Cable News Ratings for Friday, April 26, 2013

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April 29th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, April 26, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,142            229            436
CNN         470            127            194
MSNBC         364            116            163
CNBC         131             31             62
FBN           37               4             15
HLN         297            123            176
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,856            317            645
CNN         658            155            235
MSNBC         514            161            227
CNBC           99             32             49
FBN           43               4             13
HLN         373            136            212
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,155            279            480
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         431            150            211
MSNBC Morning Joe         401            137            225
CNBC Squawk Box         120             27             65
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         292            148            210
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,823            265            558
CNN SITUATION ROOM         579            118            187
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         687            136            239
CNBC FAST MONEY         112             33             45
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         244             89            150
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,722            239            522
CNN SITUATION ROOM         548            145            230
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         513            122            208
CNBC MAD MONEY           94             29             39
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         360            128            210
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,444            193            552
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         599            156            225
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         469             86            145
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           92             16             26
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         442            164            229
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,630            406            863
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         708            133            233
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         568            134            229
CNBC THE APPRENTICE           79             30             44
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         392            133            211
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,614            264            584
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         670            179            244
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         655            237            330
CNBC THE APPRENTICE           80             31             57
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         384            129            199
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,312            280            489
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         595            154            230
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL         320            110            121
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         138             36             45
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         342            146            226
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,130            353            609
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         503            134            254
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         275            155            141
CNBC MAD MONEY           42             12             18
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         349            127            203

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

    Hannity, once again, beats Maddow in the Demo.

  • Ralph Hahn

    FOX NEWS RULES! CNN still beats MSNBC in demo: Total Day ratings. OUCH! That’s got to be painful.

  • Jeff

    God!!! Fox can’t hold on to their big numbers….

    Sinking like the Titanic…..Rachael has almost caught up in a matter of a week.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Figures don’t lie. Liars figure.

  • usa8888

    Fox continues to attract huge numbers of elderly audience, over 2/3…..and most of them are right wing kooks….

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Bring back The Ed Show.

  • Chriscee

    O’Reilly reruns beats all and any of msnBS!! and MOST of CNN….gotta love that….suck it up liberals.

  • Jeff

    Fox Business Network needs to be put out of their misery. No matter how Nielsen tries to spin their ratings with positive stories they are an embarrassment by comparison.

  • usa8888

    this just in: Ron paul, the eccentric “doctor” with very bizarre ideas, is criticizing the Boston police and FBI for “taking over Boston.” Is this guy for real …or just another right wing kook. This guy actually believes the FED is worthless…please don’t have this clown operate on me anytime soon…..
    The only intellignet GOP candidate (Huntsman) was too sane for the right wing kooks…..

  • usa8888

    O’reilley attracts a very elderly audience, over 2/3 are over 65…..and right wing kooks….with the priorities below:
    1) eliminate birth control and support the Personhood Amendment
    2) eliminate gun background checks so more criminals and lunatics can get assault weapons and murder more children and adults
    3) give big tax breaks to billionaires with yachts and private jets
    4) replace science with creationism and bible study
    5) eliminate Social Security, Medicare, the EPA, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, etc.
    6) embrace racism, bigotry and general backward thinking
    7) worship lunatics like Slimebaugh, Beck, Hannity and send them money
    8) attend the CPAC Comedy Convention
    9) watch Faux News–the propaganda arm of the right wing (bias 24/7)
    10) ruin the economy by cutting spending in a recession or depression
    11) Obstruction, obstruction, obstruction

  • Jeff

    Yep Chriscee, BillBo Oreilley is the king (little k) of cable news! Not sure why msnbc has Hayes up against him.

    HRJ. Ed is not the answer, they are gonna have to find new alternative. BillBO has been trending down historically, so they will have to make a change soon to capitalize.

  • Chriscee

    Ron Paul is correct…The Federal Reserve is about as worthless as zit on Obama’s A$$.

    When the Feds stop propping up the economy with 85 billion dollars every month….the bottom will fall THE REST OF THE WAY for the Obama economy. And Obama knows it…

    The stock market will plunge as well…and Obama knows that too.

    The economy sucks…and Obama and liberals know it….and that’s why Obama keeps having Bernake prop up the economy.

    One day soon….OBAMA’S and HIS economy will both fall flat on their faces….and Obama will BE FINISHED.

  • Chriscee

    Poor Jeffie….is so worried about Glenn Beck…Beck is finally uncovering all of Obama’s cover-ups…and the left wing liberals are coming unglued.


  • Chriscee

    LEFT wing priorities:
    1) Support Ab.ortionists like Kermit Gosnell and say Planned Parenthood makes you blush.
    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.
    13) Pretending that HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT is good for the economy.
    14) Ignoring the fact that 1 in 5 households is now on FOOD STAMPS.
    15) Tax Hard Working Americans out the wazoo
    16) Spend like drunken sailors
    17) Obstruction, obstruction, obstruction

  • Chriscee


    O’Reilly reruns beats all and any of msnBS!! and ALL of CNN….gotta love that….suck it up liberals.

  • Jeff

    Chriscee hopes that the President of the United States, President Obama fails…….see below:

    >One day soon….OBAMA’S and HIS economy will both fall flat on their faces….and Obama will BE FINISHED.

    Wanda Sykes put it best, when Limbaugh said the same thing hoping that Obama fails:

    Sykes to Limbaugh “I hope your kidneys fail!!”

  • Jeff

    Here ya go Chriscee, have a nice day!! :)

    Fox Spox: “Glenn Beck wasn’t trying to save his soul, he was trying to save his ass. Advertisers fled his show…”

    Glenn Beck is engaging in a bit of revisionist history concerning his Fox News exit. At an April 27 event at New York University, Beck portrayed his departure as self-initiated and suggested that Fox CEO Roger Ailes pleaded with him to stay, explaining:

    “If you stay in it too long, you become Norma Desmond. I remember feeling, ‘If you do not leave now, you won’t leave with your soul intact.'”

    “At the end, when we were leaving, it was a long process. Roger said to me, ‘You’re not going to leave.’ And I said, ‘I am.’ And he said, ‘Nobody does,’ meaning leave television….And I said, ‘I’m fortunate because I haven’t been in it that long.’ I knew what this big, huge Fox empire brought to the table, and I had to leave before I became too enamored of that.”

    A Fox News spokesperson issued a sharp rebuke contradicting Beck’s claim, instead citing Glenn Beck’s advertiser losses as the major cause of Beck’s exit, saying:

    “Glenn Beck wasn’t trying to save his soul, he was trying to save his ass. Advertisers fled his show and even Glenn knows what that means in our industry. Yet, we still tried to give him a soft landing. Guess no good deed goes unpunished.”

    Indeed. Following a series of grassroots efforts beginning in July 2009, around the time Beck accused President Obama of being a “racist,” advertisers began fleeing his Fox News show. A Media Matters study revealed that the number of paid advertisements during Glenn Beck’s show plummeted and never recovered as a result of those grassroots efforts:

    Advertiser rates for Glenn Beck’s Fox News program suffered as well. According to an analysis of industry data, the same ad, from the same advertiser cost between three and six times more to run on other comparable Fox News programs than it did to run on Beck’s program:

    While I was active in the StopBeck effort, detractors and even Beck himself would dismiss the effects of the advertiser losses. I long maintained that the losses were in fact costing Fox News money and were severely limiting the viability of Beck’s program. And, now Fox News has all but confirmed it.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Chriscee: GOOD Top 17 list…all true. And they are YOUR words, no cut and pasted from the Dem liberals dumba$s playbook.

  • Rudy Simms

    Have Been Reading this blog for a long time As an older American over 55 years. Some of you usa8888, Jeff talk like high school Girls. Name calling petty comments. Act like Adults! The facts are true. Fox has been on top for years,the rest are losers in the demo. This is the fact. Get over it your team has been losing for years and will stay that way.

  • Chriscee

    TY @ Ralph. Feel free to add to the list!

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