Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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April 24th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, April 23, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,278        275         522
CNN           522        181         243
MSNBC           398        118         176
CNBC           172         44           88
FBN             49           5           21
HLN           438        155         222
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,032        356         718
CNN           808        269         389
MSNBC           677        171         285
CNBC           194         86         109
FBN             26           5           14
HLN           507        181         285
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,125        298         559
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           398        153         217
MSNBC Morning Joe           406        161         217
CNBC Squawk Box           136         25           68
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           228        142         151
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,060        425         747
CNN SITUATION ROOM           644        181         240
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           619        128         233
CNBC FAST MONEY           291         49         134
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           806        227         370
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,075        338         626
CNN SITUATION ROOM           630        198         246
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           630        125         237
CNBC MAD MONEY           217         28         100
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           840        285         381
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,565        246         499
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           741        243         312
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           673        147         288
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           105         15           40
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           799        300         410
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,621        383         835
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           904        297         433
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           541        116         221
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           134         35           53
HLN NANCY GRACE           666        243         363
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,872        379         722
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           761        221         346
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           788        227         327
CNBC TREASURE DETECTIVES           288        121         155
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           522        173         299
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 758 287 387
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 335 127 193
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,337        353         621
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           466        201         244
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           340        106         169
CNBC MAD MONEY             83         57           55
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           221         83         127

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.

  • Mark


    I don’t see Liberals act like the Constitution is some infallible document written by men who were under the power of God and should never be changed. Is there great things in it sure but simple fact it was a document written by men 235 years ago so alot of stuff in their the makes sense then doesn’t hold weight 235 years later or could use more clarification.

  • Mark

    Frank Luntz Calls Rush Limbaugh ‘Problematic’ In Secret Tape

    Frank Luntz, a top Republican strategist and pollster, called conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh “problematic” in a talk with college students this week that was secretly taped.

    Mother Jones reported Thursday on the tape, which was recorded during an April 22 talk at the University of Pennsylvania hosted by the school’s College Republicans.

    Along with his remarks on Limbaugh, Luntz also made comments about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who Luntz said is “getting his ass kicked.”

    “If you take—Marco Rubio’s getting his ass kicked. Who’s my Rubio fan here?” Luntz said. “We talked about it. He’s getting destroyed! By Mark Levin, by Rush Limbaugh, and a few others. He’s trying to find a legitimate, long-term effective solution to immigration that isn’t the traditional Republican approach, and talk radio is killing him.”

    This isn’t the first time Luntz has had strong criticism of conservatives. When the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre called for armed officers at every school after the Newtown shooting in December 2012, Luntz criticized the organization for not listening to the public.

  • Stan T.

    Posted April 25, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    I don’t see Liberals act like the Constitution is some infallible document written by men who were under the power of God and should never be changed. Is there great things in it sure but simple fact it was a document written by men 235 years ago so alot of stuff in their the makes sense then doesn’t hold weight 235 years later or could use more clarification.
    But liberals hide behind it when it suits them…”Oh, we’re allowed to lie, Freedom of Speech, we can say anything we want.” then they shout down conservatives who try to exercise their Freedom of Speech…

  • Stan T.

    I give up on the lefties…”look, look, republicans are attacking each other.” totally ignoring all the infighting with democrats…did you see how the dems threatened they were going to blackball any democrat who voted against the gun control law? well, except for Harry Reid, they gave him a special pass…lol

  • Mark


    As I said do you see Liberals wave the constitution in peoples face and claim this is how they live their life by and if anybody doesn’t follow it they are un-American or don’t understand how America works(unlike the person claiming they love the constitution who follows it to a tea), etc

  • Mark

    As I said kudos for Judge Naplitano(who is a constitution waver) practicing what he preaches even when it doesn’t suit his political agenda. I can at least say he isn’t a hypocrite when he says how wonderful he believes the consitution is unlike many on fox who are more then happy to tear it apart when it doesn’t suit their agenda no matter how much they claim they love it.

    As I said you should see the Jon Stewart clip from last night but here is a run down

    “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart blasted Fox News Wednesday night, taking issue with the network’s coverage of the Boston bombing suspects and how it affected their interpretations of the Constitution.

    Stewart played clips of multiple Fox anchors being upset about suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being read his Miranda rights, while others said he should be declared an enemy combatant and “intensely interrogated.”

    “In the wake of an assault on our freedom and way of life, we have quickly jettisoned the Sixth Amendment — right to a fair and speedy trial — and the Fifth Amendment’s right against self-incrimination,” Stewart said. “What’s next?”

    Next was Fox News host Sean Hannity saying he didn’t “believe” waterboarding should be considered torture.

    “There goes the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment,” Stewart quipped. Any others?

    On “The Five,” the hosts wanted surveillance to be stepped up at mosques, including possible wiretapping.

    “Sure, illegal search and seizure? Done!” Stewart said. “The freedom-lovers at Fox are jettisoning amendments like Han Solo dumping cargo to make the jump to light speed.”

    But Stewart said it takes a “true patriot” to take on the First Amendment — “The Five” host Bob Beckel, who suggested that the U.S. might have to “cut off Muslim students from coming to the country for some period of time.”

    “Since we’re just throwing amendments away willy-nilly, what if we wanted to track the weapons that any of these America haters bought, or do a background check?” Stewart said.

    There was a little different take on the Second Amendment.

  • Mark

    basically all I am saying is if you constantly preach how wonderful the constitution is, and act like it’s the greatest piece of literature ever written besides then bible(and in some cases people may think it’s even better) you better stand by it when the laws really don’t fit your needs like Judge Naplitano, instead of instantly try and spit all over it’s rules because it just comes off like that person is full of BS about what they think of the constitution and it’s nothing more then a meaningless talking point saying how much you love it.

  • Cathy

    Mark, Attacks take time to plan. The 9/11/2001 attack happened on Bush watch yes. But he had been in office less than 8 months. Most of the planning was done under Clinton’s watch. This attack was more of a failure on the Clinton administration than the Bush. Any attack in the first year of a President’s first term needs to be blamed more on the former President, unless the current President makes a policy change that enables the attack. Most of these terrorist entered the US under Clinton’s watch. Only two entered under Bush’s.
    So, I don’t see why you have a problem with them starting after 9/12/2001. It was a major wake-up to us. And again seeing how it takes at least nine months to plan the attacks, the Clinton Administration has to hold a part of the blame.

    I wouldn’t blame Obama for attacks that occurred in 2009, if he hadn’t made policy changes that impacted the ability of the attack. Obama Reversed -Profiling Orders, Exempting Muslims from Scrutiny

    June 1st, 2009 a few days after this announcement, Little Rock recruiting office shooting occurred. I’d say that the Bush administration owns a little of the blame here. When a US citizen over stays their visa they should be flagged. However it was under Obama’s watch that Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad was deported from Yemen and returned to the US. This should have flagged the young man to be investigated.

    Fort Hood Nov 5th. Under Bush our intelligence agencies intercepted Major Nidal Hasan’ email to top al Qaeda recruiter. But once Obama took office they were told by his administration to stop the investigation. Saying the emails were innocent or protected by the first amendment. For that he owns this one.

    Northwest Airlines Flight 253 12/25/2009, underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was banned from entering the US under the Bush administration but this banned was lifted by the Obama administration. So Obama owns this attack.

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