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.

  • Ratboy

    @ Chriscee

    If you had a clown boss like Obama who doesn’t care to know what is going on wouldn’t you do what ever the heck you wanted too! After all, it has been proven that the worst you can get is “fired” from your job but then just moved to a different one!

  • Chriscee

    Kindergarten lunch period must be over…

  • old Mike

    Kindergarten lunch period must be over…

    You beat me to it. I was going a little higher – 3rd grade.
    Thanks for the chuckle. Hope the have a long recess today.

  • Jim S.


    Just a dry run in preparation for Obamacare, next year

  • Coffee Steve


    The inspector general will conduct a “programmatic audit” of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request fee decisions.

    Hopefully these reports will be quickly forthcoming.

  • Chriscee

    MSNBC’s Joy Reid On Reporting Of Obama’s Scandals: ‘A Lot Of Reporters Aren’t That Fond Of The President’

    Next she’ll say…that her fellow reporters are all RACISTS!!

    stupid is–as stupid does…= Joy Reid

  • Coffee Steve


    Bob Schieffer is showing signs of his former self when he was a bulldog Journalist.

    I only caught a few seconds on and off of the question and answers. Good Grief they think the public is so stupid.

  • Chriscee

    Defending the IRS: MSNBC’s Support Of Obama, Once An Asset, Now Puts Network In A Losing Position

    Ya Think??

  • ivotedueu

    wow does Fox beat cnn msnbc like this much if so got to start watching. I did watch CNN and MSNBC but i caught them in several lies so I have stopped because i am an independent and all they seem to do is kiss up to the Democrats and defame the Republicans while I am in neither party it is sickning. I have been watching Fox while typing and have already heard more actual news than on the other networks they say good and bad things about both parties WOW real news.

  • Mikey O

    Wow I guess when in rains it pours for Obama. Not a good start of a second term.

    A second appeals court has joined the D.C. Circuit in ruling that President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional, concluding that some board actions taken in the wake of those appointments were also invalid.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Another Court Rules Administration’s Labor Appointments Unconstitutional…

    Second appeals court invalidates Obama’s NLRB recess appointments

    *A second appeals court has joined the D.C. Circuit in ruling that President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional, concluding that some board actions taken in the wake of those appointments were also invalid.

    The issue has far-reaching implications for both the NLRB and other boards, including Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has been a frequent target of conservatives and whose director was a recess appointment.

    The 2-1 decision Thursday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (posted here) found that the presidential recess appointment power is limited to breaks between sessions of Congress, not breaks within sessions or other adjournments during which the Senate might meet in pro forma sessions. The reasoning mirrors that in a ruling of the D.C. Circuit Court in January.

  • Coffee Steve

    Mickey beat me to it, you win the journalism award for today :-)

  • Jeff

    Fox’s Megan Kelly “the poor poor Koch brothers”

    No surprise there!

  • Jeff

    Fox’s analysis if IRS playing politics limited to just the Obama years.

    No surprise there!!

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    Posted May 16, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    *Another Court Rules Administration’s Labor Appointments Unconstitutional…

    Just something else to add to the list of “accomplishments” :lol:

    This clown is making Carter look GOOD!!!!!!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    *IRS Accused of Stealing 60 Million Medical Records That Could Include Every Calif. State Judge and Hollywood Execs

    Yesterday, the founder of one of the conservative groups targeted by the IRS brought up his concerns regarding if the agency could be trusted to handle health care information under Obamacare if it is known already to disclose information that it wasn’t legally allowed

    Court House News reported that the records were obtained while the IRS was investigating a tax matter with a warrant for a former employee of the company. The warrant authorized the IRS to obtain financial records of the employee in question, “not seizure of any health care or medical record of any persons, least of all third parties completely unrelated to the matter

    ***Did all of you know if we went to a flat tax system where taxes are paid via purchase sales etc. The IRS could actually just cease to exist? Look at the money and crimes that could be avoided.

    The Government is out of control.

  • Chriscee

    I find it remarkable that the left isn’t screaming loudly the cries of racism – regarding Obama’s 4 scandals.

    They don’t have a defense for what this administration has done.

  • Chriscee

    WaPo: CIA Asked AP Not To Expose Yemen Terror Plot Bust Until White House Was Ready To Crow About It Publicly

    by Allahpundit

    Was the public ever actually at risk? Why, no, says WaPo. In fact, the AP held the story for days so as not to jeopardize U.S. counterterror ops, and only went ahead and published after the CIA assured them that there was no longer a risk. Nothing was compromised. Maybe Holder simply meant that the leak could have put the public at risk had the AP published right away, but WaPo seems to have another theory about why the White House was so angry afterward:

    For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were asked by agency officials to hold off on publishing the story for just one more day.

    The CIA officials, who had initially cited national security concerns in an attempt to delay publication, no longer had those worries, according to individuals familiar with the exchange. Instead, the Obama administration was planning to announce the successful counterterrorism operation that Tuesday…

    Now, some members of Congress and media advocates are questioning why the administration viewed the leak that led to the May 7 AP story as so grave.

    The AP was prepared to publish on May 2, 2012, the one-year anniversary of the Bin Laden killing, but held off at the CIA’s request for security reasons. A few days later, there were no more security reasons — but there was a political reason:

    When the journalists rejected a plea to hold off longer, the CIA then offered a compromise. Would they wait a day if AP could have the story exclusively for an hour, with no government officials confirming it for that time?

    The reporters left the meeting to discuss the idea with their editors. Within an hour, an administration official was on the line to AP’s offices.

    The White House had quashed the one-hour offer as impossible. AP could have the story exclusively for five minutes before the White House made its own announcement. AP then rejected the request to postpone publication any longer.

    Am I understanding that correctly? The CIA went on bargaining with the AP after the security worries had evaporated, purely in the interest of preventing the administration from being scooped on its glorious “plot foiled” announcement the next day?

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m having the wife beam me up so we can meet up at the store and get our shopping done. So C’ya later tonight everyone.

    Beam me up Scotty…


  • Chriscee

    Obama: You Can ‘Draw Your Own Conclusions’ on Nixon Comparisons

    Pres. Obama was asked about the DOJ’s seizure of Associated Press phone records, and what he makes of recent comparisons to Nixon.

    Of the Nixon comparisons, the president said, “I’ll let you guys engage in those comparisons. You can go ahead and read the history, I think, and draw your own conclusions.”

    OH we have …and it’s NOT looking so good for you Obama.

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