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.

  • RealityChick

    I haven’t posted here in awhile…too many nasty comments from other posters, however, I just needed to jot down how awful the programming is on MSNBC. All, all night, guns, gays and racial rantings. Also, Hannity needs to chill or he will sink himself, too. He needs to remember to not look like a lunatic. He should debunk his interviewee’s with a gentleman’s manner and make them squirm with direct questions, not over talk them and yell. He’s beginning to resemble the flip side of Matthews. Not a good comparison….Still waiting for foam to start coming our of Rachel Maddow’s mouth. Could you imagine living with that woman. I would need to take a sedative.

  • Sicilian Papa

    177 key demo, prime time, MSNBC

    Game set match lefties

  • RealityChick

    One more thought…CNN has so much talent. Why are they tanking? Perhaps they are afraid to break away from the liberal talking points pack and they are not ready to run a ultra-conservative news station. So they get crushed by the opposite sides. They should try to bring on a lot of various opinions for roundtables and more entertainment, too. Get rid of P Morgan. There’s something about a liberal Union Jack telling us how to run our country when his own is heading down the loo, too. Maybe these channels ought to stop the two hour of the same host scenario. Break it up. That’s why FOX does well. I like the Five, but two hours would be a bit much…

  • Ralph Hahn

    @David Sky: >>> I’m gonna post this again in case you missed it: <<<

    This maroon still thinks that no one has any answers to his questions because we can't answer them. The fact is…we don't WANT to comply with his "demand" that we do his bidding. I'll bet he's so familar with Democrat blogs, he could check out the GOP and conservative blogs for the answers to his questions.

  • Sicilian Papa

    You know what is happening to the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media? People, even low information voters are seeing prices rise on food, health care, other insurance, gas (though that has taken a break) and they see they are making less.

    The rosy picture painted by the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media just does not match what they are seeing. If the low information voter rejects the lies of the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media the left will never win another election.

  • 1966

    nice to see you back reality chick. just stay away from hillbilly.I wondered where you went.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Reality Chick: Welcome back. I think it’s Hannity’s rantings are the reason for Sean taking back the 25-54 demo away from Rachel. I think what O’Reilly has been doing to his show’s contributors is a mistake. People expect Hannity to be the attack dog and that’s what they get.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Sadly USA8888 prints the same thing everyday. He does not debunk other posters points but instead repeats rhetoric. I am guilty of printing similar points but I mix that up with different posts from time to time. I asked all liberals, for example, to defend the handling of America cities by liberals over the last 40 years and did not get one response.

  • RedbarSoup

    heir party….like democrats….is over.

    what? Didn’t Obama and din’t the Democrats win a lot of seats last year…how is the party dead? I just don’t get such logic…

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> Hey Ralphie Boy, What kind of wisdom do you think Mark2 will come up with tonight??? <<<

    Oh…his standby comparison of how the half-hour broadcast network newscasts lead all of the cable news networks in total audience. Another Grapefruits/Wheatgerm comparison. LOL. That is his lame fallback when no one but Fox has any reason to celebrate.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The reason people do not engage posters like USA8888 is simple. How do answer the same question everyday in a different way.

  • betty

    Mourning Joe isn’t even on the Radar screen !!!
    The only one who watches Mourning Joe is….Joe! (Joe Schmoe)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Reality Chick: >>> CNN has so much talent. Why are they tanking? <<<

    While CNN remains the network of choice for big, breaking news stories (thanks to mainly broadcast-only viewers), CNN's continuing lean to the Left is splitting the MSNBC audience. And, folks, who are looking for a news network that's straight down the middle, are finding that CNN doesn't occupy the middle anymore.

    As to your opinion that CNN has a lot of talent, I respectfully disagree. This isn't 1988 anymore when CNN was the only cable news game around.

  • Sicilian Papa



    You are right the Dems have most of the power and they have a powerful propaganda wing. We, on the right, may be finished but we will fight until the last dog dies which Obama will have for dinner.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Papa: >>> Ralph

    The reason people do not engage posters like USA8888 is simple. How do answer the same question everyday in a different way. <<<

    I am guilty as anyone else in sometimes falling into their little trap. I try not to ignore their lies and stupid blundering by not mentioning their actual nicknames and posting my replies en masse instead of the individual.

    I rarely succeed but I will keep trying to avoid them. I think usa8888 is actually a computer. Fron the stone age. When, if you weren't IBM, you were UNIVAC! LOL

  • lbsles

    It’s time to fish or cut bait. Let’s see if this brings out the bottom feeders.

    “The White House goes after Fox News by name, and it goes after me by name, because what the White House wants is to eliminate any opposition — political, media, wherever it is. That is the modus operandi of the president, rather than debate people and win in a contest of hearts and minds.” -Rush

  • lbsles

    Redbarsoup does not count as he/she is a tag-a-long.

  • lbsles

    EIB Used “Undocumented Democrats” Years Before Leno”

    ‘Undocumented Democrats,’ ’cause that’s really what they are. They’re undocumented Democrats. They’re future Democrat voters. That’s why the move is being made: the largest voter-registration drive in history.” -Rush, July 1, 2010

  • lbsles

    “There’s been overwhelming prosperity and yet people, as a percentage in poverty: hasn’t changed. In fact, there’s this new group of people in poverty that are on disability that now numbers 8.7 million people, the size of New York City, and they are not counted, for example, in the unemployment rolls, but they’re on welfare.” -Rush

  • lbsles

    White House Attacks the Drudge Report, as Obama Continues His Effort to Eliminate All Political Opposition
    April 03, 2013

    RUSH: The White House’s Dan Pfeiffer, spokesman for the White House, is complaining again about the Drudge Report and chastising reporters for using it and then asking him about things on the Drudge Report. It’s been a horrible thing to happen to news, the White House says, in America. Yep.

    RUSH: The White House goes after Fox News by name, and the White House goes after me by name, because what the White House wants is to eliminate any opposition — political, media, wherever it is. That is the modus operandi of the president, rather than debate people and win in a contest of hearts and minds. They don’t want to do that, no, no, just eliminate the opposition. It’s been the way Obama has approached politics since his first days in it.

    ** So it’s a profound admission.** They value control more than they do truths, accuracy, or any of that. And, as leftists, this does not come as a surprise. But the Drudge Report is an aggregator. Very little of what is on Drudge, does Drudge write. When Drudge gets fired up about something, you’ll see a siren, and he might take a stab at it, but all Drudge does is find what’s in the news and put it up there. The genius or the brilliance of Drudge is that he happens to pick stuff that millions of people around the world are interested in that wouldn’t see if he didn’t post it for them because it’s being excluded by other people.

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