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

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. papa
    I know that sounds bad for civil liberties but the older brother was not a citizen.

    Agreed. The FBI claims they did a full investigation on him 2 years ago, yet, when he goes to Russia over year ago, no red flags were thrown up?

  • Sicilian Papa

    I think after the fact this is the best you can hope for. At least they didn’t get out of the country. So they could produce a video and send it around the world from some cave somewhere.

  • Chriscee

    Not every country is in love with america or obama…despite what the left wing thinks…

    from the huffington post march 13, 2013

    10 countries that hate america the most

    pakistan, yemen, serbia, iran, iraq, palestine territories, algeria, lebanon, greece, egypt.

    I have no doubt there are more…these are the top 10.

  • Chriscee

    guess I’ll add north korea to that list as well…lol

  • Coffee Steve

    I said in the first hour of it happening in Boston, I found it odd that the Pakistan Taliban was denying any responsibility with any of this. Notice they didn’t say they didn’t know about the attack they just said they had nothing to do with it.

    Can ya say Drone Paranoia? :-)

  • Sicilian Papa

    The older brother should have been watched after going to Russia for six months. That is not a vacation. Especially after they, the FBI, had been warned by foreign government about the older brother.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa

    I bet you the KGB has an eye on him, there are not as worried about offending as we are

  • Chriscee

    From Politico

    MSNBC comes perilously close to Brian Ross-level blunder

    Chuck Todd may have saved MSNBC from an enormous blunder this morning when he stopped one of the network’s analysts from speculating on “the electronic trails” of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

    Todd’s decision to interrupt an analyst on-air shows just how cautious some media organizations have become in a week that has been defined by conflicting reports and misinformation. But the crisis Todd averted bore greater similarity to the one ABC’s Brian Ross was responsible for last July, when, based off a single website, he reported that the Aurora shooting suspect may have had connections to the tea party.

    On today’s edition of MSNBC’s Daily Rundown, which Todd hosts, NBC News analyst Evan Kohlmann started describing what he believed was one of the suspect’s Amazon “wish lists” — that is, a list of products the suspect wanted to buy on Amazon.com, the online retail site.
    “Let me stop you there,” Todd said. “We don’t know for sure this is one of his Amazon wish lists?”

    “I want to stress, we don’t know for sure, but it is certainly his name….” Kohlmann said, before being interrupted by Todd.

    “I’ve got to stop you there,” Todd said. “Our folks — we don’t necessarily want to put this on air yet until we verify it.”

    Kohlmann said he understood, then started speculating on possible links between the suspects and Al Qaeda or other organized terror networks on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, which, he said, have been known to use Chechens or individuals who look like Chechens.

    “One of those groups is known as the Islamic Jihad Union,” Kohlmann said.

    In the studio, off camera, a voice could be heard saying, “Oh my God.”

    Todd finally cut in again: “I didn’t mean to cut you off, but we don’t want to draw so many conclusions,” he said. “But your point is that this is the type of string that the intelligence community is going to start pulling at — is that right.”

    Kohlmann confirmed that, then stipulated that though this was relevant background information, he did not know which groups were involved.

    UPDATE (11:05 a.m.): Kohlmann emails:

    At no time did I ever suggest any specific terrorist organization was directly responsible for this week’s tragic events in Boston.

    To the contrary, I have repeatedly and emphatically cautioned that these events are likely within the capabilities of individual actors — and in fact, I have cited public denials from groups like the Pakistani Taliban and the Chechen mujahideen.

    However, I believe it is indeed worthwhile to at least explore the possibility that there was an organization involved — and which groups are credible potential culprits.


  • Ratboy

    Chriscee, those countries LOVE our leadership cuz it is so damn weak! Having a drone program is not enough to show we are strong!

  • Jeff

    @pakistan, yemen, serbia, iran, iraq, palestine territories, algeria, lebanon, greece, egypt.

    Yeah so, what’s new?

    Pakistan is probably watching news about all the bombing going on there that just killed 4. Or anti India news.

  • Chriscee

    Suspect is in custody.

  • Jeff

    Stand off over!? He’s alive?!

  • Coffee Steve

    Reports are he has been arrested, but who knows LOL

  • Chriscee

    Early this morning before I left for work….there was a picture of a 3rd suspect. What happened to that? I never heard


  • Coffee Steve

    OK, he’s in the capable hands of Eric Holder Now :roll:

    Don’t be mad at me Jeff, I am a conservative ya know, I had to get one rub in on Holder :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    there was a picture of a 3rd suspect

    Before this is all over, I’ll bet there will be more arrest

  • Chriscee

    lol @ capable hands of eric holder. My dog could do a better job at being the attorney general of the USA than eric holder. lol

  • Jeff

    3rd. They caught up to that person in Connecticut and then it became another falsey after being questioned.

  • Chriscee

    I never heard through out the day what happened to that 3rd suspect…they had his picture up beside the one they just caught – that was early this morning Colorado time. 8 am or so.

  • Coffee Steve


    After what the press did to Ashcroft, Gonzales, Reno, If I was Holder when asked to take that AG Job? I would have said I had water on the brain and ran as fast and hard as I could to Canada :mrgreen:

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