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

  • Chriscee

    What SEQUESTER??

    Not to worry: DoD still buying $59/gallon “green” jet fuel, despite sequester

  • Chriscee


    No Obamawankanobee didn’t say anything about the Fast and Furious or the 4 deaths in Benghazi….
    But he did blame America for everything else wrong in Mexico.

    The Obamawankanobee APOLOGY tour still going strong.

  • Stan T.

    Here’s the key demo breakdown…who is the loser?

    P2 25-54

    2045 – FOX 297 – HLN
    887 – HLN 272 – FOX
    680 – CNN 189 – CNBC
    598 – MSNBC 165 – CNN
    309 – CNBC 159 – MSNBC

    Poor MSNBC

  • Eggmanbill

    I wonder if Fair and Balanced Little Billy O is going to cover the looney Right at the NRA Convention like he covered “The Looney Left” in Seattle. Thank God the Looney left, looney Right and the majority of Fox viewers are a very small CRAZY minority fringe group in our Great Country.Fox No-News is a Anti-American misinformation proponent of hate and lies. To all Republicans, Fox No-News and all the crazy right wing Radio buffoons are destroying the GOP, if you’re not careful the GOP will turn into a patch wearing, gun toting enforcer of an extreme ideology, that is not American. You reap what you sow!!!!!!!

  • Mark2

    It’s a shame for you Republicans out there that FOXNews ratings haven’t translated to a victory in the last two Presidential elections. I guess Bill O’Reilly, Hannity, Greta, The Five, and Fox and Friends don’t have as much pull and influence as you guys thought…lol.

  • Chriscee

    Washington Post Earnings Drop 85%

    Politico reported today that net income at The Washington Post Co. dropped an astonishing 85 percent from the first quarter of last year to the first quarter of this year. The newspaper division posted an operating loss of $34.5 million over that period.

    It looks as if the Post, like many other newspapers around the country, may have entered an age of decline. Newspapers just aren’t as profitable as they once were. The proliferation of online news outlets has given consumers a plethora of free news sources to choose from. But another factor may be the Post’s persistent liberal bias, which is a turnoff to potential conservative subscribers.

    haha…good for the Washington Post.

  • Doug Z


    As Broadcast News dropped

    As 2009 comes to a close, we’re giving you a look at how the cable news networks grew during the first decade of the 21st Century. In the case of Fox News, stratospheric growth of nearly 570% over 10 years.

  • Chriscee

    Liberty University Offers Scholarship to Eagle Scout Facing Gun Charge

    Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. says anti-gun zealots are vilifying student

    A North Carolina Eagle Scout who was expelled and arrested for accidentally leaving a shotgun in his pickup truck in the school parking lot has been offered a scholarship to attend Liberty University.

    Cole Withrow was just a few weeks from graduating with honors from Princeton High School when he was arrested on Monday and slapped with a felony weapons charge. Withrow had been skeet shooting with friends a day before and had only noticed he had left his shotgun in his truck as he reached to grab his book bag.

    When he realized his mistake, he went to the front office and called his mother. An administrator overheard the conversation and called police.

    Withrow’s story has generated national attention. Hundreds of people have joined a Facebook community to show their support. And many local parents are upset over what many believe is a case of a young man getting severely punished for trying to do the right thing.

    “You teach your kids if you’re in trouble or if you see you’ve done something wrong, go ahead and admit it,” family friend Kimberly Boykin said. “Be a man and it’ll be fixed. In this case, that’s what he did and he’s being punished for it. That’s not the lesson we need to teach our kids.”

    Jerry Falwell, Jr., the chancellor of Liberty University, had been traveling through North Carolina and saw a local television news account of Withrow’s ordeal. He also noticed that the 18-year-old was wearing a “Liberty University” t-shirt.

    Falwell told Fox News that he made a few calls and discovered that Withrow’s sister is a Liberty graduate.

    “I was really impressed with what a meek and humble Christian kid he is,” Falwell said. “I thought he would be a perfect fit at Liberty.”

    So the chancellor made the 18-year-old an offer he couldn’t refuse.

    “I told him that we would give him whatever scholarships he needed to attend Liberty University,” he said.

    Falwell said the university is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure the teenager gets a college education.

    “The anti-gun zealots seem to be vilifying him for making an honest mistake,” he told Fox News. “We want to reward him for trying to do the right thing.”

    And that means even helping the young man finish his last few weeks of high school. Falwell said they offered to let him finish his high school work through their online academy.

    Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Va., is the world’s largest Christian university with nearly 100,000 students. The chancellor said he’s been flooded with messages of support for Withrow from the Liberty community.

    “It’s something our whole university feels good about,” he said.

    For now Withrow, who had a spotless record, faces a precarious future. It’s unclear at this point how the pending criminal charges will be worked out.

    Falwell called the boy’s predicament “disturbing and unsettling.”

    “When you see a basketball player who is glorified for announcing that he’s gay and then you see an honest young man like Cole arrested and treated like a criminal for making an honest mistake – you wonder what’s happening to our country,” he said. “The culture seems to be completely disconnected from our roots – our Christian heritage and our Constitution. I hope the American people wake up before it’s too late.”


  • Doug Z

    That’s one of the reasons Fox News making more money than the rest of the TV news

    Ten years ago, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News each averaged around 200,000 daily viewers, while CNN led the way with 400,000.

    Since then, Fox’s viewership has skyrocketed by more than 570%, according to Nielsen ratings, via MediaBistro.

    In 2002, Fox broke ahead of CNN and never looked back, finishing 2009 with more than twice the total viewers of any other cable network. That’s one of the reasons it’s making more money than the rest of the TV news business combined.

  • Chriscee


    MSNBC host Thomas Roberts on Friday aired a portion of Vice President Joe Biden’s speech given at a plaque dedication remembering the Americans lost in the Benghazi terror attack and falsely claimed he was mourning “children as the victims of gun violence.” Roberts was discussing Biden’s reported plans to make a second push for gun control after losing in the first round.

    In the selectively edited clip of Biden’s remarks, the vice president was talking about the serious risks that State Department employees and their families face as part of their service. “No child should predecease their parents. And I wish I could tell you we aren’t going to add anymore names with this wall…but the truth of the matter is, there will be more.” Biden said.

    After playing the video, Roberts falsely claimed that the vice president was talking about the children of gun violence before announcing his renewed push for background checks.

    The DIFFERENT videos are up at Glenn Becks The Blaze.

    msnBS lies, lies and continues to LIE all in the name of protecting Obamawanknobeenothing Obama.

  • usa8888

    Liberty U is a quack school, maybe one that you could get into, Chriscee. If you have a degree from there, maybe you could get on at fox Fake or some church somewhere…

  • usa8888

    92% of Americans favor background checks but the right wing kooks, like Chriscee, don’t——-

  • usa8888

    Colorado, a very progressive state, has enacted 7 new gun control laws over Chriscee’s objections….

  • usa8888

    Jerry Fallwell, Jr. is probably as backward thinking as his father, but he did inherit some money and the school….

  • Sicilian Papa

    Tingles 89,000 in key demo. Remember my prediction 50,000 in key demo by summer!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Alex Wagner scores 26,000 in key demo. Competition 227,000 and 177,000 in key demo, WOW!

  • Chriscee

    Poll: Only Politicians And The Media Care About Gun Control And Immigration

    A Gallup poll of 1,005 adults, taken from April 4 – 7, shows that Americans’ top priorities remain the economy and unemployment. Essentially unchanged from February, 24 percent of Americans rate the “economy in general” as their top priority. This is followed closely by unemployment, which 18 percent of Americans rate as the “most important problem facing the country.” That has increased from 16 percent in March, possibly as a result of the lackluster jobs report that month which showed the economy adding only 88,000 new jobs and nearly half a million Americans leaving the workforce.

    “Dissatisfaction with government” and the federal debt and deficit follow as issues Americans think are the most important. Healthcare and “ethical/moral/family decline” rank highly on Americans’ list of priorities as well. Tied with “education” and the crisis on the Korean peninsula are guns and immigration on list of public legislative priorities.

  • Doug Z

    Grasshopper with your writing skills you need any school that can teach. You never call anybody dumb again.

    Posted May 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Liberty U is a quack school,

  • Doug Z

    Jeff you are 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 –Un

  • Sicilian Papa

    Sorry Happening Now on Fox scores 255,000 in key demo, beating Alex Wagner Now, total viewers 197,000!

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