Cable News Ratings for Friday, April 12, 2013

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April 15th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, April 12, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,006            202            381
CNN         383            114            156
MSNBC         348            114            164
CNBC         143             36             75
FBN           47               5             20
HLN         433            154            239
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,539            251            503
CNN         533            144            192
MSNBC         527            173            270
CNBC         153             63             85
FBN           49               3             13
HLN         560            215            308
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,044            236            454
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         287             90            137
MSNBC Morning Joe         378            140            201
CNBC Squawk Box         136             31             80
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         264            112            185
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,604            250            575
CNN SITUATION ROOM         445            110            193
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         616            137            238
CNBC FAST MONEY         101             24             70
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         511            134            244
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,473            195            344
CNN SITUATION ROOM         598            177            255
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         533            120            208
CNBC MAD MONEY           90             27             68
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         518            159            262
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,397            176            387
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         584            144            192
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         466            143            218
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         155             27             81
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         589            214            333
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,024            288            637
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         577            155            220
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         520            139            232
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         184             79            114
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         723            251            384
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       1,514            248            510
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         519            120            164
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         748            244            396
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         123             52             72
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         588            219            306
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,068            217            360
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         504            158            192
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         309            135            178
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         151             59             69
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         369            174            235
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         840            304            450
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         409            147            159
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         313            164            153
CNBC MAD MONEY           85             29             33
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         429            159            265

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.

  • Doug Z


    why is Obama for big oil, Wall Street. , 1 week ago he went to the Getty mansion , big oil, and the the mansion of Wall Street Kink pin. why does Obama support these Corps, that do not pay tax, Apple, GE , ect. they give DEC money

    Even as the amount held overseas is increasing, corporate lobbying groups and congressional Republicans are pushing reforms that would only make offshoring profits easier

    Who were these GOP ers , what Republicans. Did you see how I prove my point with facts. When you co to college this would be and F.

  • Coffee Steve

    The daily Caller has a good story On MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle

    MSNBC’s Barnicle suggests dropping ‘War on Terror’ for ‘Daily Duel with Terror’

    On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, co-host Mike Barnicle suggested that, given the nation’s short attention span, it may be time to drop the idea of an ongoing, long-term ‘War on Terror.’

    “Our attention span increasingly as a society is shorter and shorter. Sept. 11 seems to some people as if it were 200 years ago. We have the phrase War on Terror.

    Do you think it is perhaps now necessary as we ease into the second decade of the 21 century, that we reinforce with people in this country that it is ‘a Daily Duel with Terror’? Not a War on Terror — a ‘Daily Duel with Terror.’”

    Good for you Mike…

    Read it fully at the Daily Caller

  • Doug Z

    Posted April 16, 2013 at 8:47 AM Why does Obama and DNC support this?GE. Apple, ect, Money for them.

    Corporations Received $180 Billion In Tax Breaks Last Year — The Same Amount They Paid In Taxes

    What Corporations? See no proof, F in College.

    I am sure if you did your home work the number would be in the Trillions.

    Your cut and paste site say nothing with no proof.

  • Coffee Steve

    I have a suggestion for our Emergency broadcasters system here, when we have the threat of Tornado’s today and storms close by (not here yet) its NOT the time to sound the sirens in a test :-)

  • Doug Z

    Is this not a fact. Why do you not like Fox pointing out your media is hiding.

    Posted April 16, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Perverted Priorities: The Editorial Hypocrisy Of Fox News

    In recent days Fox News has ramped up coverage of the Philadelphia trial of an @bortion doctor accused of numerous horrific crimes. To be clear, the spike in coverage was not about the underlying facts of the case or the suffering of the patients. It was about Fox’s contention that the prosecution has been ignored by a liberal press corps for political reasons.

  • Coffee Steve

    All these press conferences, and statements from the WH including President Obama, why is it I feel like I know less now than right after the explosions?


  • Doug Z

    FLASHBACK: Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called for Attacks on Sports Events…

  • Mr. Nielson Ratings

    Coffee Steve,,

    Did Mike Barnicle steal that statement too.

    The man has no credibility.

    He’a a washed up Journalist, who has to make up stories to enhance his
    Television Worthiness.

    Never believe anything that man says or writes……..ever.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Holder’s wife owns the building Dr. Death worked in. The corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media won’t touch that. Ab#rti*n is their sacred cow!

  • d.d.

    If interested , you might want to read the DEBKA file for their take.

    Saudi terror cell, possibly al Qaeda, behind Boston Marathon bombings. Manhunt for escaped suspect

  • Doug Z

    d.d. I went there, Wow

    FBI Special Agent Richard Deslauriers told reporters Tuesday, April 16, that the probe had no leads 18 hours after two explosions blew up at the annual Boston Marathon’s finishing line, killing three people and injuring 176 – 17 critically. debkafile’s counterterrorism sources can disclose however that the investigation has in fact homed in on a suspected terror cell of three Saudi nationals, very possibly tied to Al Qaeda.
    The flat they share in the Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston, was searched after the questioning of one of the suspects, a Saudi student, who was hospitalized with badly burned hands. One of his flatmates was taken into custody over “visa problems.” A third is on the run. All three hail fr

  • Doug Z

    All three hail from a prominent Saudi family belonging to a tribe from the Asir province bordering on Yemen.

    I am just posting, not blaming. Do we have to go out of the country to get our news.

  • Mikey O

    @Doug Z All three hail from a prominent Saudi family belonging to a tribe from the Asir province bordering on Yemen. I am just posting, not blaming. Do we have to go out of the country to get our news

    Maybe Big SIS should forget this policy change, Secretary Janet Napolitano reached an agreement in January with a top Saudi official to begin work on granting Global Entry status to Saudi Arabian citizens, allowing “pre-approved, low-risk travelers” to pass through customs more quickly in the United States at major U.S. airport

  • Ratboy

    @ Do we have to go out of the country to get our news

    Depending what “news” you watch………Yeppers!!

  • Bobbyv


    No matter what evidence, voting records, statements, etc. you will continue to believe the only biased ones are Fox and MSNBC. To each his own

  • Dreamer

    Our local station had a story about pundits and rumors.
    It ended with this,

    Amidst all the speculation and rumor-mongering, comedian Patton Oswalt posted a statement on Facebook that addressed the culprits of the Boston bombing, as well as the rumor-mongering that has arisen as a result of the attack.

    “I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths,” he wrote. “But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet.”

    He added: “So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.'”

  • Doug Z

    My question for the despotic Obama admin regarding this latest horror as well as Fort Hood, Bengazi and Fast n Furious is: what part of explosive mass murder with flying limbs and blood letting mayhem doesn’t fit the dictionary definition of “TERROR”? C’mon dimbulbs, enlighten me please.

  • Coffee Steve

    you might want to read the DEBKA file for their take

    Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if this wasn’t true d.d.

    Within minutes of the explosions I was seeing reports of “Saudi Nationals” buzzing on the net, on the news services and my little news feed. But as quick as they appeared, they vanished.

    Could be the FBI wanted to not alert the cell and make them more likely to make a mistake or even hopefully trace some calls they were making. I do find it strangely odd that foreign news sources are publishing these.

    Our media is soft anymore and feel like they must not rustle feathers instead of doing their jobs and getting the info to the public.

  • Coffee Steve

    These types of pressure cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence report. One of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker, the intelligence report said.

    “Placed carefully, such devices provide little or no indication of an impending attack,” the report said

    (And is it just me or isn’t it odd that The Pakistani Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the 2010 attempt in Times Square, has denied any role in the Boston Marathon attack? Within Minutes they were denying the attack.)

  • Jeff

    Reuters’ Climate Change Drudge Bait

    Reuters is purporting to examine how scientists are “struggling” to reconcile short-term temperature variation with long-term climate change, but fails to quote any scientists about the issue.

    In an article titled “Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown” that is being promoted by the Drudge Report, Reuters claimed that short-term temperature variability “has exposed gaps” in scientists’ understanding of climate change. However, the article didn’t quote a single scientist about the temperature trends, instead talking to environmental contrarian and business school professor Bjorn Lomborg and economist Richard Tol, considered a conservative estimator of climate damages, to sow doubt about the quality of climate science (Reuters quoted Dr. Paul Holland, a British Antarctic Survey scientist, about a separate topic at the end of the report).

    Perhaps due to this, Reuters characterized the time period since 2000 as a “pause in warming,” without mentioning that it included the warmest decade on record or that each of the 12 years since the turn of the century have ranked among the 14 warmest on record.

    Additionally, while Reuters suggested that short-term temperature variations could be “a more lasting phenomenon,” the long-term trend of rising temperatures is clear, and research remains consistent on estimates of how much the Earth would warm in response to a doubling of carbon dioxide — somewhere in the range of 2°C to 4.5°C, or about 3.5°F to 8°F.

    Reuters offered one example of the kind of uncertainty that has allegedly caused “trust in climate science” to decline: the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 2010 correction of an estimate of the decline of Himalayan glaciers. However, the IPCC’s error was a mere typo, which did not undermine either the clear global trend of glacier melt or the broader veracity of climate change.

    And while Reuters stated that “Weak economic growth and the pause in warming is undermining governments’ willingness to make a rapid billion-dollar shift from fossil fuels,” many think that uncertainty about exactly how severe that warming will be should prompt a more aggressive approach to reducing the greenhouse gases driving climate change. Indeed, in an email to Media Matters, the economist quoted in the story, Tol, stated that he told Reuters that higher uncertainty actually leaves him “more concerned about climate change”:

    Lower confidence means greater uncertainty. The probability that nothing much is the matter has gone up, but so has the probability that things could be much worse. Therefore, I am actually more concerned about climate change now than I was.

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