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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @ Papa: Just because J.O.e couldn’t get ME to LEAN FORWARD, he’s been on my case every day.

  • Joe

    It’s sad for you extreme conservatives. I guess you can’t stand that you lose elections all the time so all you have is a news network ratings lol. I guess I can seee why you are so desperate.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Ralph…who cares what ordinary Joe says.

  • Joe

    WE need people in the middle. Extreme people like the people on here are the problem. Watch CNN, PBS, cbs, nbc, abc networks. No MSNBC or Fox. That’s the answer. Neutral people know i am right.

  • Joe

    @sicilian papa

    You care what i say. You both do. You keep paying attention. Nice try boys. We’re all ordinary. Don’t make it seem like ur anything special.

  • Mark2

    @BobbyV “You would never turn to Fox for a debate but you turn to MSNBC?”

    I watch O’Reilly on occasion and watch clips as well.

    O’Reill has split personalities, so he’s bearable sometimes…lol

  • Cynthia S.

    40 million Americans listen to Rush and I am so proud to say i am one of them. I need to know the news and how bad black obama is for America. Rush is so smart and he wants our president and country to fail as long as a democrat socialist is in power. I am with Rush I want all aspects of our country to fail as long as Obama is in the “not so White House” when the unemployement went down I must admit I had a fit. I went out and bought my 2 year old a gun but could not get ammo because Obama has bought all the bullets. Black Obama is rigging all the numbers he rigged the election he rigged the stocks he rigged the market he rigged he rigged the gas prices he rigged the lottery he rigged my poligrip so my teeth keep falling out. Damn him to hell.

  • Joe

    Anyways. Got go go. Another day of extreme conservatives who make up lies to make themselves feel better. Fox won in the ratings. Wahoo. But Obama is the President. More wahoo there.

    What will be your excuse when you lose the next election? Conservatives didn’t show up again Ralphy? Bye

  • Joe

    Man I just have to say. @Cynthia. You’re just simply a racist. You make the other people here look good. You’re sad. Bye again.

  • Bobbyv


    He is sometimes crotchety/nasty when he does not need to be but his guests do call him out, except Colmes

  • Sicilian Papa




    The reporters and Anchors at these networks are committed liberals more interested in politics than News. They graduate from their liberal colleges and they are wed to their liberal ideology. The truth and fairness be da#ned.

  • Cynthia S.

    Joe I am as extreme as it gets. If a woman gets pregnant through rape she should be forced to have it because its Gods will. That baby could grow up and be the next Rand Paul or Tom Cruz

  • Cynthia S.

    I moved my gun safe into my 2 year old daughters room like the NRA told me to I sleep so much better
    Go Fair and balanced

  • Sicilian Papa


    Cynthia S.

    I thought your daughter was 4? She lost 2 years in 2 days!

  • Cynthia S.

    So I was told that bengazi would expose the black Obama corrupt presidency. I missed duck dynasty watching all the fox news coverage So much new information came out of those guys in bengazi at the hearing those 4 dead guys and there familes would be so happy that there deaths is being used to get rid of black Obama Hillary is done forever too. republicans are so smart.

  • Jim S.

    @S. PAPA – The reporters and Anchors at these networks are committed liberals more interested in politics than News. They graduate from their liberal colleges and they are wed to their liberal ideology. The truth and fairness be da#ned.

    Sooooooooooo….whats your point?

    Almost beat CNBC hockey game in key demo.


  • Trent

    @ Sicilian Papa

    Here’s the truth:

    The public is not engaged (by and large) like they were during Watergate and Iran-Contra. Back then (and you’re an older gentleman, so I know you know this is true) people only had NBC, ABC, CBS, local and national newspapers, and the radio. To the extent that I agree that most of those outlets are biased liberal, they held a captive audience. That’s not the case anymore. Way too much alternative media; way too many other channels to watch. I lot of young people my age don’t watch (or even own a) TV. That’s why their wasn’t more outrage about the Weapons Of Mass Distraction/Iraq War debacle. That’s why Bush didn’t get blame for the 9-11 failure. And, that’s why Obama and Clinton won’t take damage for Benghazi. If it was the 70s and 80s, when 60+ million people watched the nightly news on the three networks, Benghazi would be a big deal. But, not in this age of short attention spans and diluted media. That’s the real reason why I think you all are misguided about cable TV ratings.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Cynthia S.

    “What difference does it make!” LOL

  • Zeus

    2000: GWB (R) wins Presidency

    2004: GWB (R) wins Presidency

    2010: Republicans take House by largest victory in decades

    2012: Republican Governors outnumber Democratic 30-19 (1 Independent)

    Yes, Obama won in 2008 and 2012, and Democrats won other elections in 2012, but it doesn’t appear the GOP is dead by any means.

    Spin, anyone?

  • Trent

    @ Joe

    Cynthia is punking you, I think. lol

    She doing a Stephen Colbert fake conservative bit.

    Good one, Cynthia. :)

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