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.

  • Sicilian Papa



    No clear evidence yet. I little internet sensationalism. We may never know because of privacy laws. If they used one of those Obama phones to set off the bomb, I hope I never find out, to depressing.

  • Ralph Hahn



    Tonight’s debut is actually two posts from the same individual, winning The Biggest Lie Of The Night (So Far).” Contrary to what the posted ratings numbers above say…we read…

    >>> Fox is tanking, their audience has bailed due to fantasy and hate content.

    Key demo and numbers almost back to normal.

    Fox down in historic trends, msnbc is gaining. <<>> Fox News ratings have tanked! msnbc must be doing something right to have the right wing kooks obsessing over msnbc content and ratings. <<<

    Clearly, HANDS DOWN, The Biggest Lie of the Night (So Far).

    Right wing kooks in a panic…….love it!

  • VeryFiner


    Agree, Hayes is smart and likable but I agree he is missing that something.. that kray kray craziness lol Ed and Keith brought that had people tuning in… I think Hayes got pushed into the big times a little too fast though. Before he really built a name for himself. I don’t see him lasting if he numbers continue like that …especially if he is hurting their biggest draw rachel…

  • RealityChick

    MSNBC Politics Nation this evening sunk to a new low about the Bush Library gala. All the other news stations were polite, reported the story, and in Al Sharpton’s usual gibberish he managed to sour the moment and spew digs and insults. And people wonder why their ratings are in the toilet? I would love for once some one on the opposite side of their point of view on that channel come right out and say, no one watches you do you know that? Just would love to see the reaction.

  • Coffee Steve

    Twinkies Coming back

    :-) I’m cheating on my diet for one day when they do.

    *Chris Matthews Goes Off on U.S. Foreign Policy: ‘All We Do Is Kill Arabs on International Television…That Might Have Something to Do With Jihad’

    He reminds me so much of a giant brainfart

  • Dreamer

    People were killed and maimed and they care about whether or not this kid gets his rights read to him over a legal technicality?

    He is a US citizen.

  • Matthew

    The United States Constitution: A Legal Technicality

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    Tingles 92k in key demo. Although that is pretty good for MSNBC.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The younger brother is a US citizen, that is true. We also passed a law that gave a 48 hour exception in these cases. If Holder does not like the law, please take it to court. This was his call and he did not want that kid to talk!

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    Tingles 92k in key demo

    I know when Keith left MSNBC, they instructed Matthews to pick up the rhetoric and take over the mantle, that’s just the way it works in broadcasting, but honestly Mike, after all this time and they see its not gaining but slowly losing viewers, you’d figure they would change his gig somewhat and try something new.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I watched a Judge explain the law. It was up to Holder to make the call. He did not want the kid to talk! Okay, it is his call to make.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    We also passed a law that gave a 48 hour exception in these cases

    They can do that with anyone as long as they aren’t charged. They usually always take someone in for questioning before they charge someone and their rights are read. Now if they told him he was under arrest that same evening he was taken in? Maybe a different story.

  • Bobbyv


    IF the FBI was within the law to interrogate without Miranda and were getting valuable info what do you think of Holder stopping that?

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    MSNBC stepped in it by blaming the right for the bombings. If they where right the whole leftist media would be painting all conservatives with a broad brush. They were wrong and they are taking a beating for it.

    The purpose was political. The corrupt media wanted to clear the path for the Obama leftist agenda by blaming and discrediting the right.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    The purpose was political. The corrupt media wanted to clear the path for the Obama leftist agenda by blaming and discrediting the right.


  • Coffee Steve

    I smell another executive order coming soon

    *Exempt Everyone!

    Republican senators reject lawmaker exemption from Obamacare

    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina issued a terse an disapproving statement

    “Obamacare is a train wreck. Congress shouldn’t be able to get out of Obamacare until everyone else does,” he said.

    “I voted against imposing the new health-care law on America, but I don’t think Congress ought to be treated any differently than the rest of the country,” said Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee in a statement emailed to The Daily Caller.

  • Matthew

    IF the FBI was within the law to interrogate without Miranda and were getting valuable info what do you think of Holder stopping that?

    You would be hard-pressed to make the case that he’s not already “in custody,” in which case any information gleaned during this period could prove inadmissible. As for any broader information, investigators still say they believe they’re not tied to any broader group, so what have they accomplished, besides needling out a confession that is now legally useless?

  • Sicilian Papa



    The FBI says they where getting valuable information from the guy, why stop? Who gives a d#mn if he confesses. We already have him on tape!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Dems, who voted for Obamacare, want to opt out. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa & Matthew

    The reason usually as you know is if you do not give a defendant their rights, any confession can be thrown out, however in this case they have more than enough evidence to get a conviction even without a confession.

    The FBI awhile ago, denied they were notified as the DOJ had suggested, and I know that a formal complaint by the FBI is forthcoming.

    In any regard, a 48 hour period in not uncommon to question someone before a formal Miranda is given. Again, we need to know if formal charges were read to him the night he was taken into custody.

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