Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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May 16th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,501        301         584
CNN           398        123         188
MSNBC           337         85         135
CNBC           129         33           61
FBN             60         13           30
HLN           652        215         348
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,559        407         918
CNN           606        153         297
MSNBC           605        166         238
CNBC           140         49           72
FBN             73         18           43
HLN           795        259         442
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,331        292         537
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           339        124         184
MSNBC Morning Joe           403        117         189
CNBC Squawk Box           115         40           66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           292        143         227
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,342        376         781
CNN SITUATION ROOM           508        122         179
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           513        102         183
CNBC FAST MONEY           127         21           46
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,321        390         659
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,889        477         946
CNN SITUATION ROOM           536        162         239
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           667        126         226
CNBC MAD MONEY           115         36           56
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,202        399         601
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        2,002        386         797
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           456        168         216
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           503         82         196
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT             90         10           32
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           814        234         414
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,117        499       1,117
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           660        160         295
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           440         95         150
CNBC CROWD RULES             44           8           12
HLN NANCY GRACE           690        210         382
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,426        377         825
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           651        149         311
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           689        232         301
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           111         35           57
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           954        304         504
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        2,115        345         805
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           501        149         286
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL           682        171         263
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           264        104         148
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           741        264         441
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,535        355         731
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           356        148         185
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           370        112         188
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           325        102         115
CNBC MAD MONEY             96         45           49
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           516        207         337

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.

  • Chriscee

    lmao @ Steve B…OMG that’s too funny!!

  • SteveB


    Then you admit by disagreeing with me. You are a Racist.. See. I am not White..

    since we all know that anyone that Disagees with Obama. has to be racist..

    if the shoe fits Wear it..

  • Ralph Hahn

    I cannot respond properly to MFitz. I was censored. Although I’ve seen others here get away from using a certain word. When I used it, it was verboden.

  • SteveB


    No wonder she is so mad.. After the beating they took in all the Recalls.
    after the Beatings the Unions took.. LOL. Yep. that explains it.

  • Chriscee

    Mfitz…You really are ignorant….If you don’t like what I type….don’t read it…..You really are a hateful piece of work….have fun with that….

    We all need to ignore that thing…along with usa and Jeffie and Mark2….

  • SnapTie

    Bashhere’s #’s 321 – 52

  • Stan T


    Posted May 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Actually I mean Stan sorry Steve you ARE a out of the closet Rethuglicans as I see was carrying over from yesterdays posts Stan you are a coward and why? Its obvious you are Republicans Right winger so its ok you can be whatever you want We wont dislike you any less for what you are lol
    And you are a total moron, like all the rest of the lefties in here…I registered as a democrat in 1972, and I was a democrat until after the 2008 democratic primary, when I realized that the battle against the liberals was over and that the DNC had officially become the Liberal Party. I have been a registered independent ever since…if you can’t accept the truth, that’s YOUR problem not mine…what’s wrong? the truth doesn’t fit your narrow mindedness?

  • Chriscee

    Sen. Ron Johnson: CBO Report Shows Obamacare to Cost Double What Obama Promised

    In a week full of big news and scandals plaguing the administration, some big news that is likely to have larger implications may have slipped by in this busy news cycle. A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report issued on Wednesday showed that the estimated cost of Obamacare over the next decade will now top $1.8 trillion – double the estimated cost that President Obama promised in 2009.

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) was quick to jump on the news saying, “The President and his allies in Congress sold Obamacare by promising it would cost the taxpayers less than $1 trillion in its first decade. Instead, the Congressional Budget Office now makes clear that once fully implemented, it will cost far more than that over its first ten years: a whopping $1.8 trillion.”

    “The Senate Majority Leader and the Senate author of Obamacare, Democrats Harry Reid (NV) and Max Baucus (MT), recently called the implementation of Obamacare a train wreck. I agree. And in addition, it will wreck our wallets too.”

    According to the Washington Examiner, the massive gap in cost estimates is a result of effectively only measuring out the cost 6 years and not 10. The report also says up to 7 million more Americans will not have empoyment-based insurance by 2023.

    Sen. Johnson explained, “Obamacare will reduce medical innovation and the quality of care, increase wait times, lead to rationing, and bust the federal budget. Senators showed their concern about the cost of the program recently by approving a budget resolution that included my amendment to require more comprehensive Obamacare cost estimates. That provision was adopted on a bipartisan vote of the Budget Committee.”

    From the WisconsinRight dot com

  • SnapTie

    Cavuto: 1.459 – 263

  • SteveB

    Hey. MFitz..

    Claims that all of you have no use for me because i am Not White.. Yet that White Liberal is the only one that has called me any names..

    Wow.. And the Light comes Shining Thru….

  • Chriscee


    I guess that little plan of the left wing in Wisconsin along with the IRS BLEW UP IN THEIR FACES….

    gotta love that one!!

  • Chriscee

    Guessing the DOW doesn’t like Obama’s scandals so much today either….it’s down 42 points.

  • SteveB

    @ Everyone

    Mfitz.. Says this to me.. Sorry that you are a self hating person of color as implied by support of a group and idealog that has no use for you.LOL you are most pathetic

    See. if a person of Color Doesn’t think like they want me to Think . I am a Pathetic race baiting a hole

  • Stan T


    Posted May 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Sen. Ron Johnson: CBO Report Shows Obamacare to Cost Double What Obama Promised
    that’s okay…Obama will just cut another $800 Billion out of medicare…why not, he’s done it once already…

  • Chriscee

    It must really SUCK to be Obama…..

    Failing economy
    Rising unemployment numbers
    Failed Gun Control Bill
    Immigration bill that is going no place soon
    Can’t get his epa cap and trade through congress…either side
    IRS Scandal
    AP Sandal
    Benghazi Scandal
    Fast and Furious Scandal
    EPA Scandal
    Holder can’t tell the truth
    It rains on Obama today in the rose garden
    His favorite ab.orti.on doctor goes to prison for the rest of his life

    and today

    Second appeals court invalidates Obama’s NLRB recess appointments

    hahaha so gotta love that.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Hey Fitz: You are a red rubber hot water bottle that hangs on the shower rod, with a white tube at the bottom.

    Now, that I’ve cleaned THAT up, unless you have a TRUE breakdown of the 25-54 and 35-64 demo groups, isn’t is possible that there could be more 25 year olds than 55 year olds watching in the first group….and more 35 year olds watching in the 35-64 group?

    There is NO breakdown of actual ages within those age groups, so calling Fox’s audience ‘elderly’ is what us-hole and YOU now have to prove. A$$clown!

  • Rick MT

    The people that were watching MSNBC 6 months ago just don’t seem to be tuning in any more. It doesn’t apear that they went to CNN. HLN is the network that is notably up in the ratings. It will be interesting whether HLN will maintain the audience when the trial is over.

  • Chriscee

    Posted May 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM
    No I’m a Man and there is no she here.

    I have no don’t…there is no she there…..who’d want to be next to a hateful ugly spiteful person like yourself. Ponder that for a bit.

  • Coffee Steve

    Have you ever seen people literally come on a site and say the same thing everyday of their lives?

    Didn’t you say this yesterday :mrgreen: (sorry It was there and I took it)

    MOM!!!! I’m HOME!!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Just got in!

    “Your President is not a crook.”

    No, according to O. he is an imbecile who has no idea what’s going on around him.

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