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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

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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

 
  • Joe

    Rachel didn’t host her show last night.

  • Mark2

    @Van

    Sorry buddy but we talk about a wide range of topics on the site.

    Next!!

  • Doug Z

    Rachel’s numbers were up last night, because she was not there.

    Joe
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Rachel didn’t host her show last night.

  • Stan T.

    Jim S.
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM
    Mark2 – you are so dead on. Any idiot knows cables news ratings run in cycles. I can remember all thru the 80?s and early 90?s MSNBC cleaned Fox News clock, day in and day out. Don’t worry, its just a matter of time and we’ll be back on top, again

    GO USA 8888
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    COuld that be because there was no Fox news in the 80s and early 90s? Fox News Channel was created on October 7, 1996…yeah, it’s really easy to beat a company that didn’t exist back then…

  • Mark2

    @DougZ “Rachel’s numbers were up last night, because she was not there.

    No they didn’t.

  • Doug Z

    Liberal NBC is so smart

    NBC reporter seemed caught unaware Wednesday at a May Day rally in New York City when asked if she planned to cover the communist hammer and sickle flags some demonstrators were carrying.

    “I haven’t seen any of those…” reporter Ida Siegel told the male videographer who confronted her.

    “You haven’t seen any of those?” the videographer asked.

    “No, I haven’t — what are they, what do they represent?” Seigel replied.

    “The hammer and sickle, you don’t know what that represents?” he pressed.

    Siegel at that point asked which group the videographer was with.

    “I’m not with any group, I’m just curious as a major media company if you’re going to show in the story you do about this the hammer and sickle flags,” he said.

  • Mark2

    @StanT

    It doesn’t matter. Cable news on TV is a dying breed.

    More people are getting their news from Broadcast news and the Internet.

  • Doug Z

    Mark2 are you a little sensitive about your girl ,sorry. I will do better next time.

    Mark2
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    @DougZ “Rachel’s numbers were up last night, because she was not there.

    No they didn’t.

  • Stan T.

    Mark2
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM
    @StanT

    It doesn’t matter. Cable news on TV is a dying breed.

    More people are getting their news from Broadcast news and the Internet.

    *************************************
    Contrary to what YOU think, no, it’s not down…in fact cable is up overall every year…it’s the broadcast channels that are struggling to keep pulling in what today is poor compared to the past…

  • Jim S.

    Stan T.
    OH………….. WELL………………
    See, you right wing kook, you just proved my point. MSNBC was soooo strong, Fox News didn’t even DREAM about going on the air. So there!
    LEAN FORWARD
    GO USA 8888

  • Doug Z

    Mark2 More people are getting their news from Broadcast news

    You should see this chart

    Since 1980, the three commercial evening newscasts have lost 28.9 million viewers, or 55.5% of the audience they once had.2

    Evening News Demographics

    Evening news viewers tended to be older and not as highly educated than the average American. The average age of a regular evening news consumer in 2010 was 53 — seven years older than the average age of those surveyed in a June 2010 Pew Research Center for the People & the Press study.4

  • Doug Z

    Mark2
    Your News is really old and uneducated.

    Evening News Demographics

    Evening news viewers tended to be older and not as highly educated than the average American. The average age of a regular evening news consumer in 2010 was 53 — seven years older than the average age of those surveyed in a June 2010 Pew Research Center for the People & the Press study.4

  • Doug Z

    Mark2
    Your News is really old and uneducated.

    Morning News

    Morning news also continued to see audience loss in 2010, for the sixth year in a row.

  • Stan T.

    Jim S.
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM
    Stan T.
    OH………….. WELL………………
    See, you right wing kook, you just proved my point. MSNBC was soooo strong, Fox News didn’t even DREAM about going on the air. So there!
    LEAN FORWARD
    GO USA 8888
    *****************************************
    See, you’re wrong AGAIN…I’ve NEVER been a right wing kook…through 2008 presidential primaries I was a life-long democrat…of course, even back then I was a Fox News watcher because I wasn’t a left-wing liberal loon, so MSNBC was impossible to watch, even back then…

  • Mark2

    @StanT

    LMAO

    Cable news key demos Including FOX News are down 40 to 50% just from two years ago alone.

    Fox news numbers are nowhere near where they used to be a couple years back.

  • Doug Z

    Mark2
    Your News is really old and uneducated.

    Morning News Demographics
    The average age of a regular morning news show consumer in 2010 was 51 – five years older than the average survey respondent and two years younger than the average evening news consumer,still older than cable News by 10 years.

  • Chriscee

    Poor msnBS…would somebody tell them they need to turn OFF the lights!!

  • Stan T.

    Mark2
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM
    @StanT

    LMAO

    Cable news key demos Including FOX News are down 40 to 50% just from two years ago alone.

    Fox news numbers are nowhere near where they used to be a couple years back.
    ************************************************
    YOu keep making that claim…prove it…or prove you’re a troll…you’re choice…you alwasy demand we prove it…so prove it..or shut up.

  • Doug Z

    Mark2
    Your News is really old and uneducated.

    News Investment

    Assessing the state of network newsrooms is difficult also, but available information suggests these newsrooms are less than half the size they were in the 1980s.

    ABC

    Of all of the networks ABC News had the biggest overall staff reductions.
    Cuts at ABC, mainly from buyouts but also through some layoffs, amounted to between 375 and 400 people, close to 25% of the roughly 1,500 employed at the beginning of 2010.12

    CBS

    CBS News also appeared to reduce its staff in 2010, but not as sharply.
    It announced cutting 75 positions from its 1,400 to 1,500 staffers in February 2010.13
    Cuts included layoffs, unfilled openings and full-time staff moving to part time.14

    NBC

    The most financially stable of the three news divisions, NBC showed little change in staff in 2010, although that comes after at least five years of scaling back.

  • Mark2

    @DougZ

    But don’t forget that those are millions and millions of potential voters.

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