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 Z

    please find another insult.

    I am sorry should not be mean

    USA8888 Doug–I think I may be able to get into pre-school and get you writing at a 2nd greade level…..

    I guess that doesn’t cover spelling in the 2nd grade or you didn’t get to the 2nd grade yet USA8888 which is it ?

    pre-school vs-preschool

  • Doug Z

    You are the smartest person in the room!

    Grasshopper your writing is not up to par. Why do you always say the same thing.

    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Doug just got out of the sanitarium….he’s delusionary, as usual…don’t think we can get him into pre-school……doug–give me your plan to grow the eeconomy and jobs….I dare you!

    pre-school vs preschool
    eeconomy vs economy
    delusionary vs delusional
    doug vs Doug

  • Coffee Steve

    @Doug Z

    Eye once was N the secnd Greadem butt mi teecherr mad me sit N a seet wit dis coone hat, maid mi mad 2. eye nevr kould get som wrds write.

  • Doug Z


    Obama has made this nation number 1 in the world in gas and oil inports and has doubled the gas mileage of autos, greatly costing auto buyers. Natural gas will power our heavy truck fleets in a few years and solar and wind are being researched so we can create a costly new industry for his 1% friends to steel from the Tax payer. The left wing kooks are always looking in their rear view mirrors as a result of their backward vision anc have contributed NOTHING to our growth. In fact, the left wing kooks have NO plan for anything–just ask Jeff or one of the other bozos on this blog….

  • Coffee Steve

    Report: Boston Bombing Suspect Tells Interrogators the Wars in Iraq & Afghanistan Motivated Him

    *The paper cites “U.S. officials familiar with the interviews” as its source.

    And we all know how reliable the Press is right? :wink:

    Later Gators, Kid wants to take a walk


  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    Posted April 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    @Doug Z

    Eye once was N the secnd Greadem butt mi teecherr mad me sit N a seet wit dis coone hat, maid mi mad 2. eye nevr kould get som wrds write

    Maybe that is why Zero uses numbers, cus he kooodnt spll hiz name!!

  • Coffee Steve

    Maybe that is why Zero uses numbers, cus he kooodnt spll hiz name!!


  • usa8888

    Chriscee–the old uneducated lady with the warped mind has just confirmed that government has NO role in improving the economy and creating jobs. I just hope the GOP is dumb enough to run on Chriscee’s illogic….Where did this woman go to high school??–she makes Doug and Rat look like geniuses….

  • usa8888

    Right wingers–your accomplishments…..anytime now….

  • Chriscee

    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano acknowledged to a Senate panel Tuesday that her department was aware of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s trip to Russia in 2012.


  • dana

    usa1/2;; still waiting for your college degrees to be listed that gives you the credibility to analyze, and extract economic data in order to interpret Obamas economy….you seem intent on judging people’s IQs when in fact ,it is obvious to real intellectuals that you are challenged , and havent the pride nor the wisdom to understand this…

  • Chriscee

    UN Human Rights Council “expert” Richard Falk has published a statement saying Bostonians got what they deserved in last week’s terror attack. He quotes W.H. Auden to make his point: “to whom evil is done/do evil in return.”

    Richard Falk is the UN’s “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” He has held the post since 2008, despite exposure as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.

    In his latest rant, published online on April 21, 2013 by foreignpolicyjournal.com Falk repeats the libel that prior to 9/11 President George W. Bush was seeking a “pretext” for war, and that anything Israel is the opposite of “justice and peace.”

    And then he attacks Bostonians head-on. The police action in Boston was a “hysterical dragnet.” Boston’s dead were “canaries” that “have to die” because of America’s “fantasy of global domination.”


  • usa8888

    Hopefully, the GOP will be dumb enough to take Chriscee’s advice……

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–is your AR-15 ready for the takeover….????

  • usa8888

    Dana–do you support Chriscee’s idiocy????

  • Chriscee

    FOR ONCE….I agree with Bob Beckel….

    Beckel: ‘We’re Going To Have To Cut Off Muslim Students Coming To This Country’

    There is a you tube video.

  • Doug Z

    Grasshopper young uneducated boy with the warped mind has just confirmed that government has big role in improving the economy and creating jobs. I just hope the libs is dumb enough to run on Grasshopper illogic….Where did this boy go to high school??–Grasshopper makes Doug Mark2 and Jeff look like geniuses….

  • Doug Z

    Posted April 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Jeff–do you support Grasshopper idiocy????

  • dana

    usa1/2;; yes, and i support you and everyones opinion on the site until they become abusive, dismissive and judgemental of others…intellectual differences are what makes this site fun, but lets not get personal…trust this, there is no one on this site that will cure the ills of this country no matter how they think they could, so we are all equal in our stances..but i for one, cannot stand for bullying without coming to the aid of the victim…

  • Chriscee

    New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R) appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” Monday night to defend a message he recently tweeted in which he called for the torture of one of the Boston bombing suspects “to save more lives.” As often happens on Morgan’s show, the conversation was a tense one.

    “I think that I share the feelings of a lot of red-blooded Americans who believe if we can save even one American life… that they would use every tool at their disposal to do so,” Ball said.

    Morgan’s counterargument was to say that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the suspects, is an American citizen, thus making it illegal to physically coerce information from him. “How are you going to torture him?” Morgan asked.

    “Dude, you’re talking to a guy who supports death penalty for cop killers, terrorists… I’m talking about me,” Ball replied. “If you want to talk to the president about his policies, the next time you golf or go play basketball with him, you can ask him.””

    It was all downhill from there.

    “What would you do, play cards?” Ball said. “Maybe I should have said it in a British accent. These men killed innocent men, women and children.”

    “Can you stop being a jerk?” Morgan shot back.

    “You get paid for it,” Ball said.

    Ball then reaffirmed that he would torture a suspected terrorist, regardless of citizenship. “That’s very macho,” Morgan said sarcastically. “It’s not about being macho,” Ball replied. “If I wanted to be macho I’d challenge you to an arm wrestling contest.”

    And then MORGAN went on to TWITTER to complain….wah wah wah!!

    Quite extraordinary interview with @ball4ny – called me ‘dude’, mocked my accent, and challenged me to an arm wrestle. Weird man. #CNN

    And congressman Ball shot back

    @piersmorgan it was fun! Lets do it again soon! Smile.

    PERFECT!!! Piers Morgan is a complete and idiot and he wonders why his ratings are in the dumper.

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