Cable News Ratings for Monday, May 13, 2013

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May 14th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 13, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,454        291         579
CNN           427        150         209
MSNBC           382         92         155
CNBC           185         82           91
FBN             61         11           29
HLN           360        131         208
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,633        424         911
CNN           596        207         295
MSNBC           632        171         249
CNBC           538        313         280
FBN             60         19           30
HLN           525        178         325
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,281        286         601
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           363        154         202
MSNBC Morning Joe           396        126         207
CNBC Squawk Box           105         31           51
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           280        143         181
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,201        277         770
CNN SITUATION ROOM           623        164         254
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           661        105         210
CNBC FAST MONEY             94         14           36
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           422         98         210
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,189        250         732
CNN SITUATION ROOM           477        173         204
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           651        129         219
CNBC MAD MONEY             93         38           45
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           376        109         204
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,962        292         684
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           466        157         212
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           561        125         209
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           364        217         168
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           391        105         217
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,338        557       1,175
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           604        206         275
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           498        145         213
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           542        304         277
HLN NANCY GRACE           553        172         339
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,576        370         850
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           504        173         242
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           725        224         286
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           755        443         393
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           559        196         352
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        1,940        346         701
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           677        242         364
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL           670        145         249
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           146         73           77
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L           877        578         481
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           464        165         284
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,341        389         644
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           408        175         269
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           301         69         115
CNBC MAD MONEY             70         24           23
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           342        149         222

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.

  • Cynthia S.

    We republicans must stop the job creation so it does not make Obama look good and our country look bad. The republicans in congress are passing so many more bills then ever to stop this president. I don’t care about jobs because I live on food stamps and social security

    Go fair and balanced

  • Danny K

    The funnies thing on TV is that bumbling idiot at 6:00 PM. Please don,t take him off. Need the laughs

  • Ralph Hahn

    Cynthia is a ‘plant’ from the libDem side and her posts are supposed to make Republicans and conservative seem stupid and racist. But, the joke’s on YOU, Cyndi.

  • Cynthia S.

    If you love a good scandal you must watch fox for honest reporting from people with a much higher IQ than msdnc I was told
    By the way what is an IQ?

    Fair and balanced

  • SteveB


    You really should talk to Harry Reid about those 20 Plus jobs bills the Republicans have sent to the Senate. Those of us that watch Real news Stations instead of PMSNBS know that the Senate is holding up all those jobs bills.


  • Sicilian Papa



    Cynthia amen sister…ah…I mean dude Fox rocks!

    They brought down that corrupt gang from Chicago! Don’t you just love it! Did you Lean Forward and see Holder’s face today!

  • Cynthia S.

    Ralph hahn I know you are But what am I?

  • mike0

    @Jake “Time for a Reality Check

    FYI Their is no reality for them, this happens all the time network vs cable news BS. Next they will add CNN and headlines news together and say they kills fox news and lastley the claim fox watcher’s are a bunch old people. just thought you like to know.

  • Cynthia S.

    I hate Harry Reid I would never talk to him he is the leader of the do nothing democrats that want to take away my guns and tap my cell phone that i got from George W Bush for free and listen to my conversations with the KK oops teapparty

  • Ralph Hahn

    A lunatic, Cynthia.

  • Mark2

    @SteveB “And since they are not reporting about Benghazi, the IRS and the DOJ wiretapping . that would make most of the Potential voters Low info Voters. Just pointing out the Facts.”

    They’ve covered all subjects. They just don’t sensationalize those stories the way Cable News does.

    Broadcast News covers the news and don’t keep rehashing the same old news like Cable news does.

  • Cynthia S.

    Ralph hahn I know you are but what am I

  • Ratboy

    So now Tingle and his band of clowns are blaming Obumbles STAFF!!! :lol:

    Matthews and Jonathan Alter Freak Out: ‘Vulnerable’ Obama Hurt By Staffers With ‘Unhealthy Love’ for Him

    Liberal journalists Chris Matthews and Jonathan Alter conducted a freak out session on Tuesday. Citing the growing IRS, Libya and Associated Press scandals, Matthews ranted that Barack Obama is a “ship with the engine off.” Sending up the warnings, the Hardball anchor lamented, “[Obama is] vulnerable. And that is obvious to everyone this side of the White House gates.”

    In an unintentionally hilarious moment, former Newsweek journalist Jonathan Alter dismissed the support team the President has in the White House: “A lot of them are young. Some of them are very smart and talented. But they’re all in awe of the president. They have an unhealthy love for him.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Obama staffers have an unhealthy love for the President? Keep in mind, Alter was talking to Chris “thrill going up my leg” Matthews.

    The Hardball host lectured, “President Obama has got to stop taking advice from sycophants who keep telling him he’s right and only they can be trusted.”

    Obama has to stop taking advice from sycophants? Perhaps the President is watching too much MSNBC.

    A partial transcript of the May 14 segment is below:


    CHRIS MATTHEWS: . Let me start tonight with this: There’s a reason the President’s an easy target tonight. He’s a ship with the engine off. He can go play golf, take Marine One up to Manhattan. But, none of that matters. None of it. What matters is he commands no big cause. There’s no thrust to his presidency right now. As I said, the engine’s off. Oh, you can say he’s concerned about gun violence, but the bill’s dead. Dead as a door nail. Oh, you can talk about immigration, but it’s out there on the horizon somewhere where Rubio and Schumer and McCain live in legislation land. No, the engine’s dead. That’s why this president is under fire. His people are unexcited because they’ve not been called to be excited.

    The middle is simply watching the fireworks right now and the right, well, the right is throwing torches into the fire, of course. So there’s now a challenge to be met. And I can tell you from experience this is the time for professionals. Yes, professionals. I saw Ronald Reagan in big historic trouble over Iran/Contra. He’d been caught sending missiles to the enemy in Iran. Nancy Reagan called in Bob Strauss from the Democratic Party he said to clean house and bring in the pros. Reagan did and saved himself. Those pros were Howard Baker and Ken Duberstein. And they saved an important presidency. President Obama has got to stop taking advice from sycophants who keep telling him he’s right and only they can be trusted. He needs to act. He needs to fire people. He needs to grab control of his presidency. He needs to surround himself with people who are ready to fight on every front, because the three problems he faces now, Benghazi, the IRS and the FBI are less likely to be two problems by this time next week than there are to be four and counting. Why? Because, as I said, it’s not just that he’s under attack. It’s that he’s vulnerable. And that is obvious to everyone this side of the White House gates.

    JONATHAN ALTER [On Obama’s staffers in the White House]: A lot of them are young. Some of them are very smart and talented. But they’re all in awe of the president. They have an unhealthy love for him. Yes, they do sometimes tell him the bad news, which he says he wants. They’re not all sycophants

  • Cynthia S.

    Whats a lunatic?

  • Sicilian Papa

    O. is most scandal ridden President in our History!

    Big SCANDALS, IRS harassment, DOJ snooping on the press, covering up terror attacks, giving guns to criminals. It’s a good thing (for them) they control the government or the government would come down hard on them.

  • Cynthia S.

    I hate Chris Matthews! He makes all republicans tingle down our legs That is why we call him that I call the raccoon in my back yard tingles too One day my 2year old daughter is gonna shoot it cause girls hunt too. Go Fair and balanced

  • mike0

    @Ratboy Matthews and Jonathan Alter Freak Out: ‘Vulnerable’ Obama Hurt By Staffers With ‘Unhealthy Love’ for Him

    WOW Chris Matthews say that . Obama hurt by unhealthy love from Tingle up my leg Matthews That’s PRICELESS LOL

  • Cynthia S.

    Republicans only had one scandal ever and that was Dick Nixon Blacck Obama is Nixon times 10000000000 then there was Regan Iran thing that is obama times 100000000 There there was Bush that was Obama times 10000000
    So obama must go cause he is way worse than nixon regan bush

  • Ratboy

    Go figure!!

    IRS official Lerner speedily approved exemption for Obama brother’s ‘charity’

    Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.

    According to the organization’s filings, Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years, in some cases, for approval.

    Lerner also appears to have broken with the norms of tax-exemption approval by granting retroactive tax-exempt status to Malik Obama’s organization.

    The National Legal and Policy Center filed an official complaint with the IRS in May 2011 asking why the foundation was being allowed to solicit tax-deductible contributions when it had not even applied for an IRS determination. In a New York Post article dated May 8, 2011, an officer of the foundation admitted, “We haven’t been able to find someone with the expertise” to apply for tax-exempt status.

    Nevertheless, a month later, the Barack H. Obama Foundation had flown through the grueling application process. Lerner granted the organization a 501(c) determination and even gave it a retroactive tax exemption dating back to December 2008.

    The group’s available paperwork suggests an extremely hurried application and approval process. For example, the group’s 990 filings for 2008 and 2009 were submitted to the IRS on May 30, 2011, and its 2010 filing was submitted on May 23, 2011.

    Lerner signed the group’s approval on June 26, 2011.

    It is illegal to operate for longer than 27 months without an IRS determination and solicit tax-deductible contributions.7

    The ostensibly Arlington, Va.-based charity was not even registered in Virginia despite the foundation’s website including a donation button that claimed tax-exempt status

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    If a Republican was in that White House they would do story after story EVERY NIGHT for weeks on the Nightly News. I call it saturation news meant to get the word to every low-info voter.

    These are massive scandals and they must cover them some but their heart isn’t in it. They would destroy a Republican in a matter of weeks. Let’s see how they go after O. They may lay off if his poll numbers take a terrible hit. O.’s poll numbers have held up pretty well. The press can reasonably do their job and politically they are happy that O. is not sinking yet.

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