Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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April 4th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,077            218            406
CNN         300             89            128
MSNBC         370            105            175
CNBC         121             26             58
FBN           58             11             29
HLN         381            138            224
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,783            282            569
CNN         416            136            209
MSNBC         662            177            304
CNBC         103             40             54
FBN           79             14             51
HLN         536            156            290
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,066            258            441
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         198             78            104
MSNBC Morning Joe         302             93            158
CNBC Squawk Box         104             22             50
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         287            144            221
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,770            352            653
CNN Situation Room         422            106            143
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         614            126            253
CNBC FAST MONEY         136             18             57
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         490            170            270
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,834            287            637
CNN Situation Room         436            118            180
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         559            103            256
CNBC Mad Money         118             32             68
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         412            156            260
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,433            215            478
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         498            173            233
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         643            165            308
CNBC Kudlow Report           82             26             33
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         505            154            313
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,513            353            755
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         556            209            296
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         585            142            264
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE           96             36             36
HLN Nancy Grace         591            163            302
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       1,548            262            495
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         383             89            180
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         725            232            345
CNBC The Apprentice         109             54             63
HLN Dr. Drew ON CALL         553            158            311
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,280            230            458
CNN GET TO THE POINT         308            109            150
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         672            158            297
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         104             31             64
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         464            147            258
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,121            318            524
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         278             92            140
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         353            148            167
CNBC Mad Money           44             11             31
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         292            105            177

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.

  • Ratboy

    Who cares???????????????????

    4 gay NFL players could come out on same day…

  • 1nancy2

    “The 8 o’clock hour needs a plain talking down to earth host, not someone from academia. Chris will bomb big time.” Well said, Andy, well said.

  • moncon

    @ Nancy
    In the words of Mahtin Bashir……Indeed!

  • Ratboy

    Hey there moncon!!!!
    Are you guys building these days? And if so, will you be able to make a nickel?

  • Mikey O

    WOW the really going after Dr. Carson. As someone stated in 2008 you can put lipstick on a pig (Today’s job numbers)but its still a pig.

    THOMAS ROBERTS, MSNBC: Joe, explain though, why do we care what Dr. Carson says? He’s somebody that doesn’t have ambition for a political career, at least the last time I saw him talk about a political career, he says he doesn’t want one, he’s more interested in a TV show. So is he just a black Sarah Palin basically, a fire thrower

  • AppleStinx

    Mikey O wrote: “Its spreading to now include Cheese Steaks, and other snack products.
    What other snack products ??”

    Cheese seems to be the culprit. If their site doesn’t specify which snacks, I’d say any of their products that include cheese should be avoided.

  • Norm

    Lets remember MSNBC is on a more expensive tier on DishTV, DirectTV, Both Cable services. So they have less subscriber to draw from. Where Fox is on all basic tiers. I don’t know how much this rating system consider that? Maybe they can explain that.

  • Mikey O

    @Apple Stinx Cheese seems to be the culprit. If their site doesn’t specify which snacks, I’d say any of their products that include cheese should be avoided

    yes sounds like it any thing made from cheese from the Rich food company Avoid, I think Shoppers uses that brand here.

  • AppleStinx

    1nancy2 wrote: “…I had a tear on re: Chris Hayes. What the heck were they thinking? Maybe I should eliminate the word, ‘thinking’….”

    The suits at MSNBC must be looking at CNN’s decisions and results so far, and patting themselves in the back: “nobody in this business can be THAT clueless”. :wink:

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleDumpling
    “nobody in this business can be THAT clueless”. :wink:

    Stop and think about what you posted………………..Matthews and Sharpton are STILL on!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

  • Mikey O

    @Applestink “nobody in this business can be THAT clueless”.

    When the exec are drinking the Kool aid they can.

  • Dreamer (at work)

    Where I live MSNBC, Fox and CNN are all next to each other in a row.
    In my market they are all on the same tier.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: Hey…Ratso Rizzo! Are you “walking here?” LOL.

    I usually log on around 5-5:30pm when the new numbers come out. Rarely do I post from home or the next morning. Today, I work until 5pm.

    Seems that the only numbers that seem to count are from Monday-Thursday. Friday night is light and full of “specials.” Weekends, they don’t rate individual programs, so who cares?

    Maybe I’ll something to wag my tongue about later. Seems that the only competitive timeslot is 9-10pm et. It’s either “Hannity’s on fire!” Or,”Rachel is on fire.”

    Seems that Hannity’s lead over Maddow is growing in the demo. She’ll eventually will get a bigger offer from another liberal network (maybe Al(Gore)Jazerra). Then, MSNBC will fall into the 3rd place bracket for good. Unless, CNN continues on its suicide mission.

  • Ratboy


    Only Off By 102,000; ABC Jumps the Gun and Announces ‘Expected’ Job Gains of 190,000

    Oops. Good Morning America on Friday preemptively announced “expected” job creation for the month of March totaling 190,000. In reality, 88,000 jobs were created. The ABC morning show was only off by 102,000 jobs. At 7:10am, about 75 minutes before the release of the actual numbers, reporter Linzie Janis insisted, “The government’s jobs report is out this morning. It’s expected to show that 190,000 jobs were created last month.” The accompanying graphic included the number and a tiny asterisk, presumably representing the tentative nature of the numbers.

  • Ratboy

    @ Ralph Hahn

    Posted April 5, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    @Ratboy: Hey…Ratso Rizzo! Are you “walking here?” LOL

    I keep hoping I will catch me screwing around on the internet while I am supposed to be working but I cant get me to fire me!! I I fire me, since I am one of them Old Old R’s that sit and drool in front of the TV while watching Oreilly it will be hard for me to get a new job and I wont give me a good reference but I cant get me to fire me!!! so I am stuck in the office playing on the internet! :shock:

  • 1nancy2

    Hi Moncon,
    I love it when Martin B. says, ‘Indeed’, esp with his Eng. accent. Martin would have been a better choice for the 8 p.m, prime time slot..NOT Chris H. Geez..Is anyone home at MSNBC? At least Fox gives their viewers what they want..endless Conservative talk. Libs. get pablum, thin, white, unappetizing pablum. No wonder I’m only watching Chris M. (Yes, I think he’s on the ball, even though most here do not), Rachael…and, and…OK, sometimes Lawrence and Al…See comment above…re Chris M. I’ll take a raucous, crazy Lib. show on MSNBC, anytime, anywhere, and anyhow the loser CEO’s over there want to dish it up for “I’ll be watching, Nancy”. MSNBC? Get with it and pronto. BBL

  • Ratboy

    @ 1nancy2
    Chris M. (Yes, I think he’s on the ball, even though most here do not

    Darlin!!! COME ON??? Tingles?? the only ball he is on is Obama’s if he was given the chance!!!!

    CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC anchor: Is that close to the bone, the idea of wife beating some — beater.s

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That was part of it.

    MATTHEWS: Is that something that women really worry about, men being brutal?

    ANDREA MITCHELL: Yes. The Violence Against Women Act —

    MATTHEWS: In the home? In the home?

    MITCHELL: Yes. Domestic violence–

  • Doug Z

    Mikey O
    Posted April 5, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Of cause Bush was the one to send the bill to Congress to increase their spending. Not Barney Frank and the GOP voted for it. The Dems were conservative then.

    DOUG Z As you know he is already taking care of the banks by buying $45 billion a mouth in mortgaged back securities.A pay off to big banks to fix them so they make money. We will pay that bill.

    yes I know beleive mainly they buying to help out Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac These knuckleheads in congress do this big Dood/Frank bill on banking,then Pat them self on the back for passing it. But it doesn’t do a thing fix the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac problems, so the Feds are buying the current bad mortages from Fannie/Freddie and now Obama is encouraging them to make more bad loans. Liberal logic sounds really smart.

  • Doug Z

    hat is not true . Only the family program does not have and it has nothing . I have Dish now. Had Direct TV 3 weeks ago.

    Posted April 5, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Lets remember MSNBC is on a more expensive tier on DishTV, DirectTV, Both Cable services. So they have less subscriber to draw from. Where Fox is on all basic tiers. I don’t know how much this rating system consider that? Maybe they can explain that.

  • Doug Z

    As economy flails, debtors’ prisons thrive

    (MoneyWatch) Thousands of Americans are sent to jail not for committing a crime, but because they can’t afford to pay for traffic tickets, medical bills and court fees.

    If that sounds like a debtors’ prison, a legal relic which was abolished in this country in the 1830s, that’s because it is. And courts and judges in states across the land are violating the Constitution by incarcerating people for being unable to pay such debts

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