friends, John Gibson, Tom Sullivan, David Webb and a few others. Though they still carry Fox News Channel and they still have channel 125 which I think airs Beck, Hannity and Alan Colmes.

    Sirius has called me several times with “deals” and I just keep refusing…telling them once the re-install channel 126 to what it was….give me a call. Until then, stop bothering me.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:58 AM


    the same people that seem to think the government is a profit center making money so spend spend spend don’t realize that if all the major companies had growth of .4%, most would go out of business!!

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    You guys see this one?

    A group of Senators was at the border talking about how secure it was, and while they were talking a young Mexican woman jumped the border fence into the US

    Yep, so they gave her a job, food stamps, and a welfare check plus a shotgun with Bidens picture on the stock to keep her safe from attack! :shock:

  • Chriscee

    I just cannot believe that HollyWEIRD is now going to idolize Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground.

    Our country have gone completely off the deep end.

  • Chriscee

    California is going to spend another $68 Billion dollars (of which they do not have) to build a Rail system. They will employ Felons and Dropouts.

    Thank God I don’t live in California and have to ride that rail system. SMH

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