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.

  • Trent

    @ Joe

    Amen!!! :)

  • Joe

    @Dougyy Z

    I know you and your really dumb conservative friends don’t use any facts here. Sane conservatives do but on this site, you’re nuts. Obama passed a health insurance plan a long time ago. They have an immigration plan but the republicans will just block it like everything else. And they block the gun plan too. How pathetic is a party who blocks background checks? 90 percent of the country wants it and this useless party blocks it.

  • Trent

    @ Sicilian Papa

    “People do care about terror attacks. What are you talking about.”

    Yeah…they care about Boston…not Benghazi.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Nearly 40 million Americans listen to right wing talk radio weekly. The right is on at least a 1000 stations nationwide. Talk radio was down the last few years but I am hearing from many like myself who stopped listening and are now coming back. We have sworn off the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media and their propaganda.

    The numbers I am quoting are low.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    An hysterical Hillary: “What difference does it make.”

    Not to mention that the only one arrested so far is an American who made a film, but of course he was censored while the terrorist are running around in Libyan bars. Can you say abuse of power?

  • Ralph Hahn

    25-54 PRIME-TIME FOX #1, MSNBC #4!!!

  • Joe

    @ dougy z

    You’re really desperate. So if you watch a neutral or liberal network, you’re uninformed. But if you watch Fox comedy, you know everything. Is that how your mind works? Funny because Fox has the least educated audience. Red states are less educated than blue states. These are all facts. Fox has the least informed audience. Blue states have more money because they are more educated. Fox has a loyal old, conservative audience who is loyal to them. That’s what they have. You are delusional. You can only watch Fox and that is sad.

  • Ralph Hahn

    >>> Cnn beats Fox Fake in the demo as Fox <<<

    Robot: You are a bigger liar than your buddy/alter ego Jeffie today. READ THE NUMBERS AGAIN. FOX CAME IN FIRST 25-54 IN both tOTAL dAY and pRIME tIME.

    Smarten Up. Bad enough you expect people here to believe your lies when you don't name sources. HERE…the numbers are posted above.

    Back to your Top 27 and Top 11 lists. LOL

  • Mary

    No matter how you libs choose to spin it the numbers are there FOX wins every time slot

  • Coffee Steve

    *Liberal Latino student group says eating tacos is offensive to Mexicans

    :roll: Bite Me!

  • Joe


  • Sicilian Papa



    Those were Americans that died in Benghazi. People care, if there was a Republican in the White House and he/she tried to cover it up the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media would have the public riveted.

    They would play Susan Rice day after day until the public became enraged. I have been watching this stuff for 30 years and I know the corrupt media. Don’t doubt me.

    There would be story after story on the Nightly News until they got answers. The pressure would be overwhelming. A Republican Administration would be paralyzed.

    You seem to be a smart young guy. What I am saying is the truth.

  • Coffee Steve

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Forget Gun Control, Ed Schultz Declares, Democrats Should Focus on Jobs


  • Joe

    Ralphy Hahn says the same thing everyday of his life. I can tell you what he will type tomorrow. You’re so boring.

    For neutral people. Ralphy thinks Romney only lost the election because conservatives didn’t show up on election day. If that’s not hilarious, I don’t know what is lol. You’re so funny and delusional.

  • Ralph Hahn

    D-BAG Mark2: He combines CNN & HLN in order to claim that CNN beat Fox in the demo, which we KNOW is not true. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. You can’t count the ratings of two separate programs even if they are owned by the same people UNLESS…they are carrying the exact same program at the exact same time. Go make up a NEW list, Robot.

  • Joe

    Hillary Clinton will win the next election. And Fox will continue to win in ratings. I will take that mixture everyday of my life. Yessss

  • Ralph Hahn

    J.O.e Listen. Just because I turned down your offer of sexual favors, you don’t have to keep ragging on me every day. Just let it go, man. I’m NOT homophobic, I just don’t dig guys in that way.

  • Joe

    Ralphie is mad bc CNN beat Fox a lot in the ratings. CNN is a real news network. They are neutral. Fox is for conservatives. MSNBC is for liberals. A non biased person can admit that.

  • Joe

    lol you’re so funny. Seriously. Is that the best joke you could come up with? That’s the lamest joke I ever heard.

  • Coffee Steve

    Movie Time, later gators

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