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.

  • ninja

    @chriscee…….thanks……………….what else is it used for?

  • Chriscee

    Maj. Nicole Mitchell, “weather babe,” who for seven years was a familiar face on the Weather Channel says the weather channel fired her because of her military service. How sad. I can remember her reporting on missions she’d fly into hurricanes.

  • Ratboy

    @ Chriscee

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Hi Ninja

    My husband purchased the ROKU box

    :lol: I just switched over to ATT UVerse yesterday for my TV, internet, and phone. I will be saving a bunch of money but get this, the biggest package including Showtime and HBO was to be $175 a month but the package one lower did not have HBO but they will give me HBO free for 3 months. Follow me here……If I don’t call and cancel at the end of 3 months they start charging for HBO. Got it so far?…..at a rate of 16 bucks per month! So now I will pay $156 for the $175 package!!!! D’OH!!!! :shock:

    The guy said after a loooooong silence when I brought it up, “Well there is some extra stuff in the big package too BUT…….no one ever watches it!” :lol:

  • Chriscee

    It’s a streaming player…I assume you can use for other things like Netflix and etc. We’ve only used it for Glenn Beck.

    Oh and this weekend on Direct TV….is free HBO and Cinemax weekend. We don’t subscribe to either…but may catch a free movie…lol

  • Doug Z

    ChrisceeMy computer is connected to five TVs in the house. If you have and old TV you can get a box on ebay to make it compatible for the old TV for $15. It is great and cheaper.

  • Chriscee

    I wished we could just go through Direct TV Listings and pick the channels WE WANT…and delete the rest of the garbage out there….but nope..when you get one..you get them all–I hate it when they put the “movie titles” right underneath or above the channel you want to watch….I know they are hoping I accidently click on that movie title and accidently buy it.

  • Ratboy

    @ Chriscee

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    It’s a streaming player

    With my UVerse I am getting some kind of DVR that records 4 shows at once and a wireless hook up for one tv and all this stuff that I will never use. Heck it is gonna take me months to figure out the new remote!!! I may just leave the TV on all the time! :lol:

  • Chriscee

    I’ll have to tell my husband that Doug. I watch the dumb thing…lol

    He’s expert at TV business in this house. His job it to make sure the darn thing WORKS!! lolol

  • Doug Z


    You have HBO showtime , cinamax on your computer with all cable companies and Dishes on your computer now. Just go to HBO or the others and sign in with your company.

  • Chriscee

    LOL Rat…I hate the dumb remote.. It looks like something from inside an airplane. We didn’t have direct tv until we moved back to Colorado in 2011. In Maryland we had cable tv. Only because of the weather – ie: hurricanes and I wanted up-to-date information on our area. We lived 2 hours south of DC….and they rarely gave weather for us on the DC TV stations.

  • Coffee Steve


    You need to learn the art of negotiation :-)

    I have DirecTV (with DVR)–With the complete Sports Package but No movie Channels

    I use Insight (soon to be Time Warner) for my 20 mpbs internet and digital TV with a cable DVR and Phone service..I yacked and yacked when I dumped Insight last year and they kept calling an calling until one day I told them I will NOT pay the rate you were charging after the year promo charge, they asked, how can we get you back?

    I said by charging the same as you did for the promo year or I’ll never get Cable back.

    I now have both services DirecTV and Cable (Net, TV, & Phone) 2 DVR’s every sports channel that exists and I pay 160 a month :-)

    My TV has multiple source inputs so I can use cable and Satellite. Neet Huh? :-)

  • ninja

    Our directv bill is 169.24 month.

  • Chriscee

    Here where we live….we have Baja Broadband…they are a cable, phone and internet company…but we only get their internet. We do have this little box that came with direct tv hooked up to the internet..I assume it’s for watching the movies…

    My husband is the movie watcher… He downloads them and then watches them on his lap top when he has time. lol

  • Coffee Steve

    BBL… 3 tests to give

  • Chriscee

    Our Direct TV is $116 a month..but we don’t subscribe to any of the PAY channels.

    But we do pay big bux for our internet…it’s $74.00 a month. And that is internet only.

    In Maryland when we had cable tv with internet it was about $175.00 a month…and we didn’t pay for any pay channels there either..

    So it’s about the same here as it was there.

  • d.d.

    I was punked twice as d.d., but , I always had an avatar. It is by far easier getting one than tracking down an offender.


    Massachusetts Auditor finds 119 matches between day cares and sex offenders

    A shocking state audit released today revealed 119 cases where addresses for registered sex offenders matched those of child care providers licensed by the beleaguered state Department of Early Education and Care.

    In mid-audit, Bump said she took her findings — which included both Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders — to EEC, which began an investigation. EEC revoked providers’ licenses in four cases where their operators had full knowledge of the sex offender’s status but never reported the information to EEC.

    But Bump’s audit also discovered EEC — whose $197,585 a year commissioner Sherri Killins resigned earlier this month amid a Herald investigation — failed to ensure child-care providers run required CORI checks on staffers.

    In a one-year period, EEC didn’t perform a single unannounced inspection of a home-based child-care center, which are required by law, Bump said.

    An illegal daycare worker from Wakefield was charged in December with more than 100 charges in a horrifying child sex abuse case.


    Puff, puff , puff. Who wants to help me Spring houseclean ? I’ve cleaned & polished the kitchen cabinets & countertops this morning, polished the wood floors, bleached the sinks,&, I dread what is left to do. Rats, come help & no frilly apron is required.


    I always try to familiarize myself with a little more Obamacare every day.

    Seniors needing hospital care will be shocked at cutbacks. Section 3000A of the law awards bonus points to the hospitals that spend the least per senior

    Consumers trying to get their insurance from a state exchange will have to hand their Social Security Number and 15 pages of financial and family information to exchange “assisters” — temps often hired from community groups. In California, civil-rights activists are fighting to prevent background checks for would-be “assisters” because it would disqualify too many minority men with prior convictions.

    Do you want an assister to have your SS # ?

  • ninja

    @Coffee……………….is your addres P.O. BOX 9001069 —- Louisville KY 40290 ? That’s where we send the bill. LOL

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Rats, come help & no frilly apron is required.

    If I cant wear the frilly apron, I AINT COMIN YO HELP!!! :shock:

  • Ratboy

    Catholic League Asks Time Warner CEO to ‘Have a Serious Talk’ With Bill Maher

    The Catholic League has clearly had enough of Bill Maher’s regular anti-religious tirades on HBO’s Real Time.

    On Tuesday, League president Bill Donohue sent a letter to Time Warner CEO Glenn Britt saying, “The time has come for someone in a position of responsibility to sit down and have a serious talk with this man”:

  • 1966

    good morning everybody
    sunny and 35 here.

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