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.

  • Jeff

    @Chrisleez, straight off the Maddow blog…lmao!! liberals are so very desperate to keep the Senate…and they will FAIL this time around!!

    Actually that’s from Pubic Policy Polling website. Wrong again!

  • usa8888

    This just in: Fox Fake is trying to resurrect Benghazi AGIAN–this time to malign Hillary who would win by a landslide in 2016….

  • Sicilian Papa

    The cold, cruel irony for the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media is they made Rush a star and a billionaire. Without the corrupt media he would never have made it so big. A fair and free media would have made Rush irrelevant.

  • usa8888

    This just in: Chris Christie praises Obama AGAIN…but you won’t see it on Fos Fake News….

  • Mark2


    I think pretty much everyone knows that Fox News is a Conservative News organization and that MSNBC is a Liberal News organization…I don’t even that’s in question.

    The point I was making is that the ratings of Fox News, Limbaugh, and other Conservative talk show hosts were irrelevant in getting a Republican in the oval office.

  • Jeff

    @bobbyv, you big sushi eater!! ;) I have to be INCREDIBLY hungry to manage sushi.

    shellfish looks good, just can’t eat it or even touch it…….consequences are not good :(

    Being a MidWest guy I stick to Pork Beef and Chicken too! Speaking of…..I have a dozen chicken thighs to debone and bake for dinner. Later!!

  • Chriscee

    Sorry Jeffie..it’s also on the Maddow Blog….but it’s a useless poll….so no worries….

    GOP will re-take the Senate….I have no worries.

  • Bobbyv


    I was going to ask of it was an allergy thing, say no more…

  • Bobbyv



  • Jeff

    NY Jets cut the right wing nut’s football hero Tim Tebow. He will do better for a red state’s foot ball team, ya think???

  • Sicilian Papa

    The thing you can’t forget is right wing talk shows are businesses. They go home after their shows and on weekends. Their job is number one to make money.

    The corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Sixty Minutes try to pass themselves off as objective seekers of the truth. They are pure leftest propaganda. There is a special mention in the constitution for the free and fair press. The founders would be turning over in their graves if they could see the so-called objective media today.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Tebow’s not a great quarterback. He has a lot of heart and a long delivery. The death of many a quarterback.

  • Chriscee

    NY Jets cut the right wing nut’s football hero Tim Tebow

    Why do you say that? Because he believes in Je.sus Ch.rist?

    Do you say that about RG3….after all he plays for The Washington Red.skins.

    Do you say that about all sports athletes that make the sign of the cross and look up into heav.en?

    Or are you just a hypocrit? I vote for that for you!

  • Sicilian Papa

    The corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media is worth 10 to 15% points in the polls. They are an all powerful propaganda machine for the progressive movement, no doubt. Without them liberalism would never win. If a Republican said he hadn’t visited all 57 states he would defined and ruined by the corrupt media. Simply play the quote a thousand times until everyone has heard.

    I had dinner with a group of Wagner College students. When I told them about the 57 State comment they thought I was lying. They looked it up and wondered why they had never heard it before.

    You know I told them!

  • ninja

    @Jeff……………….Do you know anything about American Football?

  • Mark2

    @SP “Their job is number one to make money.”

    And that’s why they continue to fail. They (Fox News & Right-wing radio hosts) will say and do anything to make money. If it means going to the extreme right of where they once were, no problem…as long as it makes them more money. If it means hurting their party by alienating key voting groups, no problem…as long as it makes them more money. So yes, they made themselves more money but in the end they hurt their own Party and cost themselves what should’ve been an easy victory in 2012.

  • Mary

    Jeff is one sick cookie

  • Sicilian Papa

    They are not failing as businesses which is what they are. They don’t pretend to be journalist like Pelley CBS, Williams NBC, the crew at Sixty Minutes and many, many, others. The corupt media’s propaganda is effective because too many people believe they are newspeople, low-info voters.

  • Dreamer

    Do you say that about all sports athletes that make the sign of the cross and look up into heav.en?

    Or are you just a hypocrit? I vote for that for you!

    I left organized religion a long time ago.
    My grandfather(a great man) was a Methodist minister.
    In my religion, you do not pray for sport or win.

  • Sicilian Papa

    When I listen to talk radio or watch Hannity I know I am getting the right’s point of view. When people watch the corrupt media they think they are getting news. If you watch MSNBC’s hosts you know you are getting the left’s point of view.

    People like Maddow and Hannity are honest about where they are coming from.

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