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.

  • Bobbyv


    But that is how it will be used, to demonize the right (if it is a right-wing group) People will use any ammunition they can get, you know that, right or wrong. I am not disagreeing people will be sensitive but people on both sides have an agenda and will use what they can use. Do you think most are savvy enough that if they heard “right-wing” group they would not associate it with a “right-wing” politician?

  • ninja

    What happens if the people guilty of this snuck over the Mexico border?

  • Jeff

    @ninja, maybe we can count on Mitt Romney to release a statement after 11pm that will include words like terrorist or terroism……I will be in bed and miss that.

    Leaders have a responsibility to not jump to conclusions, time will tell and I’m sure the proper labels will be used. There is no information on the motivation, so President Obama is wise to not use powerful labels that could cause more harm than good.

    I for one, am glad we have adults in charge and not trigger happy cowboys ready to expand government, tap our phones, and start new wars. We have to be careful!

  • Stan T.

    Posted April 15, 2013 at 4:50 PM
    The President was scared to use the word terrorism. What would make him do that?

    Maybe he has just a LITTLE more INFO than YOU!

    But from past experience we usually find that he has way LESS info than EVERYONE ELSE.

  • ninja

    @Jeff……………..If not terrorism, what do you call it? I got it. Man made disaster.

  • Stan T.

    Posted April 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    I for one, am glad we have adults in charge and not trigger happy cowboys ready to expand government, tap our phones, and start new wars. We have to be careful!

    And what adults are those? Certainly not Obama, Biden, and the DNC, because they’ve done all of those things you mention…already…

  • Sicilian Papa


    Stan T.

    O. wasn’t even in the room when the Libya attack occurred.

    Don’t be to quick to jump on the Saudi guy. Remember the security guard they blamed the Olympic bombing on him. Of course that guy was a white guy and liberal media was in a frenzy to blame a white guy. They won’t be in such a hurry to blame a Saudi National with a student visa.

  • Mr. Nielson Ratings

    Chris Matthews already trying to tie in this ‘cruel, brutal and cowardly act’ with Tax Day.

    Chris Matthews, ‘It seems to me as a domestic type of act’.

    What a heartless two-bit drunk.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff this was terrorism, I do not care who did this.

    Obama Does Not Call Boston Bombings Terrorism

  • ninja

    @Stan T………………….lol……………It’s only getting worst.

  • Doug Z

    McCain: Boston Tragedy Could Delay Immigration Bill

    McCain, you pandering, shameless man. You are the most vile of political oportunits, not even having the courtesy to keep your mouth shut while investigators find out what is going on and the families haven’t even had a chance to mourn.

  • Chriscee

    Obama once again FAILS to protect Americans. Obama is so good at failing.

  • Chriscee

    Obama gave the OK tap phones, read our emails and let the IRS intrude in our private health care decisions. Obama has by far out done Bush when it comes to the invasion of privacy.

    Obama protects terrorists.

  • Doug Z

    Michael Moore, joining in the leftist rush to judgment, tweeted two phrases this afternoon, presumably meant to cast blame on the oft-invoked “right-wing extremists” speculated about by CNN today:

    Tax day. Patriots Day” = Blaming the right wing for a bombing? HUH? Yet another

  • Dreamer

    “Leaders have a responsibility to not jump to conclusions”

    I actually like how the President basically said that, at times like this, we are not right or left.

  • Mr. Nielson Ratings

    Trayvon Martin could have been my son……

  • ninja

    @Dreamer…………………………It dosn’t matter if it’s right or left it’s terrorism. Or have I missed the new PC memo?

  • Doug Z

    I’ll bet good money it’s a right-wing nutjob. Today is April 15, Boston Harbor was where the original Tea Party took place and the on-going gun-safety legislation makes it the mostly likely culprit,” commenter Linda Ginsburg wrote.

  • Chriscee

    Obama says a lot of things he knows he doesn’t represent. Left or right..given the choice obama will pivot far Left

  • Doug Z

    simply asked if Bill Ayers was there watching the race. Nothing offensive, simply a question.

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