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.

  • lbsles


    http:// www . youtube .com/watch?v=RTffFaIiNGA&feature=player_embedded

  • Kendall

    Looks like everyone is down. I think it will be this way until early next year when the mid-term elections get underway.

    I (for one) don’t watch much cable news any more now that the election is over and the weather is getting warmer. Note: I’m in the 25-54 demo…(29).

    I get breaking news updates via text msg. And, I go online to news sites for in-depth stories.

    I suspect the drop in viewership (particularly in the 25-54 demo)for all the channels is due to that…or something like it.

  • lbsles

    This site’s name tells it all


    “A living Diary of the Obumbles Presidency”

  • lbsles

    I Don’t Think Obamacare Can Work, and Obama Doesn’t Care If It Does or Not
    April 03, 2013

    RUSH: I want to once again expound upon a theory, maybe even make it a prediction. Folks, Obamacare, I don’t think it can work. I don’t think it can be successfully implemented. Now, that can be disastrous, by the way. The people in charge of it may not ever realize that and may try to make a go out of an absolute disaster. But I don’t think so. All of these rules and regulations. This thing that we just went through, keep your income low, that’s how you get your subsidy up, goes against the grain of everything this country’s about.

    I know health care is important to people, but administering this is gonna be impossible, even with 16,000 new IRS agents. People are gonna have to fill out a 61-page form just to qualify for a subsidy at one of these exchanges. Not every state signed up for the exchange, so some states are not even messing with Obamacare. Some states are basically punting Obamacare, as much as they can. And those states, I think, is where the savior in all this is gonna end up being found.

    Kathleen Sebelius doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing in health care. Who is she? Secretary of Health and Human Services. She doesn’t know what she’s doing. And Obamacare has I don’t know how many times in it: “as the secretary shall determine.” Look, it’s a socialist’s wet dream, the power and the control in this thing. This could end up being like trying to herd cats. It’s just too big. It’s too wieldy. It’s too unresponsive to the real needs that people have. It’s a utopian dream of a bunch of people who’ve never been in the real world, a bunch of theoretician leftists who sit around and talk amongst themselves at Starbucks and the faculty lounge or whatever.

    They’re gonna be the ones that we’ve all been waiting for. They’re the ones that are gonna do it right, but it doesn’t work. Socialism, massive, total control of people and their lives, even for benevolent purposes, does not work. It cannot. It goes against every aspect of human nature and the way we are created. That’s one of my big beefs with socialism and communism, is that, at its base, it is a violation of human creation. It’s a violation of human nature. Socialism, communism, all of these isms simply cannot peacefully co-exist with the natural existence of the human being, just doesn’t work. It never has, and it never will, not as it’s on the drawing board, not as it’s dreamed about. It’s impossible. You can’t have perfect equality.


    Socialism and communism are based on false premises. It’s based on the premise that every human being is an SOB, except the liberals. It’s based on the proposition that most people aren’t worth scum. It’s based on the proposition that nobody can take care of themselves. It’s based on the proposition that people, populations, are made up of people who exploit everybody else. It’s based on the proposition that if there just are some good vibes around, everybody can have the same thing everybody else has, that everybody can be happy, that we can eliminate misery, we can eliminate suffering, we can eliminate risk, we can eliminate losing, we can eliminate pain, and we can’t.

  • lbsles

    Part 2

    Barack Obama doesn’t care about the implementation of Obamacare. Barack Obama doesn’t know what’s in it. What Barack Obama does is keep score, and he got national health care, and it’s for other people to deal with. He’s playing golf. Maybe I shouldn’t say that because that’s gonna be interpreted as being provocative, and I’m not trying to be provocative here. I’m really trying to get Klein to consider, Obama doesn’t care about this. “Obamacare will fail if he doesn’t start paying more attention to the details of implementation.” The details of anything bore him. Mr. Klein, why was he constantly saying while campaigning, “If you like your doctor, you get to keep your doctor”? “Your insurance premiums are coming down $2,500.” None of that was true.

    Now, did he know it wasn’t true, or did he really believe those things were gonna happen? I think the answer is open. He’s a theoretician. He’s got a chip on his shoulder. He thinks he’s got all the answers, he and his buddies at the faculty lounge. They probably think the insurance companies are the focus of evil in the modern world, and if they’re put in charge they can bring the costs down ’cause they’re fairer and nicer, and they care more about the little guy, whatever it is they tell themselves. I don’t think Obama’s even read the law, Mr. Klein. I don’t think he knows what’s in it. I don’t think he cares what’s in it. What he cares about is the notch in the belt. He got national health care. The first president in history. Democrats have been trying for 50 years.

    At the future Obama library and Institute for Social Justice, whatever they call it, there aren’t gonna be any testimonials to the details of Obamacare in any of the displays. There’s just gonna be a plaque: Obama, first president to get national health care. ‘Cause there isn’t gonna be any praise to sing about this. Mr. Klein, all Obama cares or knows about is that he successfully moved one-seventh of the US economy to government control. And in his world, that equals compassion, power, and success. The details of this, that’s so beneath him. He doesn’t have time. It’s for other people to work that out. In fact, I would venture to say that if somebody told him there was an implementation problem, he’d say, “Well, fix it,” and move on to whatever else interests him that day or that moment.

    But I’m dead serious, Mr. Klein, when I tell you he doesn’t care. It’s too beneath him. Implementation? That’s what laborers do. The elite don’t implement things. I’m not trying to be provocative.

  • lbsles

    If you really want Obamacare to work, you’re gonna have to go to the states and beg them to fix this because they will tell you at the states, they can’t deal with it. They’ll tell you at the states, there isn’t any money for it. Everybody, federal government, they’ll tell you, “I don’t know where we’re gonna get the money for this.” There isn’t any money for it! Like there’s no money for anything else. What do you mean, it’s been authorized. That’s one thing. There isn’t any money. Does anybody realize that? We don’t have any money.

    We’re spending $1.5 trillion a year more than we’re taking in. We got a $17 trillion national debt. We don’t have any money. We don’t have money for this concert for the sequester with Timberlake. We don’t have any money for this. We don’t have $200 million to give to the brotherhood in Egypt. We don’t have it. We do not have the money. Obamacare doesn’t have any money, the states don’t have any money, there’s no money to implement it, there’s nobody knows what to do to implement it, and the guy whose name’s on the bill doesn’t care. That’s not what he’s gonna be remembered for. He’s gonna be remembered for transferring one-seventh of the economy to the government and being the first president to get it. FDR couldn’t do it. Woodrow Wilson couldn’t do it. JFK didn’t get it done. Clinton didn’t get it done. I did.

  • lbsles

    Obamacare Incompetence
    By Joe Klein
    April 02, 2013

    http : //swampland . time . com/2013/04/02/obamacare-incompetence/

  • robert

    chris hayes, TRY DECAF, it will help you!!!!!!!

  • Stan T.

    Posted April 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM
    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…

    No, the dems didn’t pick up a lot of seats in 2012…they picked up a few, because candidates said things that could easily be used against them..but a few is not a lot…

  • Stan T.

    Man….that’s gotta be a low for Maddow….725…that’s almost pierce morgan numbers….lol

    Heck, they could run infomercials 24/7 on MSNBC and pull in larger numbers…lol

  • Jeff

    Oh Gawd it’s quite a right wing nut orgy up in here….


  • usa8888

    Dave–this is a site with mostly right wing kooks and I couldn’t care less if they change or not. Right wingers can remain ignorant and backward thinking, I don’t care–the important think is that these right wing kooks have zero influence anymore…and will have less in the future…….
    The Fox Fake News newtwork is like the Lawrence Welk network–it appeals to a samll minority of right wing fringe and it makes a lot of money for Rupert. The right wing’s idelogy is completely wrong and even their own people have told them if they don’t change, they will never win another election. I would be they won’t change and that’s a good thing…..for the dems…

  • usa8888

    The GOP turned out in force in spite of the fact that the GOP ads were nothing but FALSE advertising and lies. There simply aren’t enough right wing kooks anymore to float a boat. Ralph–it’s simply that the right wing ideology makes NO sense and increasingly fewer people buy it–basically racist old white guys, anarchists and anti-government types, religious fanatics and backward thinkers–and this base is dying out. The GOP has disenfranchised women, Hispanics, blacks, younger people, and many upscale whites , etc. This will be the extinction of the GOP UNLESS it changes and becomes more liberal but the right wingers actually believe the bunk their leaders say (which is good for the dems but bad for the GOP’s life cycle. The only hope the GOP has is to suppress the vote and gerrymander the voting districts and continue to run lots of false advertising and lies….but this won’t work either because the American people recognize a dinosaur when they see one…..

  • usa8888

    Billo’s audience is approaching 75% over 65……

  • Ratboy

    Nice go in Stan T!! You left the toilet seat up and look what crawled out! :shock:

  • usa8888

    Rat is one who wishes to remain backward in his thinking and can’t point to any right wing accomplishments other than the few I have helped him with…

  • UpAndOver

    I think fat people should pay 1000% tax on food…..

  • usa8888

    The right wing slimebaugh is again being endorsed for his absurd thinking from which he makes millions off suckers like ibsles….

  • usa8888

    All the false advertising that Slimebaugh could muster couldn’t sway the election in his favor……that’s a good thing….

  • usa8888

    Right wing priorities: Did I miss anything, Rat??
    1) eliminate birth control and support the Personhood Amendment
    2) eliminate gun background checks so more criminals and lunatics can get assault weapons and murder more children and adults
    3) give big tax breaks to billionaires with yachts and private jets
    4) replace science with creationism and bible study
    5) eliminate Social Security, Medicare, the EPA, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, etc.
    6) embrace racism, bigotry and general backward thinking
    7) worship lunatics like Slimebaugh, Beck, Hannity and send them money
    8) attend the CPAC Comedy Convention
    9) watch Faux News–the propaganda arm of the right wing (bias 24/7)
    10) ruin the economy by cutting spending in a recession or depression
    11) Obstruction, obstruction, obstruction

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