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.

  • lbles

    “The Democrat Party is running as far away from Obamacare as they can. The Republican Party would be making a huge mistake to help them fix this. The Democrats are realizing nobody can afford this damn thing, and they want to make changes in it. The Republicans ought to say, ‘Nope, we’re not helping you. This is your bill. We had nothing to do with passing this bill. We had nothing to do with voting for Obamacare. It’s an absolute mess, and you own it, and the only thing we’re gonna do is help you repeal it.'” – Rush

  • Chriscee

    Everything Obama touches falls apart… including his exits from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    These are now Obama’s wars.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Many US Servicemen and women died in Iraq because of Bush’s decision. The corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media used to have the death ticker in the crawl at the bottom of the screen. It told you how many dead and how many wounded to go with thousands of stories.

    The death ticker went away in Afghanistan, why. O. surged the troops there and many died. I noticed hardly a mention of the 1,000th dead in Afghanistan, why. Corruption, the US media is a corrupt organization.

  • JetPro

    MSNBC needs to launch a new campaign…..

    “We will pay you to VIEW”…..LOL…

  • Hoppy

    In 1964-65, Lyndon B Johnson declared war on poverty. Aren’t you all proud that we won such a resounding victory?

  • lbles

    “Individual policies are due to go up 50% at the end of the year, governments and large companies are looking at dumping health coverage currently offered, and there’s President Obama today at his presser saying that Americans are experiencing the benefits of Obamacare — even if they don’t know it.” -Rush

  • lbles

    “Norah O’Donnell was terribly worried that Jason Collins may never work in the NBA again because he came out — and because he’s 36 and because he scores 1.1 points a game, because he’s not a starter, and because he played in six games last season.” -Rush

  • lbles

    “My gosh, if there’s ever been a green light put in front of the Republican Party over anything:

    42% of the American people don’t know that Obamacare is law!

    Aside from the political aspects, for crying out loud! What does it say about the awareness of the people in this country?” -Rush

  • lbles

    “Political correctness is nothing but censorship of free speech, censorship of freedom of thought.” -Rush

  • lbles

    “If you look at the bio page on Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s website, it features three pictures of her brother — the nerd TV host — and four pictures of her. In her bio!” -Rush

  • Sicilian Papa


    Trillions and Trillions later we are still fighting the war on poverty. Look at all we did for the bombers and their families. Yes, they spit right in our face and used us.

  • lbles

    If the Koch brothers are serious about the LA Times, they need to get a promise in advance from those Times employees promising to quit if they buy it.

    Get a written promise before you sign the deal.” -Rush

  • lbles

    “The left puts a lot of faith in people from the past that were dismal failures but that they think were the greatest who ever lived. LBJ was such a great leader, he couldn’t even run for reelection in 1968.

    It was so bad after his implementation of the Great Society and the War on Poverty and Vietnam, he didn’t run.” -Rush

  • Sicilian Papa


    Jet Pro

    I suggest a calender featuring Ed Schultz in a speedo. Chris Hayes in a muscle shirt and Rachel Maddow in a bikini. Then you will see the ratings soar.

  • Mark2

    @SP and DougZ

    Fox News has been covering Benghazi conspiracies for the last 8 months. They thought it was going to be their winning ticket against Obama in 2012…they were wrong as usual.

    Instead, they should be covering the news about the Backlash at the Town Halls against the GOP Senators who voted against the Background Checks Bill.

    2014 aren’t looking too good for the Republican Party.

  • Mark2

    ^2014 Elections aren’t….

  • Sicilian Papa

    I still say a calender featuring MSNBC hosts in skimpy clothing is a game changer.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    All the media would have to do is report Dem Lawmakers who voted for Obamacare now want out and the election would be a landslide for the right. Don’t hold your breath. The corrupt media needs to keep the low-info voters as ignorant as possible. It would be a blockbuster story and that is why the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media will never report it.

  • AppleStinx

    Sicilian Papa wrote: “I suggest a calender featuring Ed Schultz in a speedo…”

    :eek: …it’s not like I was planning to have dinner tonight anyways.

  • Bobbyv


    Do you honestly think that Benghazi has been vetted by the media? I am no fan of witch hunts but it does seem like something is amiss

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