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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    You guys all see my handsome mug. I did that gravatar thing.

    Geez, I always forget to click the box.

  • Doug Z

    Less than two hours after the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen was already speculating that “right-wing extremists” could be behind the attack. He told CNN anchor Jake Tapper:

  • Sicilian Papa

    CNN? I don’t doubt that they are blaming the right for the bombings already.

  • JetPro

    Boston PD are defusing two (2) additional bombs as found in the area….

    Not to worry, all injuries covered by obamacare….

  • Doug Z

    Less than two hours after the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen was already speculating that “right-wing extremists” could be behind the attack. He told CNN anchor Jake Tapper:

    I’m reminded of Oklahoma City, which was a bombing, which was initially treated as a gas explosion. First reports are often erroneous.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Just my humble opinion. In addition to people following the Boston bombings are commenting on FB, there are countless news websites where you can go, get the latest updates and comment if you wish.

    Posting breaking news about this tragedy on this venue just doesn’t seem to be appropriate.

    Just my two cents. I posted on my FB link and a couple of national news sites. I would rather focus on cable news ratings, all the while still praying for the victims and their families.

  • Doug Z

    NYT columist blames attack on Senate GOP
    Kristof Blames Boston Attack on Senate GOP Blocking ATF Director

  • JetPro

    President speaks…..

    It was bombs…..

    The public is now safe……

    Don’t forget to turn in your guns…

  • ninja

    For best coverage tune into PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton.

  • RedbarSoup

    Yup, it would be you crazy loons that would turn a bombing into something political and attacks on the president…you people are just downright sad and sadistic.

  • Doug Z

    PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton Just stated that bombs should be illegal.

  • RedbarSoup

    Ohh funny, how those same people are all the right winged loons that post in here…just goes to show you what crazy and sad things run through the right winged loons heads that post in here.

  • Doug Z


    It looks like the left is doing the blaming.

  • Chriscee

    CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen twice suggested that “right-wing extremists” could be behind Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

    Appearing on CNN’s live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing with host Jake Tapper, Bergen was asked to explain if the bombing could have been an act of terror. Bergen answered in the affirmative, and proceeded to name possible suspects depending on the type of explosive used.

    left wing loons will do anything to blame conservatives.

  • Dreamer

    Ralph Hahn,
    “I would rather focus on cable news ratings”

    I think the comment’s would be then reduced to one page.

  • Doug Z

    Dreamer for you

    Rachel Maddow is on fire

    MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 748 244 396

  • Doug Z

    HuffPo Blogger: ‘First Thought Was All These Anti-Gov Groups’

    Breathtaking exploitation of a tragedy from HuffPo blogger Nida Khan:

    We don’t know anything yet of course, but it is tax day & my first thought was all these anti-gov groups, but who knows

    — Nida Khan (@NidaKhanNY

  • Doug Z

    Esquire Speculates ‘Waterer[s] of the Tree of Liberty’ Behind Boston Attacks

    Jumping on the bandwagon of blame over Monday’s terrorist attack in Boston, Esquire’s Charles P. Piers has now sounded off, attempting to shift possible speculation from foreign terrorists to domestic ones.

    remember that this is the official Patriots Day holiday in Massachusetts, celebrating the Battles at Lexington and Concord, and that the actual date (April 19) was of some significance to, among other people, Tim McVeigh, because he fancied himself a waterer of the tree of liberty and the like,” Pierce writes.

  • Doug Z

    He is not the only reporter to be thinking along these lines. Earlier on Monday, Luke Russert of NBC News tweeted something similar.

  • Ralph Hahn

    A few hours after these bombings began to occur, the conspiracy nuts surface looking to place the blame. Should we re-open the the JFK file to see if this was a Kennedy-related bombing because one unexploded bomb was found near the JFK Library?

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