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.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Ed Schultz will return to MSNBC on Saturday, May 11th at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Sundays will be the REAL DEAL if he uses the time to eviscerate the Sunday Morning talking-head shows. Once in a while a Democrat or Democratic party supporter my go off the rails, but the nutso Republicans are not to be believed…literally. Former Senator Jim Demented from South Carolina was on “ABC This Week” said a specious report from the “Heritage Foundation” was peer reviewed. Immediately, several entities questioned the report’s methodology. A former journalist (when she worked at the Boston Globe, Nina Easton WAS a journalist’ nowadays not so much) repeated the time-worn belief that US Corporations pay the highest business taxes in the world. Ooops…maybe a standalone hubcap manufacturer in Toledo pays the full 35%, but not the big boys! So Eddie MUST get qualified staff members to spot the falehoods that morning!

  • Chriscee

    I turned my TV over to msnBS….to Alex Wagner for a bit today….All she could manage to talk about….(with all the days top stories) was Chris Christie and his weight loss surgery.

    REALLY? with everything going on today….that is all she could muster up

    No wonder her ratings are in the dumpster too.

  • Chriscee

    It’s summer time Lawrence…NO ONE will be watchng Fat Eddy.

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Remember Joe Pesci in Casino with the guys head in a vice until his eye pops out

    But first a couple weeks in a jail of big horny male inmates, then a couple of weeks tied next to a hornets nest with nothing exposed but the daddy parts, then maybe the vice

  • Ratboy

    @ Chriscee

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    It’s summer time Lawrence…NO ONE will be watching Fat Eddy

    No one watched him in prime time in the winter! That is why he don’t have a show there anymore :shock:

  • Chriscee

    Gun control ads have Democrats worrying

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s aides met recently with staffers of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to warn them: Targeting vulnerable Democrats like Arkansas’s Mark Pryor on gun control could backfire on the party, several sources told POLITICO.

    It didn’t work.

    Ads from the Bloomberg-funded Mayors Against Illegal Guns are going up soon in Alaska, Arkansas and North Dakota — three states with Democratic senators who broke with the White House on last month’s background checks vote.

    The group is also moving as many as 60 field organizers into about a dozen states where senators — Democrats and Republicans — voted against bill, with the goal of building infrastructure and countering gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association.

    MORE in-fighting among the democrats….that’s always a good thing!!

  • Mike

    @ Chriscee
    What does summertime have to do with Fat Ed? Nobody watched him during the rest of the year!!

  • Chriscee

    Poll: Eastwood beats Obama on trust

    Americans trust Clint Eastwood more than President Barack Obama.

    That’s right, the iconic actor ranked No. 13 on Reader’s Digest “100 Most Trusted People in America” poll, released Tuesday.

    Fifty-six percent of Americans trust Eastwood, compared with the 45 percent who trust Obama. Obama ranked No. 65 on the list.

    hahahahahaha!!! They probably liked the empty chair much better than Obama too!!

  • Chriscee

    From Gallup:

    Americans Give Guns, Immigration Reform Low Priority

    Creating jobs and growing the economy get highest priority

    Creating MORE jobs….86%
    Fixing the economy….86%
    Making government more efficient 81%
    Fixing our education system …..81%

    Healthcare …….70%
    Gun issues …….55%
    Immigration reform ….50%

    So there you have it….left wing will scream like stuck pigs.

  • Chriscee

    lol @ both Rat and Mike

    Very very true!!! lol

  • Chriscee

    Reid Attacks Cruz As ‘Very Junior Senator’

    WASHINGTON – Breaking from the typical collegial atmosphere of the Senate, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid continued to insult Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, condescendingly referring to the lawmaker while speaking to reporters as “the very junior senator from Texas.”

    “We’ve known for years that the tea party has full control of the House,” the Nevada Democrat continued. “But now we understand they have full control of the Republican caucus here in the Senate.”

    Harry Reid is scared to death of Ted Cruz. Harry is afraid Cruz is going to start telling the ENTIRE TRUTH about the Democrats.!!

  • Coffee Steve


    Alex Wagner’s numbers have been almost non existent anyway


    You did tell me what it really was, but I took beano, I’m not sure why it didn’t help :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    On the *Labor chief blasts WALMART’s plan to hire returning military vets… story

    Earth to labor Unions-Wal-Mart laughs at you, they do not fear you, they couldn’t care less about you. I don’t like a lot of Wal-Marts labor policies either but they truly have an empire.

  • Coffee Steve

    Oh Oh, another one bits the dust

    *Leftist Fox Hater Jonathan Alter Busted Peddling Fable of Geraldo Rivera’s Mic Getting Cut

  • Jeff

    @!!! They probably liked the empty chair much better than Obama too!!

    This is a rather STUPID comment, from a rather STUPID person. The chair beat Romney’s convention performance, knucklehead.

    How did that 2012 election go??? SHELLSHOCKED!!! comes to mind.

  • Doug Z

    Look at all the old viewers

    MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES 518 112 227
    MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 576 121 244

  • Jeff

    Somebody’s thinking about reelection,

    ELKHORN WI — At a Wisconsin town hall last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) offered his strongest endorsement yet of a key financial reform generally pushed by Democratic lawmakers.
    In the past, Ryan held a more lukewarm position on the Volcker Rule, where he endorsed the concept in theory but not in name.
    By banning federally insured banks from risky proprietary bets, the Volcker rule is a key component of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and is meant to protect taxpayers from bank speculation. Ryan’s words put him at odds with conservatives in the House and Senate who have repeatedly worked to delay and weaken the bill. He cited Volcker at two different town halls, as well as Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter’s (R-LA) bill to rein in big banks:

  • Mark2


    CNN/HLN beat FNC/FBN in the key demo again…what’s this world coming to?

    CNBC destroys Fox Business 137K to 8K

    Ouch!!! That;s gonna leave a mark!

    And I didn’t even bring up the fact that NBC News averaged 8 million viewers a night…lol

  • Doug Z

    Laurence Glavin

    Do you think the big boys pay tax anywhere. You know better than that!.

    Propaganda on your part.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Doug Z.

    MSNBC is way ahead in the dead people demo.

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