Cable News Ratings for Thursday, April 4, 2013

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April 5th, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, April 4, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,173            241            486
CNN         346            109            162
MSNBC         345             98            164
CNBC         154             43             82
FBN           53             10             26
HLN         469            151            250
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,166            370            783
CNN         412            100            177
MSNBC         659            207            315
CNBC         230             95            108
FBN           48             13             24
HLN         832            259            489
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         919            216            431
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         263             99            136
MSNBC Morning Joe         293             84            154
CNBC Squawk Box         108             26             57
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         216            114            152
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,988            319            796
CNN SITUATION ROOM         445             88            165
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         631            133            262
CNBC FAST MONEY         134             20             82
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         763            207            343
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,815            294            666
CNN SITUATION ROOM         584            147            228
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         557            145            265
CNBC MAD MONEY         118             30             52
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         691            206            325
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,714            272            669
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         530            162            193
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         636            180            305
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           90               9             24
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         885            236            438
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,006            498         1,035
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         497            134            221
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         655            220            306
CNBC CRIME INC: COUNTERFEIT         160             39             63
HLN NANCY GRACE       1,019            306            578
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,903            336            718
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         489            104            188
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         697            222            323
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         208             88            101
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         904            279            554
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,580            277            597
CNN GET TO THE POINT         249             61            123
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         625            179            315
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         322            158            161
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         573            191            335
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,073            275            532
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         302             77            165
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         348            132            184
CNBC MAD MONEY           97             32             44
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         366            128            226


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

  • d.d.

    Here ! Here !

    CNN’s Jake Tapper had a message for President Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday : Learn about guns before you try and ban them.

    “It might help the advocates of gun control if, in their advocacy for stricter measures, they seemed more familiar with what they are trying to ban,” Mr. Tapper said.


    Response to H.B.

    To be honest, I don’t have a clue where a ducks private parts are, &, I don’t want to find out. I just love to see them in yard , especially the acrobatic wood ducks. The female usually has 9-11 babies , but , only 3-4 survive the turtles.


    An Examination of the White House Budget

    President Barack Obama will send his long overdue fiscal 2014 budget to Congress on April 10.

    The Urban Institute Tax Policy Center Director Donald Marron says that the budget to be put forth by the president is almost identical to the one he offered a few months earlier to John Boehner.

    The proposals themselves are not new — they were part of the ill-fated offer the president made to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, during the December negotiations over the fiscal cliff — but they are now part of the official White House budget. ( ABC News)


    “Green” car maker Fisker fires 75 percent of U.S. workforce

    I don’t think they have made a car since July.

  • Jeff

    d.d. Still being driven to comment about Duck dicks!!!

    Oh boy!!

    I think that research cost every American less than 10bucks a year. How about you focus on some bigger projects….like wasteful military spending or oil subsidies. This right wing media blurp is beneath you.

  • d.d.


    >NONE of them hit 700k overall!!!!!!! Does this mean the ship is going down >cuz it sure looks like the Titanic to me!!!!! No. It just means that younger viewers (like me) are doing other things like going out. Fox’s numbers probably wont change significantly (in the near term) because you old geezers don’t do anything but sit at home and watch TV. LOL!!!


    Didn’t your mother teach you better manners ? I’ll pit my life’s achievements against yours any day. Don’t lump people together. I watch very little TV , but, there is a gang of posters here , many of whom I have respect , &, I read what they post about cable news. I read most of my news online. This is a form of social interaction & as long as you have healthy every day interactions with family & friends, TVBTN’s posting are harmless.


    Hi , Jeff

    H.B. & I were just teasing each other . You’re welcome to be my replacement because I have to go for today.

    Have a nice night all!

  • RealityChick

    @Jeff I think that research cost every American less than 10bucks a year. How about you focus on some bigger projects….like wasteful military spending or oil subsidies.

    Well on the other side of the coin, that money could be used to fund research for cancer
    or juvenile diabetes
    or special education programs for children
    or tearing down urban blight and rebuilding neighborhoods in Detroit
    or hire more cops
    or more border agents
    or bring Haitian refugees here
    or given to the military to buy more armor
    or laptop computers for struggling urban school districts
    or the National Park service to redo the dilapidated structures
    or to scholarship programs for college tuition
    or to homeless shelters
    or to museums
    or to Nursing homes and Assisted living facilities
    or to the Head Start program
    or to cities to build playgrounds/rec centers to keep kids safe
    or paying down the debt

    It’s just my two cents for what’s done with my ten bucks.

  • Van

    Correct if I’m wrong but is that a whole day with out usa8888?

  • AppleStinx

    Taking a deep breath at the moment is Jake Tapper. All eyes this week are on ‘All In’ and ‘The Point’.

  • 1nancy2

    Well Chris Hayes up a bit. I will not be watching the unwatchable and I don’t care what he does. OK, maybe if he loses the rapid rate of speech, flailing arms, hands, body parts…maybe..only maybe.

  • Stan T.

    Wow…Rachel Maddow in the 700s twice in a row? But I thought it was supposed to be Fox that’s going down the drain? lol

  • Sicilian Papa

    The jobs numbers prove one thing. Government spending does not create wealth. If anything government spending hinders growth by running massive deficits and creating a false economy. The massive debt also worries people about the future, never a good recipe. The massive deficit spending economy looks good for awhile but eventually it collapses. The hope of the liberals is massive government spending will lead to the private sector taking off but this never works. Debt and inflation along with anti business rhetoric and policy kill any chance of a boom.

    We are in deep trouble! We put neophyte, hard left, inner city, liberal in charge of our economy and we may never recover.

  • Jeff

    As the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, “You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts.” It may be useful to interject facts into this debate.

    When George W. Bush became president in 2001, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent. When he left office in 2009, it was at 7.9 percent. Today, unemployment stands at 7.7 percent.

    In January 2001, the New York Stock Exchange was trading at a volume of 10,400. When Bush left office, the stock market had fallen to 7,949. Today, it is trading at a record high above 14,000.

    When Bush came into office, the national debt was $6 trillion. When he left, it was $10 trillion. Today, it is $16 trillion.

    Of the $6 trillion added since Barack Obama was sworn in, $2 trillion is war debt not counted by Bush and $1.5 trillion is the unfunded mandate of Medicare Part D, pushed by Bush. The percent of government spending to GDP has fallen sharply under Obama.

    Yes, tea party folks, government has been shrinking in the four years of Obama’s presidency. Look it up!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    It is like having David Dinkins in charge of the entire US economy. New York had Guiliani to fix the problems created by a neophyte, hard left, inner city liberal but we are stuck with O. for four more years.

    Maybe O. will become a conservative…well…he wants to raise taxes again. He is what he is.

  • Sicilian Papa

    A whooping 653,000 dropped out of the work force last month alone. A disaster, the participation rate is lowest since 1979. If all the people that where looking for work four years ago where still looking the unemployment rate would be over 12%.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The Dem controlled Senate has not passed a budget in years. That is to continue government growth at the pace set by Pelosi, Reid and Obama five years ago. Remember Pelosi controlled those purse strings in 2006. Pelosi is a bigger disaster than O.

  • Sicilian Papa

    We have never had the hard left in control of so much of the government in our history and the results are 1.2 trillion dollar annual deficits, inflation, high unemployment, they want even higher taxes but they don’t have the House, at this pace annual interest payments nearing 600 billion when O. leaves office, 50 million in poverty, lowest participation rate in the job market in 34 years.

    The stock market looks good but it looked good in 1929!

  • Bobbyv

    Today was not good news, plain and simple

  • doomsayer2013

    One has to really wonder about Comcast & msnbc and the low ratings they dumped a guy who had the second best ratings & kept Al & Chris even the socialist has better ratings than they have

  • Ratboy

    Well Jeffie has just posted the liberal talking points for the uninformed. A little research and investigation blows holes in it but the uninformed are just that because the do not have the desire to validate what is said. The first and very simple is as follows, all of the Bush numbers are over 8 years and only 4 for Obama.
    Nice try Jeffie and I am sure you have made many uniformed very happy and comfy. But for those that take time to become informed, you look pretty foolish and uninformed yourself!

  • Rat-trap

    Ratboy: You really drink that FOX “News” Kool Aid! What part was Jeff wrong about? If you could, please answer the following:

    What was unemployment when Bush left office?
    What is it now?
    What was the stock market’s #s when Bush left?
    What are the current stock market #s?
    Was the Iraq war paid for before it was started?
    How much has this war cost?
    How many months of job growth have there been under Obama?



  • ninja

    Rat – trap lol………………………rat trap…………………rat trap………………..rat trap…………rat crap………..

  • ninja

    @Rat – trap……………….how clever. How long did it take before you were able to set off your trap?

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