Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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May 2nd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,272            220            481
CNN         463            149            216
MSNBC         396            104            169
CNBC         128             36             58
FBN           54             11             26
HLN         510            173            282
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,252            308            730
CNN         648            172            309
MSNBC         716            160            279
CNBC         164             96            104
FBN           50               7             14
HLN         863            264            463
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,154            246            502
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         326            135            220
MSNBC Morning Joe         424            154            220
CNBC Squawk Box         128             18             38
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         237            111            152
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,121            330            778
CNN SITUATION ROOM         711            163            239
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         692             94            234
CNBC FAST MONEY         131             16             49
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         611            163            302
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,959            287            546
CNN SITUATION ROOM         687            197            260
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         596             84            205
CNBC MAD MONEY           82             20             37
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         684            222            400
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,872            255            589
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         571            183            279
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         518            114            234
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         197            113            112
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         847            290            507
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,145            441         1,019
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         773            202            366
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         510            133            206
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         203            122            119
HLN NANCY GRACE         963            303            509
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,995            276            634
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         608            135            256
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         842            186            318
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         199            117            124
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         903            244            460
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,600            207            532
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         562            180            303
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         786            161            311
CNBC AMERICAS GUN: AR-15         106             60             79
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         722            244            420
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,268            273            578
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         366            138            218
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         345            120            186
CNBC MAD MONEY           79             35             47
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         647            233            398

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

    Hey lefties…I just added another 226 dollars to the economy.

    Answer to fixing our economy is the Private Sector. Not Obama or any of your left wing policies!

  • Ratboy

    Maybe if the loons actuall read articles like this they would…uh…may…..uh might……………..ok probably wouldn’t understand the reality anyway! :shock:

    Keeping Up, Not Getting Ahead

    The American economy continues to add jobs in proportion to population growth. Nothing less, nothing more.

    The share of American adults with jobs has barely changed since 2010, hovering between 58.2 percent and 58.7 percent. This employment-to-population ratio stood at 58.6 percent in April. That is about four percentage points lower than the employment rate before the recession, a difference of roughly 10 million jobs. In other words, the United States economy is not getting any closer to recreating the jobs lost during the recession.

    This lack of progress has been obscured by the steady decline of the high-profile unemployment rate, which continued in April. But the unemployment rate is easily misunderstood. The government counts as unemployed only those who are actively looking for new jobs. As people have given up, the unemployment rate has declined – not because more people are working, but because more people have stopped looking for work.

    The share of adults looking for work peaked at 6.4 percent of the population in 2010. It fell to 4.7 percent in April. But recall that over the same period, the share of adults with jobs did not change. What grew instead is the share of adults no longer counted as part of the labor force.

    (The unemployment rate also uses a different denominator than the employment rate: Workers plus searchers, rather than the entire population. For the sake of consistency and clarity, the figures in the previous paragraph show “unemployment” as a share of the entire population.)

    And the decline of labor force participation – the technical term for the share of adults working or searching – is primarily the result of a bad economy.

    Baby boomers are aging into retirement. Even before the recession, the government projected in 2007 that participation would decline to 65.5 percent by 2016, from 66 percent. But the April rate of 63.3 percent means the labor force has lost roughly five million additional workers.

    Furthermore, the projections were wrong. Participation has actually risen among people older than 55. The decline is entirely driven by younger dropouts.

    The federal government counts 11.7 million Americans as unemployed. The real number, it follows, is more like 17 million.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I watched Sixty Minutes hammer Reagan in a story about military spending and how the Stealth and M1 were junk that would not work. They said the M1 would not work in the desert! CNN lamented the fact that crazy Reagan wanted to spend all this money on suspect military equipment while people were starving in the streets. Sound familiar!

  • Ralph Hahn

    How’s my message of peace and harmony going? Free-thinking differing opinions without calling names? Some folks are just born to hate.

    Stick a fork into MSNBC. It’s done. Crown the new #2 – CNN.

    And, praise be to FNC. #1 in 25-54 demo and loving it. HLN has a gruesome trial going on, so the couple two-three timeslots where they beat FOX News is only temporary.

  • Ratboy

    @ Ralph Hahn

    Posted May 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    How’s my message of peace and harmony going

    I think you need to ask Jeffie :shock: :lol:

  • Ratboy


    Rat Meat Sold as Lamb Highlights Food Fears in China

  • Sicilian Papa



    Correct, I renewed my license for the construction business after looking for work in other areas of the economy. I finally gave up in February and waited for spring. It was so bad in 2009-2012 we didn’t even bother with putting out estimates anymore. It was a waste of time. The guy with the wife and 3 kids was underbidding us by thousands. We had a license but we were a shell. My friends and family basically fed me and gave me a place to live for 3 years. Things are slightly better now and I am trying to pay them back. I am one of those statistics.

  • Harleyk9

    O’Reilly draws 6 times as many viewers as Hayes ? Good move replacing Fat Eddie MSLSD……

  • Doug Z


    You know I am a neocom! Russians were bankrupted by the low price of gas, all gas prices. The price of oil went from $56 to $12. Reagan had nothing to do with it. If price of oil went to $21 Russians would be out of business again. Our county would be in great shape.

    Republicans have no fiscal conservatives. Reagan said all the right things ,but spent big and blamed the Demos. Does this sound like Obama, Yes.

    Reagan used some of that debt to rebuild the Military which was badly needed. The Russians could not keep up though they bankrupted themselves trying.

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa

    I hear ya my friend! It is good to see that you are hanging in there and trying to use your talents as opposed to rolling over and letting the government take care of you! I use many contractors and depending on the level of the job I try to use the guys who are struggling to stay afloat. I have my standard list for all my top end work that I have to have full confidence in the outcome with no additional effort on my part but the lesser stuff is given to guys that need the work.

    On the other side of that coin, I know some lazy slugs who have opportunities to work but stay on the dole instead. these clowns are not in the trades and have been given job opportunities. On guy said to me “I pay my taxes so you are damn right I should get the food stamps and welfare!” I had to remind him that due to his situation of laziness……he wasn’t paying any taxes! Wanna guess who HE voted for?

  • Sicilian Papa


    Doug Z

    Some of that is true. Reagan knew that a strong America who was unafraid was the best defense. He dropped the top marginal rate from around 70% to around 35%. Pretty remarkable considering the path we were on. Interest rates were at around 20% and 8% when he left office.



    It helped that I was not totally useless and I could fix just about anything. I know who helped me and I am slowly going to pay them back. I signed up for the food stamps but I got some work from manpower because I had skills and feed myself always.

  • Sicilian Papa



    If I had 3 kids to fed I would have taken the food stamps. I would have also paid the government back. I was raised to never take charity. That is why I am committed to giving back to those who helped me.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I got the fed and feed mixed up, dyslexic today!

  • Doug Z


    I just want the truth. I wish it was not true. Regain talked the talk , but was the biggest tax increasing and spender in history.
    What does a real noecon do. I tell the truth.

    You know I am a real neocon.

    Reagan said his tax drop was revenue neutral. He said and did close lop holes and did not low taxes. Just like the GOP and Reagan said at the time. He raised SS and Medicare by more than 2 times. to 15.23% from 6.56%. Increase the amount taxed to $60,000 form $28,000

    Sicilian Papa
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 12:05 PM


    Doug Z

    Some of that is true. Reagan knew that a strong America who was unafraid was the best defense. He dropped the top marginal rate from around 70% to around 35%. Pretty remarkable considering the path we were on. Interest rates were at around 20% and 8% when he left office.

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–i know you don’t know econ but your adding a couple hundred dollars to the economy will not help much. Why don’t you add 200 billion dollars to the economy–that would help…

  • usa8888

    The party is tonight and we need your pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeff

    @You know I am a neocom………what’s and neocom, Neo communist???
    @Reagan had nothing to do with it………don’t end a sentence with a pronoun.
    @ If price of oil went to $21 Russians would be out of business again……this makes no sense.
    @ Does this sound like Obama, Yes…….where is the question mark?

    Side note for you, please learn the difference of “to” and “too.” As you use it incorrectly so often.

    DouglASS, get it together on your grammar! You have the same mistakes as another “neocom” on this website.


  • Sicilian Papa



    I have to tell you all being out of work for 3 years is brutal. You loose all your self-esteem. I always kept my sense of humor which helped. You can blame others or the economy but you have to take some of the responsibility yourself. I made a real bad business decision a number of years ago that cost me. I was a little unlucky and spent a number of years trying to sell my work as a screenwriter. It’s America so you can always bounce back.

    I am a free market guy and I believe the government should not get to much into you life. There is always a next chapter and that is the beauty of America.

  • Doug Z

    The number is 1.5 trillion or more, both spent and printed.

    Posted May 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Chriscee–i know you don’t know econ but your adding a couple hundred dollars to the economy will not help much. Why don’t you add 200 billion dollars to the economy–that would help…

  • Doug Z

    So , Jeffie, you finally got me. I will be more careful.

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