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.

  • Chriscee

    Actually Rush looks pretty good these days. He’s keeping his weight off….

    Ed Schultz should take a clue from Rush.

  • usa8888

    This just in: First Solar of Phoenix just reported a 1st qtr profit of 59 million dollars after losses last year…

  • usa8888

    Chirscee–it’s slimebaugh’s brain that’s his major problem…..

  • Coffee Steve


    Just saw an updated picture of Rush, your eight he has lost a lot of weight, good for him

  • Sicilian Papa

    NBC did a story on Benghazi with Andrea Mitchell. She is in full protective mode of the White House. She and Williams never mentioned Rice, Obama or the talking points. They instead talked about politics and Hillary Clinton. Pretty much a whitewash but what do you expect from the propaganda wing of the progressive movement.

    I am not seeing anything on CBS. They may be still working on it. We will see.

  • Coffee Steve

    *your eight he has

    Right I meant

  • Jeff

    Re: Online tax bill……clearly this dumb@ss Chrisleez has not even read the bill or has any idea what it is about.

    Scrolling on…….while rolling my eyes!

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. papa
    I am not seeing anything on CBS. They may be still working on it. We will see.

    Maybe cold feet or a call from you know who threatening to shut them down? :-)

  • Sicilian Papa



    You are talking about Rush’s brain?

    If a bird had your brain it would fly backwards!

  • Chriscee

    Harry Reid is afraid of Ted Cruz. Reid called Cruz a schoolyard bully on the senate floor today.

    Only bully I know in the Senate is Harry Reid himself

  • Coffee Steve


    Rain ending in the am, sunny and dry and 68 evening

    Its now 66 and pouring down again :roll:

  • Jeff

    @Actually Rush looks pretty good these days. He’s keeping his weight off….


    Lets put them both on one, a carnival cruise perhaps??!

  • Chriscee

    @ Jeff…you apparently are the clueless one.

  • Trent

    Hey crew.

    Check out the website (Alexa.com). They gather internet statistics.

    Check out the popularity of conservative websites like:

    The Daily Caller
    Red State
    Hot Air
    National Review
    The Weekly Standard
    Drudge Report
    Fox News

    Look at the demographics of those sites. Then, check out the stats on progressive websites like:

    The New York Times
    The Huffington Post
    The Atlantic
    The Daily Kos
    The Washington Post

    Once you stop crying, you’ll notice that progressive site have A TON more visitors (on average). And, their audience skews younger while virtually all (if not all) conservative sites skew much older. Furthermore, more an more people my age get their news from the internet. Everyone I know gets their news via their phone. Those of you who keep patting yourselves on the back about Fox News’s ratings are delusional. If Fox’s ratings mattered, Obama would never have been re-elected. You guys are out of touch…and, as demographics continue to shift (more young people going progressive or libertarian) it’s only going to get worse. Sorry. :)

  • Chriscee

    hahaha!! Way too funnnnnnny!!

    Chambliss sinks hole-in-one during golf round with Obama

    Poor Obama…got showed up on the golf course too!!!

  • AppleStinx

    @Sicilian Papa

    You are correct. In “leveling the playing field” and “fairness” there’s never consideration for lowering taxes of those on the short end of fairness. Online sales taxes still won’t make California businesses more competitive with most other states; they’ll have to cut their profit margins to do so.
    From a consumer’s point-of-view, I’ll just buy directly from China whenever possible.

    Hopefully the House has more sense.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I was pretty much I walking idiot until I was 30. Somethings never change Trent. With age comes wisdom!

  • Chriscee

    I am hoping the House REJECTS the senate sales tax bill.

    This bill..is clearly driven by Wal-mart…who doesn’t like it when businesses don’t have to charge to sales tax. Wal-mart does because they are in every single state.

    Tough crackers Wal-mart!!

  • Doug Z

    Democrats get rich with conection

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

    In 2007, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, using a public records request, published Gore’s Nashville home utility bill, showing it used almost 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006 — 20 times the national average household consumption.

  • Sicilian Papa

    a walking idiot- not I walking idiot.

    When I was under 30 I never would have caught that.

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