Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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April 3rd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, April 2, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,192            244            442
CNN         323             90            135
MSNBC         381             98            180
CNBC         155             42             81
FBN           52             10             23
HLN         438            163            249
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,000            359            647
CNN         353             87            147
MSNBC         760            202            342
CNBC         189             91            138
FBN           35               4             10
HLN         710            271            414
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,078            246            412
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         284            121            159
MSNBC Morning Joe         354            109            194
CNBC Squawk Box         116             20             51
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         238            134            174
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,054            276            744
CNN SITUATION ROOM         420             74            130
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         602            104            277
CNBC FAST MONEY         155             26             99
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         712            204            368
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,052            322            734
CNN SITUATION ROOM         345             74            114
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         598            121            289
CNBC MAD MONEY         114             27             71
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         633            220            308
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,752            356            617
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         377             97            143
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         555            103            236
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         157             42             65
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         639            221            334
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,696            462            855
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         453            114            177
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         639            137            279
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         102             17             59
HLN NANCY GRACE         792            272            446
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,837            335            595
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         371             89            147
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         855            246            390
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         281            143            214
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         767            299            453
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,446            276            486
CNN GET TO THE POINT         235             59            119
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         787            223            357
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         185            112            140
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         570            244            342
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,152            336            534
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         255             67            136
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         343             99            143
CNBC MAD MONEY         112             41             58
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         349            169            239

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–there are very few liberals on this blog–it’s most right wing kooks…..and you’ll never change them, don’t want to..

  • Steve R.

    Every time I come to this blog I am reminded of poor Jiminy Cricket and the song, “When you wish upon a star…” Jiminy thought all things were possible and Mark2 and USA-QuadrupleEight keep hoping that BSNBC will become relevant to help get the Cable News numbers up. Ain’t gonna happen. Not even Chrissy Matthews, Mr. Ed (with Alan), Rachael Madcow, et al. and Humpty Dumpty can’t make a difference. More over-the-air news “unique viewers” vis-a-vis cable news viewers? Could that possibly be that there are MORE non-cable households in America than cable households? Can’t be. Go call Al roker at NBC and see if his heart has stopped palpatating yet.

  • Dave Sky


    Them you lied when you said that was your goal, correct? Meaning you are just a troll, plain and simple.

    Thanks for clearing that up.

  • Steve R.

    USA-QuadrupleEight; Are you not aware that to become a liberal one must first prove the presence of a functional brain, then secondly, must agree to
    submit to a lobotomy? I would ask if you remember doing the lobotomy thing, but, as you know, once it has been performed, all brain tissue (what there is, of course) is marginalized and burned to a protoplasmic blob. You poor creature, others are praying for you as we write…

  • Hillbilly

    Breaking news: Film critic Roger Ebert has died, the Sun-Times reports

  • Ratboy

    @ Hillbilly

    Posted April 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Breaking news: Film critic Roger Ebert has died, the Sun-Times reports

    He has had a rough time with all the medical problems for years! Rest in Peace Roger!

    I met him and Gene Siskel many years ago. Both were REAL Gentlemen!

  • usa8888

    No, Dave–the kooks can either come up to the 21st century or not, I don’t really care but if a few see the light, it will be worth it…

  • 1966

    your ex dog will be living in a nice heated dog house outside my mansion.

  • usa8888

    Steve–always remember, these ratings are marginally important. The key is that Obama won big in 2012 and the dems will win again in 2016…..

  • usa8888

    yes, Doug–too bad about Roger–he was a great guy……

  • Steve R.

    Before I go any further, this is for Mark2 and USA-QuadrupleEight;
    I was in Barnes and Noble the other day and saw on their NEWLY Published Section a 1,056-page tome touting the “Advantages of Being a Liberal.” Being inqisitive and hoping to glean some reason for such idiocy, I picked up the heavy volume, flipped/scanned through half the book and – to my surprise – every page was BLANK! Why is this, I asked the clerk who gave me this sage piece of learned experience: “That’s the over-riding theme of Liberalism; nothing but blank, empty waste.” “Even when the pages are heated they cannot bring any hidden messages to life” he said. The “book” had a cover price of $45.00 to which I inquired, “Are they serious?” “Well,” he said, “that’s all they have put aside for payment…you, know, they will pay you up to $45.00 to take it off the shelve but not a penny more!” I took the $45.00 and chucked it in the trash on the way out

  • Ratboy

    Just in case the Dung Beetle missed it!

    @ When will these uneducated right wingers ever learn that a government economy is NOT analogous to a person’s credit card


    to take out a credit card from the Bank of China

    “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child,” Obama said on July 3, 2008, at a campaign event in Fargo, N.D.

    “That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic,” said candidate Obama

    YOU CANT FIX STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JTKenny

    “The key is that Obama won big in 2012 and the dems will win again in 2016…..”
    According to the Federal Office of Elections, the final percentage of popular vote was BHO @ 51.02% vs. Romney @ 47.16% – a grand chasm of a whopping 3.86%! Wow! BHO got 51.02% of the vote! That’s a mandate if ever there was one!

  • Ratboy

    @ JTKenny

    Posted April 4, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    “The key is that Obama won big in 2012 and the dems will win again in 2016…..”
    According to the Federal Office of Elections, the final percentage of popular vote was BHO @ 51.02% vs. Romney @ 47.16% – a grand chasm of a whopping 3.86%! Wow! BHO got 51.02% of the vote! That’s a mandate if ever there was one

    And that includes 94% of the black vote who still have unemployment levels over 14%!! You have to wonder if they would have voted without emotion and for solution how much would Romney have won by.

  • 1966

    wed is open good day for fox.

  • Dave Sky


    But your tactics are CLEARLY having no effect here. Don’t you ever read the things that are written to/about you? There has never been ONE SINGLE positive response from a Conservative to anything you’ve written. Don’t you get it that? Even some of the liberals have denied association with you. You think you could have an influence, but it will never happen. That’s a fact, son. So for all your efforts, you have made zero steps forward, but have damaged your brand (i.e. Liberalism) immensely. Take a lesson from some of the far more reasonable liberals that post here from time to time.

    Maybe someday you’ll understand. In the mean time, I’m sure you’ll keep on trolling.

  • mikey o

    @Doug Z the only non-spending party is the minority party. GOP and Bush spent 59% increase more than Obama, as increase. Regan spent the most ever 189% increase

    I agree both parties spend and spend Bush was dem lite increased size of gov, added to increase medicare and stupid engery bill which got rid of light bulb. But on Reagans spending was mainley on defense mod of planes , ships etc which helped the private sector. Beleive me I was just in the militray in 1979 things were bad back then in the Air Force shortages of parts they were taking parts off other aircraft (Hangar Queen’s) to get other planes to fly. The Missle defense that is deployed today is from Reagan’s vision of star wars program. Reagan’s big mistake was he raised taxes with the promise from Dems that control congress at time they would cut spending of course we know what happen with that, just like iamgration reform they were supposed to secure the border but Dems make promises/deals they never keep

  • ThePlanisWorking

    Fox has a lot of viewers. Basically all the republicans left. They
    May have good ratings but republicans got destroyed in 2012
    They kept congress via gerrymandering even though they
    Lost it vote wise by over a million. This forum is frequented
    By the same republican trolls year after year proving once again there
    Are 2 kinds of republicans. Rich people and people who are not intelligent

  • chris

    Hey MSNBC … maybe move Leno into the 8 p.m. time slot? I hear he is availbable next Spring. FOX News owns you so get use to it! Flame throwing liberals on your network are finished and your advertisers are figuring it out and bailing. Do the admirable thing and raise the white flag, take the elevator to top of of 30 Rock and jump!

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