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

  • Jeff

    fake neilson rating is into skat??? EEUU!

    What ever float your boat!

  • Chriscee

    From The Hill dot com

    Airlines direct passengers to blame sequester for flight delays

    When in fact they should be blaming Obama and Jack Lew.

    From: The Washington Post

    At 2:30 p.m., [White House Budget director Jack] Lew and [White House legislative affairs director Rob] Nabors went to the Senate to meet with [Senator Majority Leader Harry] Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone.

    “We have an idea for a trigger,” Lew said.

    “What’s the idea,” Reid asked skeptically.


    Reid bent down and put his head between his knees, almost as if he was going to throw up or was having a heart attack. He sat back up and looked at the ceiling. “A couple of weeks ago,” he said, “my staff said to me that there is one more possible” enforcement mechanism: sequestration. He said he told them, “Get the hell out of here. That’s insane. The White House surely will come up with a plan that will save the day. And you come to me with sequestration?”

    Well, it could work, Lew and Nabors explained.

    What would the impact be?

    They would design it so that half the threatened cuts would be from the Defense Department….The idea was to make all of the threatened cuts so unthinkable and onerous that the supercommittee [tasked with making additional cuts] would do its work and come up with its own deficit reduction plan.

    Lew and Nabors went through a laundry list of programs that would face cuts.

    “This is ridiculous,” Reid said.

    That’s the beauty of a sequester, they said, it’s so ridiculous that no one ever wants it to happen. It was the bomb that no one wanted to drop. It actually would be an action-forcing event.

    “I get it,” Reid said finally.

    Short version: Once tax increases were off the table, the White House staff came up with a sequestration plan that only had spending cuts and sold Harry Reid on the idea.

    And Obama lied to America saying the sequestration was NOT his idea.

    From: Forbes

    Obama: I Will Veto Attempts To Get Rid Of Automatic Spending Cuts

    Obama has lied time and again. And it’s time to start calling him out on his lies.

  • Doug Z

    Until 1913, our entire Federal Government operated on duties from imports. Think about that.

    Fix the manufacturing and natural resources and the economy will bloom like spring.

  • Doug Z

    Wow. So this year I got a 3% raise for my annual merit increase. Sucks but it is what it is.

    If my company applied the “sequester” to my annual increase, I would still get a 2.95% increase in pay.

    How moronic do you think we are administration? You have to furlough employees

  • moncon

    The CEO can afford to pay lawyers. McDonalds has liability insurance to cover such stupid lawsuits. McDonalds makes millions, (if not billions) every year. The Governor of Alaska has to pay their own legal bills out of pocket to defend against false allegations. When you are hitting $500K and growing and nothing is getting accomplished you do what is best for the state. DERP, (rude by the way) And funny, as soon as she stepped down the claims seemed to cease. Whack job accomplished what she set out to do.

  • usa8888

    It now appears that Mr. Fake Nielson is somewhat mentally unbalanced in addition to being a right wing loon. Chriscee, the right wing old lady who just moved to the liberal state of Colorado doesn’t grasp that the GOP caused the sequester through their constant obstruction and offering NO plan for anything but cutting spending in a recession and giving huge tax cuts tot he wealthy–these have been shown to be completely ineffective in growing the economy and jobs. Obama and Boehner had an economic plan worked out but the right wing backward thinkers in the House refused to go along. There remain a minority of under ededucated people who push the ineffectual and erroneous right wing ideology, chief among whom are Slimebaugh and Beck. Some of the lackeys who follow Slimebaugh and Beck are on this blog….

  • AppleStinx


    I saw your favorite, Scott Conant, win his group of ‘Chopped All-Stars’ and get a spot in the final. The guy surely had a chance to showcase his excellent knife skills. He will probably win it all.

  • usa8888

    Mr. Fake Nielson fits the wight wing loon profile (one or more of the following): bigoted, racist, religious fanatic, anti government kook, backward thinker, insensitive and greedy…..

  • usa8888

    Mr. Fake Nielson is the reason the dems won big in 2012 and will win big in 2014 and 2016….the right wing loons are out of touch with normal America….

  • dana

    We as a nation may have to have a quota on how high we want our Muslim population to get between our current citizens and immigration requests or we run the real situation like Britain and France of becoming a cowering fearful population..just picture millions of them taking to the streets and rioting for jihad, scary…Bostons problems shows us that assimilation is very difficult for the Muslims and they will create a separate citizenship like they did in other countries…Unfortunately, as politically incorrect as it is, facts are the facts and realities trump idealism..

  • Chriscee

    with normal America….@ USA

    If you’re an indication of what you think is Normal America. God help America….our country is in major big doo doo!! You are anything but “normal.” Just another liberal left wing KOOK is what you are.

    And that is putting it mildly.

  • dana

    usa1/2:: Anyone can win when you give away the country, dont be so proud of the Dems winning because when they win America usually loses…by the way, how ya doin” little fella?

  • usa8888

    Mr. Nielson’s elevator obviously doesn’t go to the top floor but we are quite pleased that people like him are helping the dems get elected. Hopefully, the right wing will put Mr. Nielson’s warped thinking into their upcoming tv ads so the American poeple get to know the real loonacy of the right wing…instead of running false advertising in which the GOP distorts and fabricates totally false information….

  • Jeff

    Okay seems Fake Neilson knows a lot about body odor, obesity and what’s left behind in toilets. Maybe all the above has filled his head or his desk chair….. What a skank!!

    MHP has a speech impediment, (which is actually quite adorable)you talk funny too, what your excuse? Missing teeth? Or brain cells? Im guessing both!

    You have a real thing against women. Calling them fat smelly or attacking their sexual preference is par for the course from people that really have nothing intelligent to say about what is relevant. I’m not surprised the right wingers in here haven’t slapped you yet. Talk about a republicans woman’s record or comments they pounce lie and make excuses. You and your childish comments about women on the left, they remain silent, probably laughing, or are scared of what you will post about them. You are pathetic!

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–is your assault rifle ready to take over the Colorado legislature and then Washington? And what is you plan for economic growth and job creation? I am Waiting….. How are you liking liberal Colorado?

  • usa8888

    Mr. Fake Nielson is the kind of kook the FBI watches….can you imagine this kook with an assault rifle? Chriscee probably could and so could the Chief Clown of the NRA….

  • usa8888

    I think I remember a couple of right wing kooks on this blog saying that it was NOT the government’s role to try to improve the economy and create jobs in recessions….I wish the GOP would run on this platform…..

  • Mikey O

    mmm I guess Big SIS has some explaning to do. Maybe she should talk to her people

    Napolitano denied anyone was being deported in a heated exchange Thursday with Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) during a House hearing.“I am unaware of anyone who is being deported for national security concerns at all related to Boston,” she said. “I don’t know where that rumor came from.”

    The Saudi national who was initially detained and then ruled out as a suspect in the Boston Marathon terrorist attack had been flagged on a terror watch list and was granted a student visa without being properly vetted, sources have told me.

    A source close to the investigation revealed that the Saudi national had been deemed inadmissible under the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act which declares ineligible for a visa – any alien who is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry – in terrorist activity.

    At least two additional sources have confirmed to me that the Saudi national is set to be deported as early as this week, contrary to statements made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

  • Chriscee

    It is OUR government’s job to protect the US citizens.

    It is NOT the government’s job to create JOBs. It’s the governments job to create an environment so that JOBS CAN BE CREATED. Creating mass regulations and rules do NOT help create jobs.

    Job creators are tired of being taxed out the wazoo…What is Obama’s INCENTIVE for jobs to be creative? THERE ISN’T ANY INCENTIVES!!

    It is my duty, as a tax paying citizen to pay my taxes at all levels…but it is NOT the government’s duty to take my money and share it with some lazy bum down the street – who is fully capable of working – but would rather mooch off hard working taxpayers.

    That is what ticks me off the most. The lazy man…who is fully capable of working….but refuses to do so…because Obama has made it easier to stay home and be lazy.

    And Kathleen Sebelius and Michelle Obama wonder why America is fat. Because liberals have created an environment for the welfare receiptent to be LAZY and get fat.

    I do know there are thousands of Americans who are not capable of working and supporting themselves and I have no problem with helping those kinds of people

    But I do have a problem with those are perfectly capable and merely BILK THE DAMN system. And we all know Obama has created and environment and incentives for that very thing to happen.

    And anyone who says differently is just outright lying.

  • dana

    Chriscee:: Like in all bankruptcies, the only way out of entitlements is through bankruptsy…unfortunately, until America finally defaults on its debt it will never cut back on entitlements because thats what keeps the Dems in office…Just wait it out, you already see the cities and municipalities that are going under using bankruptsy as a way of cutting high pensions and waste…these things go in cycles…then the backlash..as a senior citizen, i have seen this many times..The Dems end up digging their own hole all the time..

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