Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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May 1st, 2013


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.

  • Chriscee


    I think Al Sharpton is just praying that he doesn’t get thrown out of msnBS and sent to the curb.

    He’s probably also praying that people on the left remain uneducated and stay low information voters…so that no one see through Obama.

  • Doug Z

    A month into his new primetime show, Rachel Maddow Jr. Chris Hayes is thus far something of a dud, “down 18 percent in total viewers compared to last year’s program in the 8 p.m. slot, The Ed Show.”

    Hayes also placed last in the 25-54 demo.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Psssssstttt. Did you hear that? Those are the liberals here getting ready to release their stock-comments because they have no original ideas. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Come on, with the weather getting warmer you don’t think people will stay home on Saturday and Sunday to watch Sgt. Edward BS Schultz. I know I will be skipping the cookouts and the beach to watch that fathead.

  • Chriscee

    LMAO!! @ epic takedown…of Ron Paul…

    No one saw that so called “epic takedown.” which was all staged anyways.

  • Chriscee

    lol @ SP

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Chriscee: I don’t want to question anyone’s true faith, but Rev. Al is probably praying FOR racial division to grow so anything others will say or do will be called-out as being racist.

    Sharpton and the others: They may have been with Dr. King when he was assasinated, but they don’t seem to have learned anything from Dr. King’s deeds and actions.


    breaking news one the 3 suspects arrested today was allowed to enter the usa without a valid visa.

  • Chriscee

    I agree Ralph…

    God is the only one who knows what Al Sharpton or any of the other “Reverends” true beliefs are.

    I’m sure between Sharpton, Jackson and Farrahkan Dr. King is probably rolling over in his grave. And if Dr. King was alive today, would Sharpton or Jackson either one, be like they are…full of hatred for a white person.

    Louis Farrahkan is in a world all by himself…I don’t have the words to describe him….other than just another left wing lunatic.

  • Chriscee


    Did you see the license plate that was associated with one of them? Terrorista#1

    And that didn’t set off alarms? Left wing has become complacent with terrorism and we all know Obama will go to any lengths to protect his muslim brothers and sisters.

  • Chriscee

    From The New York Times:

    As Jobs Lag, Fed Is Viewed as Unlikely to Do More

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is making modest progress in its push to reduce the unemployment rate. But that is not the jobs goal Congress actually established for the Fed. The central bank is supposed to be maximizing employment. And on that front, it is not making progress.

    The share of American adults with jobs has hovered around 58.5 percent for more than three years, roughly five percentage points below its prerecession peak.

    Job creation has merely kept pace with population growth. The unemployment rate, now 7.6 percent, has fallen mostly because people stopped looking for work.

    There is little sign, however, that Fed officials are considering an expansion of their four-year-old stimulus campaign as the Fed’s policy-making committee prepares to convene Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington.

    HELLO….no matter how much money Obama and the Feds pump into the economy…it’s NOT helping. HELLO…..Higher taxes and more rules and regulation and the UGLY OBAMACARE….is stunting growth in this country…


    41.5 of the those eligible to work….ARE NOT WORKING!!!! WHY?

    TRUE UN-employment is more like 18-20%.

    Time for Americans to wake up to see that Obama and his BS policies do NOT WORK!

  • detroit_fan

    i’m not a republican or a democrat, and i recognize that all of these are biased in some way, but the last time i turned on msnbc it was so bad i had to change the channel. it was not even close to being unbiased, it was basically propaganda.

  • Sicilian Papa

    O. needs a massive tax increase to keep Obamanomics going. Not some little tax increase around the fringes. He needs 15% to 20% increases across the board. He needs Pelosi in 2014. Then the low-info voters will get a shock.

  • Stan T.

    ya know….Rachel had 723 viewers yesterday…today she has 673…she’s lost 50K viewers since yesterday…she lost 7%…not alot, but since she’s already down about 40%, that’s significant…

  • Jeff

    It a right wing kook sausage fest in here…..GROSS!!


  • Sicilian Papa




  • Mark2


    Why is Fox Business even on the air? LOL

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff

    SPosted May 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    It a right wing kook sausage fest in here…..GROSS!!


    How do you..er ..uh .. I mean how does Dung Dung put it? Cat got your young tonight? :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Tongue not young

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    You know it’s bad when you attack FBN.

    Ouch! That is going to leave a mark…Mark 2!

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