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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Anyone seen my wallet? :-)

  • Chriscee

    Awwww Poor Dan Rather -is he having a MELTDOWN???

    Dan Rather: Obama’s Opponents ‘Want to Cut His Heart Out and Throw His Liver to the Dogs’

    We don’t want to throw Obama’s liver to the dogs…We just want to THROW OBAMA OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

  • Coffee Steve

    @We don’t want to throw Obama’s liver to the dogs

    I love my dog, I wouldn’t want him to eat that stuff :-)

  • Bobbyv

    How quickly people forget how previous Presidents were treated. Why should this one be different?

  • Coffee Steve

    Just sent my application to be one of those to go to Mars on a one way trip, Just wanted everyone to know, My children and wife are in full support. Isn’t that sweet of them? :-)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve: EIGHT ON, BROTHER!

  • usa8888

    This just in: fox Fake continues to push right wing lunacy…..Chriscee takes the bait….

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Trent: You are one of several who still does not get it. Fox News’s ratings have NOTHING to do with the election of 2012 when Obama beat Romney. I mentioned this more than once. Rush Limbaugh got a big ratings boost when Bill Clinton had beated George H.W. Bush in 1992.

    There are too many jokesters here trying to tie Fox and other cable news outlets with the outcome of the 2012 election. There ISN’T any.

    Fact is, and I said this in March of ’02, if Obama was to win re-election despite his desperate lies and actions, it would be the GOP candidates fault.

    Republicans cost the Republicans the election. How many of the other GOP candidates were out with Romney, pressing the flesh, as they had promised the eventual primary victory? I counted none.

    Now, The Team Party, which I had admired only until recently, is giving Chris Christie the “Skunk Eye’ because they’re pushing Rand Paul. Just like Romney, The Tea Party members sat home on their hands and did not vote for Romney because he wasn’t conservative enough for them. THAT’s what cost the GOP the Presidential contest.

    I am a conservative by nature, but the only way Republicans are going to capture the White House again is by selecting a moderate Republican with mostly conservative principles.

  • Chriscee

    This just in: fox msnBS continues to push left wing lunacy…..Jeffie and USA takes the bait….

    Their favorite hero Toure goes off the DEEP END today

  • Chriscee

    Awww democrats hate wealth. They hated Romney’s wealth…

    But low and behold…their favorite Al Gore has more money than Romney.

    Now..will the left wing HATE AL GORE??

  • Ralph Hahn

    Chriscee: Press forward with your intelligence and amazing grasp of the issues. Your detractors here have the combined IQ of a gnat.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve: Tell your family that if you could get a ’round-trip’ you’ll bring home a $#1t-load of Mars bars.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ralph Hahn
    @Coffee Steve: EIGHT ON, BROTHER!


    @you could get a ’round-trip’ you’ll bring home a $#1t-load of Mars bars

    I’m a diabetic, it would have to be sugar free ones LOL

  • usa8888

    Ralph–despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on false advertising by the right wing GOP (saying absurd things like “Obama is not for the middle class and Robme is”–have you EVER heard anything more absurd and unbelievable???), the GOP STILL cound not convince Americans to vote for Robme and Lian Ryan…this despite the worst economic recession 75 years and the right wing House doing everything possible to RUIN our economy. The GOP is now two factions: right wing kooks and moderates…and there are not enough kooks like on this blog to win elections. Ralph, Chriscee, et al—please turn off the lights for the right wing GOP…..Thank you….

  • Chriscee


    Thank you for compliment.

    I claim to be smart..but I do know how to do my research. I read all website – both left and right. Majority of them I go to are probably left wing

    The hill

    but I also go to
    The blaze

    Once in a while I wander over to
    Media Matters
    Think Progress

    Because I like to see who is saying what…about who and what.

    I also do other research. It takes a couple of clicks to find what you’re looking for.

    If Jeffie and USA every wandered away from Think progress, media matters or moveon….they could possibly learn something.

    The likes of them….WILL NOT STOP ME!!

  • Mark@

    HLN (CNN2) is on FIRE!!!

    Fox News sinks even lower…key demo down to 236K. That’s less than half of what they used to get.

  • Bobbyv

    If the online tax goes forward isn’t that another tax on the poor and middle class?

  • Mark2

    I’m sure Fox News ratings will pick up this week due to Benghazi conspiracy fever.

  • Chriscee


    I too am a diabetic

    I take Janumet twice daily…next stop is insulin. I am so scared of insulin. I do blood tests every 3 months…so far I’ve managed to stay off insulin but every 3 months my doctor keeps warning me….any higher and you go on insulin.

    My last blood result was 6.5

    I try to not eat anything that isn’t for diabetic…regarding sweets…I buy only carb smart items.

    My husband had a quadruple by pass in 1995 at the age of 42. He had gained a bit of weight through the years and last year January of 2012 a couple of his by-passes were failing. He wasn’t feeling good..so I called 911 and they took him to University of Northern Colorado and went in fixed all 4 of the bypasses.

    Since then he has lost about 45 pounds..but I put him on the same nearly carb free diet I am. His sugars also have been lowered.

    He says he is doing better..and he has learned to eat sugar free candy and ice cream. I tell him….though…be sure to watch the sugar alcohols..cause sometimes they are worse than the regular sugar.

    We walk every night….at least a mile…so that helps too

  • Chriscee


    That is exactly what I was thinking….middle class and poor TAX HIKES.

    Along with Obama’s cigarette taxes…who hurt mostly the poor.

    Obama lies just continue on and on.

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