Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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April 25th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, April 24, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,326        258         507
CNN           503        168         228
MSNBC           384        116         177
CNBC           163         41           85
FBN             47           7           20
HLN           427        148         230
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,195        327         725
CNN           713        236         360
MSNBC           733        213         345
CNBC           171         77           84
FBN             34           2           14
HLN           615        231         319
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,273        303         528
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           406        174         218
MSNBC Morning Joe           401        133         211
CNBC Squawk Box           148         29           82
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           251        134         195
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,224        296         718
CNN SITUATION ROOM           630        148         183
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           591         93         216
CNBC FAST MONEY           185         51           94
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           747        161         317
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,067        229         605
CNN SITUATION ROOM           627        211         264
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           494        114         206
CNBC MAD MONEY           131         48           95
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           889        217         393
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,678        217         547
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           704        228         319
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           575        171         267
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           126         21           65
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           800        250         442
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,041        435         971
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           693        241         342
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           535        142         225
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE           139         42           67
HLN NANCY GRACE           739        294         424
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,038        310         636
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           735        223         352
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           898        299         430
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           203        108         103
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           649        252         328
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 709 242 384
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 458 147 205
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,198        344         624
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           558        201         329
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           374        139         169
CNBC MAD MONEY             59         30           30
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           360        138         173

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.

  • Chriscee

    If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a Teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

    If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?
    If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

  • Sicilian Papa



    Shhhhh! I am trying to come up with a good pun for Sharpton! I have to go do my day job, an estimate, see all you guys later.

  • Joe

    @Ralphy Hahn

    Are you willing to admit you were wrong that Obama would lose the election? If not, then you still have no credibility. And you continue to say the same thing everyday of your life. You must not have much in your life. And again, if Fox is the greatest and figures don’t lie, then why don’t the Republicans win elections? You really are lost in your own delusional world.

  • Chriscee

    If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

    If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, would you have said that he is clueless.

    If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas , would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk.

    If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

    If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

    If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

    If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.

    If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
    If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had said I think the police behaved stupidly for arresting a b.l .a c k friend of his before he had any of the facts would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had said all legislation will be available for comment for 5 days prior to presidential signature and then reneged on this promise would you have approved?

    If George W. Bush had said all debate on the health care take over bill would be televised live on C-Span and then reneged on this promise would you have approved?

  • Sicilian Papa



    Sharpton is sinking faster than a guy on a Sunday afternoon boat ride with the Mafia.

  • Raz

    Ralph, Bob Beckle and Greg Gutfeld are kind of like Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly, they may not always agree but respect each other enough where they can rib the other.

  • Chriscee

    LEFT wing priorities:

    1) Support the Personhood and their Ab.ortionists like Kermit Gosnell

    2) Make it so that NO ONE in the USA can own a gun.

    3) PROTECT private jet owners from beings TAXED.

    4) Make sure that no one can believe in God and the Bible.

    5) RAID Social Security, Medicare and medicaid to make it look like they have a surplus. When in fact there was NO SURPLUS.

    6)Taking 716 BILLION dollars from MEDICARE and then lying about it.

    7) promote racism TO THE MAX, along with bigotry and general backward thinking

    8) worship lunatics like Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow and then send them all money as well.

    9) Attend the DNC Comedy Convention where GOD IS TAKEN OUT THEIR PLATFORM.

    10) watch msnBS–the propaganda arm of the left wing (bias 24/7)

    11) ruin the economy by spending big, implementing massive taxes and regulations some that should NEVER BE DONE IN OBAMA INDUCED recession or depression.

    12) Obstruction, obstruction, obstruction

    13) Pretending that HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT is good for the economy.

    14) Ignoring the fact that 1 in 5 households is now on FOOD STAMPS.


  • betty

    SLIME BAG 888…Read My Lips…61 MILLION people Voted AGAINST obama…
    Suck it up and swallow it…slosly…careful of Brain-Freeze.

  • betty


  • AnnieK

    Whoever decided to replace Ed with Chris H. better start sending out their resume.

  • Wayne J.

    Somewhere, Ed Schultz is smiling. Msnbc made a HUGE mistake putting Chris Hayes in that slot. Ratings are horrible.

  • betty

    WHO says Republicans DON’T WIN elections? Where were you when George W Bush
    won 2 (read my lips, “TWO” elections) that would be 2000 and 2004,were you
    hiding under a Rock or something ???

  • Ratboy

    @ Wayne J.

    Posted April 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Somewhere, Ed Schultz is smiling. Msnbc made a HUGE mistake putting Chris Hayes in that slot. Ratings are horrible

    Think of this though, they thought so little of Shultz that they put in the “BETTER” choice!!! :shock: :lol:

  • Stan T.

    I don’t know…aren’t Hayes’ numbers about the same as Ed’s numbers were? I mean everyone at MSNBC is sinking like a rock…I doubt Sgt Shultz or Mr. Ed (pick your favorite nickname) would have done any better…

    And the reason they can’t put a woman at 8PM, especially if she’s cute, how would Rachel maddow shine? Everyone would be thinking about the hot airhead, not the gay airhead…

  • d.d.

    @Mike W
    MSNBC is thinking about replacing the Chris Hayes show with reruns of Gabby Hayes

    I laughed out loud. Thanks !


    I hope Politico has issued a retraction on their story of consensus to exempt Senate & House staffs from Obamacare. Harry Reid said this was never even discussed.

  • Chriscee

    Exempt Senate & House staffs from Obamacare.

    Harry Reid said this was never even discussed.

    I’m skeptical of Harry Reid….I say….WATCH HIS AND DEMOCRATS OTHER HAND!!

  • Stan T.

    Wow, even my dad has given up watching MSNBC…he’s been watching CNN throughout the morning…now instead of watching chrissy and sharpie, he’s watching some monster fish show….so even my dad thinks big ugly fish are more interesting than an MSNBC host…lol

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Papa: :-) :-) :-) Very funny.

    I’ve never seen either Jesse Jackson or Sharpton say a prayer in public. What Would Jesus Do? He wouldn’t be calling for boycotts and disrupting New Yorkers on their way to work.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Chriscee: Rent or download the movie “Casino.” The character played by Dick Smothers is supposed to be Harry Reid. Who also headed the Navada Gaming Commission.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I misspelled Nevada. I wish we could edit our own posts here like you can do on FB.

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