Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 10, 2013

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May 14th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, May 10, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,272            253            509
CNN         499            180            240
MSNBC         333             93            145
CNBC         138             47             73
FBN           41               9             23
HLN         361            144            217
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,099            348            731
CNN         633            141            266
MSNBC         467            110            200
CNBC         260            132            139
FBN           32               4             11
HLN         439            148            234
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,183            305            553
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         469            250            315
MSNBC Morning Joe         397            125            205
CNBC Squawk Box         115             26             61
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         350            173            252
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,274            362            732
CNN SITUATION ROOM         475            119            181
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         483             77            152
CNBC FAST MONEY         101             22             58
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION           91             16             50
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         358            143            220
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,063            293            705
CNN SITUATION ROOM         422            135            183
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         428             95            174
CNBC MAD MONEY           92             31             58
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         395            117            227
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,781            278            688
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         535            165            224
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         418             78            143
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         109             10             39
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         443            167            266
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,730            402            968
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         658            150            277
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         414             72            157
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         173             83             82
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         504            183            289
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,022            330            681
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         790            171            329
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         683            155            287
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         275            142            155
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         496            146            238
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL       1,527            313            544
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         452            102            193
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         305            102            156
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         331            172            180
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         318            115            176
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,081            274            494
CNN MURDER IN THE 1ST DEGREE         410            153            209
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         324            147            144
CNBC MAD MONEY           94             25             46
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         248            100            123
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         364            147            207

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.

  • Stan T


    Posted May 14, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    @stan t, FIrst, oil is NOT subsidized…they get tax credits

    Stick to writing about Dragons dude…..Seriously!
    It’s not my fault you are that ignorant about business and business practices…maybe you should look it up on a business site and not a liberal site.

  • Zeus

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 1:49 PM
    Zeus– it was a good time to fund green energy…the problem was the right wing obstructionists…..

    You keep talking about right-wing obstruction, but didn’t Democrats have control of the Executive and both branches of Congress for the first two years of the Obama administration? Yes, the GOP may have tried to stand in their way, but their efforts were fruitless. So I don’t see how “obstructionism” has anything to do with making bad investments during an economic crisis.

    Again, I have no problem with government subsidies, but only when the country is more financially stable.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> and now ABC is making up news and CBS is making up news and NBC is even making up a little news!!! <<<

    Rats: You cut me to the quick!

    Print media still love Obama. The NY Times had an editorial calling Benghazi the Republican's fault. The NY Daily News (gee, I REALLY used to like that paper) has more space dedicated to reporting on Angelina's mastectnomy and ran the Obama response. A big picture of Obama featuring one little tear in his eye was the highlight. The News actually pointed out that the AP did NOT run the teared-up Obama picture! (I'm shocked. SHOCKED.)

    But I was happy to see NBC's Chuck Todd and the AP chew Carney up and spit him out.

  • Chriscee

    Poor Jeffie has his panties in twist. His party is unraveling and Jeffie is having a meltdown.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff ghost writer for usa00000000000000000

    @us-a-hole: >>> Fox’ ratings show increased numbers of elderly viewers (over 2/3)over 65, with far right leanings). Rupert can’t be happy…. <<<

    PROVE IT! I'm calling you out, Robot. Where is the PROOF? We want to see it. For every 54 year old person in the demo, there likely is a 25 year old. And, for every 64 year old, there is a 35 year old watching Fox News.

    So where's your proof that 2/3rds of Fox's audience is 'elderly'? Facts, not bul-l$#it.

    I am going to hound you daily until you 'fess up and reveal where did you get this info, or did you make it up? Mostly got it from a libber-blogger

  • Ralph Hahn

    What do Obama and Holder have in common? (Aside from the obvious)

    Answer: THey both love throwing underlings under the bus.

  • Ratboy


  • Raz

    Fox Fake News continues to make up the news…as the right wing propaganda arm should….

    Geez Louise, you and Jeffie are sounding more desperate.

  • Bobbyv


    It was a good choice for us. We do not have a pool but do have a decent size house, 2 zone, but only a dog so we conserve during the day. Other things to consider are how long you will be in the house, how old is the roof (if that is where they will be), how much to replace if there is an issue, etc.

  • Jeff

    Yes Stan T, Forbes report on oil subsidies is all BS to a brainiac like you! I will take their word over yours. Sorry no offense.

  • Stan T

    WOW…even Bob Beckle is saying this is bad….you know Obama is in trouble if Bob Beckle won’t defend him…but then Bob Beckle, while being liberal, is also honest…

  • Stan T


    Posted May 14, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Yes Stan T, Forbes report on oil subsidies is all BS to a brainiac like you! I will take their word over yours. Sorry no offense.
    The Oil Companies DO NOT get a subsidy…they get tax credits…GE pays NO taxes and gets a check, that’s a subsidy/payoff, whatever your term is…the oil companies get TAX CREDIT…they pay their taxes, but get a deduction, like the EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT…they owe like $6 billions but the credit means they only pay $5.4 billion….CREDIT…not Subsidy…but what do you expect from lefties…they can never use the right term Progressive/Liberal, Global Warming/Climate Change…I’m sorry, a TAX CREDIT IS NOT A SUBSIDY…

  • Jeff

    Bobbyv. You hit the nail right on the head. My roof is classic 3 layer Spanish clay style and very expensive(came with the house). They said they are going to have remove the tiles as this type of roof breaks if you walk on the clay tiles. The good news is that I can reuse the tiles to fix other tiles that have either blown off or have been broken. The other Good news is the recommended locations are not very visible on the east or west sides. Apparently the pool motor uses TONS of electricity of which I run 9 to 5, 7 days a week. I just replaced the $600 motor last month, sadly was not made aware of the new high energy efficient one for 1500bucks, which saves massive amounts of kilowatts……oh well next time!

  • Doug Z

    Jeff ghost writer for usa00000000000000000

    Oil & Gas Tax Provisions Are Not Subsidies For “Big Oil”

    Basically, Percentage Depletion is the oil and gas industry’s version of a depreciation deduction for its main asset, which is the oil and natural gas in the ground, commonly known as its reserves. Every industry of any kind is allowed a depreciation deduction on its assets under the U.S. Tax Code, but, far from being a “subsidy” for “big oil”, this tax treatment was in fact repealed for all integrated oil companies, i.e., ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, etc., in 1975, and is today available only to independent producers and royalty owners. So repeal of this extremely long-standing, completely common tax treatment would have no effect on “big oil” at all, and would in fact hit small producers and royalty owners harder than anyone else.

  • Jeff

    @ raz, not worried, just concerned.

    Only desperate folks are the right wing fringe law makers trying to capitalize on these issues, rather than their real jobs, to legislate.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff ghost writer for usa00000000000000000

    Another great example of the specious mischaracterization of these tax treatments is the Manufacturer’s Tax Deduction, more commonly referred to as Section 199.
    In fact, the oil & gas industry’s ability to take advantage of this provision has already been singled out for limitation – in 2008, Congress reduced the industry’s deduction under this provision to 2/3rds of what other manufacturing industries are allowed to deduct.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff ghost writer for usa00000000000000000

    The tax code contains a couple of credits related to the oil and gas industry – the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Tax Credit, and the Marginal Well Tax Credit. Far from being “subsidies” to “big oil”, these tax credits are used almost exclusively by small to mid-size independent producers who tend to become the operators of marginal oil and gas fields as they age and are divested by the larger companies. The EOR credit was implemented in 1990, and the Marginal Well Credit was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff ghost writer for usa00000000000000000


    Finally, let’s talk about Intangible Drilling Costs (IDCs), another feature of the federal tax code that will enjoy its’ 100th birthday in 2013. Basically, IDCs are the costs incurred by the oil and gas industry in the drilling of its wells. Since drilling wells is the only means of finding oil and natural gas, IDCs essentially amount to what any other industry would be able to deduct as a part of its cost of goods sold, a concept of accounting and tax law as old as the tax code itself.

  • Chriscee

    Obama attacks Rush Limbaugh…Obama is scared of Rush. Gotta love that

  • Doug Z

    Jeff ghost writer for usa00000000000000000


    Independent producers and royalty owners are allowed an election to either a) expense these costs in the year they are incurred, or b) amortize them over a 5-year period. Again, most media reports commonly characterize this as a “subsidy” for “big oil”, as does the Obama Administration. The truth is that “big oil” – the ExxonMobils, Chevrons, Shells and BPs of the world – benefit much less from this tax treatment, it having been severely limited to them by congress in 1986, and again in 1992. And the truth also is that IDCs are not a “subsidy” to anyone engaged in the oil and gas business.

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