Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,210            233            460
CNN         377            124            173
MSNBC         367             91            154
CNBC         136             36             58
FBN           43               5             19
HLN         283            106            171
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,934            309            659
CNN         423            134            199
MSNBC         610            157            251
CNBC         167             79             75
FBN           42               3             12
HLN         464            134            280
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,195            281            494
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         326            132            199
MSNBC Morning Joe         364            113            177
CNBC Squawk Box         111             20             42
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         250            133            178
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,027            292            669
CNN SITUATION ROOM         538            120            172
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         613            127            227
CNBC FAST MONEY         138             27             62
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         300            110            169
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,814            210            529
CNN SITUATION ROOM         551            160            213
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         549            111            195
CNBC MAD MONEY         107             28             48
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         306            121            162
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,638            200            537
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         509            118            233
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         506            125            191
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           95             22             28
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         360            127            216
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,713            418            900
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         498            168            223
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         496            158            208
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         168             68             62
HLN NANCY GRACE         510            137            300
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,677            271            553
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         433            113            189
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         673            180            274
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         158             78             78
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         482            143            280
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,395            237            522
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         339            122            184
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         658            134            269
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         176             90             84
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         399            122            261
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,136            320            553
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         310            126            190
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         342            117            196
CNBC MAD MONEY           54             33             38
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         254             71            154

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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Wow! MSNBC continues to tank. This is getting more embarrassing by the day!

    Tingles tanks on the day his new contract is announced.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Maddow 180k in key demo!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Chris Hayes all in the toilet at 496,000 total viewers.

  • UpAndOver


  • Ralph Hahn

    MSNBC, Total Day: Only 91,000 viewers in the demo. With three more arrests in the Boston bombing, I expect CNN to tick up a little tonight, which will be refected in the ratings tomorrow afternoon.

    I think you can forget about Madcow surpassing Hannity again. That’s REALLY gotta hurt!!! (OUCH) (OW) (STING) (COLLAPSE).

  • Cindy

    I believe many ex-viewers of MSNBC may finally be seeing the light. They are beginning to understand what MSNBC stands for and are running away in droves!

    MSNBC=Marxist/Socialist Network Broadcast Channel

  • Mike

    Wow – O’Reilly”s repeat show’s numbers are better than Chris’s combined numbers. Nothing surprising there. D. Maddow continues to trail Hannity and the gap grows.

  • Chriscee

    Apparently the left wing is sick and tired if their own BS network. Chris Matthews got a new contract so the higher ups can be entertained by a slobbering, spit throwing – got a tingle up my leg moron

  • Ralph Hahn


    6-9AM – Joe Scarborough 4th place
    5-6PM – Matthews (1) 2nd place
    6-7PM – Al Sharpton 4th Place
    7-8PM – Matthews (2) 3rd Place
    8-9PM – Chris Hayes 3rd place
    9-10PM – Maddow 2nd place
    10-11PM – O’Donnell 2nd place
    11PM – 12AM – Chris Hayes (2) 3rd place.

    HOLY S#/T!!!

  • Ratboy

    Chris Hayes is now officially a JOKE! 496 at the 8 o clock slot with 158 in the key demo!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Mark

    With the arrest of three more suspects in the Boston bombing, MSDNC will run a Breaking News story that Liberace was a homosexual!

  • Ratboy

    Yep FOX is on the ropes!!! going down for the count!!! Sinking like a rock!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    The loons will have a hard time with the numbers today BUT…………I am sure they will come up with some kind of BS!

  • Chriscee


    Obama would probably call Liberace….and try to set up a meeting with him later on….no doubt that’s why he called Jason Collins….Obama needs a new boi toi…..Reggie Love might get mad though….

  • Ralph Hahn

    Do you think that Al Sharpie is ‘praying’ that his numbers go up? No. He’ll close Rockefeller Center streets and put a halt to all traffic before he boycotts all of the stores on the concourse level.

  • Chriscee

    I personally cannot wait to see Ed’s numbers on Sunday. Should be interesting. He will probably bomb as big as he did during the weekdays.

    I truly think the left wing has grown tired of the BS, blame game, muslim jihadist terrorist protecting that the left wing msnBS does.

    Maybe when Obama starts being held accountable anf tells the truth…maybe the left wing will believe in him once again.

  • Doug Z

    Fox News, however, beat CNN and MSNBC of them combined.

    The April total day average for CNN was 638,000 viewers. MSNBC only reached 406,000. Fox News enjoyed an average of 1,223,000 viewers, which is more than both CNN and MSNBC combined.

  • Doug Z

    In the 25-54 demo (which matters most to advertisers, but has nothing to do with national impact), Fox was still in the lead, with CNN not far behind. MSNBC, however, lagged a distant third.

  • Ralph Hahn

    It COULD go without saying, but each Fox News program topped the P-2, 25-54 and 35-64 demos by clear margins. MSNBC thinking of a name-change: The ASN (Also-Ran) Network. lol

  • Doug Z

    The most humiliating news for MSNBC is that in the wake of the most devastating and dramatic terrorist attack on American soil since 2001, quite incredibly, the network saw no increase in its ratings over this same time last year. In total day, there was a double digit decrease:

    Compared to April 2012 MSNBC was down -10% in total viewers and -1% in adults 25-54 in primetime. In total day, MSNBC was down -4% in total viewers and was flat in the demo.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Lawrence O’Donnell WAS on “The Last Word” Monday night, and he did an epic takedown of Ron Paul’s diatribe in a right-wing blog. To think that the elder Paul actually WON the Iowa cockeye! And yet, candidates for the WH will dutifully trek to the very same state that was home to meat-packing plants that treated its workers like animals (maybe not so well as animals come to think of it…if my cat is snoozing in the relcliner, I bring a kitchen chair into my living room)! The Texas-based firm was fined multiple millions of dollars. I wouldn’t be surprised if owners and management would describe themselves as “Christians”. But they sure knew how to “create jobs”.

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