Cable News Ratings for Monday, April 15, 2013

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April 16th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 15, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,837            516            855
CNN       1,187            501            626
MSNBC         527            182            276
CNBC         196             61            100
FBN           64             10             36
HLN         457            149            246
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       3,915         1,199         1,848
CNN       2,749         1,319         1,582
MSNBC       1,245            461            690
CNBC         149             77             89
FBN           55             14             29
HLN         630            220            356
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,154            266            513
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         277             91            152
MSNBC Morning Joe         257             80            141
CNBC Squawk Box         142             49             83
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         317            138            242
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/BOSTON MARATHON BMBNG       3,852         1,036         1,786
CNN SITUATION ROOM       3,016         1,107         1,363
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,017            300            449
CNBC FAST MONEY         334            129            175
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         871            238            384
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       4,051         1,095         1,804
CNN SITUATION ROOM       3,007         1,196         1,368
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         899            287            438
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         228            102            110
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         889            304            387
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       3,619         1,032         1,684
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       2,507         1,043         1,218
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,115            387            564
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         205             68             75
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         725            277            381
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,825         1,260         2,029
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       2,961         1,373         1,696
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES       1,215            453            645
CNBC AMERICAN TAX CHEAT, THE         179             79             76
HLN NANCY GRACE         732            266            421
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       4,000         1,303         1,970
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE       2,653         1,312         1,559
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,501            557            875
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES         167             93            122
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         642            241            370
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,868         1,012         1,520
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       2,628         1,270         1,488
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,015            372            550
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         101             60             68
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         517            153            276
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,821            662         1,001
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,805            956         1,115
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE         645            229            313
CNBC MAD MONEY         110             66             65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         289             78            161

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.

  • Mike

    Wow – Hannity’s and Greta’s Demo numbers nearly matched Maddow’s and O’Donnel’s Total viewers, respectively. That speaks volumes as to who people turn to for ‘hard’ news – and it isn’t MSNBC. And, now the mainstream media has finally decided to cover the Gosnell Trial (while denying they had any bias).

  • lbles

    Isn’t it great that we know nothing yet about who planted the bombs in Boston but our little ugly troll of Homeland Security says this!

    “Napolitano: “No evidence Boston part of ‘broader plot’.”

  • Chriscee

    “Napolitano: “No evidence Boston part of ‘broader plot’.”

    She isn’t the smartest person in the room.

  • Sicilian Papa


    USA8888888888…Ah…I mean duh

    I find online news to be as biased as network news. You would think that your opinion means more because you are young…well it doesn’t. Too many young people today are so stupid they don’t even know who their leaders are or what the issues of the day are. Tune in to Colbert and Stewart and watch comedy news.

    When I was 19 I could tell you all the functions of government and who the leaders of the country where. Go on the street and ask the boobs in your generation those questions. By the way I barely finished high school. Your generation is the dumbest in the history of the country. Go watch Jersey Shore and the Kardashians the adults are talking here.

  • RJ

    CNN should just shut the lights off and report during Breaking News only.

  • Sicilian Papa

    were-not where

  • Chriscee

    @ S.P.

    I already had him pegged on page 1. lol

  • lbles

    “Obama’s objective is to win the House of Representatives in 2014 and keep the Senate and then have unopposed control of the government for two years. And never become a lame duck, and to keep himself in a higher profile than the actual presidential race for 2016.” -Rush

  • lbles

    Oops! Sorry! Another Obamacare Goal Missed: Small Businesses Won’t Have a Choice Option

    RUSH: When was it, last week, Thursday or Friday, that I said that everything happening confused me? I forget what day it was last week. Well, today everything is boring me. Everything in the world, and I don’t care about any of it today. I’m not supposed to tell you that, by the way. That goes against every media broadcast principle that there is. I’m just supposed to do it and let you wonder if I’m bored. I’m not supposed to admit it. But it is what it is.

    If you look real hard today in the back of the front section of the New York Times, you’ll find a story on Obamacare, which is where a lot of the stories on Obamacare are now in the New York Times. Hard to find, because the news on Obamacare isn’t all that good. Here’s another one, and the headline of this story: “Small Firms’ Offer of Plan Choices Under Health Law Delayed.”

    And here’s the crux of it. “Unable to meet tight deadlines in the new health care law, the Obama administration is delaying parts of a program intended to provide affordable health insurance to small businesses and their employees — a major selling point for the health care legislation.” They’re unable to meet the deadline of implementation. The law requires it to be implemented next year starting in January, and they’re not gonna make it. It’s just now April of 2013, and they’re not gonna make January of ’14.

    http : // www . nytimes . com/2013/04/02/us/politics/option-for-small-business-health-plan-delayed.html?_r=0

  • Sicilian Papa

    Janet is half right, they have no evidence. Geez, they are asking the public for video and pictures. What is this 1963? Does anyone have the Zapruder film. Really, after 9/11 they did not have surveillance films of the finish line with all those people there.

  • Jeff

    @paulg, lots of c/p jobs on this site, so I guess the others bore you, and mine get under your skin…..good! You are very boring!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    They should have film of every person that passed by that day. Maybe they do but they look like boobs searching around for cell phone videos.

  • lbles

    2014: Who Will the Clueless Blame When Obamacare Kicks In?

    RUSH: The Wall Street Journal with a story today.

    The nation’s big health insurers — Aetna, for example — say that they expect health insurance premium, the cost for coverage, to rise or even double. Now get this, folks. Health insurance prices are going “to rise from twenty to 100% for millions of people” starting in January. Yes, 2014’s really the year where everything in Obamacare gets implemented. It doesn’t fully vest or fully implement, but 2014 is when what has yet to happen begins to, and it’s very important. So keep this in mind now. So the insurance companies are saying that their premiums are going to go up anywhere from twenty to 100% for millions of people as a result of Obamacare being implemented.

    “Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna Inc., one of the nation’s largest insurers, calls the price hikes ‘premium rate shock.’ ‘We’ve done all the math, we’ve shared it with all the regulators, we’ve shared it with all the people in Washington that need to see it, and I think it’s a big concern,’ Bertolini said during the company’s annual meeting with investors in December.” Most people have no idea, particularly the low-information voters.

    www . rushlimbaugh . com/daily/2013/03/22/2014_who_will_the_clueless_blame_when_obamacare_kicks_in

  • lbles

    “Ridicule is hard to undo. I mean, if you can get away with ridiculing — making your opponent look ridiculous — that’s over half the battle won in a quasi-debate. It’s right out of Alinsky, by the way, but it’s a technique that anybody can use.” -Rush

  • Jeff

    Advocates for rapid deficit reduction have long used a study from economists Carmen Reinhart and Edward Rogoff, which argues that countries that carry debt burdens in excess of 90 percent of their total economy see slower economic growth, to prop up their argument. There were always problems with the study that kept other economists from taking it as gospel, but new research published this week found fundamental flaws in the study’s methodology.
    That has blown a hole in the already-shaky argument that the U.S. is approaching a debt crisis and is thus in need of rapid fiscal consolidation. That means these 11 Republicans who have often cited Reinhart and Rogoff’s paper are going to need new evidence to support their austerity agenda:

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): “Economists who have studied sovereign debt tell us that letting total debt rise above 90 percent of GDP creates a drag on economic growth and intensifies the risk of a debt-fueled economic crisis.” [6/23/2011]

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): “Four major academic studies have shown that gross debt in excess of 90 percent of GDP results in weaker economic growth.” [3/14/2013]

    Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI): “Independent economists have found that debt loads greater than 90 percent of GDP could result in the loss of up to a million jobs.” [2/15/2012]

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK): “If you study [Carmen] Reinhart and [Kenneth] Rogoff and what they said, they know what’s coming. Every country that’s ever had a debt crisis and has printed money has ended up with an inflation problem.” [5/20/2012]

    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): Well, I — let me ask you about Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have written a book covering 700 years — if I’m not mistaken — of fiscal crises and looked at the impact of — of large debt on economic growth. And they have opined that a debt that exceeds 20 percent — excuse me — 90 percent of the gross domestic product reduces economic growth by about 1 percent. Currently, our gross debt is 106 percent of GDP. And under the president’s proposal, gross debt would reach 97 percent of GDP in 2023. [4/12/2013]

    Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): “[RR] have shown that once a country’s debt burden reaches 90 percent of the economy, you have a significant downturn in economic growth.” [11/28/2011]

    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT): “Countries with debt above 90 percent of GDP have growth that is 1 percent below normal, resulting in a loss of 1 million jobs.” [6/29/2011]

    Sen. John Thune (R-SD): “Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, have stated that debt in excess of 90 percent can cut our country’s economic growth rates in half. Washington’s policies of reckless spending have put America well beyond this point.” [1/6/2012]
    Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS): “[Reinhart and Rokoff] helps illustrate the lasting harm of high government debt. Their study of public debt in 44 countries revealed that debt levels exceeding 90 percent of GDP are associated with lower economic growth – declining by about 1 percent annually.” [9/10/2012]

    Rep. Tom Price (R-GA): “I know from the Reinhart study that — that unless one gets below that 90 percent level and many of us believe it ought to be lower than that, but unless one gets below that, the economies don’t turn around.” [4/11/2013]

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX): If you look at the history of economies over the last 200 years when their debt exceeds 90 percent of GDP, they start to decline. That’s where we are in America today. [5/17/2012]

  • Sicilian Papa

    I am beginning to believe the bombing is the work of a non-political nut with an ax to grind. Instead of shooting up a school he planted a bomb. I think Ninja said we need bomb control.

    With the boobs in charge, not the cops but the politicians I would not be surprised if this is never solved.

  • lbles

    New York Times Redefines the Limbaugh Theorem as “Fine Line” Obama Must Walk

    WASHINGTON — The days ahead could be decisive ones for the main pieces of President Obama’s second-term agenda: long-range deficit reduction, gun safety and changes to immigration law.

    With Congress back this week from a recess, bipartisan groups of senators who have been negotiating about immigration and gun violence are due to unveil their agreements, though prospects for a gun deal are in question as the emotional impact of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., has faded and the National Rifle Association has marshaled opposition. And on Wednesday, Mr. Obama will send his annual budget to Capitol Hill intended as a compromise offer, though early signs suggest that Republican leaders have little interest in reviving talks.

    Members of both parties say Mr. Obama faces a conundrum with his legislative approach to a deeply polarized Congress. In the past, when he has stayed aloof from legislative action, Republicans and others have accused him of a lack of leadership; when he has gotten involved, they have complained that they could not support any bill so closely identified with Mr. Obama without risking the contempt of conservative voters.

    www . nytimes . com/2013/04/08/us/politics/obama-must-walk-fine-line-as-congress-weighs-agenda.html?pagewanted=all

  • lbles

    “That’s the working title of Mrs. Clinton’s time as secretary of state,

    ‘What Difference Did I Make? – How I Passed Off My Utter Failures to John Kerry.'” -Rush

  • lbles

    “Do you think the existence of guns is what drove Adam Lanza into that classroom? Or could it be the kid was zoned out on drugs that maybe he didn’t need to be on? Could it just be that the kid was just mentally ill and ought not to have been walking around free as a bird?” -Rush

  • Ralph Hahn

    When Jeffie doesn’t like what he’s reading, he changes the subject matter.

    It’s like…WHOAH!!! I think I have whiplash!

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