Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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May 9th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, May 8, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,773        321         675
CNN           824        309         397
MSNBC           405        108         180
CNBC           179         71           93
FBN             59         11           32
HLN           689        262         391
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,795        471       1,017
CNN        1,208        454         631
MSNBC           758        173         329
CNBC           405        233         254
FBN             46         11           30
HLN           888        358         531
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,247        278         575
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           483        192         260
MSNBC Morning Joe           350        114         196
CNBC Squawk Box           131         38           55
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           342        185         250
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,937        438       1,000
CNN SITUATION ROOM        1,382        505         621
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           703        134         257
CNBC FAST MONEY           143         23           55
HLN NANCY GRACE        1,576        482         815
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,638        343         925
CNN SITUATION ROOM           916        348         443
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           624        146         277
CNBC MAD MONEY           130         40           63
HLN NANCY GRACE        1,194        377         645
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        2,240        332         923
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           944        366         484
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           674        157         294
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           200        121         128
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL        1,031        320         560
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,383        508       1,204
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360        1,391        537         707
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           573        124         278
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           306        189         216
HLN NANCY GRACE           918        329         537
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,628        482         948
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE        1,085        403         572
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           877        233         366
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           456        252         300
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           940        364         544
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        2,363        423         899
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360        1,149        422         614
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL           826        161         342
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           452        257         246
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           806        381         512
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,524        442         743
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           817        332         389
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           402        147         198
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           264        154         141
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           668        291         397

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

    woman hating Grandma Killing republicans are trying to bring him down.

    I’m a certified sharpshooter, my Grandmother was a better shot than me :-)

    Later Gators, going out for dinner


  • old Mike

    The IRS agents working on the Tea Party Organizations audits wanted to know the names of their contributors. Not only are they lie, they are willing to break laws and moral practices.

  • usa8888

    The failed right wing ideology continues to be pushed by low intellect right wing kooks on this blog…but to no avail.

    The American people support Obama and his policies.

    There will be a special on right wing kooks’ ancestry on the Science Channel–they have found fossil evidence of this backward thinking people dating from the australopithecene era in Africa. The right wingers’ ancestors were the ones who didn’t want to use fire…..

  • Chriscee

    Obama’s schedule for today…

    10:45 AM
    The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
    Oval Office
    Closed Press

    2:40 PM
    The President delivers a statement on the Affordable Care Act
    East Room
    Open Press

    I suspect @ 4:00 there will be lots of A** covering going on until Monday morning!! And more than likely MORE THREATS MADE TO ANYMORE WHISTLEBLOWERS.

  • Ratboy

    @ Chriscee

    Posted May 10, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    It’s time for boehner to step up and start the impeachment process. I am sick of this POS administration

    it is time for the citizens to start making noise but they wont. They are to insulated from what is going on. If the politicians were held accountable to be the voice of their district or state then maybe we would have a chance but the masses do not complain that their representative is doing a crappy job. I am lucky because I have associations with my congressman and ladies at the state and fed level because I am involved with the board of Realtors so I cant bitc& and complain when I see them and I do. But most don’t and wont take the time to make the call, write the letter, send the emails.

    We are in a situation where most don’t want to give up the free stuff they get so keep your mouth shut and take the handouts. they don’t look into the future they just what they want NOW!

  • Chriscee

    keep spinning usa..you ignorant twerp.

  • usa8888

    This just in: The three mainstays of the right wing GOP strategy in 2014 and 2016 are: 1) voter suppression; 2) gerrymandering; and 3) false advertising…….by the way, they have enumerated no plan whatever…..

  • usa8888

    Correction: Chriscee’s plan is to do NOTHING……

  • Chriscee

    America’s future looks as bleak as it ever has under any president. Obama has done more to damage America than any other president before him.

    Not even Carter was this STUPID.

  • Chriscee

    I don’t need a plan..I’m not running for any office…so stuff that where the sun doesn’t shine you little twerp.

  • AppleStinx

    Doug Z wrote: “…they are dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period”

    Actually, dinosaurs were dominant during the Jurassic Period. They became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period. :wink:

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–here are some accomplishments of Obama, FYI–
    1. Passed Health Care Reform. Provides free well-care checks ups. Keeps kids on parents’ policies until 26 years old. Stops insurance from dropping people for no legitimate reason. Eliminates pre-existing conditions from causing exclusion from policies.

    2. Passed the Stimulus, saving the country’s economic system
    3. Passed Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act over the objections of right wing kooks
    4. Ended the War in Iraq
    5. Began Draw-down of Afghanistan Troops
    6. Got rid of Osama bin Laden and other top terrorists
    7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry and saved millions of jobs
    8. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 for Women
    9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    10. Passed Credit Card Reforms
    11. Expanded Health Coverage for Children by signing the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act.
    12. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections by signing The Matthew Shepard/Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.
    13. Expanded Stem Cell Research in 2009 by eliminating the Bush-era restrictions.
    14. Passed Fair Sentencing Act in 2010.
    15. Nominated and obtained confirmation for 2 more Women to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    16. Achieved New START Treaty
    17. Reversed Bush Torture Policies
    18. Increased Support for Veterans
    19. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program.
    20. Recapitalized Banks
    21. 33 consecutive months of employment growth after huge employment downturns at end of Bush’s term
    22. US Stock Market at all time highs
    23. Minimal inflation rates
    24. Corporate profits at all time highs
    25. Blunted right wing GOP kooks’ obstruction strategies
    26. Stopped right wing GOP’s effort to end Medicare and Social Security
    27. Helped reverse the backward thinking of the right wing GOP

  • Sicilian Papa

    O. Was never vetted by the media. Some of his associations and financial transactions raised red flags. Resco, Ayers, Wright and the like. Also the way he did business by destroying his political opponents with smears.

    I am starting to believe he would use the IRS, intimidate witnesses, and I always thought he participated in a mass cover up on Benghazi.

    I am a little surprised but I always had my doubts about O.

  • ninja

    @usa888…………………squeal like a pig.

  • Jim S.


    Isn’t that one of the core elements of a racist rightwing hatemonger???

  • Stan T

    I checked Yahoo’s NEWS as if it’s real news…Benghazi and IRS is not among it’s topics…they must have been at the private double-secret media meeting

  • SteveB

    Msnbc news articles have gone Dark on the Press conference that Carney just gave. They are all Huddled in a Corner someplace Talking about how they can Spin the News . they are in a Video Conference with the White House on how to blame it on Republicans, Tingles will be Drunk when his show comes on in 4 Mins……….. and ever other word will be Racist. Or Republican..

  • Ratboy

    Chriscee and the rest. If you look at the events of today and the wee and what has transpired around this administration and then you look at the continued idiotic stupid brainless posts by Dung Dung and some of the others here. You cant help but realize that this is what we are up against. It is the uneducated and brainless that got this administration elected and re-elected. It is not based on knowledge or experience it was based on “stuff” and an ideology of take care of me so I don’t have to do it myself.

    They want to pretend that if they say it didn’t happen then it didn’t and if it is proven it did……..blame it on the other side. Our politicians are afraid to tick these clowns off because they want their vote next time around. they don’t want their ideology just their vote so walk softly and maybe we can sway them enough for the vote.

    Until the informed decide to unite and push back, this is what we will have to live with!

  • Ralph Hahn



  • Anna

    Hey Fox sister station CNN always go up in the ratings when there is breaking news.

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