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.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “…I look at him trying my best not to bust out laughing, and then BING!!! The idea light shines. I start talking in this totally made up fake language, half Chinese half Spanish with a touch of Japanese I guess.”

    I would have thought you had just been filled with the Holy Spirit and taken you to see the local Pentecostal pastor. :smile:

  • Coffee Steve

    Last Post before I leave

    Marines Joke:

    One morning a battalion of Taliban fighters awoke in their camp to the cry of a lone US Solider standing at the top of a nearby hill. “I’m a US ranger, and if any of you mother**** want to meet your 100 virgins, common over this hill and try to kill me”. The Taliban commander immediately sent 50 men to dispatch the Ranger.

    Once over the hill, the sounds of gunfire, explosions, and men dying went out on for a couple of minutes, then out of the silence they heard a voice shout “is that all you got?”

    Enraged, the Taliban commander sent another group of 100 men this time. Chaos ensued and as the sounds of death began to subside, a single Taliban fighter crawled to the top of the hill and with his dying breath cried “don’t send more men! it’s a trick……

    THERE ARE TWO OF THEM :mrgreen:

    Later Gators


  • Coffee Steve

    I would have thought you had just been filled with the Holy Spirit and taken you to see the local Pentecostal pastor.

    For shame Apple I am a Southern Baptist LOL

  • usa8888

    Fox Fake News distorted the 4th Qtr economic results and cast them in a totally bogus way in order to further the right wing philosophy they continue to espouse. Of course, undereducated people like Rat fell for their inaccurate explanation. The REAL financial networks presented the correct information and analysis. This is paraphrased below…..
    Reuters reports the economy expanded at a sluggish pace in the 4th Qtr although a big gain in business investment and higher exports of services led the government to push up its previous estimate for growth.
    Gross domestic product grew at a 0.4 percent annual rate, a little below the 0.5 percent gain forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll. It was less than what is needed for a drop in unemployment but more than the government’s previous estimate of .1%.
    Most of the drop came from a drop in inventory accumulation and a sharp drop in military spending (-22%), both of which are expected to reverse themselves in the 1st Qtr. But business investments rose sharply as did exports of services, and imports dropped.
    Excluding the volatile inventories component, GDP rose at an upwardly revised 1.9 percent rate, in line with expectations.
    After-tax corporate profits rose at a 3.3 percent annual rate in the quarter, the fastest pace since 2005.
    Keep in mind that the Soc Security tax increase on the middle class had a negative effect on spending as did the GOP sponsored sequester. And, never forgot, that economic gains are coming in spite of persistent right wing GOP obstructionism. The GOP has NO plan for economic growth and job growth other than drastically cut spending, which every real economist knows is absurd……

  • Ratboy

    Politico Misses Kagan ’09 Statement on DOMA Story: ‘There Is No Federal Constitutional Right To Same-Sex Marriage’

    So, Politico jumped the shark on gay marriage yesterday in reporting that Justice Elena Kagan that she had a ‘gotcha’ moment during yesterday’s hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act.

    But a real ‘gotcha’ moment would have been if Politico did their homework and resurrected Kagan’s past comments about gay marriage from 2009, when she was awaiting confirmation to the post of solicitor general and she insisted in the answer to a questionnaire that “there is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”

    In Elena Kagan’s DOMA ‘Gotcha’ Moment, Jennifer Epstein and Josh Gerstein gushed that

    …in a rare “gotcha” moment — in the eyes of many in the audience — at the high court on Wednesday.

    In discussing the origins of the law, Paul Clement, who represents the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, said that Congress’s key interest in passing DOMA was preserving the uniform treatment of couples in various states at a time when there where indications that some states might allow same-sex marriages.

    But Kagan fired back in her questioning, telling Clement that Congress wasn’t preserving tradition, but departing from it when it jumped into the marriage issue. “The only niformity that the federal government has pursued is that it’s uniformly recognized the marriages that are recognized by the state,” she said. Congress’ foray into the issue in 1996 was so unusual that it “sen[t] up a pretty good red flag,” she said.

    A short time later, Kagan read aloud from the House Judiciary Committee report on DOMA. “Congress decided to reflect and honor of collective moral judgment and to express moral disapproval of homosexuality,” she said, quoting the report.

    This apparently drew gasps and laughter from the crowd.

    Yet, let’s do a flashback to 2009. Kagan was nominated to be the United States Solicitor General — the officer of the executive branch who represents the United States in controversies and cases which go before the U.S. Supreme Court — and was specifically asked about DOMA and same sex marriage

    1. As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. That law, as you may know, was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of Congress (85-14 in the Senate and 342-67 in the House) in 1996 and signed into law by President Clinton.

    a. Given your rhetoric about the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy—you called it “a profound wrong—a moral injustice of the first order”—let me ask this basic question: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to samesex marriage?

    Answer: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

    b. Have you ever expressed your opinion whether the federal Constitution should be read to confer a right to same-sex marriage? If so, please provide details.

    Answer: I do not recall ever expressing an opinion on this question.

    William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection noted this piece of history on March 25, but wrote about this development as far back as May of 2010 – when he posted that Kagan meant what she said.

    In a March 18, 2009 letter which is not publicly available but which National Review’s Ed Whelan kindly provided to me, Kagan supplemented her written answers at the request of Arlen Specter. Here is the language in the letter seized upon by my critics to show that Kagan really didn’t mean what she said, and really just was opining as to the current state of the law:
    Constitutional rights are a product of constitutional text as interpreted by courts and understood by the nation’s citizenry and its elected representatives. By this measure, which is the best measure I know for determining whether a constitutional right exists, there is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

    These sentences do make it seem as if Kagan walked away from her prior written statement that “[t]here is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”

    But these sentences are not the full supplemental response. Immediately preceding these sentences was the following language

    I previously answered this question briefly, but (I had hoped) clearly, saying that “[t]here is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.” I meant for this statement to bear its natural meaning.

    When the full supplemental statement by Kagan is read in context, there is nothing to suggest that Kagan was walking away from her written statement that there is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

    Of additional interest is that when the Massachusetts Supreme Court found a state constitutional right to same-sex marriage, 18 Harvard Law School professors signed onto an amicus [i.e., friend of the court] brief supporting that ruling. But not Kagan.

    So, it seems that when it comes to finding ‘gotcha’ moments that benefit the liberal political agenda, Politico just really isn’t that good. Either that or it isn’t interested in challenging the liberal narrative by, you know, actually reporting Kagan’s apparently convenient evolution on the question of whether the Constitution provides for a federal right to same-sex marriage.

  • usa8888

    Fox Fake News–they distort 24/7, you try to decide after digesting their distortions……..

  • Ratboy

    The day the Dung Beetle has more than milk money, a full time job, some investments, and the capability to comprehend and understand with the need for many many pictures they may be reason to consider allowing it some credibility in regards to anything.

  • usa8888

    Rat–It looks like same sex marriage is coming whether the right wing wants it or not. The ban was predicated on right wing’s thinking that it is immoral……..

  • usa8888

    Rat–you took the Fox Fake News 4th economic story hook, line and sinker and didn’t even catch a fish….

  • Ratboy


    Consumer Confidence Cools as U.S. Jobless Claims Rise

    By Lorraine Woellert and Jeanna Smialek – Mar 28, 2013 Confidence among U.S. consumers fell to a six-week low and claims for jobless benefits rose more than forecast, highlighting the risks to the economy posed by federal government budget cuts.

    The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index dropped to minus 34.4 in the week ended March from minus 33.9 as Americans’ views of the economy deteriorated to the lowest point since early February. Applications for unemployment insurance benefits rose by 16,000 to 357,000 last week, the Labor Department said.

  • AppleStinx

    Come Monday, MSNBC’s 8pm slot will have Chris Hayes’s “Up” become “All In”, lasting only 1/2 of the time.

  • Jeff

    Top Republican Warns Of French People Illegally Crossing Mexican Border In South Texas

    During an appearance on a local radio station Thursday morning, Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) claimed that people from all over the world are now entering the country illegally through Texas and insisted that any Congressional effort to reform the immigration system must invest in border security.
    “You gotta stop the flow of people coming across and my friends and your friends Edd who have places in South Texas tell me, as a matter a fact a guy told me last night, he said we’ve got people coming across our place speaking Chinese, French and basically all of the languages in the world, coming through and across our southern border,” Cornyn said during an interview on KSEV.
    While lawmakers agree that border security should be part of any comprehensive immigration reform package, the U.S. border is more secure than ever before. Border crossings are at 40-year low — falling to their lowest level since the Nixon administration — and net undocumented migration is at or below zero. Border agents patrol every single mile of the border every day and the vast majority of the border already meets one of Homeland Security’s highest standards of security.
    “People are willing to try to weigh in and try to improve our broken immigration system,” Cornyn conceded. “What we have now is a defacto amnesty when we have 11 or 12 million folks living here who have come in without going through the proper channels.”
    The group of bipartisan senators drafting comprehensive immigration reform legislation plan to introduce their bill the week of April 8 and have agreed that certain security benchmarks must be met before undocumented immigrants can apply for permanent legal status. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) — the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who is responsible for spearheading the legislation through Congress — has pledged to “proceed to comprehensive immigration reform with all deliberate speed.”

  • usa8888

    Dems laugh as right wing kooks in the House continue to advocate drastic spending cuts in order to grow the economy and jobs. That would like like pouring gasolince on a fire in hopes to stop the fire–ABSRUD. But the right wing has no education in economics and gravitates to absurd strategies which are only designed to cut tzxes of the super rich so they can hide money like Robme…..

    In fact, Rat can not defend the absurd GOP propostion above….and can not state one thing the right wing kooks have done to grow the economy of jobs……

  • Jeff

    Ya godda love our how our Justices conservative slips show……

    How Chief Justice Roberts Set The Stage For Obama’s Decision Not To Defend DOMA

    At yesterday’s marriage equality hearing, several of the Court’s conservatives took swipes at President Obama for refusing to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act in court. Justice Scalia worried that “we’re living in this new world where the Attorney General can simply decide, yeah, it’s unconstitutional, but it’s not so unconstitutional that I’m not willing to enforce it.” Justice Kennedy compared Obama’s actions to President Bush’s infamous signing statements. Chief Justice Roberts, somewhat bizarrely, accused the President of lacking “the courage of his convictions” by saying DOMA is unconstitutional but continuing to enforce it.
    But if Roberts and his fellow conservatives don’t like Obama’s decision, they have only one person to blame for laying the groundwork for it — Chief Justice Roberts.
    In 1990, the Justice Department was tasked with defending a law protecting an affirmative action program governing broadcast licensing to minority-owned stations. Despite the fact that none of the traditional reasons why DOJ might refuse to defend a federal law were present in the case, then-acting Solicitor General Roberts refused to defend the law anyway. Instead, Roberts signed a brief arguing that the law was unconstitutional. Ultimately, the law Roberts refused to defend was upheld by the Supreme Court.
    So when the Obama Administration refused to defend DOMA, it did nothing more than follow the “Roberts Rule” and travel the path laid by Chief Justice Roberts himself. If Roberts’ fellow conservative have a problem with this Roberts Rule, they should take it up with the Chief.

  • usa8888

    Rat has been UNABLE to state his own party’s accomplishments during the Obama era…other than OBSTRUCTION and supporting legitimate rape…..We are Waiting, Rat….

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Come Monday, MSNBC’s 8pm slot will have Chris Hayes’s “Up” become “All In”, lasting only 1/2 of the time

    I thought it is scheduled to start April 1.

  • Jeff

    More Republican division, another sign the radical religious right fanatics strangle hold is slipping over the Republican Party. Seems they want to win elections and continue to be relevant, instead of caving to a fringe of crazed conservatives that wave their bibles with one hand and “sin” with the other.

    5 Social Conservatives Threatening To Leave The GOP Over Marriage Equality

    Shortly before the US Supreme Court heard arguments to strike down restrictions on same-sex marriage, the Republican National Committee outraged hardline conservatives with a report calling for greater flexibility on gay rights and immigration reform in order to lure young people into the Republican Party. GOP strategist Karl Rove piled on the insult by speculating the Republican Party’s next presidential candidate could support marriage equality (though later walked it back). Evangelical leaders erupted in protest, threatening to abandon the GOP if the party were to change its increasingly unpopular stance.
    The tide is changing rapidly against this so-called evangelical base of the GOP. Last week, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) became the first sitting Republican senator to declare his support for marriage equality. While a majority of all Republicans still oppose same-sex marriage, a new poll found that 49 percent of Republicans under 50 years old actually support extending the right to marry to same-sex couples.

    Below are a few of the social conservatives the GOP would have to do without if they abandoned their opposition to same-sex marriage:

    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR)

    “They might [decide to support same-sex marriage], and if they do, they’re going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk. And it’s not because there’s an anti-homosexual mood, and nobody’s homophobic that I know of, but many of us, and I consider myself included, base our standards not on the latest Washington Post poll, but on an objective standard, not a subjective standard. If we have subjective standards, that means that we’re willing to move our standards based on the prevailing whims of culture.”

    Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council

    “The vast majority of the GOP base believes that marriage is a non-negotiable plank of the national platform. Anything less, writes Byron York, ‘could come back to haunt the RNC in the not-too-distant future.’ […] If the RNC abandons marriage, evangelicals will either sit the elections out completely – or move to create a third party. Either option puts Republicans on the path to a permanent minority.

    Gary Bauer, former presidential candidate

    “Shame on the politicians and the judges that are trying to undermine the institution of marriage. I’m a Republican…let me say to my party: if you bail out on this issue, I will leave the party and I will take as many people as I possibly can.”

    Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel chairman

    “If worst case scenario the last week of June we come down with a bad decision, the church and people of faith and values need to rise up. We just simply cannot allow this to become the law of the land, it will fundamentally change who we are, it will fundamentally weaken the family and religious freedom will be in the crosshairs. [3/26/2013]

    Rush Limbaugh, talk radio host

    “If the party makes that [gay marriage] something official that they support, they’re not going to pull the homosexual activist voters away from the Democrat Party, but they are going to cause their base to stay home and throw their hands up in utter frustration…Whether they like it or not, the Republican Party’s base is sufficiently large that they cannot do without them and their problem is they don’t like them. It really isn’t any more complicated than that.” [3/18/2013]
    The growing right-wing schism was on full display at CPAC earlier this month, when organizers disinvited the gay conservative group GOProud to appease anti-gay board members. The decision to exclude GOProud sparked protests among prominent conservative commentators worried about the GOP’s flailing outreach efforts to more socially liberal minorities like women and young people.
    Still, evangelicals and social conservatives have little cause to worry. Though public opinion on gay rights is evolving rapidly, the Republican Party does not plan to change their stance on marriage equality anytime soon. The RNC’s report, while encouraging outreach to Latinos, blacks, women, and young people, notably excluded the gay community from the list. Rather than disavow exclusionary and discriminatory policies enshrined in their platform, the current GOP strategy is to sugarcoat their anti-gay rhetoric in hopes that young voters will overlook their true intentions.

  • Hillbilly

    Any takers?

    A California creationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis.

  • Jeff

    @has been UNABLE to state his own party’s accomplishments during the Obama era…other than OBSTRUCTION and supporting legitimate rape…..We are Waiting, Rat….

    Because digging up negative information is easier, abundant and interesting to him, than posting the renaming of a few Post Offices, filibusters, and historic obstruction by Republicans.

  • Hillbilly

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM
    @apple stinx
    you better get more food hillbilly and his whole clan might show up on easter sunday.

    Ratboy – He BETTER show up with MY TRUCK!!!!!

    AppleStinx – Houston, we have a problem.


    You are all to report to the snail sex & duck “pee pee” study center. There’s a new study being conducted. Do primates masturbate when they see themselves in the mirror? :lol:

    I’m sure you will all pass. :razz:


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