Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 2, 2013

Categories: '

Written By

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

    To Obama’s dismay, America not outraged by gun control fail, poll suggests

    A new poll finds that less than half of America is upset by the Senate’s failure to pass expanded background checks. That was supposed to be the gun control issue with the broadest support.

  • Bobbyv


    Did they attack police and destroy stuff at the NRA thing? Are those people reaping what they sow?

  • Ralph Hahn

    MSNBC – 5TH Place in Prime-Time.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff will let usa0000-Grasshopper call people dumb and then show up in a minute. Jeff is under cover that way. Jeff still uses word nobody but Grasshopper uses.

  • Sicilian Papa



    5th place! Sinking faster than Rosie O’Donnell in a dingy!

  • Stan T.

    Posted May 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM
    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.

    It’s a shame for you democrats out there that ALL THE REST OF THE MEDIA and their ratings couldn’t translated to a victory in the two presidential elections BEFORE that….

  • Chriscee

    USA is mad merely because he’s NOT qualified to get a scholarship at ANY UNIVERSITY.

    poor thing…he’s so jealous.

  • Doug Z

    GOP Rep. Calls Out Hill Leadership, Including Paul Ryan: His Budget ‘Didn’t Cut Spending at All’

    We’ve got too many people who look to government, who want to continue to spend more and more. The Ryan Budget itself didn’t cut spending at all. It just cuts the growth of spending,” Broun said of the budget he voted against from the former Republican candidate for Vice President. If elected to the Senate, Broun said he could see himself working well with Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson.

  • Doug Z


    I went to College in Tennessee. The Mothers would say Bless his poor hart. I did not know they were call me stupid in the nicest way I ever heard.

  • Doug Z

    Chriscee Poor Grasshopper. Bless his poor hart

  • Ralph Hahn

    There must be several DYSLEXIC posters here, who read the numbers posted above and just become delusional when they read them as most people don’t.

    If they are not suffering from dyslexia, they must be bi-polar. A chunk of Fox viewers are probably watching that trial on HNN, yet Bill O’Reilly’s audience last night was nearly THREE MILLION PEOPLE and it still owns the demo.

    Please post facts and keep your delusional life off of this page.

    Thank you. The Intelligents.

  • usa8888

    92 % of Americans want gun checks but the NRA Chief clown and Chriscee don’t want them….even the Chief Clown was for them 10 years ago, but now as the money lines his pockets, he is against.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Papa ; LOL!

  • usa8888

    Fox Fake News and Billo continue to hold the Lawrence Welk audience with 2/3 of them over 65….

  • usa8888

    Being only in the 4th grade, university is a ways off…but you can bet it won’t the quack U–run by Jerry Fallwell, Jr….

  • Doug Z

    Bless your poor hart, usa8888

  • Ratboy

    Dung de Dung de Dung de Dung Dung NOW GO CLEAN YOR ROOM!

  • Chriscee

    @Doug Z

    I know….bless his little heart…..lmao!!!

    I like that come back…..may I use it?

  • Chriscee

    too funny @ Sicilian Papa

  • Chriscee

    UT OH!! war monger Obama at it again!!

    Liberal heads are going to spin like the chick in the exorcists…

    Obama won’t rule out US boots on the ground in Syrian conflict

    President Obama did not rule out sending U.S. troops to Syria on Friday but said he did “not foresee” such a scenario if his administration confirms that Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures