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

  • 1966

    good morning
    cloudy and 40 this morning.

  • Ratboy

    Good morning! First to Dreamer, no offense, no foot in mouth, you are fine, and keep on keep in on! :)

    We all know that one of the loons took a sock off and had a puppet show but it doesn’t matter cuz the sock is just as big of a fool as the one playing with it. We the informed have disputed their talking points over and over so we don’t need to sing to the choir. We know how much trouble our country is in and we know how we got here and we know that the promises to fix it were BS and the attempts didn’t and are not working and we also know we are sinking deeper and faster than ever before.

  • Ratboy

    Cloudy and 39 and I aunt holding my breath that it is gonna get nice

  • AppleStinx

    “So long ago
    Was it in a dream, was it just a dream?
    I had know, yes I know
    Seemed so very real, it seemed so real to me
    Ah bowakawa, posse, posse
    Ah bowakawa, posse, posse” – Dream #9

  • Rat-trap

    Man, I keep visiting this site, thinking that Ratboy is going to answer my questions. But…. (*crickets*crickets*crickets*)

    Also, no, I am not usa8888. And neither am I Jeff, or anyone else on here. I always find it funny that when more than one person has beliefs which contradict the beliefs of someone else, that those multiple people must be the same person… There’s no way more than one person would agree with democrats!

    Finally, has anyone ever thought why Fox “News” has more viewers (according to Nielsen)? Look at the polls from the election–how much did Obama win by? (That’s for you, Ratboy, to GOOGLE) Yet, for some strange reason, FNC has the most viewers… Perhaps, “Old Testament heretics” and old white men all have these Nielsen Ratings boxes. Ever consider that? (And before you attack me for my old testament comments, talk to your RNC chair about the term…)


  • Ratboy


  • Ratboy

    First we had “I am not a crook!” then came “AhI did NOT have sex with that woman!” and now we have…………….
    I am not usa8888. And neither am I Jeff, or anyone else on here
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Dave Sky

    Clues as to why Rat-trap may be usa8888:

    • He adapted the moniker “Rat-trap” because he’s always trying to trap Rat (Ratboy) into responding to his inane comments.

    • His concentration on “old people” being the only ones who watch Fox News. Very similar in tone.

    • His use of certain punctuation, such as periods (…) to separate sentences and end paragraphs, or dashes (–) mid-sentence.

    I think he thinks that by using a new name, people will respond to him, since he may finally realize that NOONE takes any comment following the name usa8888 seriously.

    Also, he probably slept over a friends house last night and figures he won’t get caught since he’s using a different IP address.

    Anyone else notice more?

  • Faith3

    Good afternoon all,

    Well here is a very interesting proposal from our president. He is willing to back the Republican plan of cutting Medicare and cutting cost of living increases for social security IF the republicans are willing to raise taxes on the wealthy and invest in infrastructure. What do you think of this proposal?

  • Ratboy

    Hey there Dave Sky,
    well he has waited for my answers but it is the first time he posted so he never asked any! :lol: He mentions how much Obama won by and we may have heard that once or twice before :lol:

    I can only add one more thing…….YOU CANT FIX STUPID! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Dave Sky


    I noticed that too. Forgot to mention it. It’s peculiar how he concentrates on you in particular to answer his questions and nobody else. Sound familiar?

    He and his buddy were probably too busy watching Bill Maher repeatedly at the sleep-over last night, so he wasn’t able to post.

  • Ratboy

    @ Faith3

    Obama’s Proposed Budget Does Not Really Cut Social Security

    April 5, 2013
    By Lonely Conservative

    Obama budget

    All morning I’ve been hearing that the proposed budget that President Obama is finally getting around to submitting to Congress contains some sort of grand compromise of cuts to Social Security and Medicare, along with tax increases. (You didn’t think he would be satisfied with the last round of tax increases, did you?) See The New York Times for how it’s being reported by the MSM. Here’s the opening paragraph.

    President Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for a long-term deficit-reduction deal, administration officials say

    But here’s the thing, his budget doesn’t really cut anything. Medicare and Social Security spending would still grow under this budget proposal.

    Instead of the “cuts” heralded in headlines today, the president’s budget writers are seizing on a formula that simply tweaks the rate of growth. While it could still significantly reduce the projected 10-year budget deficit, it won’t cut anything from what seniors, veterans, students and others who rely on the programs get.

    In fact, one Senate analysis reveals that the Obama “cut” will lower slightly the growth of Social Security benefits over the next 10 years to 5.9 percent from 6.1 percent.

    Ditto for reports on the “cuts” to Medicare. The plan is to reduce future payments in the program to doctors and hospitals, though wealthier recipients might see higher premiums.

    Read the whole thing. This is no grand compromise, it’s just new accounting

  • Ratboy


  • Rat-trap

    Sorry, Dave, for using punctuation. I’ll try to be more illiterate and misspell stuff!(So you can understand…) And as for your “IP address” theory, perhaps you are merely wrong. Did that ever cross your mind? Wait, no! That could never be the case! The party of the Old White Men can NEVER be wrong! Blasphemy! We don’t get things wrong!

    And Ratboy, try heading back a page or two and you will see my questions. I doubt you’ll answer them, knowing what the results will be…

    All in all, it is fun chatting with you both. I hate thinking too much during the weekend, so our verbal jousting is just what I need to lower my IQ.


  • usa8888

    Yes, Rat-trap is NOT usa8888. I have been looking for a new pair of sunglasses and a new blue t-shirt so I fit Rat’s image of me. Rat and Big Sky should ponder the meaning of “coincidence.” We are ready for you right wing accomplishments anytime now, Rat…… but I think Rat-trap makes some accurate observations about the old white guys and the right wing GOP and would add that many are racists, bigots, religious kooks, anti-government kooks and corner the market on backward thinking….

  • Faith3


    I agree, he’s not cutting from the programs I mentioned, but as I stated, he is decreasing what seniors will be getting for cost of living increases. I guess I’ll ask you are anyone who may interested in answering me- Do people (or just the party) want him to cut from the actual programs too?

  • Dave Sky

    Hahahaha….yup, nailed it!!

    Notice how one answered just after the other. He probably got his friend to send the first from his address, and followed with his own, so as to fool the moderators. Some coincidences are TOO strong to ignore.

    How about those right-wing accomplishments, Rat? Hahahaha!!!

  • Dave Sky

    Notice how both end their sentences with dots?



  • Rat-trap

    Dave, really? They are called “ellipsis”–look it up…

    And what is your obsession with IP addresses? Really?

  • Dave Sky


    Since you want to get technical, ellipsis are not used at the end of sentences in place of periods, as you and your alter-ego do. The only time you would use them at the end is a sentence is in place of a completed thought, or trailing off, such as, “Rat-trap is a complete…”

    Look it up.

    Oh wait, I mean look it up…

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