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

  • usa8888

    The RAT FAILS again–it’s been 2 months and he can’t give any right wing kooks accomplishments….

  • usa8888

    this just in: the right wing gun kooks continue to object to what 92% of Americans want: more gun control………….

  • Chriscee

    After nearly 5 years the Obamabots still blame Bush….yep that’s the liberal way….never take responsibility for the messes YOU created–the democat mantra.

  • Sicilian Papa



    If O. only runs up 8 trillion in debt my prediction of 12 trillion in 8 years will go by wayside. I will acknowledge in 2016. I am 51, so I could be dead by then but if I am still alive I will admit I was wrong!

    8 trillion still stinks!

  • Chriscee

    Per Gallup

    Reducing Gun Violence and Reforming Immigration Both Low on Americans’ Priority List for Elected Officials

  • Chriscee

    After 1500 days in Office

    Obama’s Job approval is 49%

    GW Bush job approval was 52%

    Americans are losing faith in Obama…FAST!!

  • Chriscee

    WH to Host Star-Studded Concert Amid Scandals

    Amid sequester and scandal in Washington, the White House announced Friday that the president and first lady will be hosting another concert as part of their “In Performance at the White House” series later this month.

    The event will be held in the East Room of the White House and honor singer and songwriter Carole King, who will be awarded the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. King will be the first woman to receive the award, the White House noted in their announcement.

    The program — to be streamed on the White House website and broadcast on PBS stations the evening of May 28 — will also feature performances by Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor, Trisha Yearwood and King herself.

    In 2002, Carole King sang “You’ve Got a Friend” for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro at a warming-relations dinner in Havana.

    “The Gershwin Prize commemorates George and Ira Gershwin, the legendary American songwriting team whose extensive manuscript collections reside in the Library of Congress,” the press announcement explains. “The prize is awarded to musicians whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins.”

    Past winners of the Gershwin award have included Stevie Wonder in 2009, Sir Paul McCartney in 2010, and Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 2012.

    “Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House” will be the eleventh “In Performance at the White House” program that Barack and Michelle Obama have hosted.

    “Starting in February 2009, these events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and Hal David; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring music from the Civil Rights Movement, Motown, Memphis Soul and the Blues; spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical; and explored the rich roots and resiliency of Country Music,” the press announcement reads.

    In recent days, the administration has come under fire for the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, the administration’s handling of the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the Department of Justice’s secret gathering of Associated Press phone records.


  • usa8888

    Obama’s job approval rating is more than twice the approval rating of right wing kooks in the House, in spite of the GOP obstruction.

  • usa8888

    The concert sounds GREAT. Chriscee has done more good for the dems than advertising could….
    The Sequester is the GOP sponsored progream….

  • Chriscee

    CBS News: Benghazi Counterterrorism Response Team “Ruled Out From The Start”

    CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson — last heard from explaining that although her bosses have been supportive of her Benghazi reporting, her network’s shows and producers don’t seem interested — has chased down another major scoop. This time, she quotes unnamed White House officials admitting that administration leaders determined they would not deploy a counterterror response team to Benghazi from the get-go:

    The Foreign Emergency Support Team known as “FEST” is described as “the US Government’s only interagency, on-call, short-notice team poised to respond to terrorist incidents worldwide.” It even boasts hostage-negotiating expertise. With U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens reported missing shortly after the Benghazi attacks began, Washington officials were operating under a possible hostage scenario at the outset. Yet deployment of the counterterrorism experts on the FEST was ruled out from the start. That decision became a source of great internal dissent and the cause of puzzlement to some outsiders.

    Thursday, an administration official who was part of the Benghazi response told CBS News: “I wish we’d sent it.” The official said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy, Patrick Kennedy, quickly dispensed with the idea. A senior State Department official Thursday told CBS News, “Under Secretary Kennedy is not in the decision chain on FEST deployment” but would not directly confirm whether Kennedy or somebody else dismissed the FEST.

    (FEST leader] leader Mark Thompson says Benghazi was precisely the sort of crisis to which his team is trained to respond. While it was the State Department that’s said to have taken FEST off the table, the team is directed by the White House National Security Council.


  • usa8888

    If the right wing uneducated kooks would stop obstructing, the economy would be growing even faster…….

  • usa8888

    Only Fox Fake and Chris are now doing the Benghazi Boondoggle…

  • usa8888

    Right wing kook Issa continues beating his head against the wall–Issa–it’s over. Now, stop the right wing GOP obstruction….people care about this..

  • usa8888

    This just in: looney “misister” Pat Robertson makes fool of himself AGAIN…

  • Chriscee

    Obama says his focus is on jobs…How many times has obama pivoted to jobs? 20? 30? And unemployment still remains HIGH…because Obama is an incompetent moron who can’t find his way out of open paper bag!!

  • Gary Mann

    I can’t watch them anymore!
    Who did MSNBC call a racist today?

  • Chriscee

    Can’t wait for the Obama document dump tonight. This will be fun.

    Can’t wait until America DUMPS Obama!!

  • usa8888

    This just in: NRA Chief Clow continues to ignore American people’s wishes.

  • Bobbyv


    I saw that and that is good news. Part was due to tax revenues and part to spending cuts I thought. Sequestor anyone?

  • usa8888

    Right wing GOP’s focus is to destroy job growth as quickly as possible…Fortunately, Obama is in charge….

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