Cable News Ratings for Monday, April 1, 2013

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April 2nd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 1, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,111            235            445
CNN         326            104            155
MSNBC         408            124            196
CNBC         141             26             68
FBN           43             10             19
HLN         339            117            200
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,827            314            626
CNN         390             97            151
MSNBC         899            281            426
CNBC         132             45             87
FBN           47             12             21
HLN         467            165            292
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,065            280            464
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         227             98            140
MSNBC Morning Joe         321            105            173
CNBC Squawk Box           76             17             34
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         301            156            212
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,044            375            728
CNN SITUATION ROOM         434            103            135
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         754            145            265
CNBC FAST MONEY         207             12             91
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         287             49            153
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,859            277            649
CNN SITUATION ROOM         355             88            118
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         699            204            330
CNBC MAD MONEY         155             24             90
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         445            132            228
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,636            267            599
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         501            139            174
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         626            232            364
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         151             27             77
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         458            131            287
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,208            308            739
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         458            102            141
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         859            298            413
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         136             32             82
HLN NANCY GRACE         552            177            362
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,636            271            566
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         434            109            177
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,051            354            524
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         131             46             86
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         401            134            246
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,626            364            573
CNN GET TO THE POINT         278             80            135
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         786            190            343
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         129             57             94
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         447            183            267
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         951            355            485
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         316             99            156
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         415            111            196
CNBC MAD MONEY           64             12             36
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         315            110            159

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.

  • usa8888

    Dave Sky– I know most of the hardcore right wingers are incapable of seeing the world properly–that’s why they lost the election so badly and will continue to lose elections. But maybe a few will see the light–I mean if RAT (and NOBODY else)can’t state any right wing accomplishments during Obama’s term, some new people on the blog will wonder how far in left (or right) field he is…..

  • usa8888

    The thing that right wingers must embrace or perish is forward thinking and consideration for other people. Some people are born with it; some learn it as they age and as they learn; others never learn it…..

  • Jeff

    Conservatives really know how to pick em…….I MEAN REALLY!!

    With all this talk about marriage and values the Conservatives in S. Carolina are going to most likely put Mark Sanford the cheating lying Ex-Gov. in Congress.

    Bravo! What a joke!


    and voters in chicago reelected jesse jackson jr

  • Bobbyv


    They could do better than Sanford but the D’s had no problem defending Mr. Clinton

  • Bobbyv

    …but your point on values and Sanford is well taken

  • Tom

    The factor got more 25-54 at eleven then eight?

  • Dave Sky


    Thank you for answering my questions. Although I disagree with your assessment, I’ll respect your right to your beliefs.

    Trust me when I say this that I have your best interest in mind: you would better serve your objectives if you refrained from the pejoratives and, for lack of a better word, nagging. It’s one thing to present your ideas with a moderate amount of teasing of the other side, but you will lose your audience if you overdo it.

    All I offer is my advice. Take from it what you will.

    Good luck.

  • TheBoss1

    @Kendall … You wrote, “For MSNBC to enlist a former DNC Communications Director to host one of their news shows is pretty blatantly biased.

    However, FNC has an awful lot of ex-GOP figures on their payroll. So, I suppose it evens-out in the end. Fairness and objectivity has been dead for a while now.”

    AGREED on both points. The sad thing is those who watch Fox News fool themselves into thinking what they are watching is actually “Fair” and “Balanced.” It clearly is not.

    At least MSNBC, which is certainly biased, does not try to market itself as something it is not (like Fox News).

    Fox News is disingenuous in its marketing, and the Fox followers swallow it hook, line, and sinker.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @To Whom It May Concern: Ratboy, myself and others refuse to get into political discussions with a certain poster here. It’s not that we CAN’T answer. It’s that we WON’T answer.

  • TheBoss1

    @Jeff … You wrote, “With all this talk about marriage and values the Conservatives in S. Carolina are going to most likely put Mark Sanford the cheating lying Ex-Gov. in Congress.”

    But, don’t you know, Sanford found Gawd, so all is forgiven to the guy who like to hike the Appalachian Trail.

  • Jeff

    Guess if your poor and hungry in Tennessee your kind of screwed!! Unless you have good grades…

    Tennessee Gets Closer to Passing Bill That Ties Welfare to School Grades

    A Tennessee bill that would cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school cleared committees of both the House and Senate last week.

    The measure takes “a carrot and stick approach,” one of the sponsors of the bill, Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah, told the Knoxville News and Sentinel.

    Seth Freed Wessler summarized the bill last month on Colorlines.com:

    A Tennessee lawmaker introduced legislation last week to stop welfare payments to parents if their kids get bad grades in school. The sponsor, State Senator Stacy Campfield said, “One of the top tickets to break the chain of poverty is education.” But he added, “We have done little to hold [parents] accountable for their child’s performance.”

    The bill would chop nearly a third of family’s Temporary Aid for Needy Families benefits, already a pittance, if their child fails to pass state competency tests or get’s held back. How exactly the threat to make poor people poorer will improve educational outcomes isn’t at all clear.

    The bill is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school, the Knoxville News and Sentinel reported.

    The measure faces another committee hearing in the House, but is now clear for a floor vote in the Senate.

  • RedbarSoup

    This Former DNC Spokesperson Just Got Her Own MSNBC Weekend Show

    Ed Schultz‘s show weekend show on MSNBC may not have a launch date yet, but now it has a lead-in. The cable network announced today that former Democratic National Committee spokesperson and frequent MSNBC guest host Karen Finney will host a new show to air weekends from 4-5pm ET

    Have you forgotten about a little guy named Mike Huckabee? You know, the guy that ran for president as a Republican? The guy that has his own Fox News show? or How about that half the hosts on Fox News that speak at cpac…man, you just can’t catch a break with your snarky comments…..huh?

  • Jeff

    @To Whom It May Concern: rat, myself and others refuse to get into political discussions with a certain poster here……

    Who cares!!! (That’s not a question)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @TheBoss1: Fox News IS “fair and balanced” from 9am-4pm and again from 6-8pm. During ALL time periods, while the conservative opinion program hosts never fail to exercise their Freedom of Speech, FOX still offers time to the other side(s). More than CNN and, as you concur, MSNBC does.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Oh, Jeffie: Are you still in short pants? LOL

  • Jeff

    @They could do better than Sanford but the D’s had no problem defending Mr. Clinton….

    Yes true!


    The Dems are not waving the holier than thou, or my marriage way or the highway banner these days.

  • Jeff

    @Oh, Jeffie: Are you still in short pants?

    My web cam is off….how did you know?

  • Ralph Hahn

    @redbarsoup: Do you have ANY proof that “half the hosts on Fox News” had spoken at cpac? Or, is this another Libtard Lie?

  • Jeff


    and hungry in Tennessee you’re*….not your!!!

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