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.

  • Mark2

    Like I’ve said before, I don’t think there’s any hope for Cable News.

    Unless there’s breaking news or an election going on, Cable News is pretty much dead on TV.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Rudy Simms: You’re spot on, Rudy. As I said earlier, figures don’t lie but liars figure. I’m 59. The high school girls of whom you spoke, always say that only old people watch FOX. Well, doesn’t it make sense that if they top the 25-54 demo as wells as the 35-64, there MUST BE 25 and 35-year old people watching FOX as well.

  • Chriscee

    Glenn Beck isn’t worried about his advertisers. Neither is Rush. They both have plenty. And if Dish Network isn’t worried then little bio Jeffie you shouldn’t worry either.

    Unlike FAT Eddy…they both can stand on their own

  • Chriscee

    Poor Arianna Huffington..she has to write about Glenn Beck….she’s just angry that she doesn’t have the following that Beck and Rush do.

    Cry on liberals..cry on….Beck doesn’t need TV..He doesn’t need Fox…he’s doing so very well….on his own.

    Keep digging….

  • Chriscee

    Since leaving FOX News, Glenn has attracted more than 300,000 subscribers to GBTV. These numbers dwarf cable news networks which have been on TV for years, such as CNBC “which drew an average of 189,000 viewers over the course of the total day in February, according to Nielsen.”

    What do these 300,000+ subscribers get with GBTV that they aren’t getting anywhere else? After all, viewers are going outside the traditional mainstream media in order to seek out this programming – it must be something.


  • Sicilian Papa

    Tingles 84k in key demo at 7pm. Getting close to my 50k prediction by summer!

  • Doug Z

    From the vastly undeducated left wing old lady Grasshopper comes talk about Obama’s job creation–yes, he has created millions of jobs and has 31 consecutive months of jobs lose…and usa00000 addmits he and the Dems have NO need to create jobs or improve the economy. For those left wingers with short memories, here are some of Obama’s biggest destruction of the economy :
    1. Passed Health Care Reform to made med care unaffordable to all
    2. Passed the Stimulus, saving the country’s rich Wall street
    3. Passed Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act over the objections . To keep the rich rich ,with making it impossible to enter the big banks market.of right wing tried to stop
    4. Ended the War in Iraq as they are breaking up now
    5. Began build up of Afghanistan Troops
    6. Got rid of Osama bin Laden and other top terrorists because Bush made it possible
    7.created Gov motors U.S. Auto Industry s with money from the working people
    8. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 for Women to steal money from the poor
    9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Molsems like that, right
    10. Passed Credit Card Reforms making it harder for the poor to get a card
    11. Expanded Health Coverage for Children by signing the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act.And made insurance go up
    12. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections by signing The Matthew Shepard/Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009. Now white people have lost their right to be treated equal
    13. Expanded Stem Cell Research in 2009 by eliminating the Bush-era restrictions.Giving more money to his rich friends.
    14. Passed Fair Sentencing Act in 2010. Now we do not have fair sentencing
    15. Nominated and obtained confirmation for 2 more libs to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    16. Achieved New START Treaty But it does now start
    17. Reversed Bush Torture Policies now terrorist are getting away.
    18. Increased Support for Veterans by reducing benefits
    19. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program.So his rich friend could run it.
    20. Recapitalized Banks with the poor peoples money, you know the 99%
    21. 31 consecutive months of unemployment growth
    22. US Stock Market at all time highs By printing money. this gives money to the rich 1% and takes with inflation
    23. inflation rates going up
    24. Corporate profits at all time highs By printing money
    25. Blunted left wing kooks’ obstruction strategies to balanced budget
    26. Stopped right wing GOP’s effort to save Medicare and Social Security
    27. Helped reverse the forward thinking of the right wing GOP

  • Chriscee

    Congresswoman’s Round-the-World Trip Cost Taxpayers $23K

    The House Committee on the Judiciary reported Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) traveled around the world on an official trip in February that cost $23,646. The February 16-22 trip on commercial flights was to Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia.

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee did not travel over or back with CODEL Landrieu that included several members of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. The delegation was to meet with local community leaders, adoption officials, and other government officials, such as the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee took commercial flights over and caught up with the delegation in Seoul, South Korea. After visiting South Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia she then left the delegation early for her return commercial fight through Frankfurt Germany.

    The trip costs included $19,970 for transportation, $1,292 for per diem, and $2,385 for other purposes.


  • Joe

    Ralphie Hahn says the same thing for the 2000th day in a row. I guess you don’t have any life.

  • Simplygilly

    Name-calling and smearing? Soooo, progressive, so liberal, so sophomoric, so empty-headed, so adolescent, so Jeff[ie]. Grow up.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Doug Z: Add your list to Chriscee’s list…now we’re REALLY talking.

  • Chriscee

    Since Obama became president….the Muslim Brotherhood took over in Egypt. And now they are going to take over Syria…and perhaps even Jordan and Saudi Arabia. All the while Obama twiddles his thumbs.

    From the Washington Post

    STANBUL — The Muslim Brotherhood is set to open offices in Syria for the first time since the organization was crushed there decades ago, in an apparent effort to capitalize on the increasingly Islamized rebellion in that country.

  • Chriscee

    lol @ Ralph…

  • Sicilian Papa



    Ralph is too cool for school. He has many different opinions and he expresses them well.

  • Doug Z

    MSNBC continues to attract Small numbers of elderly audience, over 2/3…..and most of them are left wing kooks….

  • Chriscee

    Democrat senators are very worried and see Obamacare as a “train wreck” looming.

    We told ya so!!!

    Obamacare will be going bye bye!!

  • Doug Z

    MSNBC and CNBC 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.

  • Chriscee

    Joe comes in and says the same thing about Ralph Hahn every single day for the 2000th day in a row. I guess you, Joe, JUST DON’T HAVE A LIFE.

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–you can rest easily that Obama has everything well in hand and thankfully, uneducated people like you have no control over anything except your families. You really ought to finish high school and then get into a college nearby so you don’t continue to embarrass yourself further….

  • Doug Z

    this just in: Ron paul, the “doctor” with very ideas, is criticizing the Boston police and FBI for “taking over Boston.” Is this guy for real , Oh yes he is…or just left wing wing kooks do not know what to do. This guy actually believes the FED is worthless…please Jeff needs operated on very son, brain soon…..
    The only unintelligent Liberal candidate (Huntsman) was too insane for the right wing brains…..

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