Cable News Ratings for Thursday, April 11, 2013

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April 12th, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, April 11, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,133        226         437
CNN           366        108         158
MSNBC           375        123         174
CNBC           171         49           92
FBN             54           8           25
HLN           478        170         261
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,044        285         705
CNN           528        160         253
MSNBC           721        228         327
CNBC           251         96         144
FBN             39         12           19
HLN           751        250         413
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends           975        204         424
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           261         66         109
MSNBC Morning Joe           326        132         178
CNBC Squawk Box           124         34           73
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           342        168         253
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,675        286         572
CNN SITUATION ROOM           483        111         176
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           574        112         218
CNBC FAST MONEY           136         27           95
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           818        224         377
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,690        227         483
CNN SITUATION ROOM           516        126         177
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           524        125         229
CNBC MAD MONEY           141         43           91
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           916        272         432
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,620        266         540
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           477        173         218
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           593        152         259
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           115         15           41
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           815        237         364
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,698        355         870
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           519        176         264
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           592        207         265
CNBC CRIME INC: HUMAN TRAFFICK           139         33           55
HLN NANCY GRACE           901        295         461
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,772        231         658
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           539        135         228
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           844        266         385
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           222         84         134
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           803        255         453
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 524 169 268
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 550 199 324
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,208        349         600
CNN SITUATION ROOM           392        152         223
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           392        125         170
CNBC MAD MONEY           121         52           90
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           482        239         276


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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

  • betty

    All the guys at MsNBC (including Rakhell, of course) they just spit out the
    exact same Talking Points but never engage on a personal level with their
    guests…and that’s why they are shunned and avoided.

  • Chriscee (from my android phone)

    @ Betty

    And then the liberals come here and spew the same BS over and over!!!

    Its Boring, boring, boring and clearly they are out of touch with reality!!!

  • Sicilian Papa


    The libs

    You are witnessing the destruction of America. A corrupt media, academia propaganda, left wing politicians.

    Didn’t we just have another young, secular maniac run around stabbing people. Did ever notice lefties the left and the media call us, on the right, violent and intolerant but it is usually the secular, godless, left leaning that commit mass murder. Nice society your media, academia and leftist politicians are creating.

    We should all celebrate the society you are creating. It ain’t evangelical Christians running around killing school children. You know the argument can be made if we split the country, with left leaning on one side and right leaning on the other, our side wouldn’t need your gun control.

    We had plenty of guns around in the 40’s through the 70’s and we didn’t need your gun control. T

  • Sicilian Papa

    The difference between then and now is the ascension of modern liberalism

  • Ratboy

    wouldn’t want the loons to miss this!

    UH OH!!!! What about FAIR SHARE????? What about paying less than your secretary? What about all them tax loophokles for the wealthy? What about Obama being a big 2 faced liar???

    President Obama and Vice President Biden’s 2012 Tax Returns
    Jay Carney
    April 12, 2013
    01:34 PM EDT
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    .Today, the President released his 2012 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $608,611. The Obamas paid $112,214 in total tax.

    The President and First Lady also reported donating $150,034 – or about 24.6 percent of their adjusted gross income – to 33 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was $103,871 to the Fisher House Foundation.

    The President’s effective federal income tax rate is 18.4 percent.

  • Sicilian Papa



    See Jim Bob if we, on the right, had our own country, we would not have the same level of problems your leftist society would have. Most of you posting here would be begging to get into our bible thumper country, I’d give you a year in the high tax, welfare, crime ridden society the left would create. Say hi to John Boy for me.

  • Doug Z

    Posted April 12, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    The Republicans are still looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

    Obama and the Democrats can not leave Iraq. Bush had a agreement to leave , but Warmongers have to stay.

  • RealityChick

    @LIZ The American voter has spoken, GOP lost! Gun safety laws, amnesty for illegal aliens, Obama Care and no Key Stone pipeline.

    So Liz, I suppose you’ll still wave Obama banners when the illegals walk over the border with their dope and guns, get amnesty and Obama Care for their anchor babies. I also hope you can look at your American elderly neighbors who are being cut of benefits to give to over paid government employees and foreign countries to make pottery and tell these people Obama is the best. And the kid who graduates college and has to work at McDonalds because there aren’t any jobs he was right to vote for Obama because he’s cool. Of the 55 year old guy who got laid off and can’t find a job to sustain him until he is old enough to collect social security. Or to the millions of people who worked full time and now cut to part time because of Obamacare.
    Yeah no need to remind us right wing wackos he won, We are living the nightmare that is Obama every day of our lives.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I don’t have a whole lot but I really don’t care what someone else pays in taxes. My day is consumed with me trying to better my situation not jealousy about what someone else has. I just don’t care!

  • RealityChick

    @ Sicilian Papa

    I agree with you about the right having their own country.Just look at society, now..are people begging to move into the ghettos? No. At one time the ghettos were beautiful neighborhoods, safe alive with culture and families who knew each other, had festivals. Multi-cultural events. People are fleeing to the neighborhoods that are well kept, good schools, low crime and then they trash that, too. Why? Because no pride in ownership, no vested interest. Then liberal “community” mindset is it belongs to all, so if you didn’t personally work hard for it, then you don’t respect it. COuld you even imagine if conservatives pooled their resources, started their own country? We would be invaded by the liberals because the gravy train would have left and they would be broke.

  • Doug Z

    Posted April 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    @ratboy Thanks for pointing this out. It shows that the rich do pay less in taxes, as a working man I pay over 30 percent in taxes. Thanks Ratboy the rich need to pay their fair share.

    They need to balance the budget, so 47% tax increase on everything.

    That will do it. This is not about fair. it is about your children’s money.

    Are you ready.

  • Doug Z


    We need to stop the trust fund, Kerry, Kennedy, Rockefeller, Dupont, Anderson Cooper (Vanderbilt) , DO NOT PAY TAX . their money is hid.

  • Borris O’Tool

    A question I would love an answer to is if Chris Mathews is such a proud son of “Philly” (as he keeps reminding the world any cahnce he gets) How come he is not covering the trial of “Doctor” Kermit Gosnell??? Is it the sunject matter?, the subject or the fact that there could be death penalty implications? I would have thought that it was right up his allly, down trodden Doctor providing a much needed community service and using a procedure that his hero our President voted for both at State and Local levels. Wonder if any of the other champions of “Civil” rights like “Reverand” AL, Ms Maddow, Mr O’Donnell or “Doctor” Hayes will cover it for him

  • Doug Z

    Manufacturing has been dying since 1968, That is what caused all the economy and lower income. Obama got all the money from rich greedy,. It’s because of corporate greed that labor gets paid less, no pension. Our dear leader is not on our side. The good old days are over!

  • d.d.

    @Borris O’Tool
    A question I would love an answer to is if Chris Mathews is such a proud son of “Philly” (as he keeps reminding the world any chance he gets) How come he is not covering the trial of “Doctor” Kermit Gosnell???

    I’m with you there.

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  • d.d.

    Sorry !

  • Joe

    Chris Hayes is doing very good in the demo. He is consistently getting 200 and above. Ed would be under 200 in the demo often. As long as he skews this young, he is doing well. As usual, Ratboy knows absolutely nothing.

  • Joe

    90 percent of the country wants a background check for guns and yet Republicans are doing everything they can to make that not happen. Not even getting rid of any guns, just a damn background check. The whole country wants it. But I guess that’s not a fact either. Republicans are useless and they are criminals.

  • Jeff

    @ratboy, you made a comment that Obama makes more than his secretary. You trashed Warren Buffet, and licked the rear end of Mitt Romney Donald Trump etc.

    So on that note…..Obama makes more than his Secretary……this means you support him now?? He’s your new icon??

    The President does not set his own salary, nor did he support the current tax system that favors the rich and plunders the Middle Class and the Poor.

    Nice try though!

  • Jeff

    Paid more than his secretary**

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