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.

  • Doug Z

    First Doug says this….The left wing kooks in the Senate have obstructed ALL job growth programs and economic growth programs.


    Then he says………Something similar may be happening as the housing RECOVERY takes hold.

    Contradicts himself. Doug you are coming across as a very confused stupid little man.

    Maeft wing kooks in the Senate have obstructed when you switched gears yet again, and incorrectly ranted about our economic growth and state of the economy. You didn’t have an answer……not suprised.

    Jeff any improvement in housing is a balloon from printing money and will fall when Interest rates go up.

    left wing kooks in the Senate have obstructed—-by spending the children’s money on Obamas rich friends it is a balloon and will fall

    Any growth we have will fall when Obama runs out of other peoples money. His friends will be rich by then and we will be poor.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff that is why we investigate with probable cause. There is a a lot of proof,


  • Doug Z


    Their press release criticized the administration for alleged intimidation of witnesses from the incident: “Revelations about witnesses being afraid to testify and military assets that could have been deployed in a timely fashion justify appointing a joint select committee. In light of these new revelations it is imperative that we learn everything we can from what happened before, during and after the attacks. We cannot allow those who serve our nation to feel abandoned when under attack, or by Congress afterwards.”

  • Doug Z

    investigate Jeff, investigate

    Obama’s boy and girls have lied

    According to a lawyer for a State Department employee, “her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials …. I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened. And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”

  • van

    I have said it before and will say it again. Hillary Clinton will not be a president…Benghazi. The incompetence and cover up will be her undoing. It is not over yet. She cant run a country like the USA. The State Department was too much for her. It’s like when Nixon said “We are not in Vietnam, oh those soldiers they are just there for police activity” The cover up is coming undone or was it just the video.

  • Doug Z

    Matthew and Jeff
    105% dedt to GDP

    Matthew, no problem, right. Our children will pay, maybe you will

    Now that we have the first estimate of Q1 GDP growth in both rate of change and absolute current dollar terms ($16,010 billion), we can finally assign the appropriate debt number, which we know on a daily basis and which was $16,771.4 billion as of March 31, to the growth number. The end result: as of March 31, 2013, the US debt/GDP was 104.8%, up from 103% as of December 31, 2012 or a debt growth rate that would make the most insolvent Eurozone nation blush. There was a time when people were concerned about this unsustainable trajectory, but then there was an infamous excel error, and now nobody cares anymore.

  • Doug Z

    Hillary I don’t think she will last that long. I am not sure she is physically capable of the job since her brain stroke. She looks even more loopy than usual.

  • Matthew

    Matthew, no problem, right. Our children will pay, maybe you will

    Blah blah blah. Your post is the equivalent of giving the raspberry, words ordered to appear as though you’re saying something, when you’ve said nothing. The facts are what they are: people are literally purchasing our debt at a loss, and you’ve completely dodged the substance of what I’ve said to you. All market trends point to investors fearing disinflation, not hyperinflation. Austrian economics is bunk.

  • van


    You are killing the lib left kooks with the facts on the economy. Go easy on them. The Feds are printing Monopoly money as fast as they can. They dont understand Debt to GDP ratio and how it realy is the “Lipstick on a Pig” right now.

  • Doug Z

    Matthew and Jeff

    So you will never have to pay the interest on the loans or the debt. things like selling bonds will never change. Everything changes. that is the law of gravity .

    Good luck with that. Remember the fall of the Romain Empire,

  • Matthew

    So you will never have to pay the interest on the loans or the debt. things like selling bonds will never change. Everything changes. that is the law of gravity .

    Why do you refuse to get it — we are selling our bonds for NEGATIVE yields, and have been since 2010. It’s not that it will never change, it’s that you’re just spamming talking points with no substantive understanding. If hyperinflation is coming, why are bonds selling with negative yields? Why did so many commodities see double-digit deflation in 2012? Why does nothing happening in the market align with your fear mongering. Indeed, why does the last 100+ years of U.S. economic trends not align with what Austrian economics says SHOULD happen?

  • Doug Z

    Matthew and Jeff
    Why do you refuse to get it — we are selling our bonds for NEGATIVE yields

    this will never change so spend, why you can, is that it

    So you will never have to pay the interest on the loans or the debt. things like selling bonds will never change. Everything changes. that is the law of gravity .

    Good luck with that. Remember the fall of the Romain Empire,

  • Doug Z


    the whole world is printing money. So the world thinks this is the safest place. It wi8ll call come to roost

  • Doug Z

    Matthew and Jeff

    My Dad would loan me anything, but he wants it back. Should I take all he has because he is giving. that is your thinking

    Normal people are buying these bonds , one day they will loose their shirt. people like you Dad.

  • Matthew

    It depends. What are you going to do with his loan – blow it on widgets, or use it to start a successful business? What you do with debt is a different question than whether or not debt is dangerous. You still have given no evidence for how or why the mythical hyperinflation starts, which, by the standards of Von Mises or Hayek, should have began decades ago.

  • Jeanine

    OIC, usa8888. Because one of the liberals at FOX–who didn’t give their name, btw- might have said what you wanted to hear, FOX is suddenly trustworthy. Let me explain something to you, usa8888–when Glenn Beck left FOX, he was STILL pulling in more viewers at 5:00pm than MSNBC did ALL DAY. When Glenn Beck STARTED his show, on his first day on FOX he said he had many things going on, but would stay as long as he could. He is an author, artist, owns two Dreamworks America Invention and Innovation centers–one in New Zealand, one in the USA, has two magazines, his own clothing line, his own Network, does 3 hours a day radio, does live theatre–in other words, he is definitely is not the loser you apparently are. It must really chap your ass for someone as religious, conservative, and intelligent to be as happy, successful and committed to making this country successful and free again, while you, a liberal loser, blog in your dingy underwear in your mom’s basement achieving nothing. And Beck achieved all this in 10 years. Imagine what you might achieve if you stopped hating him and maybe emulate him.

  • elaine stenzel

    msnbc evidently doesn’t care about ratings,they took the best show off,just like that,and put an idiot on that Hayes guy has to go,who is running that station Mickey mouse or what..Bring back Ed

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