Cable News Ratings for Thursday, March 28, 2013

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March 29th, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, March 28, 2013

Note: We only have individual program data right now. Will update when/if we get total day and primetime numbers.

Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,050        228         438
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           257        104         114
MSNBC Morning Joe           382        128         207
CNBC Squawk Box           150         51           83
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           276        148         207
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,962        370         786
CNN SITUATION ROOM           430         90         146
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           693        139         308
CNBC FAST MONEY           133         33           77
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           410        109         203
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,685        282         634
CNN SITUATION ROOM           354         93         114
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           652        157         310
CNBC MAD MONEY           117         35           71
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           377         86         187
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,570        293         630
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           368         97         117
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           650        139         295
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           127         18           47
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           465        120         251
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,128        391         794
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           359        107         150
MSNBC NOW W/ ALEX WAGNER-PRIME           507        117         206
CNBC CRIME INC: ART FOR TAKING             92         16           39
HLN NANCY GRACE           657        169         335
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,663        234         536
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           392        114         143
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           785        247         389
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           202        113         104
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           613        155         338
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 308 114 144
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 472 150 282
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR           971        201         375
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           256        127         153
MSNBC NOW W/ ALEX WAGNER-PRIME           309        134         167
CNBC MAD MONEY           152         74           80
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           387        139         219

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

  • RedbarSoup

    Ummmm MSNBC CANADA was discontinued by the CRTC and replaced by the same MSNBC that is in America…..so in other words Stan T. you are dumb yet again…the guy that doesn’t understand the second amendment, who those the first part of it was separated by a period not a comma….AYHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

    Only difference is that MOST people that watch it KNOWS that it’s opinion, while the Fox News idiots think Fox News isn’t and pretty much worships the channel and the hosts…as per example in here.

  • Dave Sky


    On the topic of media bias…

    You have the right to disagree or just plain not believe what I have to say, since I am not going to back it up with concrete evidence. I have a Journalism degree from Michigan State, an accredited college, and have worked in both print and broadcast.

    I can tell you this with the utmost sincerity: the media is controlled by Liberals. That’s just a fact, and one that was widely acknowledged by nearly every professor I had (employers, on the other hand, will NOT admit it). Bias comes in many forms. It’s not just how a story is reported, but the choice of which stories to report, and what angle to focus on. This has been going on for the entire history of the press. If you are a conservative in the news industry, you are ostracized. They pick and choose which stories they want the public to know about, and relegate the ones they don’t like to page 7, or the trash bin.

    I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. You can choose to believe me or not. I cannot present an empirical evidence, only my experience. I just thought I would throw in my two cents, since I have first hand knowledge of the topic.

    Thank you.

  • Dave Sky


    Before you go making fun of anyone else for printing misinformation, I should remind you that your credibility was destroyed long ago when yours truly caught you reporting an Internet hoax as a legitimate news story, and arguing about it incessantly. I believe there was more than one occasion, but I can’t be certain. So kindly remove yourself from your high horse before you make a fool of yourself again.

  • Hillbilly

    RedbarSoup Suikostinger
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 10:21 AM
    and you kids say Fox News doesn’t have an agenda. How DARE Jim Carrey have an opinion on gun control!! That’s where this all started….


    Didn’t you read what you posted? Gutfeld wasn’t upset over his gun control position. The fact he attacked a dead guy (Charlton Heston) was his main focus. Second he called gun owners M’fers. Then pointed out what a hypocrite Carrey is.

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – p.s. I’ll hide you from Apple and 1966 but I keep the truck AND the dog.


    AppleStinx & 1966 prepare for war. You just cost me my dog. :mad:


  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “…AppleStinx & 1966 prepare for war. You just cost me my dog. :mad:

    Is it our fault that you pulled an Obama and ate your own dog? :razz:

  • Coffee Steve

    Gooooooooooooood Morning Everyone

    He is batching it now that hi wife and daughter are gone so he has time!

    Let’s see now, I had a visit so far from 5 Grand Children, and My Oldest daughter took me out for dinner last night, Monday My other Daughter wants to go to lunch with me with another grand child, Tuesday I’m taking 2 of My Grand Sons Fishing, Wednesday I’m painting the Bathroom, Plus FINALLY getting my dentures, and preaching in the evening, Thursday me and my 2 sons and 2 step sons are going to a concert, Friday, I get to have a great dinner time with all 10 Grand Kids, all my sons and daughters, and its at a Outback Steakhouse and They are BUYING for me this time :-) :-) :-) FINALLY :lol:

    You say something about free time? LOL

  • Coffee Steve


    My Daughter uploaded a picture of her when she was on the airbus they flew over to Amsterdam for the layover to Scotland. An airbus, ok? one of the best planes to fly on, and she is complaining, “Dad they gave me a window seat right beside the plane”

    I wrote her and said “Make sure when your flying you watch for the Kremlins” (Ala the Twilight Zone show where William Shatner sees one on the wing of a plane) She writes back ‘What’s a Kremlin?” :shock:

    By the way anyone see the Louisville-Duke game and where Kevin Ware ripped a bone out of his leg”? Awful!!!

    Update though, he tweeted a few pics out after his surgery that went well, and didn’t seem to be in much pain.

    By the way I am HUGE Basketball nut, coached in optimist league’s for 20 years (seems like 100 years ago) and know my beans about the sport, this Louisville team is as quick and good of a defensive team I have EVER seen. Unless they have a total breakdown, they will win it.

  • Mikey O

    Looks like people of cyprus lied to again more that 10% will be taken, and looks like the rich got some inside information,

    Cypriot accounts and deposits above 100,000 euros (£84,300; $128,200) in the two biggest banks could be reduced by as much as 60%.

    News that the Cypriot President’s family moved 21 million euros to London days before the bank accounts of his people were looted as part of the bailout deal serves as another reminder that while the media portrays the victims of the Cyprus “haircut” as the mega rich and wealthy Russian oligarchs, the real victims are middle class families and small business owners.

  • Bobbyv

    Jeff, you are right, I found it there on Greg K, but also on Medialite, the examiner, and others. BBL

  • d.d.

    Good Morning Everyone

    Your creative writing skills , &, H.B.’s response to them are a real hoot. I’m waiting on your next installment.


    NY’s Common Core-Aligned Lessons Use Scientology Videos to Teach Students They Have Right to Food, Housing, Clothing, Medicine, Even a Job
    – –

    A public school in New York state is teaching an eight-week course in the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights while the U.S. Constitution is only taught for three weeks.

    Researching the videos featured on the U.N.’s website and part of the homework assignment from Common Core, you’ll notice a couple of unusual things.

    The producer of these videos was the Church of Scientology.

    The clips have been online since 2008, most of them were uploaded on April 3 of that year.

    When you watch the clips via Scientology’s YouTube channel, the church has disabled the commenting section under the videos, slightly considering rights No. 18 and No. 19 — freedom of thought and freedom of expression.

    Within the assignments for the U.N. study section, students are instructed to watch a video produced by the Church of Scientology and are offered additional 30 short videos about each of the Human Rights. All of these videos are also products of Scientology.

    Just remember, this church is a cult.


    Just for Jeff

    California’s Net Worth Down To A Negative $127.2 Billion…

    Were California’s state government a business, it would be a candidate for insolvency with a negative net worth of $127.2 billion, according to an annual financial report issued by State Auditor Elaine Howle and the Bureau of State Audits.

    The report, which covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, says that the state’s negative status — all of its assets minus all of its liabilities — increased that year, largely because it spent more than it received in revenue.

    Didn’t California just raise taxes ?

  • Mikey O

    Good morning Coffee Steve Looks like North Korea is heating up sending over F-22 and B-2 to South Korea.

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning Rats, d.d. & Mickey

    @Mickey O

    Yep, NK is getting hotter, this one could go ballistic any day now

  • Ratboy

    Goooood Morning! 27 degrees and only climbing into the 30’s with a chance of snow later! Mother nature just teased us over the weekend.

    Hey there Coffee Dude, You better hope that your wife and daughter don’t eat the brownies in Amsterdam!! And I hope they didn’t decide to stroll down the street cuz what they see in the windows wont be curtains!!!! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    You start flaunting the bling and the masses will come to get it!!

    Exclusive: Illegal Border Crossings Double, Border Becomes Less Secure as Beltway Gets Close to Deal on Immigration Reform

    As the immigration reform Gang of Eight inside the Beltway prepares to announce a deal later this week, claiming border security will come before a path to citizenship for millions of illegals, Border Patrol agents have seen illegal border crossings double and warn the cutting of agent work hours will only result in less border security, not more.

    “We’ve seen the number of illegal aliens double, maybe even triple since amnesty talk started happening,” an agent told Townhall, who asked to remain unnamed due to fears of retaliation within Customs and Border Protection [CBP], something he said is common. “A lot of these people, although not the majority, are criminals or aggravated felons. This is a direct danger to our communities.”

    Data obtained by Townhall and reported within CBP from February 5 through March 1, 2013 shows 504 illegal aliens were spotted exploiting the Tucson/Nogales area, 189 were caught on CBP intelligence cameras. Of those 504, only 174 were apprehended and 32 of the 189 on camera were carrying large drug load packs for Mexican cartels. Some were armed with AK-47 style weapons

  • d.d.

    Can mass marketing heal the splits on ‘Obamacare’?

    How do you convince millions of average Americans that one of the most complex and controversial programs devised by government may actually be a good deal for them?

    With the nation still split over President Barack Obama’s health care law, the administration has turned to the science of mass marketing for help

    They used to call this brainwashing.

  • lbsles

    Morning all

  • lbsles

    Just for Coffee Steve

    You might be wrong about Louisville going all the way.

    Wichita State University
    Class of 76

    Go Shockers

  • Raz

    Coffee, I thought that was gremlins…..unless of course you watched the old Warner Brothers cartoon “Gremlins from the Kremlin”.

  • d.d.

    The Democrat blog ‘Political Wire’ has this:

    Hillary in 2016 Would be Terrible

    Unpaid Debts

    During her first run, Hillary had racked up $19,480,893 in unpaid campaign debts. This is a staggering number that has us concerned about the way she would handle the nation’s finances.

    She Wouldn’t Be Taken Seriously

    Clinton would be the first female president of the United States. Even if she were great at her job, there is a chance that none of her accomplishments would be taken seriously. A distraction we shouldn’t have to deal with

    Hiding Contributions

    In 2006, Hillary’s 2000 campaign for New York Senate was fined $35,000 for failing to accurately report $721,895 in contributions. What else is she hiding?

    Can’t Forget Bill

    Sorry Hillary but America hasn’t forgotten the mockery your husband made of the office. During his time in office he became the second president in US history to be impeached. And you stood right by his side.

    Public Relations

    She may have trouble smoothing things over with cultures that do not view women on the same level as men. The recent fallout over the Benghazi attacks are a fine example of this.

    Stolen White House Items

    When President Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House after Bill’s run as President, they were caught stealing furniture, paintings and other items that belong to the White House and the American people. They quietly returned and repaired the items only after the scandal broke out.


    As a Senator, Clinton never really showed a clear mission for time in office. We can’t help but wonder if her role as the President would be just as directionless.

    Right Hand Man

    Hillary has been acting as the Secretary of State for the Obama administration. Even though she received a “Pants on Fire” award from PolitiFact in 2008 for saying that Obama “threatened to bomb Pakistan.” This makes her appear to be a little two-faced and clearly very deceitful.

    The Big Handout

    Hillary was able to use her connection to President Obama to pay off her debts in 2013. He was able to donate nearly half a million dollars to her. Would she still take debts so lightly in officer?

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