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

  • Chriscee

    I agree @Bev

    I think this is going to best election yet…for the tea party. People do NOT like to have their rights and privacy trampled.

  • Hillbilly

    Greg Gutfeld lost his bet with Eric Bolling. Gutfeld picked Penn Jillete.


    Donald Trump Crowns Country Star Trace Adkins as Winner of NBC’s ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’

  • Hillbilly


    I hope didn’t let Sicilian Papa steal your step daughter from me. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    old Mike – Absolutely not. This is/was a free country. Let’s keep it that way. But they could tone down the advertising in depressed regions. Not likely to happen though because lottery execs want to keep their good paying jobs and impress their Governors.


    I’ll concede you have a good point on advertising. I don’t know how one would achieve such a thing. I guess any stores selling tickets in poor areas could take down any posters promoting it.

  • Chriscee

    Just a reminder for the media types out there….If the DOJ can do it to the AP and Fox News….it will do it to all of you….regardless of how much you adore Obama. Regardless of how much you praise Obama and are in the bag for him. If it can happen to a couple it can and no doubt will happen to you all.

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – Um, the emails were publicly released and it was found that the Republican source did not give correct information but misleading information about the emails. Oh, the irony!


    If you read SteveB’s comment above yours it makes clear what happened. Jonathan Karl didn’t use the word “summary” (the republicans wasn’t allowed to keep the emails, just look at them) when he first reported on them. Now some are saying the R’s changed the emails/lied about them. It’s kinda like depends on what the meaning of is is.

  • Chriscee


    DOJ Secretly Monitored and Criminalized Three Fox News Reporters

    Earlier today the Washington Post reported that Fox News’ James Rosen had been secretly monitored by the Department of Justice. DOJ monitored his work and personal emails, read his work and personal emails, monitored his phones, monitored his movements and even named him as a criminal conspirator. Now, we know Rosen wasn’t the only Fox News reporter targeted. Reporter William LaJeunesse, who extensively covered Operation Fast and Furious and national-security senior producer Mike Levine.

    Fox News executive Michael Clemente is vowing to stand by reporters and slammed the administration for their intimidation tactics and assault on the First Amendment.

    “We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter. In fact, it is downright chilling. We will unequivocally defend his right to operate as a member of what up until now has always been a free press.”

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney refused to comment on the secret monitoring of Fox News reporters and continued to say President Obama believes in a balance between free speech and national security during his press briefing Monday.

    “I can’t address an ongoing criminal investigation,” Carney said. “The president believes strongly in the need for reporters to pursue investigative journalism.”

    The Department of Justice is justifying its actions and saying the Department followed the law and all regulations in relation to tapping communications of the press.

    THIS SHOWS YOU ONE THING…just how far the Obama administration will go the SILENCE THEIR OPPOSITION….and just how LOW the Obama administration actually is.

  • BevAG

    @ Hillbilly.

    My stepdaughter is a little cutie!! She’s still single. I think Papa could win her over with his pizza description. BUT I keep telling her about your still and your tooth. :) So you’re still in the running. :)

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – There were various embassies under attack due to those protest. At the time our intelligence also reported Libya was part of those protest.


    Not according to Hick’s testimony before Congress.

  • Jeff

    @If it can happen to a couple it can and no doubt will happen to you all.

    If you didn’t complain under Bush as it occurred,(and it did)….. shut up!

  • Hillbilly

    DougZ – I have 3 email acct s. I just posted as Doug to praise Doug Z with the same email. You probably do that or use another email. No big deal, easy button.


    Be careful you are entering sock puppet terroitory.

  • Chriscee

    I do not have to shut up..and YOU will not silence me…or anyone else.

  • Ratboy

    This from Tommy Christophers Mediaite

    Gov’t Official On Leave Following Benghazi Investigation Speaks Out: ‘Goal Is To Restore My Honor’

    “The overall goal is to restore my honor,” Raymond Maxwell recently told The Daily Beast. The mid-level State Department official was put on leave in the wake of an Accountability Review Board report into the failures which led to the deadly attack on an American consulate in Benghazi. Today, he is speaking out and accusing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest advisors of scapegoating him.

    Following an internal investigation into the failures that led to the Benghazi attack, Maxwell, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Maghreb (North Africa) Affairs, was placed on administrative leave. He told The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin that he had plans to retire in September of last year, but committed to remain on voluntarily after the attack in order to help his bureau within State proceed with an investigation. Now, Maxwell says he refuses to retire until his name is cleared.

    “They just wanted me to go away but I wouldn’t just go away,” Maxwell told The Daily Beast. “I knew Chris [Stevens]. Chris was a friend of mine.”

    He says that that Beth Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, placed him on indefinite leave at the direction of close Clinton aide Cheryl Mills.

    Rogin notes that this decision was at odds with the actual findings of the ARB report which found “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department” — the Near East and Embassy Security bureaus.

    But Jones was not disciplined in any way following the release of the report, nor was the principal deputy assistant secretary of State at NEA, Liz Dibble, who is slated to receive a plush post as the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in London this summer. In the DS bureau, the assistant secretary, principal deputy, and deputy assistant all lost their jobs. In the NEA bureau, only Maxwell was asked to leave.

    Maxwell told Rogin that he was told he would be brought back on as a “senior advisor” once the Benghazi controversy had subsided, but that never occurred.

    State Department officials told Rogin that Maxwell admitted to the ARB that he had failed to read his intelligence briefings and was disciplined for that infraction. “The State Department began an administrative process to review the status of the four individuals placed on administrative leave. That review process continues and Secretary Kerry will be briefed with an update, and decisions will be made about the status of these employees,” said State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki. “This internal administrative process can take some time.”

  • Sicilian Papa



    Holder already has, it just hasn’t leaked out yet. Wait, when they asked Holder, after the AP scandal broke if he had bugged and seized any other reporters calls and e-mails he answered, I don’t know.

    In weenie lawyer speak that means I am lying.

  • BevAG

    @ Hillbilly

    By “still” I mean that wine thingy thing that people make in the mountains!!!

    P.S. I’m a real bad joke teller. I wasn’t sure you’d understand what I meant by still. lol That’s why I had to clarify.

    Oh, shucks!! I think I should just stick to talking politics. lol

  • Hillbilly


    Sicilian Papa uses frozen meat & veggies to make his pizza. ;)

    I see you figured out how to use the smiley’s. :)

  • Chriscee

    How soon the left wing Obots forget…

    My administration will be the most transparent administration ever.

    Such lies…coming the chief liar himself – Obama.

  • Hillbilly

    BevAG – How is TCZA? Does he still come around?


    When Kristen Powers lets him. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    PWAK Jeff – What will the GOP have in 6 months when the debt is down another 200k or more???


    A laughing party at you & your “sources” that say the debt will be down another 200k. :roll:

  • Sicilian Papa

    One thing about the State Department leadership being loaded with women proves, is women can be just as corrupt and incompetent as men.

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