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


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

  • Dave Sky

    Rod D posted:

    “Why do the Obamas pay only an effective rate of just 18.4%?

    Because they gave over $150,000 to charity.

    I suspect if you were as generous as the Obamas are to charity, your effective tax rate would be as low as theirs.”

    So, Mr. D, I suppose you were defending Mitt Romney last year when he was paying essentially the same effective tax rate? Because we wouldn’t want you to be a hypocrite.

  • usa8888

    JT Kenny–you are talking from the 4th dimension. Everyone knows that the right wing GOP is AGAINST Medicare, Social Security and government programs in general–that’s one reason the GOP lost the last election. The GOP has NO plan for ANYTHING, especially as it relates to health. They are quite conntent with 100% increases in healthcare costs and want to see the oligopolistic healthcare insurance system continue to operate (free enterprise, you know). (Just like they want austerity for the economy–even though it is FAILING badly in Europe–record unemployment and negative GDP growth). Obamacare is a work in process–it has not been totally fleshed out yet. There have already been many changes for the better with Obamacare already: wellness programs and emphasis which will save hundreds of billions of dollars, elimination of pre-conditions, etc. Remember, JT–the GOP has been against all government type programs and they most certainly do not today support Medicare (vouchercare, maybe). The GOP has been taken over by right wing kooks, which will soon result in the split of the GOP into two parties. The GOP has NO plan for anything–not the economy, not jobs, not healthcare…NOTHING–that’s why they were defeated so badly…..

  • usa8888

    This just in: the Dinosaur right wing GOP is costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year by refusing to let the govenment computerize gun records so they can faster trace weapons used in crimes. The right wing has the mistaken idea that this somehow preserves 2nd Amendment rights. No, it demonstrates the stupidity of the right wing (that’s why one prominent Republican referred to the GOP as “stupid Party”).

  • usa8888

    Dave Sky: produce the hidden tax returns of Robme and show how much he has hidden in overseas tax shelters in order to evade taxes…how close to ZERO is his rate????

  • Chriscee

    USA you need a pacifier…you’re whining like a spoiled little brat.

  • Chriscee

    The Democratic Party’s richest and most loyal donors haven’t yet fully embraced the new nonprofit formed to support President Barack Obama’s agenda.

    Celebrities, unions and top Obama bundlers were largely missing from Organizing for Action’s list of first quarter supporters, according to a list of donors released Friday.

    Maybe they are all growing tired of the democrats and Obama’s Bull-sh**.

  • Chriscee

    Ha!! David Corn’s stunt…BACKFIRES….his stunt is merely helping Mitch McConnell.

    I hope a judge throws the book at Corn along with the two that did the recordings.

    Liberals are desperate!!

  • usa8888

    For Right Wingers to contimplate: Some of Obama’s accomplishments…
    1. Passed Health Care Reform
    2. Passed the Stimulus, saving the country’s economic system
    3. Passed Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act over the objections of right wing kooks
    4. Ended the War in Iraq
    5. Began Draw-down of Afghanistan Troops
    6. Got rid of Osama bin Laden and other top terrorists
    7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry and saved millions of jobs
    8. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 for Women
    9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    10. Passed Credit Card Reforms
    11. Expanded Health Coverage for Children by signing the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act.
    12. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections by signing The Matthew Shepard/Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.
    13. Expanded Stem Cell Research in 2009 by eliminating the Bush-era restrictions.
    14. Passed Fair Sentencing Act in 2010.
    15. Nominated and obtained confirmation for 2 more Women to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    16. Achieved New START Treaty
    17. Reversed Bush Torture Policies
    18. Increased Support for Veterans
    19. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program.
    20. Recapitalized Banks
    21. 30 consecutive months of employment growth after huge employment downturns at end of Bush’s term
    22. US Stock Market at all time highs
    23. Minimal inflation rates
    24. Corporate profits at all time highs
    25. Blunted right wing GOP kooks’ obstruction strategies
    26. Stopped right wing GOP’s effort to end Medicare and Social Security
    27. Helped reverse the backward thinking of the right wing GOP

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–have you made up any more poll data lately?

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–we still have your home ready for you in Mississippi–Colorado is too liberal for you……

  • Chriscee

    The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

    Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
    SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
    Solyndra ($535 million)*
    Beacon Power ($43 million)*
    Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
    SunPower ($1.2 billion)
    First Solar ($1.46 billion)
    Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
    EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
    Amonix ($5.9 million)
    Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
    Abound Solar ($400 million)*
    A123 Systems ($279 million)*
    Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
    Johnson Controls ($299 million)
    Schneider Electric ($86 million)
    Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
    ECOtality ($126.2 million)
    Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
    Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
    Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
    Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
    Range Fuels ($80 million)*
    Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
    Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
    Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
    GreenVolts ($500,000)
    Vestas ($50 million)
    LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
    Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
    Navistar ($39 million)
    Satcon ($3 million)*
    Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
    Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

  • Dave Sky

    % of income to charity:

    Romney 2011: 29%
    Obama 2012: 25%

  • MIKE36

    Obama says he sympathizes with the 99% but has no problem living like the 1% with his taxpayer funded vacations every few months and his WH celebrity concerts at the taxpayer expense.

  • Chriscee


    Again…Obama….do as I say…not as I do…

    That is Obama’s motto…he’s the wannabe king….when he’s actually just a wannabe….

  • usa8888

    Right wing priorities:
    1) eliminate birth control and support the Personhood Amendment
    2) eliminate gun background checks so more criminals and lunatics can get assault weapons and murder more children and adults
    3) give big tax breaks to billionaires with yachts and private jets
    4) replace science with creationism and bible study
    5) eliminate Social Security, Medicare, the EPA, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, etc.
    6) embrace racism, bigotry and general backward thinking
    7) worship lunatics like Slimebaugh, Beck, Hannity and send them money
    8) attend the CPAC Comedy Convention
    9) watch Faux News–the propaganda arm of the right wing (bias 24/7)
    10) ruin the economy by cutting spending in a recession or depression
    11) Obstruction, obstruction, obstruction

  • Jeff

    @Chriscee, no one sane believes you. Obama is the President, and you call him a wanna be, proves your depth of your stupidity. The only wanna be here today, is you, wanting to be relevant. You are such a baffoon!

    Mitch McConnell has rallied the whacky right extremist. Those idiots already planned on voting for him. BIG DEAL. What he said about a woman not planning on running against him is real, and the independents and average voters are disgusted with Mitch. He has the lowest approval rating of any Senator in the nation and is under investigation as well for his remarks.

    So take the champagne bottle and pour it over your head!

  • Bobbyv

    Let’s start secretly taping all the politicians if that is the new standard. That might not be such a bad idea..

  • usa8888

    The GOP turned out in force in the last election but lost badly in spite of the fact that the GOP ads were nothing but FALSE advertising and prevarications. There simply aren’t enough right wing kooks anymore to float a boat. And it’s simply because the right wing ideology makes NO sense and increasingly fewer people buy it–basically racist old white guys, anarchists and anti-government types, religious fanatics and backward thinkers–and this base is dying out. The GOP has disenfranchised women, Hispanics, blacks, younger people, and many upscale whites , etc. This will be the extinction of the GOP UNLESS it changes and becomes more liberal but the right wingers actually believe the bunk their leaders say (which is good for the dems but bad for the GOP’s life cycle. The only hope the GOP has is to suppress the vote and gerrymander the voting districts and continue to run lots of false advertising and prevarications….but this won’t work either because the American people recognize a dinosaur when they see one…..

  • Bobbyv


    I think the founders were closer in some ways to the right than the left, at least in enough ways not to throw out the entire ideology

  • usa8888

    Mitch McConnell must be truly disappointed. His main goal in the past 4 years was to do everything possible (ruin the economy, put forth no new substantive legislation, bad mouth everything Obama said, etc.) to defeat Obama in 2012–HE FAILED and I’m quite sure he is haunted by this failure in his dreams and every waking moment.

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