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.

  • usa8888

    The right wing WAR ON WOMEN continues with Gov Ultrasound Cucinnelli …..and the right wing loons….

  • Coffee Steve

    @mark 2
    In the past, bible thumpers would claim that this is God’s Wrath and Vengeance.

    Nah, now the new stupid is It’s Bushes fault.

  • Chriscee


    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.

    MAJORITY OF THOSE THAT HELP Victims at times like this…are from those very organizations that the left wing SO LOVES TO HATE. Chruch, conservatives and religious organizations.

  • usa8888

    The right wingers don’t believe in evolution and they don’t believe in government organizations and assistance (just ask chirscee), so they probably wouldn’t want government aid to tornado stricken areas….or would they?

  • Chriscee

    @Coffee Steve

    It is times like this…..when peoples lives have been torn up…that we true conservatives..absolutely must IGNORE all the BS rhetoric coming the few left wingers here.

    I pray to God that everyone is ok in this days’ weather path.

  • Chriscee

    The images of that school are just so sad.

  • Jeff

    @usa8888, ya suppose anyone in the danger zones of any storm should rely on Chriscee weather reports??? Given the track record on polls, and other whacky stories, the storms she’s likely reporting on are on Jupiter.

  • BevAG

    The Obama Administration has been waging a war against Tea Party women. It has been targeting them for six years.

    I bet FEMA has already been instructed to find out first if the entity they’re going to give a check to is a conservative, Jewish organization or a Christian organization. If it is conservative, Jewish or Christian, then the Obama Administration probably instructed them to hold the check for a few years until they’ve gone out of business and are no longer a viable entity.

    All Communist/Socialist/Progressive/Liberal/Democrat organizations get a check right away from FEMA. And just so they don’t look biased, they have promised that anyone who leaks that information will be fired and then discredited.

  • BevAG

    @ Chriscee

    I totally agree with you that it’s the Conservative, Jewish and Christian organizations that help out the most people. They will be there first from all over the country. And so will corporations. But the Left villifies all of that.

  • SnapTie

    usa888:daily life: What do we want? Free stuff! When do we want it? Now!!

  • Mike

    @USA8888, get your facts straight – the recession of the late 1970’s/early 1980’s was worse than what we recently experienced. Unemployment was above 10%, inflation was double-digits, borrowing rates were double digits.

  • Mark2

    James Rosen needs to be sent to GITMO.

    He’s a spy and a traitor.

  • BevAG

    Aren’t the people in New Jersey STILL waiting for all that government aid money that was allocated from them? You know, the original Democrat Senate appropriation that was around 64 billion which included 2 billion for a roof for the Smithsonian Institute and a 50K new car for the head of DOJ that thankfully the Congress voted down? And then it was reduced to something like 30 billion taking out all the Democrat pork? Remember all that.

    And the NJ and NY people STILL don’t have that money. But the Jewish and Christian organizations were out there, the corporations were out there helping these people.

  • Chriscee

    Though I don’t always like Shep Smith’s views…..he is excellent when reporting these types of tragedies.

  • BevAG

    I adore James Rosen. I feel about James Rosen like TCZA feels about Kristen Powers. ::::swooning::::

  • Chriscee

    It’s going to be a very very long night for the National Weather Service. More storms forming in Texas to the south and east of Dallas.

  • BevAG


    I agree. I think Shep has a great advantage because he’s from that area, and he gives you almost a street by street commentary of what is happening. He’s wonderful in that respect.

  • SteveB


    We know that our prayers are being heard as we watch, it is not a matter of hoping. We just know. Attack our Beliefs. attack us. but we know where our strength lays.. Our Faith will never be Destroyed people who wish to attack when people are suffering … Ignore those that have nothing to offer, we can deal with them later..

  • usa8888

    Mike–the recession in the late 70’s and early 80’s was NOTHING like the recent recession. It was not ubiquitous in its affect on companies and it didn’t affect Europe.. You are WRONG!!!! High Borrowing rates have nothing to do with a recession…Mike–go back to the books….

  • Chriscee


    My sentiments exactly. ty

    What I am seeing on TV is absolutely devastating

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