Cable News Ratings for Monday, April 22, 2013

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April 23rd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 22, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,403        303         574
CNN           652        234         329
MSNBC           421        123         192
CNBC           133         31           67
FBN             51           6           22
HLN           310        119         171
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,386        436         910
CNN           912        295         441
MSNBC           761        257         382
CNBC           100         42           60
FBN             59           7           30
HLN           395        135         224
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,172        322         562
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           447        200         291
MSNBC Morning Joe           437        129         194
CNBC Squawk Box           138         34           69
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           253        168         184
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,201        332         767
CNN SITUATION ROOM           866        261         378
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           631        106         244
CNBC FAST MONEY           189         26         103
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           391        104         186
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,147        367         723
CNN SITUATION ROOM           766        263         364
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           585        111         236
CNBC MAD MONEY           102         23           35
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           446        145         208
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        2,087        376         791
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT        1,007        338         487
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           619        172         302
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT             88         11           36
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           457        144         235
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,052        513       1,143
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360        1,035        286         488
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           637        200         303
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE             84         42           49
HLN NANCY GRACE           461        152         264
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,305        461         891
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           900        296         388
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           900        352         475
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           129         52           72
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           425        145         240
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 798 302 445
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 298 108 168
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,351        442         774
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           608        294         342
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           342        109         137
CNBC MAD MONEY             59         11           30
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           207         70         132

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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    See the young people were calling Sarah Palin stupid repeating the Tina Fey imitation of her. I told them about the 57 States comment by Obama and they had never heard it before. The old teaching the young is a beautiful thing.

  • Matthew

    Some people age like wine, and some people age like bread

  • RealityChick

    You knew this was coming..earlier today on MSNBC they interviewed a has-been democrat government talking head about the radicalization of the Boston bombers and wait..here it comes…he said it wasn’t because of their religion and they don’t think they were involved with Al Queada or another group…it was because Bush invaded Iraq and the war in Afghanistan..you knew it was gonna happen. Holy Cow I should have laid a bet. I laughed out loud at how incredibly stupid! I almost was embarrassed for MSNBC to even air this fool’s commentary. Seriously? I thought they are trying to kill us because of the liberation of Palestine…oh wait, that was there reason in the 70’s and 80’s. This is the reason du jour.

  • betty

    FOX NEWS OverTakes All other NEWS….Drudge Headline…the Hard Lefties here
    are feverishly Grasping for Straws trying to cook up any Alibi for the awful
    FAILURES on msnbc…..awwwwwww. They say “ouch”! I say “ahhhhh” !!!

  • Mike W

    This is for those who like to (1) compare the network news numbers to cable news or (2) compare John Stewart and/or Stephan Colbert to cable news.

    The daily average (18-49) for the week ending 4/21:

    TOON 935
    MSNBC 578

    As ridiculous as my comparison is so are these other comparisons.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Mike W
    Which one of those channels is Chris Matthews on? :shock: :lol:

  • Wayne

    Some DEEP pocket progressives keeping MSNBS alive for sure.

  • Mike W


    I’ve watched Chris Matthews on MSNBC but it could have been on TOON. I’ve also watched him on his NBC Sunday morning show. He is like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. On MSNBC he seems to lose control as a matter of course while on his Sunday show he is somewhat reasonable and watchable.

  • Mark2

    @ betty “FOX NEWS OverTakes All other NEWS….Drudge Headline”

    Darling, they’re not even close.

    #1 – NBC Nightly News = 9.834 million

    #2 – ABC World News = 8.488 million

    #3 – CBS Evening News = 7.281 million

    #4 – FOX Evening News = 2.874 million

  • Chriscee

    Again…you cannot compare NETWORK news outlets to cable news outlets. Not every home in America has CABLE.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> Hey Mike W
    Which one of those channels is Chris Matthews on? <<<

    I honestly thought that MSNBC and TOON were one in the same? Taking a closer look, I now notice that TOON's characters are better-drawn. :)

  • Chriscee

    Per Politico

    2014 retirements: Dems heading for the hills

    Looks like democrats are running as far away from Obama and his useless-healthcare law as they can get!!

  • Chriscee

    FOX News Channel Was Most-Watched Cable News Channel During Friday Night Breaking News

  • Ralph Hahn

    Please. The bonehead who keeps comparing broadcast and cable news outlets has been told time, time and again. He’s either a stubborn bonehead or mentally deranged.

    Don’t waste your time, my friends.

  • Mark2


    You can’t hide from the fact that they’re still viewers. I have cable but I prefer to watch NBC Nightly News. During the breaking news, I switched back and forth from NBC News with Brian Williams and CNN until I finally settled on NBC because their reporting was more accurate.

    No matter what you do or say, you won’t be able to sweep Broadcast viewers under the rug. The fact is that those viewers are all possible voters.

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m back,trent? Please stoo stealing my depends ok? :-)

  • Bbcalvin

    Stop trying to convince the Fox News lovers. It is a fact through numerous studies that they are the least educated and least informed of television news viewers.

  • MIKE36

    I don’t think Chris Hayes @MSNBC has to worry about kicking Bill’s ass with those numbers. LOL

  • Coffee Steve

    I have thought of a way that MSNBC can beat Bill O for one night. What they do is broadcast the old sign off signal for 60 minutes, nothing else, it would work, honest it would.

  • Coffee Steve

    It is a fact through numerous studies that they are the least educated and least informed of television news viewers.

    That is sooo true. I paid for all my degrees :-)

    Rats? Where you at? I have some left over Shrimp

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