Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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May 15th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Note: last night saw the premiere of CNBC’s Crowd Rules at 9PM. Numbers are below.

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,415        280         565
CNN           384        137         176
MSNBC           328         80         133
CNBC           123         39           65
FBN             50           7           22
HLN           319        124         191
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,190        336         780
CNN           493        179         226
MSNBC           528        123         200
CNBC           115         58           77
FBN             54           8           26
HLN           445        150         285
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,288        276         535
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           366        180         206
MSNBC Morning Joe           374        113         182
CNBC Squawk Box           114         38           62
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           262        158         179
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,510        373         828
CNN SITUATION ROOM           485        139         203
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           596         70         199
CNBC FAST MONEY           116         27           77
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           363        112         166
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,287        362         756
CNN SITUATION ROOM           431        128         156
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           490         95         190
CNBC MAD MONEY           132         38           76
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           351        124         171
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,872        296         662
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           435        136         173
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           441         93         169
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           134         17           38
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           442        105         223
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,935        460       1,024
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           497        155         234
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           396         88         148
CNBC AMERICAN GREED             94         39           58
HLN NANCY GRACE           509        153         288
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,983        284         662
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           473        170         235
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           607        154         246
CNBC CROWD RULES             47         12           29
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           440        134         278
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        1,634        263         653
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           510        212         209
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL           582        127         204
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           203        122         143
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           386        165         290
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,399        366         705
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           289        109         157
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           265         79         109
CNBC MAD MONEY             70         34           41
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           352        158         252

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.

  • Jim S.

    @Mark – Libtards, dumber than dirt.

    Sooooooooo…whats your point?????


  • Chriscee

    MSNBC Guest: Unlikely Obama Approved AP Probe Since It Upset One Of His ‘Most Important Constituencies — The Press’

    On Wednesday, Morning Joe continued the discussion of the Associated Press story involving the Justice Department’s seizing the news organization’s phone records. As the roundtable sought to sort through who in the administration knew what about the case, and when, Lisa Myers contended it that was unlikely such a “calculating” White House would have been involved in it — especially since it upset one of President Obama‘s most important constituencies: the press.

    Noting that the AP did hold the story at the administration’s request, Mike Barnicle questioned whether the president knew about it and when he found out. Obama probably didn’t know, Myers replied.

    More at Mediaite.

    Is the press FALLING OUT OF LOVE FOR OBAMA? Just think media….if they did it to the AP….what is stopping them from doing it to the rest of you. Including this website???

  • Doug Z


    Oh my God MSNBC fall below 100
    All old people to.


    Fall forward. that leaves a Mark

  • Doug Z

    Posted May 15, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Wow, Chris Matthew dropped below the 71 mark in the key demo.

  • Mark2

    All numbers dropped in every single category (Total Viewers and Both Demos) for every single Network including Fox News from Monday.

    People are tuning out because of this 24/7 coverage of the AP and IRS stories by the Cable News Networks.

    I told you guys, these stories aren’t juicy enough for the public.

  • Mark

    Looks like thousands of MSNBC viewers committed suicide after hearing about the growing Obama scandals.

  • Todd

    Hayes double digits in key demo twice. Going from bad to worse. Just goes to prove liberals don’t tune in when bad news breaking against Chicago Jesus

  • Mark

    Will American be brave enough to impeach and remove a corrupt Black President?

    Chris Hayes won’t be discussing that tonight.

  • Ratboy

    @ People are tuning out because of this 24/7 coverage of the AP and IRS stories by the Cable News Networks.

    I told you guys, these stories aren’t juicy enough for the public.

    Step away from the crack pipe dude!
    The Five – 2 and a half million!
    Brett – 2.2 million!
    Shep and Hannity just under 2 million!
    Bill O – just under 3 million!

    Every time you post this crap you sound more ridiculous than you did before!

  • Jeff

    Heard Issa tried…TRIED to be a tough guy today, but Eric Holder gave him a scolding

    “It is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress. It’s unacceptable, and it’s shameful.”


    Let this be the first of many putting these thugs in their place.

    We need to be careful with the GOP, they are very sensitive.

  • SteveB

    OH…….. Bad news for MSNBC and their hatefilled broadcasters. people are tired of being lied to and that is why their ratings are so low, Only the extremely far left LOW info voters are watching the Obama Defence network.

    It just doesn’t matter. The septic tank is full and the Drain field is failing. It wont be long before Comcast shuts the doors at the network

  • Ratboy

    Oh wait! I forgot! the right is not part of the “public” so they don’t count! I apologize. :shock:

  • Doug Z

    Based on history from the state of Illinois, most politians from that state and governors in particular end up being convicted and sentenced to jail time. So, who’s going to jail on this IRS matter? Could it be a former Senator from the state of Illinois and the current POTUS from that state?

    Your President is not a Crook… aka, Tricky Dickey

  • Ratboy

    Well the uninformed and the loons have joined us (I am sure Dung dung is not far behind Jeffie)


  • Mark2


    Yes, Cable News on TV is dying out.

  • Doug Z

    EPA Accused of Playing Favorites with Green, Conservative Groups: Another Scandal for the White House?

    Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90 percent of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

    CEI reviewed Freedom of Information Act requests sent between January 2012 and this spring from several environmental groups friendly to the EPA’s mission, and several conservative groups, to see how equally the agency applies its fee waiver policy for media and watchdog groups. Government agencies are supposed to waive fees for groups disseminating information for public benefit.

  • SteveB

    Dung Dung is still over on Yesterdays ratings page. He is not smart enough to look to see if the new day is out yet. Someone go over and tell him

  • Doug Z

    Before we get into the meat of this story, let’s do a quick recap of the Obama administration’s most recent scandals:

    Testimony provided last week by the Benghazi whistleblowers has raised serious questions about the Obama administration’s actions before, during, and after the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya
    The Internal Revenue Service admitted last week to harassing conservative groups
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday asked companies in an industry she has an enormous amount of influence over to donate money to help implement Obamacare
    The Department of Justice was caught Monday with at least two months worth of the Associated Press’ phone records

  • Mark

    “Hi, I’m Chris Hayes.”

    “Please join me tonight as I jump out of the window holding yesterday’s Nielsen ratings.”

  • Mark2

    Why are you guys so upset at the Obama administration for this AP and IRS smokescreen?

    The Bush administration did the very same things. Did you guys complain about it then?

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