Cable News Ratings for Friday, April 19, 2013

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April 22nd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, April 19, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       3,222            953         1,519
CNN       2,993         1,344         1,544
MSNBC       1,118            387            556
CNBC         230             56            110
FBN           44             10             21
HLN         367            156            208
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       5,970         1,926         2,972
CNN       5,371         2,474         2,743
MSNBC       1,717            618            823
CNBC         310             99            132
FBN           66             17             34
HLN         357            137            197
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,050            220            455
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         251            115            149
MSNBC Morning Joe         347            131            185
CNBC Squawk Box         134             44             78
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         278            147            203
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/BOSTON MARATHON BMBNG       3,524            903         1,646
CNN SITUATION ROOM       3,826         1,633         1,843
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,488            428            661
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         289             59            106
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         592            188            249
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       3,797            991         1,658
CNN SITUATION ROOM       4,268         1,849         2,209
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,068            352            520
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         262             55            133
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         481            188            257
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       5,743         1,573         2,502
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       5,191         2,360         2,697
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,429            459            669
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         293             85            123
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         405            184            259
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       7,626         2,374         3,635
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       6,781         3,063         3,453
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES       1,744            587            821
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         391            128            166
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         376            142            221
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       6,217         2,095         3,126
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE       5,092         2,345         2,527
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       2,061            745            964
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         339            101            146
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         307            110            160
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       4,030         1,299         2,145
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       4,229         2,012         2,243
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,344            523            680
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         199             69             84
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         389            160            211
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,551            874         1,417
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       2,637         1,338         1,550
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         974            454            547
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           94             45             46
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         426            169            264

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.

  • Doug

    6.8 million for Cooper at 8pm?? DAMN!!!

  • Chriscee

    Poor msnBS left behind again.

  • Ralph Hahn

    POOR RACHEL. Shge couldn’t muster up more than 745,000 in the demo. OUCH! That’s gotta hurt. The audience knows that all they’ll get from Maddow is edited clips to make Republicans look bad.

  • Chriscee

    With the terrorist plot stopped today in Canada….and the recent events

    Obama and his minions in the White House and congress had better get a grip that Islamic Jihadists are going to keep targeting the USA.

    The presidents job is to see that America is kept secure. Time to stop the immigration bill and work on comprehensive BORDER PROTECTIONS and Protections of being able to thwart an attempt BEFORE IT HAPPENS.

    Letting suspected terrorists go..isn’t helping!! Where is the Saudi National that Michelle Obama visited and why did she visit him?

    Islamic Jihad terrorists would rather CUT YOUR HEAD OFF than be your friend who comes over for tea and crumpets. Just ask Marianne Pearl..the wife of Daniel Pearl.

    Obama would rather serve up tea and crumpets to terrorits and more serve more BS to Americans.

  • Ratboy

    The MSNBC numbers are just pitiful!! If this doesn’t stir the management then it is obvious that they DONT WANT anymore viewers. It will prove that they are just the Obama Broadcasting System and they are fine with it!

  • Jeff

    Poor Chriscee keeps making dumb comments about msnbc. I’m glad that msnbc drive people like her insane demonstrated by her kooky out of touch posts.

  • Jeff

    Fox News always seems to slip to CNN when a disaster or major story breaks. Seems the silliness and anti american remarks that occurred on Fox News turned people away compared to the number earlier in the week.

    The huge mistakes made by both networks cost Fox a lot more than CNN.


  • Chriscee

    Unlike you..I live in a world of reality…where bad numbers means…THEY S.U.C.K.

    Liberals don’t understand bad numbers in anything…unemployment, GDP, inflation or anything else..and that includes cable tv news ratings.

    You seem to FRET more over cable tv news ratings than anyone else here Jeffie. You should go back a few weeks and READ all of your inane posts regarding Fox News and their HIGH RATINGS.

    Talking about driving someone over the edge..that seems to be what Fox News GREAT cable numbers do to you.

    I can go get several of your posts and remind you – if you’d like….Just let me know.

    And furthermore..I just love to RUB IT IN YOUR FACE…THAT msnBS JUST PLAIN S.U.C.K.S

  • Ratboy

    Once again Jeffie proves his intelligence!! It is a know fact that CNN is still know to be the channel that non-news watchers go to for big events and tragedies. CNN was established many years ago as that and has kinda been like the “Kleenex” for non-news watchers and news curiosity seekers. It has nothing to do with ANYTHING that the other news outlets left or right did or do.

  • Chriscee

    @CK…just another uninformed…these numbers represent CABLE NEWS..not Regular news broadcasts. Please get further informed..thanks.

  • Van

    Is MSNBC even news?

  • Stan T.


    No, MSNBC is pure hate speech like NPR.

  • Laurence Glavin

    A media writer named Tom Taylor sometimes includes internatinal stories in his blog. He reported on ratings in Buenos Aires via a company called the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion, or IBOPE for short in Portuguese. They have a upper-age cutoff of 74 among the members of their sample! Can you imagine if Neilsen or Arbitron did the same thing? Then maybe Rush Limpbaugh and Sean Hannity on the radio and the cast of characters at Fox migt get smaller numbers.

  • AppleStinx

    Impressive 7.6 million viewers for the O’Reilly Factor. And that was accomplished with Geraldo Rivera being a guest on the program! :wink:

  • moncon

    Hey USA
    I asked you why my insurance rates went up another $211.00 per month and it now costs more to insure my family than to provide shelter for my family. You refuse to answer. You said your guy Obama was going to lower my rates. I am a middle class small business owner, what happened USAnot?

  • Jeff

    @! It is a know fact that CNN is still know to be the channel that non-news watchers go to for big events and tragedies

    Sadly you still have a ways to go on showing some brains ratboy. Your rant about msnbc on a major news day is not a true test of any cable news network. Especially when msnbc advertises as the place for politics. Keep trying maybe someday like The Wizard of Oz with the scarecrow you can have a brain too!

  • Chriscee

    Canada thwarts plot to blow up U.S.-Canada rail line


    Obama and Big Sis Napolitano said the WAR ON TERROR is over!!

  • Chriscee

    Because msnBS advertises it’s the “place for politics” doesn’t mean that’s where people flock to.

    msnBS is consistantly LAGGING behind the ratings. So obviously people do NOT go to msnBS for much of anything…low information voters go there from time to time to get their dose of political indoctrination.

  • AppleStinx

    ‘Fox & Friends’ averaged 1.56 million viewers in the 6am hour, 2.61 millions in the 7am hour, 3.52 million viewers in the 8am hour. 7am and 8am had higher averages than anything on MSNBC.

  • Jeff

    Because msnBS advertises it’s the “place for politics” doesn’t mean that’s where people flock to.

    msnBS is consistantly LAGGING ….

    Actually dummy Fox has been trending down, all trends at msnbc are up. But I don’t expect you to look that up, or accept real trends.

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