Cable News Ratings for Monday, May 6, 2013

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May 7th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 6, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,405        267         544
CNN           504        154         224
MSNBC           374        101         158
CNBC           156         48           67
FBN             49         12           28
HLN           522        177         285
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,335        349         839
CNN           944        310         442
MSNBC           607        155         277
CNBC           270        137         125
FBN             47           8           28
HLN           632        209         347
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,263        281         522
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           285         81         130
MSNBC Morning Joe           351        127         183
CNBC Squawk Box           174         32           62
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           280        144         183
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,445        412         905
CNN SITUATION ROOM           545        104         207
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           757        140         226
CNBC FAST MONEY           127         29           62
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           941        224         459
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,350        378         880
CNN SITUATION ROOM           486        130         194
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           664        149         212
CNBC MAD MONEY           111         30           48
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,030        323         519
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,953        330         756
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           498        103         172
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           527        122         222
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           123         17           50
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           886        283         417
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,001        405       1,061
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           707        168         311
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           518        112         227
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           189         88           75
HLN NANCY GRACE           799        251         417
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,202        345         806
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           909        296         379
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           726        233         360
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           244        125         117
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           667        224         375
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        1,790        296         650
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360        1,212        466         638
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL           576        121         244
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           377        197         181
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           429        151         249
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,356        353         639
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           725        319         452
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           289         82         155
CNBC MAD MONEY             55         32           28
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           404        227         192
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           421        144         246

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.

  • Raz

    So, according to Chris Matthews anyone who dosnt agree with him is a racist? Talk about the pot calling the kettle greasy.

  • Chriscee

    With the special election being held in South Carolina today..I suspect everyone’s numbers will improve tonight…

    And also the coverage of the 3 girls found in Cleveland.

    The MSM will NOT be covering anything about Benghazi. The Obama media is very thankful that something else is distracting the voters right now.

  • Chriscee

    Another blow to Obama’s UNION buddies….

    Union poster rule struck down in court

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down regulations that would require employers to display posters about union rights.

    The court said the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overstepped its authority when it mandated that businesses place notices in the workplace and on their company websites informing employees of their right to unionize. Businesses that failed to comply would have faced charges of promoting “unfair labor practices.”

    The NLRB’s last recourse to save the poster rule is now an appeal to the Supreme Court. There is a separate appellate case on the issue pending before a federal court in South Carolina, and the NLRB said it is awaiting that decision.

  • Sicilian Papa

    They just showed mug shots of those monsters in Cleveland. They are a gruesome bunch.

  • Chriscee

    Here is why Larry O’Donnell’s numbers have SUNK to new lows

    MSNBC Host Calls NRA Members “Reality Challenged”

    As I’ve said…..name calling is about all the left wing has left in the treasure chest.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The big day for the Benghazi story is tomorrow and the media will black it out big time to protect O.

  • Ratboy

    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Reportedly Renews Her Contract With Fox News

    According to a report by the New York Times‘ Brian Stelter, Fox’s popular daytime news anchor Megyn Kelly has renewed her contract with the network.

    Stelter’s anonymous sources close to the situation indicate that after shopping herself around to various other networks, Kelly ultimately renewed her deal with the network at which she rose to prominence:

  • Chriscee


    That is absolutely the saddest story I’ve watched in a very very long time. I finally had to shut it off….it’s just heart wrenching. I think the last couple of cases that affected me to tears was the Jaycee Dugard case and Jon Bonet Ramsey.

    No one ever found Jon Bonet’s body. For all we know here in Colorado she could be alive and living in the same horrid conditions as these girls in Cleveland. I honestly hope to God she isn’t…but no one really will ever know..until they find a body.

    It was also reported today….and I don’t know which of the 3 girls…but there were 5 to 6 miscarriages over these years.

    How sad….again..this is absolutely the most heart wrenching thing I’ve seen in a very very long time.

  • Chriscee

    Everyone notice how the left wing in here is eerily SILENT today….I wonder why???

  • Sicilian Papa

    That Megyn is one good looking dame. A little older now but so am I.

  • Ratboy

    Hes got a point!

    Rand Paul Compares Marco Rubio’s Immigration Plan To Obamacare: ‘I Hate To Bring That Up, But…’

    During a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered some harsh criticism of his Republican colleague Marco Rubio‘s proposed immigration reform legislation. While Paul said that he’s “for immigration reform” in theory, he cautioned his fellow senators against moving forward with Rubio’s bill as it stands now and explaining why he thinks it’s “a little bit like Obamacare.”

    Paul said his aim is to make the bill “strong enough that conservatives, myself included” as well as “conservative Republicans in the House” will vote for it. But, he said, he has some “concerns” based on the language of the bill itself. Summing up the legislation, he said, “you have to have a plan to build a fence. But, you don’t have to build a fence. If you don’t have a plan to build a fence, then you get a commission. I don’t know what happens if the commission doesn’t do anything. That’s the story of Washington around here.”

    “To me,” Paul continued, “it’s a little bit like Obamacare. I hate to bring that up, but 1,800 references to ‘the secretary shall at a later date decide things.’ We don’t write bills around here. We should write the bill. We should write the plan. We should too these things to secure the border whether it be fence, entry, exit, we should write it–not delegate it.”

  • Coffee Steve

    All joking aside, the MSNBC numbers are horrible

  • Ratboy

    @ Chriscee

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Everyone notice how the left wing in here is eerily SILENT today….I wonder why???

    Dung Dung id grounded for wetting his bed and if Dung Dung aint around then Jeffie isn’t either (funny how that works) and Mark2 is busy adding up network news numbers from 1962

  • Coffee Steve

    Everyone notice how the left wing in here is eerily SILENT today….I wonder why???

    My Breath? :-)

  • Sicilian Papa

    It is good that the girls were found alive but being raped for 10 years by those horrible old monsters is heartbreaking. I am not a violent man but certain situations make me want to……

  • Chriscee


    New York Times is reporting that Greta also renewed her contract.

  • Ratboy

    @ My Breath?

    what did I tell you????

  • Chriscee

    lol @ Coffee breath!!

    That’s gotta be it!!

  • Chriscee

    As far as I am concerned…Fox could DUMP Shep Smith. I don’t really care much for him….And that could give Megyn a pretty good time slot.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Remember Joe Pesci in Casino with the guys head in a vice until his eye pops out. Those kind of thoughts swim through my head when I see the Castro brothers. I want to go all Sicilian on them.

    Sorry, it helps me to say it and yes it may not be appropriate in today’s PC culture. We have to understand the monster.

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