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.

  • usa8888

    Issa conducts a women’s panel with no women permitted on the panel….makes sense…to right wing kooks…………………..

  • usa8888

    The right wingers are running for the exits…….

  • usa8888

    This just in: right winger Issa goes on the record with Greta tonight for a bugus interview…

    First Question from Greta: “Mr. Issa, how is it you wanted to conduct a women’s panel with NO women permitted on the panel?”

    Issa: ” Now, Greta, you’re supposed to give me softball questions……”

  • usa8888

    it will interesting to hear the real story on benghazi on the real news networks tonight, not Fox Fake….

  • Sicilian Papa



    You can say all that political, false conspiracy stuff but that does not make it true. Your side owns the media. We have the truth on our side.

    A Republican would be forced to resign if he or she ever did what O. and Hillary did here. All you had to do was here the eye witnesses.

  • usa8888

    The right wing kooks in the HOuse should be forced to resign for their attempt to ruin the US economy…..

  • Sicilian Papa



    You can buy the propaganda if you wish. I don’t like to throw insults around though I do kid with USA8888888888. He also calls me ignorant and uneducated.

    Your sycophantic behavior makes you look small and stupid.

  • usa8888

    WHERE are all the right wingers–they can’t stand the truth………………….

  • Sicilian Papa

    hear-not hear

  • usa8888

    Rat–haven’t receive the sunglasses and blue t-shirt yet….send it FedEx…..

  • Sicilian Papa

    hear-not here

  • usa8888

    Sic P–is the pizza ready yet????

  • usa8888

    The right wingers are speechless…………………..

  • Mark2

    CNN wins the Primetime key demo for Tuesday.


  • Ralph Hahn

    @Sicilian Papa: Is this National Live In Your Parents’ Basement Day,” where the “children” get to post everything they want?

    They cannot save MSNBC but they’re trying to save Obama and his Administration from being prosecuted for allowing the murder of four Americans, including a U.S. Ambassador?

    I am sure there are plenty more whistleblowers standing by to take down this administration’s lies and bumbles.

    And, in the end, Hillary will be reduced to a mere mention in a new story about Monica Lewinsky?

    Let’s stop wasting our time even reading the cr@p, which is the same cr@p every single day.

    And, Ratboy: Even though you are not an elected official in any town, county state or nationally, you’ve been ordered many times by the Peanut Gallery to put forth your economic plan as well as a list listing GOP victories during the Obama Obama administration.

    Why haven’t you done so yet? :) :) :)

  • rudy

    USA you act like child. Stop with the name calling and grow up. Your way of thinking and talking on this forum is at best a good way to look like the fool.

  • Chriscee

    Benghazi Whistle-Blowers Expose Administration’s Talking Point Lies

    A key Benghazi whistle-blower, responding to Democratic claims that the prolonged scrutiny over the administration’s botched talking points is unwarranted, testified Wednesday that the early mischaracterization of the attack may have actually hurt the FBI’s investigation.

    The claim was one of several new accounts given at Wednesday’s high-profile hearing where three whistle-blowers testified.

    Democrats, while giving deference to the officials and their version of events, used the hearing to try and deflect criticism away from the administration. In particular, they rejected the notion that early talking points on the attack were deliberately changed, to downplay terrorism, for political reasons.

    “People who have actually seen the documents, who have actually conducted a real investigation completely reject the allegation that they were made for political purposes,” Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., said.

    But the substance of the claims Wednesday could serve to re-open questions about that deadly night — and specifically about the initial claim by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice that the attack was triggered by a protest over an anti-Islam film.

    Greg Hicks, the deputy chief of mission in Libya who became the top U.S. diplomat in the country after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed, was asked to respond to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement at a prior hearing asking “what difference” do the questions over the talking points make.

    Hicks argued that Rice’s comments so insulted the Libyan president — since they contradicted his Sept. 16 claims that the attack was premeditated — that it slowed the FBI’s investigation.

    “President Magariaf was insulted in front of his own people, in front of the world. His credibility was reduced,” Hicks said, adding that the president was apparently “still steamed” two weeks later.

    This bad blood, he claimed, contributed to the FBI team being stuck in Tripoli for about 17 days.

    “I definitely believe that it negatively affected our ability to get the FBI team quickly to Benghazi,” he said, adding that the U.S. could not even get the Libyans to secure the crime scene during that time.

    As for Rice’s comments that Sunday, when she repeatedly cited the video as the trigger for the attack, Hicks said his “jaw dropped” when he heard that.

    “I was stunned,” Hicks said. “My jaw dropped, and I was embarrassed.”

    He said Rice never talked to him before those appearances.

    Hicks said the only information coming out of his team was that there was an “attack” on the consulate. “The YouTube video was a non-event in Libya,” he said.

    He also claimed that, when he asked a superior about the interviews, he was told “he should not proceed” with his questions. He was later given a “blistering critique” of his management style and effectively demoted to “desk officer,” he claimed.

    Hicks’ testimony marked some of the most detailed of any delivered Wednesday. He and others also suggested the State Department’s internal review into the attack was lacking. Hicks said when he was interviewed by the group, a stenographer was not present.

    In hours of testimony, the witnesses recounted in great detail what happened in eastern Libya on Sept. 11 and how U.S. personnel came under a series of attacks that left four Americans dead. Though Democratic officials have argued the attack has been thoroughly investigated and that the hearing Wednesday was political in nature, the claims challenged several long-standing assertions by the Obama administration.

    The witnesses criticized the lax security at the Benghazi site in the run-up to the attack, and suggested the military did not do all it good to respond to the scene that night despite claims to the contrary.

    Hicks also revealed that it appeared some were trying to lure even more U.S. personnel into a separate “ambush” while the attack was still being carried out. He described how, as diplomatic officials were trying to find out what happened to Stevens, they were receiving phone calls from supposed tipsters saying they knew where the ambassador was and urging Americans to come get him.

    “We suspected that we were being baited into a trap,” Hicks said, adding that he did not want to send anybody into what he suspected was an “ambush.”

    Getting choked up, Hicks described how the Libyan prime minister later called him to tell him Stevens was in fact dead. “I think it’s the saddest phone call I’ve ever had in my life,” he said.

    At the very beginning of the attack, before Stevens went missing and was later found dead, Hicks said his team believed it was terrorism. He said a regional security officer rushed into his villa yelling, “Greg, Greg, the consulate’s under attack.”

    He then spoke by phone with Stevens who told him the same: “Greg, we’re under attack.”

    After enduring a night of attacks on the U.S. consulate, Hicks said the team departed at dawn for the nearby annex — shortly after they arrived, “the mortars came.”

    Another whistle-blower questioned Wednesday why more military assets were not deployed sooner during the Benghazi terror attack. Mark Thompson, a former Marine and official with the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau, said he was rebuffed by the White House when he asked for a specialized team — known as a FEST team — to be deployed. This is a unit made of special operations personnel, diplomatic security, intelligence and other officers.

    Suggesting that some were hesitant to deploy because they were unsure what was happening, “One definition of a crisis is you do not know what’s going to happen in two hours,” he said.

    Further, Hicks explained how a separate team of special forces personnel were not given the authorization to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi. “They were furious,” he said.

    Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the oversight committee holding the hearing, defended the witnesses, calling them “actual experts on what really happened before, during and after the Benghazi attacks,” who “deserve to be heard.”

    The three witnesses were Hicks, Thompson and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was formerly the regional security officer in Libya; and Thompson.

    “I am a career public servant,” Hicks said. “Until the aftermath of Benghazi, I loved every day of my job.”

    Nordstrom choked up as he began to testify Wednesday.

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., top Democrat on the oversight committee, said Wednesday that Republicans are using the witnesses’ statements for “political purposes.” He said he’s glad the whistle-blowers are testifying and would ensure they are protected, but pre-emptively challenged some of their claims — including the claim that U.S. military could have responded sooner to the site of the attack.

    The Obama administration has adamantly denied several of the latest charges, including a claim that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making on Sept. 11. The administration also denied that the whistle-blowers in question were intimidated — while behind the scenes questioning the credibility of the witnesses.

    A “fact sheet” released by the department ahead of the hearing reiterated its denials. The statement also said the department has “demonstrated an unprecedented degree of cooperation with the Congress” on Libya, and rejected claims that the military was in a position to help that night but was told to stand down. Citing its internal review, the statement noted the review “found no evidence of any undue delays in decision making or denial of support from Washington or from the military combatant commanders.”

  • Chriscee

    Jodi Arias is going to prison for a very long time

    Maybe she, Obama, Holder and Hillary could all share a cell block. Along with the 3 kidnappers from Cleveland and the Boston Islamic Muslim Jihadist Terrorist!!!

    They are all fit to be together.

  • Ratboy

    Aries guilty first degree murder

  • Hillbilly

    The Five rules. :cool:

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