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.

  • usa8888

    Chriscee couldn’t pass a high school entrance exam but she could be suckered by Beck and Slimebaugh….

  • Chriscee

    @Ralph..TY again….anyone can do it with a mere click of the mouse. Liberals are only mad because they keep getting caught.

    And just remember dear liberals who tend to hate the older generation. Your only hero left is Hillary and she is way older than I am.

    And remember one day you will grow up and be old too!

    So keep bashing..it really makes you look dumb

  • Jeff

    O’Connor: Maybe Supreme Court shouldn’t have taken Bush v. Gore

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor suggested in a weekend interview that the high court should have stayed out of the 2000 election.

    “Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye,’” O’Connor told the Chicago Tribune editorial board, in reference to the controversial Bush v. Gore decision resolving a dispute over the 2000 election in George W. Bush’s favor. “It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn’t done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.”
    It’s not the first time O’Connor has expressed doubt about siding with the majority in the 5-4 decision. In a 2010 interview, she said she didn’t know if it was right. But, she added, she didn’t worry about it because several recounts found that Bush would have won the state regardless. (Those recounts were limited; had Al Gore been able to trigger a statewide recount the result likely would have been different.) She has also linked declining public perception of the Supreme Court to that decision

    Didn’t she vote to stop the recount along with the Republican Justices?? Wow! I respect her for taking accountability for a HUGE mistake made by the Supreme Court. Yes! the respect of the high court has tanked due to the political motivated decision. The Bush era tanked our economy and killed so many around the world due to his failure as a President, and Commander in Chief. Seem she is dealing with some guilt.

  • Dreamer

    Fox has returned to their regular numbers it seems.
    CNN and MSNBC seem to have switched places.

  • Chriscee

    Jeff you liberals should get current. You keep referring to Bush and he is out. In case you forgot Obama has been president for over 4 years now…. and NOTHING Obama has done.. has helped

  • Ralph Hahn

    > Y / A / W / N< Oh, excuse me. Repetition of the same BS by the same BS'ers created a little nap time for me. :(

  • Jeff

    Godda love it!!!

    I’m relieved that the average American does not subscribe the what the right wing kooks in here buy into….

    More backlash against Senators on gun vote

    New PPP polls in Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, and Ohio find serious backlash against the 5 Senators who voted against background checks in those states. Each of them has seen their approval numbers decline, and voters say they’re less likely to support them the next time they’re up for reelection. That’s no surprise given that we continue to find overwhelming, bipartisan support for background checks in these states.

    Here’s the state by state rundown:

    -After just 3 months in office Jeff Flake has already become one of the most unpopular Senators in the country. Just 32% of voters approve of him to 51% who disapprove and that -19 net approval rating makes him the most unpopular sitting Senator we’ve polled on, taking that label from Mitch McConnell.

    70% of Arizona voters support background checks to only 26% who are opposed to them. That includes 92/6 favor from Democrats, 71/24 from independents, and 50/44 from Republicans. 52% of voters say they’re less likely to support Flake in a future election because of this vote, compared to only 19% who say they’re more likely to. Additionally voters say by a 21 point margin, 45/24, that they trust senior colleague John McCain more than Flake when it comes to gun issues.

    -When we polled Alaska in February Lisa Murkowski was one of the most popular Senators in the country with a 54% approval rating and only 33% of voters disapproving of her. She’s seen a precipitous decline in the wake of her background checks vote though. Her approval is down a net 16 points from that +21 standing to +5 with 46% of voters approving and 41% now disapproving of her. Murkowski has lost most of her appeal to Democrats in the wake of her vote, with her numbers with them going from 59/25 to 44/44. And the vote hasn’t increased her credibility with Republican either- she was at 51/38 with them in February and she’s at 50/39 now.

    Mark Begich is down following his no vote as well. He was at 49/39 in February and now he’s at 41/37. His popularity has declined with Democrats (from 76/17 to 59/24) and with independents (from 54/32 to 43/35), and there has been no corresponding improvement with Republicans. He had a 24% approval rating with them two months ago and he has a 24% approval rating with them now.

    60% of Alaska voters support background checks to just 35% opposed, including a 62/33 spread with independents. 39% of voters say they’re less likely to vote for each of Begich and Murkowski in their next elections based on this vote, while only 22% and 26% say they’re more likely to vote for Begich and Murkowski respectively because of this.

    -We saw serious improvement in Rob Portman’s poll numbers in the second half of 2012 following his consideration as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, but he’s taken a nose dive in 2013. Portman’s approval has dropped a net 18 points over the last 6 months from +10 (35/25) in October to now -8 (26/34) in April. Portman’s popularity decline has come across the board with Democrats (from 15/39 to 8/50), Republicans (62/11 to 46/19), and independents (28/23 to 24/32) alike.
    72% of Ohio voters support background checks, including 87% of Democrats, 73% of independents, and 56% of Republicans. 36% of voters in the state say they’re less likely to support Portman in a future election because of this vote to only 19% who consider it to be a reason to support him.

    -And in Nevada Dean Heller has seen a more modest decline in his approval numbers, from 47/42 right before the election to 44/41 now. However with the independent voters who were critical to his narrow victory in November, his approval has dropped from 52/37 then to now 42/42.

    70% of voters in the state support background checks compared to just 24% who are opposed to them. That includes 87% of Democrats, 65% of independents, and 54% of Republicans. 46% say they’re less likely to support Heller the next time he’s up for reelection compared to only 25% who are more likely to because of this vote, and as we saw last fall Heller has very little margin for error.

    Taken together these results make it pretty clear that this issue could be a serious liability for the Senators who opposed overwhelmingly popular background checks in the Senate vote earlier this month.

  • Bobbyv

    You can criticize Billo but he does also do a lot of good for wounded warriors so he should get credit for that

  • PaulG


    @Paul G, your comment has no merits…the all caps was so I could respond to each of your hypocritical comments, if that intimidates you maybe you should push your chair away from your computer.

    Your posts don’t intimidate me,,they amuse me,,at least the few that contain original thought…Didn’t expect you to actually refute anything I posted about Pres Clinton and 911,,that’s not your style..Was wondering,,when you determined there were TWO lone wolf bombers,,were you grilling JUMBO SHRIMP…Was also wondering how you determined the small pack of lone wolf were “amateur”,,was this based on their inability to inflict serious damage in a coordinated attack?? I know,,I know,, I shouldn’t be so nit-picky,,you were just responding to a “DUMB” post,,by some right wing nut…

  • Jeff

    I criticize BillBo for his extreme views and hypocrisy. I applaud any person for doing charity or giving contributions.

  • Mark2

    @Fox News & Rush Limbaugh lovers

    When it all comes down to it, Fox News (O’Reilly & Hannity) ratings and Rush Limbaugh ratings haven’t translated to votes for the Republican Party.

    All 3 of these knuckleheads failed in getting a Republican into the oval office for the last 2 Presidential Elections.

    In fact, they actually helped the Democratic Party in taking back the White House by energizing the Left with their crazy antics and with their fearmongering and alienation of minorities.

  • Chriscee

    Nice try Jeffie…straight off the Maddow blog…lmao!! liberals are so very desperate to keep the Senate…and they will FAIL this time around!!

  • Bobbyv


    Sorry but I do not think you are in a position to complain about media bias. That’s like me complaining about the Dodgers’ payroll as a Yankees fan. While we are on the subject, how many votes have the MSM gotten for the President?

  • Mark2

    @BobbyV “Sorry but I do not think you are in a position to complain about media bias”

    When did I do that?

  • Chriscee

    From the hill dot com

    Dem resolution warns climate change could push women to ‘transactional sex’

    That above coming from the far left kook Barabara Lee.

  • Chriscee

    Democrat candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch calls Obamacare ‘extremely problematic’

    We already know that!!

  • Bobbyv


    Are you saying that one job of Fox is to get R’s into the White House? I thought that was where you were going, sorry if I misread your intention. I was challenging if you felt the same way about the rest of the media.

  • Jeff

    Sadly Paul G, I don’t eat shellfish, nor do I spend much time on explaining my comments to hypocrites. Hypocrites that also inject themselves into a exchange complaining about the very thing they turn around and spew themselves. You amuse me with constantly sleezing your way around an exchange. “All caps”(your complaint) might intimidate you, not my comments….get it straight…….amusing?….I could care less, since you feel compelled to comment in the first place regarding my responses. With so much “intelligence” expressed in this forum and you choose AGAIN to single my comment out for explanation, doesn’t really compel me to engage. You feel it’s a short coming of some sort, so be it….I’m not concerned.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Chriscee: I remember back in 1992, Rush Limbaugh became a superstar after the election of Bill Clinton. Listeners don’t want to listen to a host of a talk show just saying admiring things about people in political office who may share the same opinions. They want guys liek Rush rip apart the powers-that-be and with the election of Bill Clinton, Limbaugh’s ratings SOARED.

    Obama is in his 5th year as President. Fox News has been #1 for quite a long time, no matter who is in office. Networks are not supposed to be a candidate’s lap dog, they’re supposed to cover the news.

    I watch Fox News daily but I’m not that fond of Rush to listen to his program. Of course, all the Libs think we all like the same people, we all support the same candidates. Maybe because the Dems all drink the same Kool-Aid, THEY follow Obama blindly without questioning anything!

  • Bobbyv

    Shellfish is really good

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