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

  • Hillbilly

    Posted April 5, 2013 at 9:24 PM
    LOL@ ninja
    instead of a rat you might get a hillbilly.
    hi reality chick. hillbilly you keep away from her. or else.


    It’s her step daughter I’m chasing. :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – It has come to my attention that Hillbilly’s “supermodels” are dead ringers for Sadie Hawkins. :lol:


    They are dead alright, drop dead gorgeous. :grin:

  • Hillbilly

    Posted April 6, 2013 at 9:07 AM
    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?


    Well the budget hasn’t been released, but some are saying the cuts are in the out years. Nobama isn’t a dummy. He knows he can say he’s for cutting the safety net knowing full well the tax increases will kill the bill. Now he will say the R’s won’t work with him on his “balanced” approach.

    I would propose the cuts first & the tax increases in the out years. Then watch Nobama say no way. Then i would so OK lets do both at the same time. Then watch Nobama say no way. Doing both at the same time is a middle of the road compromise IMO.

    His budget also takes cuts (again way into the future) that already have been passed & adds them to the budget to be released. By doing that he can claim $4 trillion+ in cuts in his budget. Again that’s what I’ve read. When the budget is actually released i reckon we will know more details.

  • Hillbilly

    I say freeze spending (I prefer 2008 levels) and cut 1 cent across the board a year until the budget is balanced. Do tax reform in you like, just don’t undo the freeze until the budget is balanced.

  • usa8888

    Dave–You probably don’t know the difference between a gerund and present participle…..and I know you don’t know how Green’s Theorem figures into the Divergence Theorem…..well, I’ve got to study for my 4th grade final now…..

    dave–I hope you don’t support the right wing kooks who performed at the recent CPAC Comedy Convention….

  • Faith3

    Obama has been calling for a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to achieve deficit reduction goals. It’s the GOP who are saying no way to protect ‘one’ group of people while throwing nearly everyone else under the bus. I would like to know how anyone can stomach it? The whole thing is really only showing how far the GOP will go to protect their wealthy and powerful constituents. Quite sad really.

  • Hillbilly

    We’ve all Heard about people having Guts or Balls, but do you really know The difference between them?

    In an effort to keep you informed, here are the definitions:

    GUTS – is arriving home late, after a night out with the guys, being
    Met by your wife with a broom, and having the Guts to ask, Are
    You still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?

    BALLS – is coming home late after a night out with the guys,
    Smelling of perfume and beer, with lipstick on your collar, and
    Slapping your wife on the butt and having the Balls to say,
    You’re next, Chubby.

    I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions.


  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “We’ve all Heard about people having Guts or Balls, but do you really know The difference between them?”

    You can have both: “drop that broom, babe. Tonight you’re flying on mine.” :lol:

  • d.d.


    We need to raise the retirement age of S.S. to reflect the life expectancy increase , & , means test some of the entitlement programs over time. Lifting the cap to higher income levels could eventually generate hundreds of billions of dollars. The change could be structured so that no one paid in more than actuarial tables say they would take out.

    By removing the cap from Social Security , it will function like the real social insurance it was meant to be. Yes, that means people like Bill Gates would have to pay their “fair share” of Social Security, even if they never need it. The wealthy class needs to recognize its primary responsibility is to THIS COUNTRY, not the global economy.

    Lets eliminate tax loopholes and reduce taxes to the lowest possible rates. True tax reform is revenue neutral. Any revenue raised by eliminating tax preferences should be offset by lowering tax rates. Eliminating these loopholes , especially on large corporations will generate billions of dollars & this is where the tax increase should be.

    Also, give up the mortgage interest deduction if tax rates are lowered.

    There’s no solution to this problem that doesn’t involve pain. So , yes, there have to be cuts, but slowly managed cuts because the economy is still fragile. I’d like to see much less money flowing to green energy. , not because I’m against it, but, because we’ve lost so much money . This isn’t the time to speculate.

    I guess you’ll call me heartless.

    Higher debt above a modest level slows growth because it eventually crowds out investment.

  • Sicilian Papa



    How come you know so much about grammar and economics but you post the most inane, simplistic thoughts.

    You try to talk intelligent but you no so smart.

  • usa8888

    Hey, sic Papa–make me a pizza with lean beef, canadian bacon, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, pineapple, and extre tomato sauce….when can you have it ready for pick up????

  • Bobbyv


    Don’t have much time but, with all respect, I want to see his cuts first. I am not sure he gets the benefit of the doubt on this but I am open minded. As for taxes, everyone just got a tax increase. I am not in the top 1% but I have a question: How much of someone’s earnings are you comfortable with the government taking? Keep in mind there are not enough high earners to pay for everything, and everyone else will also need to feel the brunt. I live in NJ (don’t remember where you are from) and just my property taxes alone would shock some people. I am not advocating just cutting with no thought to the implications, but from what I have seen there never is enough money (e.g., education). Need to run so i will catch your answer later, have a good one.

  • Dave Sky

    Sicilian Papa—

    Of course he’s not. He’s been repeating that Green’s Theorem comment for months now. He thinks it makes him sound smart.

    When someone actually asked him to solve an equation…

    x 2 over a 2 + y 2 over b 2 + z 2 over c 2 =1

    x 2 over a 4 + y 2 over b 4 + z 2 over c 4 =?

    …his response was:

    “this is so simple I don’t waste my time on it…”

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! The kid is a clown. Of course now he’s going to Google something else to make himself sound smart.

    “The only source of knowledge is experience.”
    -Albert Einstein-

  • Rat-trap

    Dave, congrats, I see you know how to use google!

    Now, Ratboy, you still haven’t answered the questions I asked earlier; I think you are avoiding the questions… (trailing off…)

    So, here they are:

    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?

    Dave, since you are SUCH an overachiever, you can help Ratboy… (trailing off, again…)


  • Faith3


    I’m all for removing the cap from social security.

  • Faith3


    I’m all for raising the capital gains tax to the same rate as my own wage tax. Seems pretty fair to me. More money in the pot means less having to be taken from wage earners through other means. Also, as d.d mentioned, I’m all for getting rid of those tax loopholes.

  • Faith3

    What I’m not for is cuts to everything under the sun and higher tax for the lower wage earners or middle class in regressive taxes while billionaires are protected from any kind of tax increases. Simply bizzare.

  • d.d.

    Green’s Theorem

    Compute the moment about the x-axis using P=-y^2/2 and Q=0 as


    – – –

    Area moments of inertia can be computed using P=-y^3/3 and Q=0 as

    I_(xx)=intinty^2dxdy=-1/3?y^3dx=-1/3int_(t_0)^(t_1)y^3x^’dt, (14)

    using P=-xy^2/2 and Q=0 as


    CLEAR AS MUD , featherweight ?


    This is getting out of hand.

    Mayors for Illegal Activities

    Another member of Bloomberg anti-gun group gets arrested.

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) member and Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested yesterday for allegedly accepting bribes from an undercover FBI agent. Jasmin faces up to 20 years in prison for five and six counts of mail fraud, respectively.

    While Jasmin was listed as a MAIG member on its official website as recently as March 27, she was no longer on the list yesterday.

    Jasmin is not the first member of MAIG to run afoul of the law.

    MAIG Mayor James Schiliro of Marcus Hook, Penn. was arrested in late March for reckless endangerment after allegedly firing a gun in his home during an argument with a 20-year-old man over a sex act.

    MAIG Mayor Craig Lowe of Gainesville, Fla. was charged with driving under the influence and property damage after police found him asleep in his car at the scene of a crash.

    Other members and former members of MAIG have been charged with a range of offenses, including felony corruption, assault of a police officer, and child sex crimes.

  • Stan T.

    Posted April 6, 2013 at 9:07 AM
    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?


    The same thing I thought about it last time he offered it….First, it was Obama’s plan, not the republicans plan…and what did we get? Just tax increases…along with an increase in spending that was twice the tax increases…

  • Faith3


    Explain the increase in spending. TIA

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