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.

  • Jeff

    Memory problems Rat?? You make this claim daily….or did you forget?

    If you can’t debate…..change the subject! The Conservative M.O.
    Example: chriscee, Yep can’t lie anymore because gets caught in comes the alter ego. Like clockwork

  • lbsles


    Carney also said Tuesday he was “confident” that nobody in the White House was aware of the investigation before April 16, the first time the White House acknowledges officials were notified that an IG report was being prepared.

    “I am confident that this is when the first notification came, as part of a series of items that were being included in general heads up about pending matters to a member of the White House Counsel’s Office,” Carney said.

    Republicans on Capitol Hill again accused the White House of shifting their story on who knew about the IRS scandal.

    On Monday, Carney revealed for the first time that White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler was originally told that the IRS inspector general was finishing a report about “IRS employees improperly scrutinizing” Tea Party groups. Carney also revealed that Chief of Staff Denis McDonough were informed in April.

    “Why are we still learning new information about how the White House was involved in the IRS audit?” tweeted Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

  • Chriscee

    Exactly what Jeff does best when caught in a lie…. just like Obama and his lackeys. Deflect…deflect…deflect

  • usa8888

    Do the right wingers think that bank savings should be insured by the FDIC? Or would they prefer no insurance whatever as in the Great Depression?

  • usa8888

    Ibsles–how is Slimebaugh’s WAR ON WOMEN going?????

  • usa8888

    Chriss is trapped in the house of lying mirrors and she can’t get out….

  • Chriscee

    Jeff and 8 x 4…have been relegated to debunked status and will remain clueless

  • Ratboy

    Shhhhhhh Psssssst don’t tell the loons but Monday is open!

  • Jeff

    Chriscee CynthiaS response…..

    I know you are but what am I?

    You are in a panic, grasping at straws. Just back up the points you made Obama lied, and provide the alternative plan for the ACA. Also please prove more for less?


  • lbsles

    How bad can it be when this happens?

    Keith Olbermann, other liberal media figures turn against Obama over reporter targeting

    Many liberal reporters and commentators have dismissed or downplayed the emerging Benghazi and Internal Revenue Service scandals as non-scandals or trifling bureaucratic errors.

    But reports that the Justice Department has been targeting journalists, first reporters at The Associated Press and now Fox News’ James Rosen, has caused the generally Obama-admiring press to question the purity of their redeemer.

    Here are 10 tweets from liberal commentators and reporters expressing outrage on Monday over Rosen-gate:

    Unemployed liberal commentator Keith Olbermann:

    My experience dealing with @jamesrosenfnc was unpleasant and contentious. And I fully support him against this unwarranted act by DOJ

    — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 20, 2013

    Howard Fineman ? @howardfineman
    #Fox Rosen probe as bad/worse than #AP: in unprecedented move, govt says he “conspired” with leaker to get info; that’s what reporters do!9:05 AM – 20 May 2013

    Spencer Ackerman @attackerman
    LOL a “covert communications plan” between journalist & source. Like basic reportorial opsec? Disgusting.7:27 AM – 20 May 2013

  • Hillbilly

    PWAK Jeff – @Bf-Hillybilly. 51 Technically sure, heard of the filibuster? Look it up!


    I already smacked you down on this once. Glad Mikey O is educating you. Mikey O, trust me you are wasting your time.

  • Hillbilly

    PWAK Jeff –
    Fact: Senate already passed health care bill with 60 votes. On December 23, the Senate passed a cloture motion on H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with 60 votes. On December 24, the Senate passed the bill with 60 votes.

    You are falling to BF Hillybilly level of ignorance, it’s not too late!!


    I smacked that down too. Remember the deal Pelosi cut with Nobama & Reid? You are to chicken to bet so not going to waste my time doing it again.

  • Hillbilly

    Sounds like a good deed to me. :)


    A mysterious customer recently gave Casual Cynic’s mother, also a waitress, a $1,000 tip on a $60.42 meal.

  • Chriscee

    Jeff you were made to look like a fool. It’s probably best to shut up when you’ve been defeated. I knocked you off your soap box…and you didn’t like it. I debunked everything you said….LIVE WITH IT.

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