Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 16, 2013

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May 17th, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 16, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,513        278         594
CNN           385        121         173
MSNBC           327         85         143
CNBC           128         36           65
FBN             58         13           33
HLN           741        235         379
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,468        312         866
CNN           522        146         235
MSNBC           587        165         251
CNBC           173         74           97
FBN             67         16           34
HLN           864        273         442
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,296        298         565
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           381        131         191
MSNBC Morning Joe           360        114         192
CNBC Squawk Box           141         26           84
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           245        117         177
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,440        384         833
CNN SITUATION ROOM           452        103         166
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           596         77         169
CNBC FAST MONEY           125         20           36
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,504        432         710
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,306        408         760
CNN SITUATION ROOM           475         90         165
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           574        106         215
CNBC MAD MONEY             99         52           57
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        1,301        409         695
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,919        302         746
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           488        100         176
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           536        138         219
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT             69         20           20
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           931        369         512
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,137        335       1,009
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           609        161         223
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           494        155         231
CNBC MADOFF BEHIND BARS           100         36           46
HLN NANCY GRACE           877        273         415
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,385        327         864
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           513        123         251
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           719        229         325
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           165         58           96
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           934        284         496
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        1,863        273         720
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           443        155         231
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL           547        112         197
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           253        128         148
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           780        261         415
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,633        405         796
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           248        100         136
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           261         78         126
CNBC MAD MONEY           125         38           47
HLN HLN AFTER DARK           690        255         373

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

  • Cheryl Lynn

    USA888 I only wish the conservatives could be obstructive. Slowing President Giveaway down is an accomplishment in itself….too bad they cannot stop him entirely. He has not had ONE good idea.

  • usa8888

    Since the GOP has accomplished nothing but puttting forth anti-abo&tion and anti birth control bills, they need to cover theri inncompetence by smlke screens like Benghazi and IRA…..

  • Ralph Hahn

    MSNBC rebounds a little, not enough to crow about. Even I watched a little of MSDNC last night just to see how much AZZ kissin’ was going on between 30 Rock and 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    I had predicted that Bill O would hit four million viewers by the end of this year. $3.1 million isn’t bad.

    My friends, I leave us-ahole and the others to deal with until Monday about this time for today’s numbers. Have a great weekend.

  • Trent

    The Budget Deficit keeps shrinking. CBO projects it to be down to 378 Billion by 2015. We might see surpluses in the second half of this decade, and begin to bring down the national debt.

    Good? Bad? Thoughts?

  • usa8888

    This if for Cheryl who apparently has not been paying attention…a few of Obama’s accomplishments..
    1. Passed Health Care Reform. Provides free well-care checks ups. Keeps kids on parents’ policies until 26 years old. Stops insurance from dropping people for no legitimate reason. Eliminates pre-existing conditions from causing exclusion from policies.

    2. Passed the Stimulus, saving the country’s economic system
    3. Passed Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act over the objections of right wing kooks
    4. Ended the War in Iraq
    5. Began Draw-down of Afghanistan Troops
    6. Got rid of Osama bin Laden and other top terrorists
    7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry and saved millions of jobs
    8. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 for Women
    9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    10. Passed Credit Card Reforms
    11. Expanded Health Coverage for Children by signing the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act.
    12. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections by signing The Matthew Shepard/Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.
    13. Expanded Stem Cell Research in 2009 by eliminating the Bush-era restrictions.
    14. Passed Fair Sentencing Act in 2010.
    15. Nominated and obtained confirmation for 2 more Women to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    16. Achieved New START Treaty
    17. Reversed Bush Torture Policies
    18. Increased Support for Veterans
    19. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program.
    20. Recapitalized Banks
    21. 33 consecutive months of employment growth after huge employment downturns at end of Bush’s term
    22. US Stock Market at all time highs
    23. Minimal inflation rates
    24. Corporate profits at all time highs
    25. Blunted right wing GOP kooks’ obstruction strategies
    26. Stopped right wing GOP’s effort to end Medicare and Social Security
    27. Helped reverse the backward thinking of the right wing GOP

  • Sicilian Papa



    The Five is wildly popular and draws a huge audience for 5pm. They beat Tingles in that time slot 4 or 5 to 1 every night. Whiffleball with Tingles has been around for years and The Five is pretty new.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I believe it when I see more numbers. Those are projections. I am not saying it won’t happen but we need to wait a while before it can be confirmed. It will be a feather in the cap of the Dems if it happens. They are in charge of the executive branch and will get the credit.

  • Mike

    The O’Reilly 11 p.m. show’s overall and demo ratings were above everyone elses except for Baier’s demo. O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. demo rating exceed Hayes’ combined demo ratings. Fox and it’s fans have to be pleased. The ratings are falling into the range that we all expected.
    Can we all agree NOT to respond to USA8888’s rants. He doesn’t add any value to the discussion, he simply repeats the DNC’s talking points,and, frankly, his personal attacks only cause the rest of us to act in a manner that is really beneath the core values of human decency that Conservatives, Libertarians, and Republicans hold dear. And, yes, I have to ‘bite my tongue’ with most of his rants but, you all know the old saying about getting into a pi$$ing contest with a skunk. Let’s ignore him and, hopefully, he’ll drop of this site. (Yes, I know, many of my colleagues will suggest that I need to be drug tested!!! Hope springs eternal.)

  • Doug Z

    Jeff ghost writer for @usahole: WHERE are those facts you were told to produce when you claimed that 2/3rds of FNC viewers were ‘elderly’?

    Maybe you DON’T have any evidence of your claim. So…you’re a liar!

  • Doug Z

    Day five prove your post

    Jeff ghost writer for usa00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

    WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE you should have to back up your own wild statements about FNC’s audience being 2/3rds ‘elderly’??? C’MON! It’s been almost a week since I challenged you to produce proof of your statements. Not to do so would mean a) You don’t have any legit source material, or (likely) b) you made it up as you make everything else? And, no BS about MY MATH. I never said 2/3rds or anything like you have done. Any child above 6 can see that you just change the subject as if people here can’t read what I write.

    Be a man for a change! Own up to your rantings.

  • SteveB

    Stir the Soup.. Stir the Soup………..

  • Chriscee




  • Doug Z

    Jeff ghost writer for usa00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

    Since the DNC

    has accomplished nothing but puttting forth -abo&tion and birth control bills, they need to cover theri inncompetence by smlke screens like Benghazi and IRA…..

  • Chriscee

    CBO: Obama budget for fiscal 2014 adds $5.2 trillion in deficits

    Yep that is the Obama way..spend spend spend!!

  • Chriscee

    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on Friday said President Obama’s 2014 budget proposal would add $5.2 trillion in deficits over 10 years.

    The agency said that compared to its baseline scenario, the Obama budget would reduce projected deficits by $1.1 trillion over 10 years. The White House had claimed $1.8 trillion in savings using its own analysis.


  • Ratboy

    @ and birth control

    Ahhhhhhhhh Birth control………….something Dung Dungs parents should have tried!!!! :shock:

  • old Mike

    Darn, I like Larry Kudlow and American Greed when it’s a slow news day. Hope MSNBC continues down lower than those two.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Roughly 400 billion is still a pretty big number and you also have the 8 extra trillion added to the overall debt in 8 years. That is an awful record even if the deficit shrinks.

    You also have the problem of Obamacare. The O. Ad is looking for another 800 billion for Obamacare.

  • AppleStinx

    Chris Hayes finally had a better number in the demo than Ed Schultz had in his debut on Saturday. Kind of dashes hopes of having Ed back in primetime, for now.

  • usa8888

    This just in for the old right wing lady: Bush’s unfunded wars, drug program and tax cuts caused Obama’s deficit…which has been exacerbated by the uneducated right wing GOP’s sequester and obstruction…..

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