Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 17, 2013

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May 20th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, May 17, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,438            245            539
CNN         371            119            161
MSNBC         353            123            163
CNBC         124             32             54
FBN           43               9             20
HLN         388            153            219
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,131            299            786
CNN         503            133            216
MSNBC         496            171            227
CNBC         125             56             64
FBN           32               3             15
HLN         417            148            226
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,392            315            633
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         331            132            178
MSNBC Morning Joe         362            102            170
CNBC Squawk Box         118             27             51
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         299            171            228
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,295            266            684
CNN SITUATION ROOM         540            158            191
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         560             69            189
CNBC FAST MONEY         165             22             60
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         448             92            191
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,148            250            672
CNN SITUATION ROOM         439            138            155
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         473             97            179
CNBC MAD MONEY         114             15             28
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         447            128            203
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,686            215            602
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         417            126            184
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         521            144            207
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         105             13             24
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         382            125            206
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,561            371            889
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         559            136            243
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         460            134            197
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         130             58             67
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         402            134            218
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,044            280            826
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         500            147            212
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         647            173            267
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         164             77             78
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         473            157            248
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,771            246            639
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         447            116            193
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         380            204            216
CNBC CROWD RULES           83             33             47
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         376            152            213
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,356            270            545
CNN PARTS UNKNOWN         325            149            175
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         460            278            263
CNBC MAD MONEY           84             34             41
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         330            149            215

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

    @ Coffee Steve

    Posted May 20, 2013 at 2:06 PM


    Howdy Sam

    Condolences and prayers to those being effected by the tornado in Oklahoma.

    Amen to that, the pictures and videos are horrifying

    I had a corporate apartment in Tulsa for 2 years and spent a lot of time in and out of the town. The tornadoes were common like summer rain to us! I would be devastated and the people would just kinda let it roll of their back. One guy I met there had 4 houses hit by tornados over the years. I still cant get my head around why they stay!

  • Chriscee

    the video coming out of Moore Ok is absolutely devasatating.

  • Jeff

    @Nothing is going to change…msnBS is over and

    This means things will go up over at msnbc and CNN….

    @FOX, 4 of 6 major shows over 2 million!! CNN and MSNBC NONE over 1 million

    This means things are still sinking at Fox, consider the sources!

  • Coffee Steve

    I still cant get my head around why they stay!

    Same reason I stay here in Mount Washington, Its home. The bad thing is this one of these areas somewhat elevated from Louisville and for whatever reason when massive Twisters hit, its usually close to here and on occasion hits here. Some months ago I posted You tube video of one here some years ago.

    Not to mention the stupid hail storms which destroyed my roof last year.

  • SteveB

    Have Family North of Moore in Edmond Oklahoma. My cousin is telling me that the weather. is vascilating between complete Calm and Extremely Windy.
    they are expecting the Sirens any Second. they just had a Storm Cellar installed about 2 weeks ago.. Its Nasty down there..

  • Stan T

    how long will it take for MSNBC to blame this tornado on the republicans?

  • bsotgnw

    Just for or resident Econ expert who will remain unnamed
    Forbes: The Weakest Economic Recovery on Record
    Sunday, 19 May 2013 08:26 PM

    By John Morgan
    Obamacare plus food stamps add up to the most jobless recovery in American history, according to a commentary by Forbes.Louis Woodhill, a Forbes contributor who is a software entrepreneur and serves on the Leadership Council of the Club for Growth, noted the United States is now 46 months into its third job-poor recovery since 1991.According to his thinking, while there is a possibility of faster real GDP growth, there is “no chance” it will translate into a progress toward full employment.”Whatever else Obamacare does, it drives up the costs and risks of employing people,” Woodhill wrote.”At the same time, the Obama administration’s aggressive expansion of alternatives to working (food stamps, Social Security Disability Insurance, extended unemployment benefits, etc.) has reduced the willingness of people to work for the wages that marginal employers can afford to pay.”Last month, America was 15.9 million full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs shy of full employment. Woodhill said that figure was in reality 1.6 million FTE jobs fewer than when the recession ended in June 2009.
    At the same time, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported real GDP is now only 3.18 percent higher its pre-recession level in the fourth quarter of 2007, which he said renders the current recovery the slowest in American history.

    Because of poor government policies, it should not be a shock that the FTE jobs ratio is falling even though real GDP growth is moving higher, according to Woodhill.

    He noted corporate profits as a percent of GDP are at a record high, but questioned whether companies will start investing their $2 trillion stash of cash.

    “Sure, but they’ll do it in places that don’t have the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world. And, given the enormous costs and risk created by Obamacare, an increasing share of capital investment within the U.S. is going to be devoted to replacing workers, not hiring more of them.”

    The New York Times reported new government economic data released Thursday contained some “worrisome signs.” Jobless claims jumped last week, while housing starts fell in April and underlying inflation indicated weak demand. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits climbed to the highest level in six months. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 32,000 to 360,000, the biggest increase sInce November and a surprise to analysts, the Times reported.

  • Sicilian Papa

    We only get them once in awhile up here in Conn. We have some odd weather coming the next few days.

    Blizzards and Ice storm but nothing like those tornado’s. Just one bad tornado back in 79′

  • usa8888

    The Fed gov should do NOTHING to assist in economic and job growth–that is what Chriscee thinks. A corollary of this is that the gov should do nothing to aid in disasters, such as the OK tornados. The right wing philosophy makes NO sense–I hope the right wingers run on THEIR philosohpy instead of using dem philosophy in their false advertising….

  • Sicilian Papa

    Stan T.

    Bush, and global warming!

  • Coffee Steve

    They issued a Tornado Emergency for Oklahoma, that means multiple outbreaks are expected. That kind of warning is NOT issued very often.

    Time Warner is taking over Insight Cable, my Internet has been on and off like a stupid yo yo during their transitioning. I hope this isn’t indicative of their kind of service :-)

  • Chriscee


    Thoughts and prayers for your friends in Edmond. We have some friends in Stroud Oklahoma who do missionary work with the Assembly of God Church.

    Very very sad…the pictures from around OKC

  • Mark2


    In the past, bible thumpers would claim that this is God’s Wrath and Vengeance.

  • BevAG

    It’s really important that government is not corrupt nor have the PERCEPTION of being corrupt. When I worked for government, that was ALWAYS told us from the top, from middle management and upper management. They always pushed on us the importance of being fair, neutral. We actually seminars on this stuff, which we all hated, of course. But the theme always was that the “People” deserved government employees who would treat them fairly.

    We sure have lost that. (And I was working in government only 10 years ago.)

  • Chriscee

    Radar shows a tornado warning for in and aroudn Coffeyville KS too

  • SnapTie

    Baghdad Carney On IRS Scandal: “Nobody’s More Outraged” Than Obama…

    Too funny! Wait, he’s serious?

    Obama administration war on women..
    State Department Refuses To Criticize Iran For Excluding Women Candidates From Election…

  • Chriscee

    Looks like the same line of storms are heading for Jopling MO too…ugh.

  • Chriscee

    -g Joplin

  • usa8888

    BS–this just in: you were reading a right wing economist who didn’t mention this is the WORST recession in history (other than the Great Depression)…no other recession as ubiquitous–it even almost broght down Europe which is STILL in recession. Then you have the GOP sponsored sequester, the payroll tax reversal, many natural disasters (the Tokyo earthquake and sunami, the east Coast hurricane, etc)–AND the continued OBSTRUCTION by the right wing kooks in the House (who have, as you right wingers admit, accomplished NOTHING). This is why it’s take longer than normal but things are moving in the right direction–US companies’ profits at all time highs, the Stock Market at all time highs, 33 consecutive months of job growth….etc, etc…..

  • BevAG

    My cousin lives in Wichita. I called her yesterday. She happens to be in Manhattan right now, thankfully, but she said her daughter was underground.

    I haven’t talked to any of them today. I hope everyone in that part of the country is doing fine.

    I wonder if FEMA has been told to be ready to help out with the tornado victims, but that it’s okay not to help out any conservative organizations or Jewish organizations or Christian organizations.

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