Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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April 18th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,467            352            631
CNN         912            341            465
MSNBC         493            149            241
CNBC         179             45             90
FBN           58               8             29
HLN         426            133            220
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,405            510            899
CNN       1,191            439            602
MSNBC         929            317            477
CNBC         229             82            133
FBN           57             14             30
HLN         585            188            319
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,199            323            551
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         413            171            238
MSNBC Morning Joe         425            121            207
CNBC Squawk Box         130             26             65
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         272            127            183
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,276            424            890
CNN SITUATION ROOM       1,783            583            825
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         835            163            311
CNBC FAST MONEY         181             37             94
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         697            178            320
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,376            393            825
CNN SITUATION ROOM       1,310            461            658
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         754            186            317
CNBC MAD MONEY         122             63             65
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         650            176            359
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,197            413            909
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,105            416            620
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         795            230            362
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         102             18             47
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         603            174            355
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,988            516         1,050
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,206            450            605
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         824            248            416
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         130             43             90
HLN NANCY GRACE         617            189            354
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,226            496            796
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE       1,199            433            589
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         986            363            518
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         213             53            108
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         630            182            343
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,989            516            849
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,167            433            611
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         968            334            491
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         344            152            202
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         507            192            261
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,664            513            884
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,314            601            780
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         458            173            213
CNBC MAD MONEY         109             45             74
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         403            198            230

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

    My hunch is the bombers are long gone. In a foreign country where we can’t get them. O. is going to bring them to justice just like the Libya attackers.

  • Doug Z

    Sicilian Papa

    NY Post made one mistake. That is the best Sam and Mark2 can do.

    Now Guys find another one..,,, Love this game of fact check with libs, Demos they just spout off. I know you will find two ,. I know you can do better. I already did. Not bad compared to Main stream.

  • AppleStinx

    Nancy Grace et al still getting decent ratings with the trial. HLN is using so much soft-focus on her shots, it is ridiculous – she no longer has defined facial features.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @AppleStinx: Do you think television technology has improved over the old way of giving a woman the soft-focus look? By, smearing Vaseline on the camera lens? LOL

  • Mark2

    @DougZ “NY Post made one mistake”

    One??? Try 3 major mistakes…including posting photos of Americans on their paper who were completely innocent.

  • AppleStinx

    @Ralph Hahn

    I wasn’t sure whether she was using a ton of face paste (whatever the name is) instead, but last night they placed three frames on the screen with hers in the middle and guests on the sides. Her name was on all three backgrounds: sharp-blurred-sharp. With that kind of vanity, she must be a little terror in the studio. :grin:

  • Dreamer

    One would think that with the technology we have today,
    they could enhance the pictures a little better.

  • MFitz

    Chriscee, you are one of the most ignorant, vial, heckler on this site! You make me laugh saying you ignore anything or that its the other side that’s instigating this nonsense. If there was an ignorant jerk switch and you pushed it you’d get ejected like a bad egg on an assembly line. LOL you are so hateful, and full of distasteful ignorant ranting its a wonder you haven’t stroked out yet. The only one who has been more of a hate monger than you is Beastly Betty, and occasionally Rat turd but at least he can be funny sometimes. If any one needs to go away it is you. Your presence brings the collective intelligence of this site by several points you disgusting moron.

  • Doug Z

    There you go again

    the same subject matter. Only count as one. Find new subject . I found two. I know you can find 3

    Posted April 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    @DougZ “NY Post made one mistake”

    One??? Try 3 major mistakes…including posting photos of Americans on their paper who were completely innocent.

  • MFitz

    Down The collective intelligence I meant. See it happened to me even lol

  • Jeff

    When/if you see these talking head in high definition TV, it’s not a pretty sight.

    They sell high def make up which is quite amazing and expensive they should use it!! If they are not already.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @ChrisCee: I thought that you may have been joking up above about Reuters mistakenly printing an obituary of George Soros. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. :)

  • Doug Z


    George Daniels, the former chairman of the Society of Professional Journalists Diversity Committee, feels that it is not only too early to discuss one publication’s mistake, but also that concern should be relegated to the criticism of journalists who were immersed in the chaos of the Boston Marathon Bombings on the ground trying to report breaking news.

    Daniels said via email Tuesday, “Because we have web sites and journalism critics who don’t have anything else to report, they will sit around online and pick apart what those on the scene of a breaking story are doing and amplifying mistakes that are made. I don’t think that’s productive or helps improve the journalism profession.” He added, “This is the type of analysis that you do after the dust settles (no pun intended).”

  • Doug Z

    Mark2 you are to easy

    On Wednesday, CNN reported that a suspect had been identified in the Boston Marathon Bombings. Within the hour, the network pulled their statement, but not until the Huffington Post and multiple other news publications, including Yahoo, had already reported the same thing, using CNN as their source.

  • Mark2

    @DougZ “the same subject matter. Only count as one. Find new subject”

    Can you even read? Did you just completely forget about the fact that the NY Post reported 12 deaths?

    OK let me list them for you again, since you’re a little slow:

    #1 – Reported 12 deaths instead of 3

    #2 – Posted photos of completely innocent Americans on their front page

    #3 – Reported that a Saudi National was taken into custody as a suspect

  • usa8888

    Fox Fake News’s audience is comprised mostly of elderly, lower educated people, some of whom are on this blog. The right wing bozos support the Chief Bozo (Pierre of the NRA) in their abject disregard for the wishes of 90% of the American public who want gun checks–any sane person would. But, keep in mind, many of these undereducated have fallen prey to lunatics like Slimebaugh, Beck, and Hannity, which means they would certainly fall prey to the lies of Pierre as he lines his pockets with blood money…..

  • usa8888

    Mark2–Doug is probably a nice guy–he just hasn’t much education and is sucked in by the prevarications of the right wing……Chriscee and Betty are two other perfect examples….

    Mark2–I am glad you are trying to straighten Doug out…..may be a bit difficult…

  • Ralph Hahn

    Erroneous reporting: I think you’re going to have more of this than we have had previously because of short-staffed newsrooms. Two of the biggest cases occured last century when President Reagan was shot during his first year in office. He fully recovered but his aide, James Brady, never full recovered. Information broadcast by ABC News was that Brady was dead, then he wasn’t dead. It did cause ABC anchor, the late-Frank Reynolds, to blow his top on the air at the people in his own newsroom.

    The other was on 11/22/1963. Reporters early on speculated that Texas Governor John Connolly was either dead or more seriously injured by the “magic” bullet in the Presidential limo. There was also speculation that VP Lyndon Johnson, who rode in the vehicle behind, had suffered a heart attack.

    Those are the dangers of live reporting. The media today want “instant answers” before any official word is given. In law enforcement, releasing premature information may jeopardize a case. On the other side of the coin, officials sometime delay announcing first details of the investigation because they want everyone who had anything in the probe to be at the scene of a newser.

    Most news directors and producers want to be the first to have the full story. Some, however, just won’t wait for an official word. Apparently, it’s OK now to run with a story after one brief statement from someone who happened to be there on the scene but may not know what he saw.

  • usa8888

    One should keep in mind that NONE of the right wingers has been able to state any right wing economic and job growth strategies and tactics; nor have they been able to explain how cutting spending in a fragile economy grows the economy and jobs..I can understand their difficulty in explaining this because it, in fact, can’t be done…just ask the RAT……….

  • Chriscee

    Mfitz..I frankly don’t give 2 craps what you, mutt or Jeff think. Can’t take the heat, stay out if the kitchen!! Ta da!!

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