Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 2, 2013

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May 3rd, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 2, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,308            235            481
CNN         456            144            200
MSNBC         339             82            161
CNBC         166             73             89
FBN           56               5             24
HLN         702            237            388
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,045            272            621
CNN         680            165            296
MSNBC         599            159            243
CNBC         309            189            181
FBN           89               5             32
HLN         887            297            510
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,264            257            517
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         404            176            225
MSNBC Morning Joe         362             98            209
CNBC Squawk Box         113             25             41
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         316            171            230
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,054            276            744
CNN Situation Room         536            139            159
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         571             89            196
CNBC FAST MONEY         132             37             75
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,400            382            707
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,889            200            523
CNN Situation Room         487            131            152
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         463             99            173
CNBC Mad Money         102             35             40
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,440            413            719
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,892            287            620
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         535            149            200
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         502            121            200
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         188            110             93
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         985            351            563
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,889            398            865
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         717            216            330
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         589            156            229
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         270            152            152
HLN Nancy Grace         939            322            558
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       1,848            242            523
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         762            148            316
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         617            184            258
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         321            191            190
HLN Dr. Drew ON CALL         908            294            510
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,378            171            466
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         562            131            242
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         590            137            241
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         337            224            201
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         814            274            462
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,181            333            623
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         447            130            201
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         355            104            156
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         353            248            222
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         630            243            388

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

  • Stan T.

    And the sinking of the MSNBC continues…even the captain of their ship only got 617K viewers with only 184K in the key demo…for a certain person on this post, it means 2/3 of rachel’s viewers are OLD…

    I mean, seriously, Piers “I’m going back to UK if Gun control fails” Morgan got more overall viewers than rachel…

  • Stan T.

    oh, and I forgot….I was first to post today! yay me! lol

  • Cindy

    Call Westboro Baptist!!

    It looks like there’s a funeral at MSNBC!

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Chris Hayes is a joke!! they could get better numbers by putting the cleaning lady on camera!

  • Tama

    Hayes is a complete fail for MessDNC in the Primetime demo and overall.

  • Ratboy

    Calling Dr Maddow, Calling Dr Maddow, go to the emergency room STAT! Your program is flat lining! :lol:

  • Stan T.

    From yesterday, Chriscee said:

    Obama blames USA 4 drug violence in Mexico, cites GUN SMUGGLING as part of problem

    But did he admit it was he and Holder who was doing the gun smuggling through Fast and Furious? lol

  • Stan T.

    Posted May 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM
    Calling Dr Maddow, Calling Dr Maddow, go to the emergency room STAT! Your program is flat lining!

    ROFL…she makes CNN look good…lol

  • Ratboy

    Well Well! His brother running him over with the vehicle was actually considered partial cause of death!! Yep innocent little brother was just a “victim of influence” Riiiiiiiiiiight!

    Cause Of Death For Boston Bomb Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Released

    The cause of death for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been released with his official certificate of death. The 26-year-old died of “gunshot wounds to (his) torso and extreme blunt trauma to (his) head and torso,”

    During the gun battle on the night of April 18, Tsarnaev apparently received multiple gunshot wounds and was run over by a motor vehicle. He was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. on April 19 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Reports have indicated that the vehicle that ran over Tsarnaev was the stolen one driven by his brother Dzokhar to flee the scene of the shootout

  • usa8888

    Right wing priorities:
    1) eliminate birth control and support the Personhood Amendment
    2) eliminate gun background checks so more criminals and lunatics can get assault weapons and murder more children and adults
    3) give big tax breaks to billionaires with yachts and private jets
    4) replace science with creationism and bible study
    5) eliminate Social Security, Medicare, the EPA, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, etc.
    6) embrace racism, bigotry and general backward thinking
    7) worship lunatics like Slimebaugh, Beck, Hannity and send them money
    8) attend the CPAC Comedy Convention
    9) watch Faux News–the propaganda arm of the right wing (bias 24/7)
    10) ruin the economy by cutting spending in a recession or depression
    11) Obstruction, obstruction, obstruction

  • Ratboy

    Dung De Dung Dung

  • Mark

    Hi, I’m Chris Hayes.

    Please join me tonight as I jump off a skyscraper after seeing last night’s Nielsen ratings.

  • Stan T.


    LOL…I’m surprised the whole MSNBC host crew don’t jump off that skyscraper..

  • RealityChick


    Perhaps the listening public has run out of shovels…Nobody’s listening anymore…I wonder if they calculate when someone tunes into MSNBC how fast it takes for them to change the channel…ten seconds…fifteen?

  • AppleStinx

    Isn’t the Jodi Arias trial moving into its closing argument phase? Any guesses on how high their primetime average is going to hit tonight?

  • Mark2

    Okay for all of you giggling teenagers in here, I hate to burst your bubble but Rachel Maddow was not on last night. Melissa Perry filled in for her.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2

    Posted May 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Okay for all of you giggling teenagers in here, I hate to burst your bubble but Rachel Maddow was not on last night. Melissa Perry filled in for her.

    well that explains why her numbers were a little higher than they were! :shock: :lol: :lol:

  • Doug Z

    Look no young people, The few there are , all old


  • Doug Z

    Look grasshopper-Jeff

    They are all old at NSNBC


  • Mike

    As bad as Chris Hayes is, he still beat Chris Matthews last night. That speaks volumes!! That has to be sending tingles up his leg!

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