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Cable News Ratings for Friday, April 5, 2013

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April 8th, 2013

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, April 5, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,148            235            451
CNN         382            136            180
MSNBC         326            109            154
CNBC         140             34             74
FBN           57             15             30
HLN         359            135            199
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,042            319            652
CNN         517            164            244
MSNBC         543            188            265
CNBC         145             68             84
FBN           36             11             21
HLN         428            152            224
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,136            312            542
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         256            124            159
MSNBC Morning Joe         273            104            150
CNBC Squawk Box         135             20             55
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         285            149            197
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,808            270            665
CNN Situation Room         582            147            229
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         547             82            196
CNBC FAST MONEY         100             23             67
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION           72             13             46
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         312             75            146
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,658            237            535
CNN Situation Room         590            163            282
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         472            104            203
CNBC Mad Money           86             11             56
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         429            141            223
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,565            230            532
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         494            102            183
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         492            148            216
CNBC Kudlow Report         111             13             46
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         478            147            284
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,843            417            910
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         698            205            316
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         519            160            270
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         161             72             98
HLN Nancy Grace MYSTERIES         398            140            204
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity SPECIAL       1,808            265            545
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         480            138            229
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         716            215            333
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         155             83             81
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         462            164            242
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,455            276            499
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         345            150            188
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         393            188            192
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         118             49             73
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         425            152            227
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,131            276            498
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         579            253            303
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         350            188            185
CNBC Mad Money           69             40             46
HLN Nancy Grace MYSTERIES         438            168            258

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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.

 
  • Jeff

    Fox News tending downward yet another week!!

  • Doug Z

    Fox Business is catching CNBC. Everything is going bad for NBC

  • Jeff

    Fox News is using the struggles of Fisker, an electric carmaker that received federal loans, to claim that the government only picks “losers.” But just one week prior, the network declared Tesla, which received loans from the same program, a “success story.”

    On Monday’s edition of Fox News’ America Live, Lou Dobbs treated the struggles of Fisker, which has reportedly hired a law firm to prepare for a possible bankruptcy filing and cut staff, as a reason that “we have got to get this government, and this administration, out of picking winners and losers, because all they pick are losers.” In 2009, the company received a $529 million conditional loan guarantee through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) program, of which it received $192 million before DOE froze the loan. Later in the segment, Dobbs added: “I’ve looked at the winners and the losers. I cannot find the winners.

  • Jeff

    Fox News hyped a letter from a group with birther ties to renew conspiracy theories about the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, last September.

    On April 8, a group of Special Operations veterans released a letter calling for an investigation on the Benghazi attack and posed various questions stemming from long-debunked conspiracy theories, many of which have been pushed by Fox News figures. That same day, several Fox News programs including Fox & Friends, America’s Newsroom, Happening Now, and America Live devoted entire segments to the letter. From Happening Now:

    The group that penned the letter, Special Operations Speaks, was founded by Larry Bailey, a former Navy SEAL who has admitted to being a birther and has touted the conspiracy theory that President Obama’s real father was actually the late communist writer Frank Marshall Davis:

    “In his books, Obama said his mentor was a fellow named Frank Marshall Davis. Frank Marshall Davis was a member of Communist Party USA, he wrote for the communist party’s Hawaii newsletter, he was a close friend of Obama’s mother, and there’s a strong case that Frank Marshall Davis rather than Barack Obama, Sr. was Barack Obama, Jr.’s father and that Barack Obama, Sr. was just an administrative father of convenience,” Bailey said.

    Bailey has also referred to the president as “one of the most unlikeable and unprepared politicians we’ve ever had,” and in a fundraising email for Special Operations Speaks announced, “We are in a war with Barack Obama … We absolutely MUST remove that anti-American machine from power.”

    In reporting on the letter, none of the Fox News programs made any mention of Bailey’s birther background or his admitted personal dislike of the president.

  • Doug Z

    FNC FOX & Friends 1,136 312 542
    MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 716 215 333

    Look Rachel Beat Fox and friends, Oh she did not.Rachel beat somebody. I saw it. I will go back and investigate.

  • Jeff

    Breitbart Article Debunks Previous Breitbart Articles On Gun Control Conspiracies

    The notoriously dimwitted hacks at Breitbart News practice a form of pseudo-journalism that reeks of ultra-rightist propaganda (or just plain reeks). They rarely bother to fact check their stories as was demonstrated recently when they published a false item about Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receiving donations from an organization that, it turns out, doesn’t exist. Likewise, they posted a story as “news” that they sourced to site that produces satirical articles. And to make matters worse, they had previously mocked the Washington Post for falling for an article from the same site.

    Today, however, the BreitBrats deserve credit for an article that accurately and comprehensively takes apart a collection of conspiracy theories revolving around a perfectly ordinary transaction by the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS has provided a reasonable and verifiable explanation for a purchase order that allows the department to buy ammunition at discounted prices over a five year period:

    “Federal solicitations to buy the bullets are known as ‘strategic sourcing contracts,’ which help the government get a low price for a big purchase, says Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga . The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.”

    Breitbart’s debunking methodically stepped through eight components of the myths that have been circulating in the right-wing media about this paranoid fantasy, and countered it with facts to offset them. What they didn’t disclose is that they were among the most flagrant disseminators of the phony horror stories in the first place.

    On at least four prior occasions, the BreitBrats posted apocalyptic warnings of a federal government intent on massacring its own citizens. But in this new piece they begin by saying…

    “There are dozens of articles hyping government purchases of ammunition over the last nine months. After spending weeks researching this topic, this is a collection of commonly held myths that are based more on panic than fact.

    “With the recent release of a letter from the Department of Homeland Security to Senator Coburn, the numbers we calculated independently seem to corroborate the narrative coming from DHS. The concerns surrounding DHS stockpiling ammunition are nothing but more fear-mongering and largely unwarranted.”

    So all of a sudden the frightful government plot that the BreitBrats have been pushing is dismissed with a wave of the hand. How convenient. For good measure, Fox News re-posted the Breitbart debunking, and similarly neglected to note their role in creating the faux panic.

    This is rather atypical behavior for right-wing media that generally avoids ever admitting they were wrong. In this case they have shot down their prior implausible claims because they have been shown to be the ravings of lunatics. Then they steadfastly refuse to acknowledge their previous support and just hope that nobody notices the spine-jostling flipping and flopping that has taken place. While it’s good to see them recognize that the fear mongering about tyrannical government agencies plotting genocide is the product of sheer delusion, it would be even better if they confessed that the delusion was of their own making and apologized. And for the record, Sarah Palin has not yet corrected her statements regarding Ammo-Gate.

  • Doug Z

    This sounds like the National Socialist workers Party

    Do you know who they are. Look it up.

    Jeff
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    You conservatives have warped back into a mess of bigotry and intolerance that will soon be silenced.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff

    I was not trying to be mean to you. Just point out how to be a better person. I am sorry if I hurt your feelings. I want nobody dead. How could you say that.

    Please, think. this is a place of fun. We will change nothing here.

    I am a moral liberal, try to stay away from religion. Religion makes people mad. I agree with you on everything but spending.

    Jeff
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    You conservatives have warped back into a mess of bigotry and intolerance that will soon be silenced.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Only one person twisting…..that’s your dumb @ss in the wind Jeffturd!

    GOD you’re DUMB!

    See that was fun!!!!

  • Jeff

    Fox News vs. Reality: Constrained By The Constitution?

    One of the favorite methods of misinforming the public employed by Fox Nation is to pinch a snippet of text from an Obama statement and misconstrue it to suggest a meaning it never actually had. One famous of example of this was the phony “You didn’t build that” controversy. Today Fox Nation adds to this legacy with this contrivance: “Obama Complains He’s Constrained By the Copnstitution.”

    As you might already suspect, that is not at all what happened. While discussing the concerns of gun worshiping radicals that new legislation was going to result in widespread confiscation of all weapons, Obama noted that their nightmares could not possibly come true because they are constitutionally prohibited. This is what he said:

    “You hear some of these quotes: ‘I need a gun to protect myself from the government.’ ‘We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away. Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”

    Obama was plainly attempting to ease the irrational fears of a few conspiracy nuts. His remarks were not the least bit controversial and were not anything that hasn’t been expressed before. For instance, this guy:

    There is nothing in Obama’s statement that could be plausibly interpreted as a “complaint.” Nevertheless, the Fox Nationalists (with help from Glenn Beck’s site which they used as their source) presented it that way while neglecting to publish the entire quote so their readers would have the full context. The only part they posted was their bastardized headline. But since that fit their mission to misconstrue everything the President says in a derogatory manner, they leaped at the opportunity.

  • Jeff

    There have been numerous incidents where Fox News posted articles that were overtly derogatory toward Latinos, presenting them as criminal, drug-abusing, freeloaders. At the same time their web site aimed at this market would publish an article on the same subject that was fair and accurate. The clear intent on the part of Fox is to pander to Latinos on the site where they segregate them, and insult them to the rest of the Fox audience of bigots and nativists. It’s a practice handed down from the highest echelons of Fox News. Yesterday Fox gave us another example of it:

    The Fox News Latino web site topped their article with a descriptive and straightforward headline regarding the decision by the Associated Press to refrain from using the term “illegal immigrant.”. The headline on Fox News, however, highlights a manufactured controversy that diverts from the actual news. The AP explained the new policy saying…

    “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the use of ‘illegal’ to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.”

    Rather than simply reporting that perfectly reasonable clarification, Fox set out to find objections to the policy and subsequently reported that…

    “The Associated Press is being accused of trying to influence the immigration debate following a decision to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in its coverage — despite the fact it is still being used by U.S. government officials. […] [S]ome are wondering why the AP decided to nix the phrase when high-ranking government officials don’t seem to have a problem with it.”

    It is unclear how changing the guidelines so that instead of saying “illegal immigrant” authors say something like “entered the country illegally,” will influence the immigration debate. But that isn’t the point. Because Fox is wedded to their bigotry (and that of their audience), they are insistent that terms regarded by the subjects as epithets be used unreservedly.

    What’s more, Fox employs the old “some say” dodge to infer that the press ought to embrace the phrase because someone in government used it. So apparently Fox wants the press to parrot whatever people in the government say. That’s a peculiar stance considering they spend so much time faulting the press for parroting whatever people in the government say.

    So in this one incident Fox has affirmed their racial prejudices and demonstrated their trademark hypocrisy. Nice work, Fox.

  • Jeff

    Cable News Viewers Are Getting Smarter – Dumping Fox News

    In the first quarter of 2013 the trends for cable news viewership are affirming past performance. And once again, Fox News is losing viewers at a faster rate than its competitors.

    While remaining on top overall, Fox lost nearly 20% of its total audience as compared to the same period last year. Even worse, in the critical advertising demographic of 18-54 year olds, Fox scared off a full third of their viewers. Only MSNBC managed to stay relatively flat, holding onto most of their audience.

    On specific programs, Fox’s top rated show, The O’Reilly Factor, dropped by 26%. His primetime colleagues, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren, similarly flopped by 28% and 35% respectively. That contrasts sharply with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show that increased 5%, the only program in its time period to rise.

    These numbers attest to the downward spiral that Fox has been experiencing since last year’s election. They recognized the serious disconnect between them and the public as they scrambled to make personnel changes and ditch some of their most alienating personalities. That overhaul saw the departure of Sarah Palin and Dick Morris, and it resulted in far fewer appearances by Karl Rove and Donald Trump.

    Those adjustments do not seem to have turned the ebbing tide that saw Fox sink to its lowest point in twelve years in January. Which is not surprising since their window-dressing alterations simply exchanged their past losers with characters like Scott Brown, Erick Erickson, and Mark Levin, who seem unlikely to have a positive impact.

    Furthermore, MSNBC’s steady performance is poised for future gains as demonstrated by the debut of All In with Chris Hayes. The new Hayes program improved on the numbers of the Ed Schultz Show that it replaced (+45% in the demo), and fell just 10,000 short of O’Reilly’s numbers. Also notable is that the younger demo for Hayes represents about a third of his total audience, while O’Reilly’s demo viewers are a mere 14% of his total. That certifies the strength MSNBC has with the next generation of news consumers, and the weariness of the long-in-the-tooth O’Reilly/Fox fans.

    Hopefully this is evidence that America’s television viewers are evolving to become a more discriminating audience that values truth, integrity, and intelligent discourse. The Fox model of leading viewers around by the nose, misrepresenting the facts, and aiming for the shallowest, most inflammatory slapfights on the air, may be losing its appeal (except on the Fox Nation web site). That would be a positive step forward and proof that humans are advancing in the passage of time. Thanks, Darwin.

  • Jeff

    @Doug Z

    Please take your meds!

    I like ya, and want you to be here for a long time!!

    Enjoy the articles! BBL

  • 1966

    hannity is on fire!!!!

  • Doug Z

    CNBC vs. Reality: Constrained By The Constitution?

    One of the favorite methods of misinforming the public employed by CNBC Nation is to pinch a snippet of text from an GOP statement and misconstrue it to suggest a meaning it never actually had. One famous of example of this was the phony “You didn’t build that” was so true. Today CNBC Nation adds to this legacy with this contrivance: “Obama Complains He’s Constrained By the Copnstitution.”

    As you might already suspect, that is not at all what happened. While discussing the concerns of gun worshiping radicals that new legislation was going to result in widespread confiscation of all weapons, Obama noted that their nightmares would come true because they are constitutionally prohibited.It will just take years. This is what he said:

    “You hear some of these quotes: ‘I need a gun to protect myself from the government.’ ‘We do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away, in time. Well, the government is as Jeff orders. These officials are Democrats. They are elected by Jeff, grasshopper Mark2. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the Nationalist nSoilalist Workers Party.”

    Obama was plainly attempting to ease the irrational fears of a few thinking he would not like to get your gun. His remarks were not the least bit controversial and were not anything that hasn’t been expressed before. For instance, this guy:

    There is nothing in Obama’s statement that could be plausibly interpreted as a “complaint.” Nevertheless, the NSNBC Nationalists (with help from Al Sharpton site which they used as their source) presented it that way while neglecting to publish the entire quote so their readers would have the full context. The only part they posted was their bastardized headline. But since that fit their mission to misconstrue everything the President says in a derogatory manner, they leaped at the opportunity.

  • Ratboy

    Jeffie is reading Newscorpse again!

  • Ratboy

    Maybe week 2 will be better for Chris Hayes! :lol:

  • Doug Z

    MSNBC uses Latinos to get elected

    There have been numerous incidents where MSNBC News posted articles that were overtly derogatory toward Latinos, presenting them as criminal, drug-abusing, freeloaders. At the same time their web site aimed at this market would publish an article on the same subject that was fair and accurate. The clear intent on the part of MSNBC is to pander to Latinos on the site where they segregate them, and insult them to the rest of the MSNBC audience of bigots and nativists. It’s a practice handed down from the highest echelons of MSNBC News. Yesterday MSMNC gave us another example of it:

    The MSNBC News Latino web site topped their article with a descriptive and straightforward headline regarding the decision by the Associated Press to refrain from using the term “illegal immigrant.”. The headline on MSMBC News, however, highlights a manufactured controversy that diverts from the actual news. The AP explained the new policy saying…

    “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the use of ‘illegal’ to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.”

    Rather than simply reporting that perfectly reasonable clarification, MSNBC set out to find objections to the policy and subsequently reported that…

    “The Associated Press is being accused of trying to influence the immigration debate following a decision to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in its coverage — despite the fact it is still being used by U.S. government officials. […] [S]ome are wondering why the AP decided to nix the phrase when high-ranking government officials don’t seem to have a problem with it.”

    It is unclear how changing the guidelines so that instead of saying “illegal immigrant” authors say something like “entered the country illegally,” will influence the immigration debate. But that isn’t the point. Because Fox is wedded to their bigotry (and that of their audience), they are insistent that terms regarded by the subjects as epithets be used unreservedly.

    What’s more, MSMNC employs the old “some say” dodge to infer that the press ought to embrace the phrase because someone in government used it. So apparently MSNBC wants the press to parrot whatever people in the government say. That’s a peculiar stance considering they spend so much time faulting the press for parroting whatever people in the government say.

    So in this one incident MSNBC has affirmed their racial prejudices and demonstrated their trademark hypocrisy. Nice work, MSNBC.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff you are real . So it is fun. Grasshopper is not he does net read many post. At least we will post to each other. We change nothing here just have fun

  • Mike

    Jeff, get a life Any way you spin it, Fox is the leader in cable news and will remain there. Frankly, MSNBC would give your right nut to be in Fox’s position. But, it won’t happen. Rachel’s recent numbers over the past several weeks are dropping and she is losing ground. Your comments above are really gross over generalizations about people who believe in limited government exactly, the complaint that many of your following have against conservatives. And,,completely devoid of any facts.

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