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

  • TZCA


    Hillbilly asked a question similar to this a few weeks back. My answer was exhaustive.

    Basically, cost-to-benefit is too high.

    Photovoltaic solar cells have low power capability (electrical power being the product of voltage and current). So a photovoltaic cell can generate a decent voltage, but as soon as it is loaded (current is drawn from it), the ability of the cell to maintain its rated voltage rapidly drops. The more sun there is and the less the angle of incidence at which the sun’s photons strike the cell, the more efficient the cell is. So, Photovoltaic systems require batteries.

    Batteries require energy (and cost) to produce, and generate pollution during manufacturing. For example, a lead-acid has a energy cost to energy storage of only 2. NiMH, Li-ion batteries are better. Hillbilly provided a link to a study showing this, but I can’t remember it right now. Also, a single battery won’t cut it, so you need many batteries in a bank of batteries that have significant maintenance costs.

    Capacitors are being researched as a battery bank replacements. But this is still in its infancy, and currently capacitors just can’t store energy long enough to be practical, have grid power factor issues, and have environmental issues of their own (leaking dialectric, for example).

    These technologies require converting DC to AC to integrate onto the grid.

    Windmills individually can’t cut, require a near-constant source of wind (such as around Beaumont, California, or The Dalles along the Columbia river). In low wind conditions, these sources of energy can become a sink of energy, and require adaptive protective relaying to for the purpose of grid stability.

    Grid reliability is a big issue right: refer to FERC, NERC, and WECC for the rapidly increasing criteria for grid stability. Protective relaying is integral to this (this is what I work on), and renewable energy sources have been a significant challenge to ensuring grid reliability.

  • TZCA

    Ivanpah is a project in California, a Solar Thermal project, that is facing its own issues. The idea is good (use mirrors to direct sun’s rays to a boiler atop a tower, the steam drives a turbine-generator), but concerns over the impact on the desert tortoise habitat have the project stalled.

  • Doug Z

    Is this not Liberal democrat fighting liberal Democrat.

    Posted March 30, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Ivanpah is a project in California, a Solar Thermal project, that is facing its own issues. The idea is good (use mirrors to direct sun’s rays to a boiler atop a tower, the steam drives a turbine-generator), but concerns over the impact on the desert tortoise habitat have the project stalled.

  • TZCA

    Also, back to photovoltaics cells, lots and lots of chemical waste byproduct is produced, introducing environmental concerns of their own. These environmental issues (as well as those associated with batteries) are not broadcast en-masse because it goes against the very reason they are being created; it’s just not politically viable to say we are creating pollution to stop pollution.

  • TZCA

    When I was in college, a buddy of mine from Germany talked alot about wave-generator technology. I’d like to see some practical research into this. But, I’m sure the impact on gerabaldi and sea lion habitat would prevent implementation.

  • TZCA

    ^ gerabaldi garibaldi

  • TZCA

    Doug Z
    Posted March 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM
    Is this not Liberal democrat fighting liberal Democrat.

    The irony of it all, eh?

  • TZCA

    I find it laughable that many “go-green” municipalities have gas/diesel peaker generators hidden in buildings the size of an auto parts store that power up several times a week to supplement all those feel-good photovoltaic cells on the rooftops and windmills slowly turning around city hall. Oh, and the small buildings have lots of pretty flowers and bushes around them so nobody would have a second thought that the evil oil-burning generator actually exists inside their city boundaries. I can only smile as I drive by.

  • TZCA

    I mean, I smile at the irony of it.

  • TZCA

    I guess I bored everyone to sleep.

  • Bobbyv

    Nope, still with you….

  • TZCA

    lol Bobbyv. Good to know. :wink:

  • TZCA

    Gonna work on my truck for awhile. Take care all.

  • 1966

    @apple stinx
    do you see a tractor coming yet?

  • Faith3

    I’m not talking any one particular method. That wouldn’t apply.

    Privatization proponents tried to sell the notion that under government owned TVA artificially low prices encouraged too much consumption and that by privatizing and upping the price, it would make the system more efficient. I’m not seeing in areas of this country where the electricity is privatized, it being more efficient just more costly. Anyway, there is little incentive for private companies to invest in infrastructure because the incentive is not producing jobs in the US, improving the system, making it more cost effective for consumers, etc….it is to boost profits.

  • Doug Z

    Faith I just checked It is cheaper in Missouri that is private than Gov owned TVA.
    2012 2013
    Mo 7..44 7.7
    TVA 9.1 9.32

    cents per Kilowatt hour.

    Again Gov has messed things up. why do we let Government do anything

  • Matthew

    As Cathy says so well, we need to encourage more students to pursue science, foreign languages such as Chinese, Russian, Arabic or other Middle East languages, technology, engineering, and math . Important too are blue collar jobs like machinists, operators, and technicians, as well as engineering technologists .

    I believe that the reason so few Americans (or not enough, anyway) pursue STEM degrees is directly related to failures in K-12 education. I think a lot of people go into college with the same attitude that I had initially, which is: “I’m not good at math, so I’d just be setting myself up for failure.” Unfortunately, the reason so many people probably feel that they’re not good at math isn’t necessarily because of deficit in ability, but deficit in training.

    Speaking purely for myself, I didn’t blossom as a student until I entered college, and this applies to courses beyond just mathematics and science. I was so surprised at how well I did in certain courses that I had to basically re-plan my entire trajectory, and I’d bet you that there’s a lot of people out there who aren’t tapping into their real potential because society failed them in their formative years.

    While there’s a variety of reasons for why our education system has problems, and why certain students don’t succeed (poverty poverty poverty), I think there is one failure that’s almost universal, regardless of social class. Years ago, I saw a comedian who made a joke about how there’s two types of people: people that are Monopoly smart, and people that are Trivial Pursuit smart. And I really think that’s our education system in a nutshell; we’ve trained an entire generation to be “Trivial Pursuit Smart.”

    The emphasis is placed largely on busy work, repetition, and memorization, all for the ultimate goal of testing success. Now, on some level, this makes sense, since those are all important aspects of learning, yet somewhere along the way we’ve lost the ability to adequately communicate underlying concepts. In other words, we have students who can answer a question correctly, but can’t tell you why that’s the correct answer; the type of graduate who might do well on Jeopardy, yet fail utterly when forced into practical application, or any situation where you don’t already know the answer.

  • Matthew

    It is more than just big government,It is a perfect storm

    Industrialized nations seem to be occupying a rather unfortunate ‘middle period’ of technological development. Our technology is just advanced enough to render a whole lot of human occupations obsolete, yet not advanced enough to create a post-scarcity economy.

  • Matthew

    Again Gov has messed things up. why do we let Government do anything

    What, exactly, does this sentence even mean? We are the government. Government is not some great Other, an entity with a will of it’s own, it’s as competent or incompetent as the people that compose it allow it to be. Either directly (as an employee), or indirectly, you are the government.

    There’s a tendency to go overboard in turning ‘The Government’ into a self-moving evil, when the reality is far more mundane, especially in America. For 40 hours a week, Bill from down the block is ‘The Government’ as he slogs through his job at the city clerk’s office; the rest of the week he’s just some schlub who likes to eat cheeseburgers and watch American Idol. Nothing malicious or conspiratorial.

    With government, the emphasis must be change, not elimination. You cannot extract a government from a society, and still have something that resembles a civilization. The natural consequence of shoving a bunch of people people into the same territory, and forcing them to interact, is that a formal set of rules of conduct and organization will arise. Government.

    Neither absolute statism (North Korea) nor absolute anarchy (Somalia) are desirable. Now we can debate over what the ideal amount of government is, and I would agree that it’s presently too big, but I think the even bigger issue is that it’s too stupid. It’s not merely that the government does too much, but that it does it poorly, and shrinking alone doesn’t solve this, it just creates a small, incompetent government.

  • Matthew

    that concludes the Matthew Unnecessarily Wordy preaching for the day. Happy Easter

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