Cable News Ratings for Thursday, April 18, 2013

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April 19th, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, April 18, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,606            402            715
CNN       1,075            365            532
MSNBC         530            152            263
CNBC         186             62            100
FBN           46               8             23
HLN         457            154            234
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,530            536         1,024
CNN       1,449            522            749
MSNBC         919            285            461
CNBC         303            176            196
FBN           56             11             28
HLN         756            249            384
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,351            383            688
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         688            233            397
MSNBC Morning Joe         466            169            271
CNBC Squawk Box         122             36             67
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         232            116            175
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       3,061            650         1,283
CNN SITUATION ROOM       1,841            578            859
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         851            166            376
CNBC FAST MONEY         184             29            102
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         718            244            368
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,528            550         1,005
CNN SITUATION ROOM       1,550            567            727
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         653            193            331
CNBC MAD MONEY         147             36             91
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         721            232            368
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,279            480            915
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,337            499            651
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         693            209            320
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         108             14             45
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         836            271            409
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,221            585         1,208
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,482            529            757
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         721            240            389
CNBC CRIME INC: STOLEN GOODS         137             63             73
HLN NANCY GRACE         923            327            491
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,412            493            973
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE       1,460            507            729
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,059            314            521
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         369            209            230
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         789            249            430
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,946            529            893
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,406            530            759
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         977            300            474
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         403            257            286
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         557            170            231
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,576            482            883
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,370            573            785
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         548            167            236
CNBC MAD MONEY         152            110            107
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         282             73            140


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

  • Chriscee

    I feel sorry for the left wing media and the likes of Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell, NBC News personalities, the schmucks at CNN, CBS and ABC…..

    for their wishes that these people were somehow right wing tea party extremists. To this day, since the tea party took the national stage, I’ve never seen, read or heard of any violence that the left wing can prove.

    And so help me, do not bring Timothy McVeigh into this…he was a registered democrat and worshipped his union leaders. That’s a fact.

    I’m so tired of the left wing media villifying the conservative movement as something horrible…when the Islamic Jihadists are the worst terrorists EVER.

  • Sam

    @ Chriscee,

    “You should ask the democrats that question….beings they voted for both.”

    Yeah Bush and Cheney were democrats, I always tend to forget that !

    Also I’m flipping through right wing media outlets. Boy you can hear the sigh of relief that the bombers were not right wingnuts. They were for sure worried for some reason.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “I’m too tired to cook, who wants SUBWAY???”

    First pizza, now Subway, all on the same day. You’re killing us! Who has the thinly sliced hot pastrami, by the way – Subway or Togo’s?

  • Chriscee

    I don’t think any right wing media was worried…

    Also before we went to Iraq–plenty of democrats proclaimed Saddam had WMD’s. Their statements, including Pelosi and Bill Clinton are posted on line.

    If democrats didn’t want to go to war, they should have voted NO…But they didn’t…so they are on the record – as well – voting to go to War. Both parties deserve EQUAL BLAME.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Because we would be smeared 24/7 by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and MSNBC if the bomber where a right wing nut. They would use this as an anvil to discredit conservatives as violent nuts. This would be done to push President Obama’s left wing agenda and to marginalize conservatives.

  • Chriscee

    I certainly hope this incident blows up the immigration bill….and it makes congress….both sides of the isle….rethink legalizing 11 million illegals.

    First of all…every month we have over 1.4 million NEW unemployment claims. So if American citizens cannot find jobs, how the heck do democrats think 11 million more people will find jobs.

    Congress..needs to take a step back…and re-think that process.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Now they are saying the 7/11 incident was unrelated? How can the media get so much wrong when reporting on these types of incidents?

  • Coffee Steve

    Who has the thinly sliced hot pastrami

    Around here the only one with that is East Coast Subs (Penn Station), But Subway is 10 miles closer :-)

    I had the Black Forrest Ham YEAHHHHHH!

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    How can the media get so much wrong when reporting on these types of incidents?

    Because they can only report what they are told to report now? Maybe?

  • Raz

    Mmmmm, I do like the Subway Italian mixed. The company I work for gives out Subway cards from time to time as rewards for doing a good job.

  • Sam

    @ Sicilian ,

    “Because we would be smeared 24/7 by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and MSNBC if the bomber where a right wing nut. They would use this as an anvil to discredit conservatives as violent nuts. This would be done to push President Obama’s left wing agenda and to marginalize conservatives.”

    They were not smearing. The majority of domestic terror attacks were by right wingnuts. Also it did’t help that for the last +4 years the right wing outlets have been issuing threats and crazy anti-government talk.

  • Coffee Steve


    Subway used to pile on the meat, but alas, now you have to really search LOL

  • Sicilian Papa



    How about the blackout on eco-terrorists or doctor death the Ab#rtioni%t mass murderer. If they they carried these stories with the type of zeal that they carry an incident by a right wing nut it would hurt the left, corrupt!

  • Todd

    breaking news does not work very well for the folks on MSNBC.
    The only thing they know is attacking
    republicans so there out of there comfort zone.

  • Sicilian Papa

    It seems the older brother was interviewed by the FBI after a warning by a foreign government about his radical ties.

    CBS ran the story. We will see it is true. I am not singling them out, there is so much bad information you have to wait awhile before believing it.

  • Bobbyv


    I don’t condone all the anti govt threats, but I also read about a lot of anti govt stuff that was a staple of the 60’s and 70’s, except then it was the right complaining about it.

  • betty

    Meanwhile,back at the Ranch,the Boston Bombing has Killed the Immigration-
    control Fiasco on top of the Guncontrol Fiasco…..”Ba-Bye” !!!

  • betty

    Lots of Really BAD things have happened since Obama took over, NO ???

  • betty

    RUSH was and is Correct about how the media would Spin this Fiasco….
    but the media cannot fool the folks who see with their own eyes what has happened.

  • Coffee Steve

    I don’t think #2 will be blowing up anymore bombs

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