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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @betty: SOME people here don’t remember that Bush won in 2000 and again 2004 because they were still in short pants. The only thing that they’ve learned about politics has come from Barack Obama.

  • Stan T.


    that’s true…and I sure dont remember all the liberals saying Bush won the election, so the democrats all have to do what he wants…they fought him tooth and nail every minute of those eight years….

  • Chriscee



    War on Women: Kirsten Powers slams Media Matters commenters for calling women ‘who..res,’ ‘ban.shees’

    From @mmfa comments on a syndicated radio host Monica Crowley: “She’s an easily, cheaply purchased pro.sti.tute.

    From @mmfa comments: “Kelley is the most despicable wh..ore among a cast of despicable wh..ores on the Fox Lies news.”

    More from @mmfa comments: “something tells me the three ban..shees on camera… visited a ppclinic once or twice during their sorority days.”



  • Chriscee

    Big kudos to kirstenpowers10 for exposing lib hypocrites. Its one thing to have lib values, and another to demonize and hate others.

    READ MORE AT Twitchy dot com

  • Matthew

    In regards to the current talking point about how many terror incidents have occurred since 9/11, just because O’Reilly or Stewart aren’t yammering about an event, that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Hosts who say there was no post-9/11 terror until Fort Hood are low-information pundits talking to a low information audience.

    Domestic terror, as the GTD defines it, finds 180 incidents between 2001 and 2009, RAND finds 91 incidents during the same period (for clarification, RAND only counts incidents considered to have 100% confirmed motivation, which means it doesn’t count things like Fort Hood), while West Point’s CTC finds hundreds of incidents per year, mostly non-fatal incidents involving environmentalists and hate groups. As for incidents involving an Islamic suspect with religious motives, I can think of the DC Sniper and Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar off the top of my head, and both of those were post-9/11.

    The members of the media saying “we’re” no longer being vigilant in regards to terror must be talking about themselves, since they don’t deem it important enough to track every incident, nor report on all of the incidents that have been thwarted by the people who have stayed vigilant.


    read them and weep. 5pm til midnight. fox 13,740 2066 4669, cnn 4575 1494 2173 msnbc 4233 1148 1882 numbers in millions.

  • d.d.

    Kristen Powers had strong opinions of finding the truth in the ‘Fast & Furious’ debacle, Benghazi & in calling attention to the Gosnell abor tion doctor’s trial . She shamed the Liberal press into finally lifting their blackout on it.

    Matthew chided me properly for paying undue attention to Twitter, Facebook, or comment sections of websites. They are often brutal to both Left & Right , &, those posting cruel comments enjoy the anonymity of hurting others. It’s unlikely they would do the same to their neighbors. I read many vile comments in ‘The Atlantic’ regarding this Gosnell abor tion trial by pro choice posters.


    and just to annoy Ralph by talking about something other than cable news

    Legal loophole allows GM to avoid paying federal taxes… still

    but ……….

    GM to open 4 new assembly plants in China by end of 2015

    SHANGHAI — General Motors plans to open four new assembly plants in China by the end of 2015, export more vehicles from China and grab market share in the SUV and luxury segments, executives said.

    – – –
    Chrysler moving closer to starting Jeep production in China


    America’s engine of the future to get ‘Made in China’ label

    EcoMotors, a startup engineering company based in Allen Park, Mich., plans to produce up to 150,000 of its opposed-piston, opposed-cylinder (OPOC) two-stroke engines annually in a factory funded by Zhongding Power. The facility will be located in China’s Anhui Province, west of Shanghai.

  • Chriscee


    From Mediaite

    MSNBC host Chris Matthews noted on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al Assad, who has been accused by the White House of using chemical weapons, has few options available to him to extricate himself from his country’s ongoing civil war. Matthews insisted that he opposes intervention into Syria and said that America spends too much of its energy intervening in Arab nations. “It’s all we do is kill Arabs on international television,” he opined. “I think that might have something to do with Jihad.”

    Matthews went on Thursday about how wrongheaded it would be for the United States to intervene in the Syrian conflict, saying that it would likely closely resemble the conflict in Iraq. He added that locals, as in the case of Iraq, are hard to trust when it comes to human rights issues.

    “We watched this gory hanging, this absurd hanging of Saddam Hussein while these thugs went about this thing on television,” Matthews declared. “Because of us. We gave them the power to that.”

    He lamented that America handed Iraqi authorities the power to make “big time moral decisions” like declaring Hussein an enemy of the state and executing him.

  • Mark2

    @Ralph “I haven’t seen too many “Rachel Is On Fire” posts lately”

    She’s getting there…she’s only 11K behing Hannity in the key demo while O’Donnell is only 36K behind Greta.

    But it’s like I said on Monday, the ratings should return to normal by next week.

    By the way, there’s no hope for Chris Hayes…even I don’t watch him. At least Ed kept me entertained. I still wish they had Olbermann and I’m sure they wish they had his viewership numbers back.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Stan T.: Democrats wouldn’t recognize Bush as President. They said he “stole” or bought the election, which was eventually decided in the Supreme Court. Gore said he got more votes than Bush, but presidential elections are decided by The Electoral College. It’s been 13 years now since 2000. Why hasn’t somebody in Congress draft a Bill that would do away with the Electoral College and let elections be decided by popular vote? We’ll also be able to vote as a nation through National Primaries, instead of certain states getting ALL the attention. If a party candidate could not get 51% or more of the primary vote, you take the top two Republicans and top two Democrats and have a runoff election until someone gets a majority.

    The Dems have absolutely no excuse as to how Bush won re-election in 2004.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @d.d.: WHY would you want to annoy me?

  • Mark2

    @Marty “read them and weep. 5pm til midnight. fox 13,740 2066 4669, cnn 4575 1494 2173 msnbc 4233 1148 1882 numbers in millions”

    You do know that those aren’t unique viewers right? Most of their viewers are people who turn on Fox in the morning and leave it on throught the day. Their peak hour where additional people come into the mix is the 8PM hour…where Fox News gets approximately 3 million viewers.

    Also, keep in mind that Fox News ratings, Rush Limbaugh ratings, etc, haven’t had much influence in the last 2 Presidential elections.

  • d.d.

    @Ralph Hahn
    @d.d.: WHY would you want to annoy me?

    I don’t really . We’ve just had a few war of words over what is discussed here. You want the site to be “pure” cable news posts. I like the tit for tat of other news talk, as long as it is respectful .

  • Robbie

    The reason austerity doesn’t work in Europe, usa8888, is that European austerity is combined with raising taxes. Taking more money out of the private sector never stimulates economies!!

  • Jeff

    @The Dems have absolutely no excuse as to how Bush won re-election in 2004.

    Bush was ahead slightly in the polls and won the electoral college, duh. There are rumors of republican voting games in Ohio, but only a 140,000 vote spread would of put Sen. John Kerry as President by winning Ohio. Bush barley won reelection.

    No Senator has ever unseated a sitting President, only Governors accomplish that, like Bill Clinton crushed George HW Bush in 1992.

    Bush didn’t buy 2000, he wasn’t rich or smart enough, the Republican leaning Supreme Court stopped the recount process in Florida that showed gains for Al Gore. But we will never know.

    Stop trying to rewrite history.

  • VeryFiner

    I feel bad for Chris Hayes.. He is one of the best..But the problem is I don’t think a lot of people knew who he was… too bad he is not getting any traction and his numbers are bringing down Rachel’s numbers…

  • d.d.

    We’ve talked here before about fraud & manipulation in carbon credits, but, we haven’t seen greed carried this far .

    Poor being thrown off Ugandan land for carbon credits


    When you think about the effects of global warming hysteria, you might think of higher electricity prices, not people being thrown off their land and having their homes burned down. But that is exactly what’s been happening in the East African country of Uganda, where a British company called New Forests has been seizing land to grow trees and then sell the so-called “carbon credits” for a profit that could reach nearly $2 million per year. According to reports published in the New York Times and Telegraph of London, New Forests is backed by the World Bank and has been using armed troops, with the government’s permission, to forcibly evict over 20,000 poor people from their homes. This certainly gives terrible new meaning to the concept of Green neo-colonialism.


    Have a nice night .

  • Stan T.

    They haven’t even really tried austerity…the minute the vote for austerity, the mobs riot in the streets and they change their minds…what is their answer to their overspending? “Let’s take a percentage of the rich peoples’ money that they already paid high taxes on, and spread it around…oh that’s really gonna work isn’t it?

  • Mark2

    @VeryFiner “I feel bad for Chris Hayes.. He is one of the best”

    Yes, Chris Hayes is one of the smartest people out there…but he’s just not entertaining. Ed wasn’t a genius like Chris but at least he was entertaining and alittle controversial. Olbermann was all 3: smart, entertaining, and controversial…a perfect mix.

  • Gregg K

    Jeff. At 10:06 am pdt

    Congratulations on the insightful article you wrote and posted this morning on the Benghazi attacks. It was so informative and
    well written Media Matters decided to cut and paste it word for word and put it on their front page. You must be very proud!!!

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