Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 3, 2013

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May 6th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, May 3, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,187            210            447
CNN         394            135            195
MSNBC         377            118            159
CNBC         149             52             73
FBN           49               6             18
HLN         646            219            352
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,849            236            592
CNN         556            155            247
MSNBC         451            131            185
CNBC         183            105            105
FBN           65               5             15
HLN         817            273            465
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,177            253            531
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         389            180            231
MSNBC Morning Joe         410            125            229
CNBC Squawk Box         112             17             44
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         247            123            186
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,824            301            591
CNN SITUATION ROOM         480            115            191
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         651            138            247
CNBC FAST MONEY           85             27             36
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION           81             24             34
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,247            374            672
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,753            242            529
CNN SITUATION ROOM         311             83            142
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         559            140            209
CNBC MAD MONEY         113             31             54
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,464            424            784
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,622            189            475
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         382            112            154
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         530            163            205
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         141             74             92
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL       1,144            342            636
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,334            267            728
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         630            160            235
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         555            137            217
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         180             94            108
HLN NANCY GRACE         908            291            517
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FNR: SEE NO EVIL-GOSNELL       1,853            241            617
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         501            129            212
MSNBC HUBRIS: SELLING IRAQ WAR         496            123            169
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         198            107            116
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         830            276            496
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,349            200            430
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         538            176            293
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         303            132            168
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         171            114             91
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         713            251            382
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         942            195            368
CNN PARTS UNKNOWN         388            157            205
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         326            161            142
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         190            131            119
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         552            199            339

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

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Nothing much new on ratings. MSNBC does slightly better but still in forth place.

  • Ralph Hahn

    As long as that trial continues, everything is up in the air. But “The Five” on FNC more than doubled the 25/54 demo numbers over 5pm “Chris Matthews” (a/k/a Tingles).

    (O)(U)(c)(H). That musta hurt!

  • Andy

    DR. Drew beats them all in the 25-54 demo at 9pm. Yeah !

  • Sicilian Papa

    All the dopes are waiting for Jodi Arias verdict. I watched a little of this. The crazy woman is guilty, not even close. If the jury lets her off, turn the lights off, everybody gone nuts!

  • Chriscee

    Yawn: same old same old…msnBS bottom feeder again

  • Tama

    Fox News During Hannity slot focus on current news: The Gosnell Trial while during Maddow time slot worries about…selling Iraq War???

  • Ratboy

    No OReilly on Friday, Laura Ingrahm was in for him and still kicked butt! But you know that FOX is just a joke for the old people!

  • Laurence Glavin

    The programming grid doesn’t seem to reflect the fact that “All In” (love the show; hate the title and the noisy opening soundtrack) broke from format to take a breaking news story about Israeli attacks on Syrian convoys (“we’ve got ourselves a convoy”). It continued well past the 9:00 pm Eastern start time for “Hubris”. Chris brought in a report from the mideast by Richard Engle at that time. I understand that Rachel was possibly on the west coast for an appearance on a show on Bravo.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Ratboy: I guess that Bill and Laura made up?

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Andy: Since this Arias trial has started on HLN, Dr. Drew and other scheduled programs, have not aired. I don’t know why the trial coverage is not noted in the daily ratings reports, like the specials that aired on Friday.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Papa: Where is this Arias trial taking place? If it’s in L.A., might as well hang a sign on her that says “acquitted.” Every big-time, high profile trial in LaLa land always turns out in favor of the defendant. Hmmm. There’s OJ, Robert Blake, and finally Lindsay Lohen is in Betty Ford, the rehab clinic of “her” choice, but she’ll be back on the street in no time.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I believe the trial is in Arizona.

    I ruined my dinner by watching Tingles. Tingles is attacking the right and no mention of Benghazi. He is foaming at the mouth and does not look happy.

  • Chriscee

    Senate is now voting on the on line sales tax on cspan

  • Sicilian Papa

    You know I understand it is unfair to brick and mortar stores. Why not eliminate their taxes instead of adding taxes for businesses online. The answer is always to tax more.

  • Chriscee


    Democrats say they are for the small business owner yet they tax then at every chance they get…including Obama’s tax hike and his soon to fail obamacare

  • Chriscee

    Some Republicans like grassley and McCain have also voted yes.

  • Chriscee

    Will not affect businesses with under $1 million in sales. So basically Democrats are still targeting smaller based businesses.

  • Chriscee

    Senate passed the online sales tax bill with many republicans like McCain and Grassley supporting it.

  • Chriscee

    Today I noticed when I was scrolling through channels to get to c-span that there is a channel called Vermont Tax Channel.

    Apparently the state of Vermont is trying to pass a tax onto Satellite TV customers.

    Democrats are trying to TAX anything that can move. It’s gettting pathetic.

  • AppleStinx

    Sicilian Papa wrote: “You know I understand it is unfair to brick and mortar stores…”

    I fail to understand why this would be about fairness. If I sell to someone in Baton Rouge and I don’t have a brick & mortar store there, that the city supports, why should I collect sales tax and report it to that city? What has the city done even remotely to help the transaction? It’s another case of government making money by doing absolutely nothing.

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