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.

  • Jeff

    Enjoy the ratings Fox News lovers. I’m very happy you have something to celebrate…..



    These same @ssclowns post comment after comment daily of negative trolling news blurps from the far right wing extremist media hacks.

    So WHY are they so miserable and have very little to celebrate other than Fox News ratings???

    As Mark Twain said……believing in what ya know ain’t so!

  • Sicilian Papa

    FOX has a way to go to reclaim their numbers of a few years ago. MSNBC is well on their way to reclaiming the good old days of Phil Donahue.

    Yes, corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media is all powerful but it is good to see the far left wing station take a nose dive.

    NBC has not reported on the Dem lawmakers wanting out of Obamacare. They know this will be a death nail for those hypocrites that imposed it on the little people.

  • usa8888

    This just in: Fox Fake News is again pushing its Benghazi Boondoggle to try to stir up some right wing kook reaction……

  • Doug Z

    usa0000- Grasshopper

    Oh my God, please help this little man. He can not write

    All the old people can write, here.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff you are not usa0000000000000–the Grasshopper

    Look at his writing today. He calls people dumb.
    This is just some of it.
    tahnkfully= thankfully

    tahnkfully—- thankfully
    creatisionism—- creationism
    Personhood— Person-hood
    racisism—- racism
    Banghazi– Benghazi
    rightwing— right wing
    prmoting— promoting
    prmoting– promoting
    Banghaziprmoting—– Banghaziprmoting—-Not a word in english
    you ‘ve—Not a work used at all in English
    insuramce– insurance
    compnay— compnay
    you ‘ve– not a work in English
    insuramce— insurance
    compnay– company

    insuramce— insurance
    compnay– company
    Ignorant people can not write. What grade is this writing, Grasshopper-usa0000
    tahnkfully= thankfully
    Oh, My God
    He still shows his lack of education. Look at this writing. He could not read anything I wrote about how dumb he is.
    anythig— anything
    poliicies—– policies
    Chirs— Chris
    Robme— Rob me
    Vouchercare—- Voucher care
    Vouchercare….Medicare—– Voucher-care…Medicare
    Here we go again! Bad writing from the uneduacated
    Personhood—- Person hood
    rght—– right
    Insanitorum—- Sanatorium
    et— et –Unknown what it is
    al—- allPersonhood—- Person hood
    rght—– right
    Insanitorum—- Sanatorium
    et— et –Unknown what it is
    al—- all

  • Sicilian Papa

    NBC won’t touch White House cover ups in Benghazi or Boston. They omit what needs to be omitted report only love for their dear leader. CBS, ABC, CNN, Sixty Minutes and all the rest of corrupt media are not much better. NBC is the official State run media.

    If Bush where President they would be doing story after story hammering Bush’s handling of these situations. Sixty Minutes….awful, Steve Croft propagandist. Sixty Minutes would have whistle blowers lined up out the door in a one hour exclusive if an R was sitting that White House, disgusting!

  • Jeff

    Very thankful for republicans like Ted Cruz of Texass. Working hard to stop immigration reform, which will secure a big win for Democrats in 2014 and 2016.

    Ted Cruz says he’s like Barry Goldwater……

    Chris Matthews said it best: “that’s an insult to Barry Goldwater”

  • Mark2


    Benghazi has been covered by every single netwrok. The only difference is that Fox News continues to cover it on a daily basis as if it’s still news.

    It’s no longer news…it’s time to move on to actual news like the story of a 5yr old boy who shot his 2yr old sister with a rifle that was given to him as a gift.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Barry Goldwater coming out of Tingles mouth is an insult to Barry Goldwater. Tingles the newsman, what an awful human being. He rooted for our solders to die in Iraq to destroy Bush. When the surge started working he was foaming at the mouth one Friday afternoon. He went to commercial and when he came back on air he was all smiles. Across the bottom of the screen, Five US solders killed in Iraq. One of the worst people on the planet, Tingles.

    True story, I saw it with my own eyes.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    You call that whitewash news. They defended Obama brilliantly. I give them high marks on their propaganda.

  • Jeff

    Republican Senator Toomey:

    “In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized. There were some mostly on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it,” Toomey said

    Shame on the Republican Party politicians. This is why people are rolling their eyes these days at the Republican Party.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Where was the President when all this was going on? The corrupt media never asked that simple question.

    You know they would have asked Bush.

    Look up all the corrupt media interviews with the President and I dare you to find one tough question about his response to the 9/11 attacks in Benghazi. Watch the love fest with Steve Croft.

  • Chriscee

    Polls show Americans are far more concerned about finding a job than they about gun control and immigration. Americans want jobs. Obama chooses to ignore that fact

  • Sicilian Papa

    Croft needs to be called out and the entire left wing propaganda machine known as Sixty Minutes.

  • lbles

    “Obamacare is not about making sure the poor, disadvantaged, or middle-class that can’t afford it have health care. It’s never been about that for Obama. It’s about the government running it. Once the government has control over your health care, they control every aspect of your life.” -Rush

  • lbles

    “I’m telling you that in all the criticisms you can offer or make about the media, one of the biggest — and one of the most important, one of the most telling — is to point out what they don’t cover as much as the bias in what they do cover.” -Rush

  • Sicilian Papa

    If anyone on the left can find one tough question asked by the corrupt media about Benghazi I will admit I was wrong.

    Oh yeah, Ed Henry did ask a tough question. I forget what NEWS organization he works for.

  • Chriscee

    April was the deadly month in Iraq since June if 2008.

    Wtg Obama….you are a FAILURE!!!!

  • Chriscee

    I thought the war in Iraq was over. Lol. Obama the war monger.

  • lbles

    Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) Busts the Regime on Vaccination Sequester Lie

    RUSH: When I announced the Limbaugh Theorem, that was February 13th. Folks, I could make the case — and if there is anybody who would make the case, it would be me — I could make the case that my announcement of the Limbaugh Theorem, how it is that Obama is never governing, never seen as governing, constantly campaigning, always opposing everything that’s going wrong, always trying to fix it, when in fact he’s the architect, how people say they hate the direction the country’s going and they don’t like Obama’s agenda, but they approve of the job he’s doing. How could that happen?

    Back on March the 5th, eight days ago, House Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing, Centers for Disease Control director Thomas Frieden testified about the impact sequester cuts will have on health care. Now, this is fascinating. The Republican questioning him is Andy Harris, who is a Republican from Baltimore. Andy Harris, a doctor, a Republican, questioning the guy heading up the CDC. The White House put out a completely fraudulent number about vaccinations and diseases and kids that wouldn’t be treated if the sequester happened. And this Republican called him on it. Here’s how it went.

    HARRIS: I’m going to read their quote about vaccines for children. It says, in Maryland, about 2,050 fewer children will receive vaccines due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $140,000. Did the CDC assist the White House in preparing that estimate?

    FRIEDEN: I would have to get back to you on that.

    HARRIS: You as the director don’t know if you assisted the White House in preparing an estimate that was distributed to every member of Congress?

    RUSH: (imitating Frieden) “I don’t know, I have to get back to you. I don’t know, the White House, I don’t know, I don’t know.” But the White House said that 2,050 fewer children would receive vaccines due to reduced funding in the sequester. So then Andy Harris said, “Let’s forget the number. Let’s forget the idea of how vaccines for children are going to be affected by the sequester. Is this the vaccine for children program? Which program is it? Is it 317? What did the president’s budget do to 317, the president’s prospective budget for 2013?”

    FRIEDEN: The precise numbers I would have to get back to you.

    HARRIS: Does $58 million cut sound familiar?

    FRIEDEN: Yes.

    HARRIS: And what was the sequester cut?

    FRIEDEN: Again, the precise numbers…

    HARRIS: Does $30 million sound familiar?

    FRIEDEN: I would…

    HARRIS: You think that’s around ballpark, isn’t it? So actually, the president cut the program twice as much in his budget. Can I assume that the president’s proposed cut would have reduced funding to 4,100 children in Maryland?

    For video of exchange: www . youtube . com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cKbMhr-cfh8

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