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

  • usa8888

    Rat–where are you and where are my new sunglasses and blue t-shirt???

  • Chriscee

    Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces Told ‘You Can’t Go’ to Benghazi During Attacks

    CBS NEWS – The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa.

    The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.

    According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”

    No assistance arrived from the U.S. military outside of Libya during the hours that Americans were under attack or trapped inside compounds by hostile forces armed with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 rifles.

    Hicks told congressional investigators that if the U.S. had quickly sent a military aircraft over Benghazi, it might have saved American lives. The U.S. Souda Bay Naval Base is an hour’s flight from Libya.

    “I believe if we had been able to scramble a fighter or aircraft or two over Benghazi as quickly as possible after the attack commenced, I believe there would not have been a mortar attack on the annex in the morning because I believe the Libyans would have split. They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them,” Hicks testified. Two Americans died in the morning mortar attack.

  • Chriscee

    Senator Ted Cruz Terrifying The Left

    Even James Carville is worried….

    poor poor libbies..panties in a wad.

  • Coffee Steve

    Looks like CBS NEWS is now going after the Bengahzi story, they are going to have a major story on it tonight

  • Chriscee

    I thought liberals were all about DEFEATING capitalism…

    Apparently no one told GREEN Al Gore….

    Gore Is Romney-Rich With $200 Million After Bush Defeat

    He has made everyone of his dollars..with lies lies and more lies about global warming or what you libbies are calling it today..

    All the while he’s counting his dollars while living in his luxury mansion in Tennessee that uses more electricity in one day than we use in a month.

    What happened to Al Gore being “green.” Only thing he’s green with – is money….and liberals were suppose to hate capitalism..

  • Chriscee

    @Coffee Steve

    Bob Schieffer yesterday was absolutely flabbergasted when the truth slapped him squarely in the face. I actually think a couple of times..he was truly lost for words. He was fumbling around quite a bit.

  • Coffee Steve


    CBS is not just going for it now, they have 3 reporters assigned to gather info.

  • Chriscee

    Robert Redford film about the Weather Underground and Billy Ayers has FLOPPED!!

    Perhaps if Robert Reford didn’t sympathize with Bill Ayers….he wouldn’t have flopped so badly.

    Now perhaps Redford and Ayers will just go away!!

  • Chriscee

    @Coffee Steve

    I hope this is a turning point for MSM. Lord knows they’ve protected Obama the last 6 years….now it’s time to start telling the truth.

    But sadly, if it wasn’t for Sharyl Attkisson…I doubt the story would have gotten to where it is today. At least being on CBS more Americans will finally see the truth…Instead of just stuff made up by Susan Rice and Obama’s minions.

    I hope the house republicans take this all the way…and finally PROVE to America..what Obama and Hillary did.

  • Jim S.

    Ratboy – @ Watergate is the standard for a REPUBLICAN president, not a democrat


    Thats the beauty of being a Democrat, WE HAVE NO STANDARDS.

    GO USA 8888

  • Ratboy

    Just asking a question. What do you thing the leftie loons are going to do if it turns out that FOX has been right about Benghazi all this time? Will their heads explode?

    And just one more, If FOX IS right about Benghazi do you think it will spark some interest to re-look Fast and furious and Solyndra?

    jus askin

  • Jeff

    @ if FOX has been right about Benghazi all this time? Will their heads explode?

    And if it doesn’t…….. yours and many others will!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Ya Think???

    MSNBC Panel Concedes Double Standard With Nikki Haley: If GOPer Leveled Attack, ‘We Would Have Led With It’

    South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian made headlines recently when he remarked that he hoped gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen would send the state’s governor Nikki Haley “back to wherever the hell she came from.” Morning Joe took note of the story on Monday morning — conceding that were the remark made by a Republican, the media coverage would be “crazy.”

  • Ratboy

    @ And if it doesn’t…….. yours and many others will!

    Unfortunately I think there are 4 dead reasons that FOX is right on this one!

  • Chriscee

    I am glad liberals fear FOX news. They’d better be worried to because the rest if Obamas lies and deceits are going to be exposed.

    Issa is going to go back to Fast & Furious and remind the country that Obama turned his back on border agent Brian Terry just like he did Chris Stevens and 3 others.

  • Stan T.

    Jim S.
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM
    Ratboy – @ Watergate is the standard for a REPUBLICAN president, not a democrat


    Thats the beauty of being a Democrat, WE HAVE NO STANDARDS.

    GO USA 8888

    That’s not at all true…I was a democrat for decades, and I had standards…which is why I didn’t vote for so many democrats that ran in my districts…I was no idealogue…I voted for the lesser of two evils, which more often than not was the republican running..

  • Coffee Steve

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get more insane

    Your Tax dollars at work

    *’Pet Food Stamps’ Program Started For Low-Income Families… :roll:

    I hope this is a turning point for MSM

    Hopefully, but doubt it. But I know that Jake Tapper leaving ABC News had somewhat to do with he was told to shut up about the Libya story.

    There are good reporters who want to do their jobs Chriscee, but they can’t cross the line that is set for them.

  • usa8888

    Nobody listens to Fox Fake news except a couple million right wing kooks–basically the Lawrence Welk crowd….of whom chirscee is one

  • Coffee Steve

    Some Good news for a moment amongst the bad

    *North Korea pulls missiles from launch site

    Two intermediate-range missiles taken away from launch site on east coast; Pentagon acknowledges a “provocation pause”

  • usa8888

    This just in from Gallup’s latest poll: Obama’s approval rating increases to 50% versus 45% disapprove……..
    Chriscee should feel content with Obama as her leader!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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